This Friday food for thought message was brought to you by the Universal Zulu Nation.
Members of the Universal Zulu Nation don’t seem to like World Star Hip Hop at all, so they wrote a letter to the site’s creator, Lee O’Denat. The site specializes in shock videos, mainly, and normally display nothing but videos of people fighting, music videos, or an array of “World Star honeys”.
The site is wildly popular and reaches over one million visitors per day. That’s over 30 million people per month looking at videos of fighting or acting a fool, so it is no wonder why the people from UZN decided to write a letter saying how they felt. The video that sparked their frustrations was one of a man who was forced to take off all of his clothes while he is being beaten with a belt and and another man pours water on him. Below are some excerpts from the letter:
I’m quite sure when you dropped out of New York’s Grover Cleveland High School, you would never have imagined that you’d be as successful with your company, World Star, LLC. Doesn’t it bother you just a little that another Black man (that man being yourself), has “made it” out of the “ghetto”, only to display unnerving images and videos of young adults berating, belittling, and beating each other solely for the purpose of the enjoyment of who you are led to believe are “millions of Hip-Hoppers?”
Mr. O’Denat, the followers of your site are impressionable young men and women who “follow” you for a reason. As salacious as you may want your site to be, our youth are looking for answers and solutions to the many problems that plague our communities. The young people use your site as an outlet to escape the world they are living in, only to find that you place them right back at the starting point.
This is a new year, and the Universal Zulu Nation has begun a movement against anyone who is against us. Mr. O’Denat, either you are for Hip-Hop Culture, or you are not. There is no in-between, and no matter how many people have hyped you to believe that WorldStarHipHop is anything close to what this Culture is, they told you a lie. Mr. O’Denat, Hip-Hop Culture is FOUNDED on four spiritual principles. In case you haven’t already been schooled on what those principles are, they are: Peace, Unity, Love and Havin’ Fun.
Mr. O’Denat, can you imagine how much more hits WorldStarHipHop would have if you were intuitive enough to record rising Black political stars and activists, and some of the issues they discuss when trying to fix our problems nationwide?
I can definitely get behind their message. There are only so many ways and times we can see us degrading ourselves. If this is how the young people view themselves, it is hard for young people of other backgrounds to see us as anything different. Why should this be the image that is constantly being put forth?
How do you guys feel about their message? Do you watch regularly watch videos on World Star? Let us know!
Read the rest of the letter here.
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