A group of UNC students is using Facebook to protest Snoop Dog’s upcoming concert at UNC–a free concert that the student body won for receiving the most online votes in an Electronic Arts contest.
Meanwhile, in just four weeks Ludacris will be headlining the Last Day of Classes Concert. It’s not clear what Duke is paying him, (the LDOC committee made the decision this year not to release their budget), but the LDOC budget has in years past ran well upwards of $100,000.
Should our student activities money be used to line the pockets of a rapper with lyrics like:
- You doin h* activities, with h* tendencies
- B*tch ya’ p*ssy smell like Pepe Le Pew, (You filthy, nasty, sick in the head, Sittin’ in my dressing room with d*ck on ya’ bread)
- Hilary [Clinton] hated on you so that b*tch is irrelevent
- So move b*tch, get out the way h* , all you f*ggot motherf*ckers make way for 2-0
Not to say the issue is all black and white–in his song “Hey H*,” Ludacris points out the sexual double standard applied to men and women–despite the derogatory epithet in the title, the message is that words like “h*” are used for women but not men.
Nevertheless LDOC is supposed to represent all students, and create an inclusive, fun event for everyone to enjoy. Ludacris will definitely be a popular performer, but many, if not all, of his songs definitely promote messages about women and sexuality that progressive activists at Duke are trying hard to subvert.