All white-male band "Black Pussy" make controversy over name worse with idiotic interview.

All white-male band "Black Pussy" make controversy over name worse with idiotic interview.
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"I wanted something that felt sexy and '70s. Those two words came to me, and I'm like, 'OK' and I felt the vibe of it for sure."

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White a**holes. (via Twitter)

I miss the wholesome good old days when a rock band spent all their time encoding backward messages on their records convincing people to worship the devil. Now, instead of fighting The Man for your right to rock, music fans feel the need to spend time fighting venues to not let bands like Black Pussy ruin their good time.

Over 1,700 people signed a petition asking for Black Pussy to change their name, or venues that booked them would face a boycott. This has led to at least one show's cancellation in North Carolina due to threats of violence and vandalism.

I was ready to take the side of freedom of speech, and write an entire article about how people need to lighten up because it's just a name. After all, we all support Pussy Riot keeping their name. Then I read some quotes from frontman Dustin Hill about the controversy, and realized maybe he should change a lot of things about himself, not just his band's name.

Here are a few gems:

-"It's funny to me because if we were five black women there would be no issue. That's saying that someone lays claims to these two words, and no one owns any words." Yeah, people might still find that offensive, but you know who should decide that? Black women, probably. Not a white dude who just called their band Black Pussy for the fuck of it.

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-"People can choose to look at the glass half-full or half-empty, but, you have a lot of people nowadays saying, 'The glass is raped. The glass is sexist. The glass is a racist." Probably the one thing no one ever said, so...feels like a bit of a straw man here.

The band's name was inspired by The Rolling Stones song "Brown Sugar" a song whose name had to be changed in the 1970s from the original "Black Pussy," because it was offensive then. In the 70s. When you could say anything sexist and if you had the right kind of mustache, people just accepted it.

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The whole petition started because people argued that the name itself "unmistakably refers to raping black women during slavery." A tip if you're a white dude: if someone says "your [insert anything here] references black slaves being raped" take a long look in the mirror and make sure whatever you're doing is worth it. Then don't give any interviews because you'll end up saying something like "the glass is half-raped."

Here's a little taste, ugh - I mean a sample of Black Pussy's music:


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