The Halifax Pop Explosion music festival has issued an apology for the “overt racism” when one of their volunteers refused to “move to the back’ because she’s white.
OK so first let’s clear the air… There are two sides to the story here. I’ll do my best to lay them out for you.
What happened first was Lido Pimienta, and I have no idea who that is but they’re a musician of some sort, asked all white attendees to move to the back during their performance.
There’s your queue right there ^^… that’s not what they’re apologizing for. You see, Pimienta frequently asks this of those attending her performances. She asks the white people to give up their seat for non-white people.
I would call for a boycott but I don’t know who this is.
So the person who refused to move to the back was a photographer. So it’s their job to capture images of the performances, right? How can someone do their job all the way in the back?
And that, my friends, is what the Halifax Pop Explosion music festival is apologizing for.
“We are sorry that one of our volunteers interrupted your art, your show, and your audience by being aggressive and racist,” wrote vice-chairman Georgie Dudka on Facebook.