The entertainment industry is quite broad and the publicity is unbearable at times for those involved. Seeing how the public recently lashed out on LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling for his racial remarks, it would only seem fit that the public would be irate over Apple’s newest executive.
It seems as Apple recently acquired the up-and-coming audio giant Beats Audio, one of the stipulations of the deal came that its owner, Dr. Dre, would become an executive with Apple. Surely a lucrative opportunity for the rapper, but given the outrage regarding past instances of racism and “homophobia,” you’d think this would be no different.
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As explained by Michael Lotfi, “Apple’s newest executive has been recorded multiple times advocating the murder of white people, domestic abuse, rape and objectification of women, illegal drug use, violence towards the gay community, and unwarranted, illegal gun violence.”
Dr. Dre has a long history of violence including an attack on a police officer and the merciless beating of a defenseless woman back in ’91-’92. According to Journalist Alan Light:
“He began slamming her head and the right side of her body repeatedly against a brick wall near the stairway” as his bodyguard held off the crowd with a gun. After he tried to throw her down the stairs and failed, he began kicking her in the ribs and hands. She escaped and ran into the women’s rest room. He followed her and “grabbed her from behind by the hair again and proceeded to punch her in the back of the head.”
Lotfi further writes, “Apple’s newest executive has used the words “nigger” and “faggot” more than any human could possibly count,” yet the public outcry is null. Given the backlash Paula Dean, Donald Sterling and Cliven Bundy encountered, you would only think it fair that Apple and Dr. Dre himself catch that kind of response as well.
Granted, what those three had to say was extremely mild compared to what Dr. Dre has said, and done, in the past making it all the more nonsensical. What do you guys think? Should the past stay the past, or is whatever’s good for the goose, truly good for the gander? Let us know in the comments below.