The power anthem “Stand Up for Something” from the movie “Marshall” features Andra Day and Common, and is nominated for Best Original Song. However, the artists reworked some of the lyrics for their Oscars performance in light of recent events.
“On Oscar night, this is the dream we tell. A land where Dreamers live and freedom dwells. Immigrants get the benefits, we put up monuments to the feminists. Tell the NRA (National Rifle Association) they ain’t God’s way. And to the people of Parkland, we say Ase,” Common said.
“Our president that chose with hate don’t control our fate because God is great. When they go low, we stay in the heights, I stand for peace, love and women’s rights,” Common sang.
“We stand up for the Dreamers, we stand up for immigrants, we stand up against gun violence, anybody in this room if you’ve got something you believe in, we want you to stand up right now.”
That’s what America needs, a lecture from Common on gun violence and women’s rights. Then we can get Harvey Weinstein out for a #MeToo moment.
At a time when some key figures on the left are being criticized for their ties to the Nation of Islam hate group, Common has had some affinity for the Nation of Islam and Farrakhan. He has even worked together with the racist hate group leader on his album.
Peace, love and praising Hitler. Peace, love and racism. Peace, love and bigotry.
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