1:56 pm - 02/06/2013

Grimes: 'Beyonce is changing the world'

Claire Boucher also praised Psy and Mariah Carey on her now deleted Tumblr account

Grimes has taken to Tumblr to air her thoughts on Beyonce, 'Gangnam Style' artist Psy and Mariah Carey.

Though she has since deleted her entire account on the social networking and blogging site, Pitchfork saved the post made by the electronic musician, in which she states that Beyonce is "changing the world".

Grimes – real name Claire Boucher - wrote:

How can you hate Beyoncé? She's changing the world. She stands for people of colour and women everywhere succeeding in a stifling patriarchy without compromising her morals. And she makes challenging, interesting art. She's always positive. She is everything good. And the fact that she is hugely successful is not a shitty thing. It's an important and amazing thing and she clearly works hard for it.

The Canadian musician also came to defence of Psy, writing: "I'm sorry, but I think it's fucking incredible that a Korean language song is the most popular thing on the planet. That's so good for humanity."

She continued: "His art is creating a generation of kids that will grow up seeing Asian culture as being as valid as Western culture which they currently don't.
I know because I grew up in Vancouver and half my high school was Korean or Chinese and the kind of shit I heard all the time was horrible. I used to walk around with my Chinese boyfriend and people would yell slurs out of cars. Racism isn't over. Sexism isn't over."

Grimes expressed her love for Mariah Carey in the blog post, saying she was the inspiration for the Grimes project. "The first time I heard Mariah Carey it shattered the fabric of my existence and I started Grimes."


say what you want about beyoncé or psy, but claire makes excellent points.
fakevoices 6th-Feb-2013 10:13 pm (UTC)
white Canadians are racist against everyone who is not white
they are just good at hiding it
ediesedgwick 6th-Feb-2013 10:15 pm (UTC)
Yeah you're right. I feel like I personally hear the most comments about Asian people so that stands out to me, but it's def far from exclusive :/
fakevoices 6th-Feb-2013 10:24 pm (UTC)
yea, people are more open for their hatred for asian people than other races and its not just white people
eggtard 6th-Feb-2013 11:28 pm (UTC)
yup. it's like this weird thing where now that they think asians are almost at the same level, they're making more and more comments cuz they're feeling more and more threatened. so i dunno if it's more racist towards asians or non-asians or what but, well it's fucked.

edit: we! i'm white btw, so i mean, take or not take what i'm saying. just what i notice from my fam/friends.

Edited at 2013-02-06 11:29 pm (UTC)
invisible_cunt 7th-Feb-2013 12:54 am (UTC)
hey now....
nicolesnitchie 7th-Feb-2013 08:38 am (UTC)
did she lie...?
haimazn 7th-Feb-2013 02:57 am (UTC)
midwesterners are like that too here, they are all closet racists
palmsread 7th-Feb-2013 04:37 am (UTC)
yep. more often than not.
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