Yesterday the lovely Regina Spektor spoke out about the Zimmerman trial on her facebook page and expressed how she felt no justice was served.
"My heart goes out to the family and friends of Trayvon Martin... and to all the people wondering how one man can kill another- for nothing- and go free... Trayvon's life had value and there was no justice served
tonight... Such a sad way to see how far we are from equality....
After all these years love is still the answer- it's the only way out...."
A lot of people did not agree with her and started commenting hateful things on her post and telling her to "should shut up, check your facts and just stick to singing" amongst other things.
Clearly Regina wasn't having any of this and wrote the following:
I keep forgetting what voicing my immediate reaction to the events of the world does. When I wrote I was happy that Obama got re-elected people literally told me to die. That is insanity, truly. I understand that the Trayvon Martin trial is a hot button issue but this is a Facebook page- it's for writing. If you think I should shut up and sing (by definition an impossible act:-) then perhaps you should just not upset yourself, spare your blood pressure, and unlike this page. Also feel free to only listen to music by people you agree with. It's all good! There's room enough for everyone in this world and moments like these are a great opportunity for people to find some new places to like or unlike.
I definitely am amazed
that some people who listen to my music are this aggressive and negative but it's good to remember that we can connect in one way but have completely different perspectives in another. I don't mind discourse that is intelligent (and I'm not claiming what I say is always intelligent, but I try... And I try not to be mean.) The thing I mind most is pure aggressive hate towards other people on this page- and towards me. It's so simple to just not be here that the bile filled ones can easily unlike my page without leaving a trail of disgusting words as they exit. I appreciate everyone who listens to my music but I will always voice my opinions in interviews, on my own Facebook, and other social media as long as I run it. It is not just here to sell you things and it is not run by companies. It's just here for me to connect to listeners in different ways. Sometimes it's art, sometimes it's opinions. Good luck to us all- and remember- just because I have an opinion you don't agree with, it doesn't mean that you can write hateful things to me or tell me to just sing. We are all in this together and hate is never the answer.
Take care and all the best,
Her song about america's gun policy: