According to a white reporter, the CMT Music Awards aren't a place where Black people should be welcomed.
Patrick Howley, a white nationalist, went on a rampage complaining about all of the Black talent that graced the CMT Awards on Monday (April 11).
“There were so many Black people there,” Howley said. “Sorry to say, but so many Black celebrities who have nothing to do with country music and it’s like—why?”
Newsone reports that it's common for celebrities across all genres to attend and host various award shows —actors have hosted the Grammys, while white artists have won BET Awards.
However, Howley believes the CMT Music Awards are a whites-only space. The right-winged journalist attacked actor Anthony Mackie for hosting this year's awards.
“I don’t know who this Black guy is who’s hosting it. It’s supposed to be country music,” Howley complained of Mackie's on-stage presence.
He added, “No offense. I mean, y’all have Hip-Hop and basketball. You know what I mean."
Howley then attempted to soften the blow of his racist rant by praising Black music using AAVE.
“No disrespect to the funky brothers,” he continued. “I love Earth Wind and Fire, Run DMC, etc. But country music’s different. Country music’s different.”
Black people need to fly with their flock and skip out on attending anything country music, according to the reporter.
Howley said, "Country music's different. It's not Wakanda."
With a blaccent, Howley proceeded to mock Black people for originating the majority of American pop culture.
The melanated people invented country music!” Howley said. “We was making country music in Wakanda before Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard done stole the Black man’s country music!”
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