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MSNBC Guest Sparks Controversy with Claim About White People

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Stole music

An MSNBC guest claimed that white people had stolen every form of music except classical from black people.

Dulce Sloan

The Daily Show correspondent Dulce Sloan argued in response to criticism of Beyoncé making a country album that if white people disliked cultural appropriation, they shouldn’t have created rock, jazz, blues, country or pop as they were all stolen from black people.

Hated cultural appropriation

Sloan said, “If white people hated cultural appropriation, then they shouldn’t have created music.”

Stolen from black people

“Because every form of music in America was stolen from black people: rock’n’roll, jazz, blues, country, pop music. So if you have a problem with cultural appropriation — y’all created classical music, y’all could have stuck with that,” she continued. “Roll the piano into this concert,” joked the comedian.

Critics

Critics argued that this ignores positive contributions of white people enjoying black music and how the music industry, not all white people, exploited black artists.

John McEuen

John McEuen of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band added, “Country music wasn’t called that yet, but it was music of the country. It was a combination of the Irish; the recently freed slaves, bringing the banjo into the world; the Spanish effects of the vaqueros down in Texas; the Germans bringing over the ‘oom-pah’ of polka music, all converging.”

Backlash

Despite backlash, Beyoncé’s country single topped the Billboard country chart, making her the first black woman to do so.

Unapologetic

With her razor-sharp humor and unapologetic candor, Sloan has carved a unique niche for herself in the world of stand-up, television, and social commentary. But beyond the punchlines and punchy delivery lies a voice of truth – one that fearlessly tackles social issues with intelligence, insight, and, of course, humor.

Comedic stardom

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Dulce Sloan’s journey to comedic stardom was anything but conventional. With a background in theater and performance, Sloan honed her craft on the stages of comedy clubs and theaters across the country, earning accolades and admiration for her bold and unfiltered comedic style.

Sloan's breakout

Sloan’s breakout moment came when she joined the cast of “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” as a correspondent in 2017. With her distinctive voice and keen observational humor, Sloan quickly became a fan favorite, delivering scathing yet hilarious commentary on everything from politics and pop culture to race and gender issues.

Sloan's comedy

But it is Sloan’s ability to infuse her comedy with social commentary that truly sets her apart. Whether dissecting the absurdities of everyday life or shining a light on systemic injustices, Sloan’s comedy is as thought-provoking as it is entertaining. With a keen eye for satire and a fearless approach to tackling taboo subjects, she forces audiences to confront uncomfortable truths while keeping them laughing along the way.

The Daily Show

In addition to her work on “The Daily Show,” Sloan has also made a name for herself on the stand-up circuit, performing to sold-out crowds across the country. With her infectious energy and magnetic stage presence, she commands the room with ease, weaving together hilarious anecdotes and incisive observations that leave audiences in stitches.

Greatest strength

But perhaps Sloan’s greatest strength lies in her authenticity. In an age of social media personas and carefully curated images, she remains refreshingly genuine, unafraid to speak her mind and stay true to herself, even if it means ruffling a few feathers along the way. It is this authenticity that resonates with audiences and cements her status as one of comedy’s brightest stars.

Push the boundaries

As Sloan continues to push the boundaries of comedy and challenge societal norms, her impact extends far beyond the realm of entertainment. Through her humor, she sparks important conversations, challenges conventional wisdom, and inspires others to speak their truth – a testament to the power of comedy as a vehicle for social change.

Divided

In a world that often feels divided and uncertain, Dulce Sloan’s comedy serves as a beacon of light, reminding us to laugh in the face of adversity and find joy in the absurdities of life. With her wit, wisdom, and unwavering commitment to speaking truth to power, she proves that laughter truly is the best medicine – and sometimes, the most potent form of activism.

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