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Dumb Things Said in the Wake of Prince’s Death

Can we please have a moment of silence for the foolery that comes out of people’s mouths?

Take a deep breath…or a few of them, and release.

It felt like the world came to a stand still when news broke that the dearly beloved Prince Rogers Nelson had passed.

There was literally a pause and the question of, “What do we do now?” swarmed the world. Sort of like the ending of this episode of That Girl guest starring the musical genius.

And while there was praise of his musical talent, generosity, and private being, there were also a few who made some pretty dumb comments. I’m talking mouth-to-the floor, jaw-dropping, shake your head foolishness that came out of the mouths of fellow artists.

Let’s indulge. Shall we…

1. Auntie ‘Retha, though her shock and sadness came across as genuine in an interview with Vulture, suggested The Purple One died from Zika.

2. Justin Bieber dismissed Prince as the last greatest living performer. Yeah. He then went on to say something about it being a fake account that hit the web but…nah! Own your comment Biebs.

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3.  Then, a UK paper described Prince as being a “bi-racial idol”

News Flash folks, you can just stop the talk surrounding Prince’s ethnicity. His mother and father were Black…so yeah, we’re pretty sure that would make him all African American, dears. And he was so pro-Black.

The New York Times recently made the correction on their site.

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On another note, was there really a need to even bring up race in this conversation? Moving on…

And that brings us to this horse’s behind.

4. Phil Lewis of the L.A. Guns took a racial approach while “mourning” Prince during a show over the weekend, stating that “Black people are one-dimensional.”

This misguided comment had us in the Chicago office with our jaws to the floor and fist ready to plunge straight into Lewis’ face.

In the name of get your mind and mouths together…just stawp it!

Le Sigh.