Listening to CBC Radio this morning they had an interview with a Canadian professor teaching in Boston. She just did a paper on the roots of the song Jingle Bells, which is over 150 years old. She found that for decades it was sung in blackface and had racist roots.
Of course the “people” at Breitbart and Fox News took this personally and will not tolerate a life threatening attack on Christmas, god knows the retail sector just can’t take that sort of thing.
A Canadian professor teaching at Boston University in the U.S. is facing severe backlash online after she published a research paper outlining the racist origins of the beloved Christmas song Jingle Bells.
“It has been quite surreal. It’s been a crash course in public relations and internet trolling,” said Kyna Hamill, a lecturer at Boston University.
For years, Hamill has been studying the history of the song Jingle Bells, but only recently uncovered the song’s racist past.
She says the story was picked up and misrepresented by right-leaning news outlets across the U.S., including Fox News and Breitbart. Her name — #KynaHamill — has also become a hashtag on Twitter.
Kyra Hamill wasn’t saying that we need to stop listening to or singing Jingle Bells, she did a per-reviewed paper on the history of a song.
Which means nothing to the idiots at Breibart.
A professor at Boston University has proclaimed Christmas carol favorite “Jingle Bells” to be a “racist song” and is urging people to shun the jaunty tune.
Do these morons even read or do they absorb information by osmosis.
The same for Fox.
“Jingle Bells,” one of the most well-known Christmas carols in the world, is now being called racist.
Hey idiots, all she did was report the facts, you should try it sometime…