WIGGINS MS – After feminist blogger Veronica Bayetti Flores accused 16-year old singer Lorde of subtle racism (story here) in her chart topping song “Royals,” self-proclaimed racist Harold Zedler immediately came to the teen singer’s defense.
“Trust me, there is no way with lyrics like this that the intent is to insult blacks” said Zedler. “Where is the call to claim back what is ours? This song never mourns the loss of simpler times, or questions the citizenship and loyalties of black politicians. There is nothing in there that me or my friends would be proud to rally behind.”
Flores had made the claim that the song has a racial undertone due to its derision of gold teeth, Maybach, and Cristal, staples of African-American hip hop culture. Most who have commented on the issue have come to the young singer’s defense, nothing that the song is a rally against materialism and selling out, and that the song also makes subtle jabs at things associated with white rockers.
Zedler, a member of his local KKK and a proud displayer of the Confederate flag, also cited the lack of any racial slurs as evidence that the singer wasn’t trying to bring race into the song. “If she were really trying to be racist,” Zedler said, “why don’t we see any racial slurs or taunts, like Redskins. Now that’s an inappropriate word.”