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French rapper investigated for call to 'hang white people'

Oct 27, 2017
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A little-known French rapper is being investigated for incitement to racial hatred after releasing a song and music video calling on white people to be hanged.

French rapper Nick Conrad, who until yesterday only had 368 subscribers to his Youtube page, is now the focus of heated debate in France after releasing a song entitled "Pendre les blancs" ("Hang the whites").

The lyrics to the song include: "I go into a nursery and kill white babies, catch them fast and hang their parents, quarter them to pass the time, entertain the black kids of all ages, young and old. Whip them hard, do it so that it stinks of death, and blood gushes."

The accompanying nine-minute-long video, shot in Noisy-Le-Grand, a suburb east of Paris, was uploaded to Youtube on September 17 and removed from the platform on Wednesday evening. It showed a white man being hanged and another with a gun barrel in his mouth.

The government's spokesman, Benjamin Griveaux, said it condemned Nick Conrad's "heinous and sickening words" with "the most extreme firmness."

He also called on those who broadcast the song to "react as quickly as possible."

His words were echoed by Interior Minister, Gerard Collomb, who said that such lyrics were "totally inadmissible."

"Especially when you're a rapper and you have young people among your audience and so, little by little, it imprints itself in their minds and it's in that way that we end up with the worst perversions in our society," he added.

Conrad rejected accusations of incitement to racial hatred, telling RTL radio: "I decided to reverse the system so that everybody, whites and blacks, understand the situation we're all in."

"It's a message of love, more than a message of hatred," he added.
Full article: https://www.euronews.com/2018/09/27...ated-for-calling-on-white-people-to-be-hanged
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Some random ass dude with 400 subscribers on youtube puts up a video that's anti-white so youtube and the country of France freaks the fuck out? Nothing better to focus on?
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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Some random ass dude with 400 subscribers on youtube puts up a video that's anti-white so youtube and the country of France freaks the fuck out? Nothing better to focus on?
French people are capable to focus on different things at the same time. Also, the law is the same for everyone, no matter how many subscribers you have
 
Oct 28, 2017
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It's obviously not a message of love, but it is a message told through art and not a call to arms or anything. The reasoning that this will make kids want to kill white people is some straw-clutching fragile shit.
 
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Birdseye
Oct 27, 2017
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It's obviously not a message of love, but it is a message told through art and not a call to arms or anything. The reasoning that this will make kids want to kill white people is some straw-clutching fragile shit.
Art is not a free pass to say anything and rappers/writers/etc. have been condemned by a tribunal more than once in French history for violating hate speech laws
 
Oct 25, 2017
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It's obviously not a message of love, but it is a message told through art and not a call to arms or anything. The reasoning that this will make kids want to kill white people is some straw-clutching fragile shit.
It would be the same when a white French person would rap the same contet about black people.

Love those knee jerk reactions.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I mean, Youtube, the home of many different strains of nazis and fascists with millions of subs who love to talk about how the blacks or the jews or the muslims should all be eradicated, that's A-okay. But one anti-white moron is news?
Hell this is the second thread on here in as many days.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Art is not a free pass to say anything and rappers/writers/etc. have been condemned by a tribunal more than once in French history for violating hate speech laws
In the quote in the OP it is clear to me the artistic message attempted. Context is important. The funny thing is that with all the historical treatment black people, one black rapper basically talks about how black people were treated but reverses the races and this whole charade happens lol
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I mean, Youtube, the home of many different strains of nazis and fascists with millions of subs who love to talk about how the blacks or the jews or the muslims should all be eradicated, that's A-okay. But one anti-white moron is news?
Hell this is the second thread on here in as many days.
So which French nazis are excepted from French hate speech laws?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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In the quote in the OP it is clear to me the artistic message attempted. Context is important. The funny thing is that with all the historical treatment black people, one black rapper basically talks about how black people were treated but reverses the races and this whole charade happens lol
Yeah, we all remember all the recent black genocide in French hospitals. Its sure a big problem in France.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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It is when it caused a lot of comments in the press, in social media and among the government.
It caused comments because right-wing politicians found a moron they can use to reaffirm their and their supporters' preexisting racism.

Anyone who ever uploaded a couple of videos could probably get as many subscribers. The point is, an irrelevant rando showing his ass isn't worth a comment from anyone involved in government.
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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It caused comments because right-wing politicians found a moron they can use to reaffirm their and their supporters' preexisting racism.

Anyone who ever uploaded a couple of videos could probably get as many subscribers. The point is, an irrelevant rando showing his ass isn't worth a comment from anyone involved in government.
Well then, you are free not to participate in the thread if that's non-news
 
Oct 25, 2017
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It caused comments because right-wing politicians found a moron they can use to reaffirm their and their supporters' preexisting racism.

Anyone who ever uploaded a couple of videos could probably get as many subscribers. The point is, an irrelevant rando showing his ass isn't worth a comment from anyone involved in government.
Hate speech laws doesn't only apply at a minimum amount of subscribers.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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So it only matters if the victim is black, right?White people don’t matter.Gotcha
You said it not me.

Though in truth his words are meaningless, still the message isn't even "lets go hang them" it's a contextual reverse reflection of past actions as a whole, which was/is a reflection of colonialism. But of course this was done in the crappiest of ways possible. Could have been a good piece, if handled with someone with a nuanced hand.

Still in the grand scheme of things it's a drop in a big ass pond. Surprised this is blowing up given the status of the artist.
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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I haven't watched the video but from the description it seems like a very bad execution of an idea that wasn't necessarily bad (showing what black people went through by switching the roles around). We'll see what the courts decide.

France would be, that's for certain.
No it wouldn't? Hate speech laws in France are a lot harsher than in the US for example.
 
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