Away from the NBA court, Devin Durant isn’t happy about Beyonce getting the ableist slur removed from her new song “Heated” off her new album Renaissance. Kevin commented on the news item and said it’s a joke.
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Beyoncé announced today that she would change the lyrics to one of her songs off the new album Renaissance. The song, which is called “Heated,” features the word “spastic,” which is often used in a derogatory manner to refer to people with disabilities. While Beyoncé has every right to change the lyrics, one person who believes Queen B is making the wrong call is NBA star, Kevin Durant.
The NBA star posted his reaction on Instagram, commenting on a post from HipHopnMore. Durant clearly isn’t behind the decision.
This is a joke lol.
Disability advocate Hannah Diviney also responded to the singer’s decision by acknowledging Beyoncé’s “commitment to storytelling” but ultimately believing that there “was no excuse” for including the slur in the first place. The singer also encountered backlash from Kelis, who accused her of using her song “Milkshake” without her permission.
I will be honest, I didn’t know until today saying “Spaz” was a slur.
Does this definitely should like a slur to you?
Definition of spaz
an awkward or clumsy person.
verb (used without object), spazzed, spaz·zing.
to move in an awkward or clumsy way (usually followed by out):
She spazzed out and we had broken glass all over the floor.
to become more angry than a situation warrants (usually followed by out):
Mom spazzed out when she smelled cigarette smoke on my clothes.
He was spazzing and muttering to himself, like the old speed freak he is.
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