Adele Hoped to ‘Send a Message’ on Police Brutality by Casting Black Actor In ‘Hello’ Video



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37 thoughts on “Adele Hoped to ‘Send a Message’ on Police Brutality by Casting Black Actor In ‘Hello’ Video

  • March 7, 2017 at 11:37 am
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    You people have no artistic insight. The video was clearly a subliminal message that if you put your hands on a white woman while dating her the police will fuck you up. It wasn't that hard to figure out.

  • March 7, 2017 at 11:37 am
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    Adele is full of shit. In England the "Swirl Nazis" are shameless. They push the blackman/whitewoman combo super heavy in Great Britain. They're the European version of Brazil/Dominican Republic. Again, whitewomen are the racists nowadays. Yeah, whitemen go along with the bullshit because they're a pathetic race of men. Same crap with non-black Latin women and brothas. Other races want our DNA and other ish. In the African male, they see us as The World's Greatest Sucker…F@$k The Swirl!

  • March 7, 2017 at 11:37 am
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    White sympathy never got black people anything. Cops have been beating our heads in since their inception, yet the brutality continues. I honestly don't care about white folk's token gestures, however well intentioned they may be.

  • March 7, 2017 at 11:37 am
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    If you listen to Hello you'll hear that it's 1 big subliminal message regarding the relationship between so called Black People & Whites. I dare anyone to go listen to it with an open mind & pay attention. Skyfall is another subliminal message about the fall of Babylon.

  • March 7, 2017 at 11:37 am
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    it would be diffrent if the video showed this but it didnt.

  • March 7, 2017 at 11:37 am
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    How many more messages, marching, social media posts, and protesting has to be done? Before people start taking some real course of action.

  • March 7, 2017 at 11:37 am
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    The hypocrisy of White people never ceases to amaze me. They just don't stop with their lies that they care about all the shit that they cause Black people in the first place.
    They are just so sickening, even now you can see she does give a rats ass, but Whites are all queuing up now to see which of them can trick the Black community that they are White saviours. And so many Blacks willing to thank a White person for doing far less than Black people who died fighting for them.

  • March 7, 2017 at 11:37 am
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    FUCKING LIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • March 7, 2017 at 11:37 am
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    As a Brit I thought it might help to give you Americans some context – purely CONTEXT not defending or condemning her. Adele is from Tottenham where the worst police riots in decades happened in 2012 after her last album – so it was too late for her to comment on it. Adele like Amy Winehouse et al were shaped by the Black British music scene. Like Black American or Jamaican culture, Black British culture shapes the global charts in a way no other does – but unlike the aforementioned scenes we never EVER get credit for it. It’s only recently that British Grime music has been getting some credit and Adele, not forgetting her roots, tweeted to her 27.4M followers about Skepta’s (a black man) album release – might not seem like a big deal to an American audience but was a huge thing for us. And it was authentic not least because they’re both from Tottenham. I said all that to say this: when I saw the black guy in her video I was kind of thrown off – I knew there was a reason why she used a black guy in a video she knew would be seen by millions (billions?), then I remembered where she’s from and black culture plays a role in her life so I kept it moving, even though the white media marketing makes it seem like she is from a tea and crumpet part of England. Maybe a stronger message about police brutality was needed but remember she is a Brit we’re culturally more reserved and different – for us the use of a black man in her video was a strong message already. It’s easy for our cultural differences to be ignored by Americans because the language barrier isn’t there. But as a Brit with that cultural context what she did seems more authentic, but to an American it doesn’t – but I thought I might point that out.

  • March 7, 2017 at 11:37 am
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    It is obvious that idea presented in the title of this video is a gross falsehood! Anyone can clearly see that a black male was placed in the video to promote interracial relationships between black males and white females (or other non black females) as stated in a previous post.
    Well…perhaps it isn't so obvious to everyone, I mean the guy did agree to be in the video, unless he just doesn't care what image is being portrayed or what it means on a grander scale.

  • March 7, 2017 at 11:37 am
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    why would he put this bullshit up on his channel…and if I'm not mistaken wasn't he violent in the video I mean what message does that really send

  • March 7, 2017 at 11:37 am
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    I watched both the lyric and original videos; and I don't see a direct connection to Police Brutality, unless it was implied as to why they may have broke up in the video as a couple (Adele & Tristan Wilds). Adele coming from the U.K.; didn't have to say a thing about Police brutality, and let the Denial-Guiltless American Dollars flow, as other entertainers and the privileged continue to do. Just shows America cannot point the finger at other countries for their Human Rights Violations and be taken seriously.

  • March 7, 2017 at 11:37 am
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    Thinking in term of $billions and $trillions, rather than lesser amounts, drastically changes your perspective of things. At some point, curiosity about your own true identity will "trump" limiting ideas about gold and $trillions and what others are pretending to be; you'll soon yearn for the experience (?) of nothing and nowhere.

  • March 7, 2017 at 11:37 am
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    I didn't get that from the video they made him look moody and unstable. Nor did I see a cop in the video so how is casting a black male shed a light on police brutality?

  • March 7, 2017 at 11:37 am
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    Here is a sample headline from The Root: "Former Milwaukee Cop Charged With 1st-Degree Reckless Homicide in Fatal Shooting of Sylville Smith." The headline alone is worth 27 tons of $Gold, regardless of real facts. And, subsequent headlines regarding the same condition are each worth 27 tons of the Queen's gold. (This could be THE FIRST $1B YOU HAVE EVER MADE! Love is the Queen's true identity; therefore, what is hers is yours.)

  • March 7, 2017 at 11:37 am
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    U niggas cry about white people not caring about our struggle, then when they do u niggas still complain lmao comical

  • March 7, 2017 at 11:37 am
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    Pay yourself 27 tons of $Gold ($1160 per oz) from Queen Elizabeth's gold account each time you are informed of police or judicial misconduct. Your imagination works! It is more powerful than you probably recognize. Record your daily deposits in a real way to activate more of your energy. (New paragraph) What next? Who's ready? How do you keep the darkness out of your projects? How do you attract the best of the best of the best?

  • March 7, 2017 at 11:37 am
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    Some of yall out here laying down with white people and they at home with you like "Michael Brown was a thug" "Blue Lives Matter" "Zimmerman stood his ground" …

  • March 7, 2017 at 11:37 am
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    Unless you're dating a white person thats TOTALLY with and for black empowerment and aint just tryna get some black pipe/vagina then fuck you and your relationship.

  • March 7, 2017 at 11:37 am
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    wrong…she was singing about and always have been singing about the Black Dick…

  • March 7, 2017 at 11:37 am
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    Loved that Video. Fuck ANYBODY who has a problem with interracial or black love relationships. Love is Love regardless of color.   Shut the fuck up and get your own relationship. Thirsty ass losers.

  • March 7, 2017 at 11:37 am
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    she's a fucking liar the raggedy ass video had nothing to do with police brutality with her dipple chin ass

  • March 7, 2017 at 11:37 am
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    Bitch, where? ("sent a message" on police brutality)
    Boyce got a troll uploading to his channel

  • March 7, 2017 at 11:37 am
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    In what way was this video about "Police Brutality"???????????

  • March 7, 2017 at 11:37 am
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    Lol at the thought process….Showing the image of a young black male automatically conjures up thoughts of enemy of the police in the hearts and minds…so showing a young black male with some humanity in and of itself makes a statement *against* police brutality….?

  • March 7, 2017 at 11:37 am
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    I watched the video and it screamed nothing about police brutality

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