Erykah Badu recently encountered a firestorm of criticism when she filmed a music video near the spot where JFK was murdered in Dallas, Texas in March of this year.
Lacking real imagination or creativity, Badu thought it would be a good idea to strip off all her clothes as she strolled along, eventually arriving at the Dealey Plaza where she exposed herself to frightened children and tourists.
After the video hit the nets and the media got wind of her publicity stunt, Badu attempted to explain her bad judgment and lack of common sense by claiming artistic license. She stated she was only making a point by showing that public nudity is still taboo in American society.
As most self centered people tend to be, Badu was totally oblivious to the rights of the people around her since only her omnipotence and her misguided “point” were of the utmost importance.
As a result of her prank, Badu was charged with public indecency and issued a citation to appear in court.
In this excerpt from her interview with Honeymag.com. Badu speaks of just giving birth to a baby prior to her publicity stunt. Hopefully, no one disrespects her baby by stripping in front of her when she grows up.
That would be poetic justice.
Honeymag: We think they think you look dope.That’s the irony. I just had a baby. I am very insecure about my body just like everyone else. We all try to fit into criteria that we will never fit into. That walk I took was petrifying. I was scared to death. I was nude. I was exposed. I was out in the public. It wasn’t something I did because I thought I was sexy. I thought it was necessary for other people who also felt like I did — in some way to dip down to the barest. It was for all the people who don’t feel like they are beautiful. It was wonderful. But when I saw it I was sadly mistaken because it was beautiful. I hope everyone else sees that too. I didn’t think it was when I did it. I thought I was making a point. I thought I was showing something that was taboo, what beauty is supposed to be.