All these fake apologies are wearing me out, especially the ones issued decades after the imagined offense
Talking Heads frontman David Byrne has acknowledged and apologized for donning black- and brownface in a 1984 promotional video.
The video, for the 1984 Stop Making Sense concert film, appears in at least one of its Blu-ray releases and features Byrne, 68, portraying different characters interviewing himself.
“Recently a journalist pointed out something I did in a promo video skit in 1984 for the Talking Heads concert film Stop Making Sense,” he tweeted. “In the piece I appear as a number of different characters interviewing myself, and some of the characters portrayed are people of color.”
And? So what?
“To watch myself in the various characters, including Black- and brownface, I acknowledge it was a major mistake in judgment that showed a lack of real understanding,” he wrote. “It’s like looking in a mirror and seeing someone else – you’re not, or were not, the person you thought you were.”
Just stop, I am so tired of this cycle of fake apologies given to those who love pretending to be victims