Candace Owens bashed Juneteenth being designated a federal holiday this week with a barrage of posts on Instagram that included, “Juneteenth is soooo lame. Democrats really need to stop trying to repackage segregation. I’ll be celebrating July 4th and July 4th only.”
Rapper Azealia Banks ripped into Owens over her comments.
“According to this logic, on July 4, 1776, you would still be enslaved. Most likely on the verge of starvation due to all of America’s food supply having been prioritized for the war, while you hand sew American flags and struggle to wet nurse some depressed 24-year-old white widow’s sickly child until your nipples are chapped and dry,” wrote Banks. “Whereafter, you will be whipped by her 80-year-old uncle for your own malnourishment and inability to produce milk, then sent to toil over a wood-burning stove — blistering your hands while [being] forced to make a peasantly meal of biscuits and gravy.”
Owens also claimed that Juneteenth is just another reminder for Black people to not get over slavery, and to opt into the perpetual victim mentality. Banks continued to dig into Owens.
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