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I personally find it offensive that you could create a playlist in support of a hate group like Black Lives Matters. And I am not alone. I lead whole group of police officers and supporters (this includes families, military, etc) on Facebook that is ready to discontinue your services because of this. 

 

You might as well have just made a playlist for ISIS.

 

Please respond promptly Spotify, or be prepared to lose at least a million users.

We have already stopped using Pandora for their political agenda. I will go viral.

 

ALL LIVES MATTER, INCLUDING THE OFFICERS THAT LOST THEIR LIVES.

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"Imagine that you’re sitting down to dinner with your family, and while everyone else gets a serving of the meal, you don’t get any. So you say “I should get my fair share.” And as a direct response to this, your dad corrects you, saying, “everyone should get their fair share.”

 

Now, that’s a wonderful sentiment — indeed, everyone should, and that was kinda your point in the first place: that you should be a part of everyone, and you should get your fair share also. However, dad’s smart-**bleep** comment just dismissed you and didn’t solve the problem that you still haven’t gotten any!

 

The problem is that the statement “I should get my fair share” had an implicit “too” at the end: “I should get my fair share, too, just like everyone else.” But your dad’s response treated your statement as though you meant “only I should get my fair share”, which clearly was not your intention. As a result, his statement that “everyone should get their fair share,” while true, only served to ignore the problem you were trying to point out.

 

That’s the situation of the “black lives matter” movement. Culture, laws, the arts, religion, and everyone else repeatedly suggest that all lives should matter. Clearly, that message already abounds in our society.

 

The problem is that, in practice, the world doesn’t work that way. You see the film Nightcrawler? You know the part where Renee Russo tells Jake Gyllenhal that she doesn’t want footage of a black or latino person dying, she wants news stories about affluent white people being killed? That’s not made up out of whole cloth — there is a news bias toward stories that the majority of the audience (who are white) can identify with. So when a young black man gets killed (prior to the recent police shootings), it’s generally not considered “news”, while a middle-aged white woman being killed is treated as news. And to a large degree, that is accurate — young black men are killed in significantly disproportionate numbers, which is why we don’t treat it as anything new. But the result is that, societally, we don’t pay as much attention to certain people’s deaths as we do to others. So, currently, we don’t treat all lives as though they matter equally.

 

Just like asking dad for your fair share, the phrase “black lives matter” also has an implicit “too” at the end: it’s saying that black lives should also matter. But responding to this by saying “all lives matter” is willfully going back to ignoring the problem. It’s a way of dismissing the statement by falsely suggesting that it means “only black lives matter,” when that is obviously not the case. And so saying “all lives matter” as a direct response to “black lives matter” is essentially saying that we should just go back to ignoring the problem."


 
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pandora has become #byefelicia

Will Spotify become #byefelicia2.0 ?

You are not alone. I was about to start a complaint thread. Personally, I'd like Spotify to stay clear of socio-political messages. pay for Spotify, I do not appericate propaganda.

While I can certainly understand what you (Mermaid_chan) are saying, the fact remains that a peaceful group (Black Lives Matter) has now been highjacked by people who want to do harm.  Last night, during a BLM protest, a highway was shut down stopping innocent people who have done no harm from getting to work, reaching a hospital for care, etc.  This has happened in many cities, and the protestors have made it clear that they don't care who they inconvenience or harm.  No heart. No care.  If they don't care about anyone else, how do they expect others to care about their cause?  You don't get love from acts of hate.  On top of that, protestors pelted officers who were only standing completely still on the road with concrete chunks, bricks, fireworks, and molotov cocktails.  Does that sound like peaceful protesting to you?  No officer shot back. No officer unholstered a single weapon. The weapons were used AGAINST them while they stood still.   If BLM has been highjacked, then the message is muddied and ruined.  BLM needs to work to make their message clear again...because saying nothing and doing nothing about the violence in their ranks makes everyone believe that they stand with those who would do harm to innocent citizens and officers who are simply standing still while being assaulted.   And violence is wrong.  Period. 

I have also unsubscribed because of the Black Lives Matter playlist. Perhaps the timing is off, but I don't understand how anyone could endorse this group after hearing what they have done. Most recently killing 5 police officers. I'm severely disappointed in Spotify.

Adding my voice to this too. As someone who lost a parent in the line of duty, I'm offended that Spotify would support a group that has acted with violent disregard for the well being of anyone who disagrees with them. (From college kids trying to study in a library, to law enforcement officers, to anyone attempting to commute in a major city)


Especially after 5 law enforcement officers were just killed in Dallas. 5 men who will never see their spouses or children again. And many more have been ambushed nationwide.

 

I just ended my Pandora One subscription. Was tempted to pick up Spotify, but I won't until this social bull**** comes down.

 

 

@mermaid_chan

 

Nobody is saying Black Lives DON'T Matter. I stand against injustice coming from any side of the law.

 

The problem being with the violence coming from the movement towards anyone they can direct their vitriol at. Commuters, good police officers, diners at restaurants they happened to target, etc.

 

The violence and hate generated from the BLM movement at innocent people designates it a hate group.

I don't care for the idea of this BLM playlist or what it stands for either but have to ask a question.  Did Spotify create this playlist or did one of their users do it?  I can only find one created by a user.

As of this morning, the playlist, which was created by Spotify and had a message of support in its description, has been removed.  Likely just made private due to complaints.  I am still requesting that my account be deleted.  I don't mind what users do and what they include in their playlists.  But I just couldn't support any company that would support those who commit violent acts.  

I personally think Spotify should offer an apology and a month of free premium service. But whatever
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Black lives matter is basically a terrorist group, when a black man is killed by a cop they loot stores and attack WHITES, but  APPARENTLY THIS PASSES AS FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Spotify why would you do this?

There was another playlist posted today titled, "Stay Woke". 

 

There are never any playlists posted to honor the police who have given their lives to save or help others. 

 

I am also considering ending my subscription with Spotify. I am very saddened that they are perpetuating these ideas. All lives matter.

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