In a rather sickening act of racism and discrimination at the Halifax music festival, singer Lido Pimienta demanded that white people who were at the front of the stage move to the back so that people of color could take their place. The story as presented here is a disgusting look at the attempt to justify fighting racism and discrimination by being racist and discriminatory.
The article also mentions a white woman who was at her concert and was there to photograph it. She was in the front of the stage in order to get good photos and was chastised by Pimienta after refusing to move to the back with Pimienta saying “You’re cutting into my set time and you’re disrespecting these women, and I don’t have time for this.” The photographer who refused to move was eventually thrown out simply for standing up to racism.
What`s even worse is that the Halifax Music Festival is apologizing for the “overt racism” at the show, but not from Lido. The racism being apologized for was the photographer who refused to move. Apparently Lido Pimienta does this regularly at her shows which begs the question- If you`re white why would you go to one of her shows just to be discriminated against?