I'm sorry to barge in on your asks. I just had to say it to someone. Bessegato's whole response was problematic. But what annoyed me the most was (and I'm quoting from a translation found on Tumblr) "These attacks are not gonna hurt black people that are smart enough to understand that we want to give space to a very good rapper..." He dares to talk from the point of view of a black person: like he KNOWS and UNDERSTANDS that they're not going to be offended. Bro, just STOP.
Same, nonny same! Like, how offensive is that? What gives him the right to speak for all black people?! He gives off the impression of, ‘if you’re not stupid, you’ll think like I do.’ Which, alone is problematic. But, when he’s talking about black people who, for many years, we’re seen as less intelligent than their white counterparts. It’s way worse.
The situation definitely could have been salvaged before he posted that.