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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Re: “Is M.I.A. a Terrorist?”

posted by on August 7 at 10:54 AM

No.

Pitchfork has M.I.A.’s response to the ridiculous (and tired) “Is M.I.A. a terrorist?” meme (which gets even more ridiculous in these comments):

“I don’t support terrorism and never have,” she wrote in a statement. “As a Sri Lankan that fled war and bombings, my music is the voice of the civilian refugee. Frankly, I am not trying to start dialogue with someone who is really just seeking self-promotion.”

Because exploiting geopolitical strife for self-promotion is anathema to M.I.A. (JK! Because at least M.I.A. self-promotes worthwhile art.)

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