With the amount of high emotion thrown at women of Muslim faith in the aftermath of recent terrorist acts of violence in Baghdad, Beirut and Paris, this excerpt from my e-book, In Through A Coloured Lens, may give pause for reflection.
April 5, 2010
‘Pants on the Ground’ and the Niqab
Accompanied by some jaw-dropping break-dancing during an American Idol audition, one Larry Platt presented the judging panel with a catchy little ditty titled “Pants on the Ground”. Platt, a 62-year-old African American, was disqualified because the cut off age for contestants on the popular show is 28. Nonetheless, he left panel members including Randy Jackson and Mary K. Blige singing his memorable lyrics, and head panelist, Simon Cowell, predicted the song would be a hit. In fact, Platt’s audition, which took place in January 2010, has since been viewed by many millions on YouTube.
Here then is a sample of the lyrics: “Pants on the ground, Pants on the ground, Lookin’ like a fool with your pants on the ground…Get your pants off the ground…”
The old saying is that ‘clothes make the man.’ That kind of idea may…
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