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Mon Oct 21, 2019, 01:51 PM

Singer Brandi Carlile drops out of Fortune event over Kirstjen Nielsen's appearance

Source: The Hill

Singer Brandi Carlile says she also won't participate in a Washington, D.C., conference featuring former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

The "Joke" singer was poised to perform at Fortune's Most Powerful Women summit on Tuesday. But on Monday, Carlile said she was nixing her appearance because Nielsen was one of the featured speakers.

"I don't think that human rights violators and merit-based abusers of displaced people should be given a platform to 'reimagine' history," Carlile wrote to her more than 100,000 followers on Twitter.

"The atrocity of family separation at our Southern border needs to go down in history as one of the United States of America's most merciless acts," the Grammy Award-winner wrote.

Read more: https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/466711-singer-brandi-carlile-drops-out-of-fortune-event-due-to



Thank you Brandi Carlile, dream hampton and Hillary Clinton!


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Reply Singer Brandi Carlile drops out of Fortune event over Kirstjen Nielsen's appearance (Original post)
demmiblue Oct 21 OP
Politicub Oct 21 #1
MontanaMama Oct 21 #2
DURHAM D Oct 21 #3
demmiblue Oct 21 #4
Leghorn21 Oct 21 #5
EarnestPutz Oct 21 #14
Hekate Oct 21 #6
hibbing Oct 21 #7
JaneQPublic Oct 21 #8
NNadir Oct 21 #9
TomVilmer Oct 21 #10
archiemo Oct 21 #16
Firestorm49 Oct 21 #11
gibraltar72 Oct 21 #12
Tarc Oct 21 #13
wnylib Oct 21 #15

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 01:53 PM

1. Awesome! I hope there's an exodus of speakers and attendees. N/t

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 01:54 PM

2. Let the tRump taint stain these people

FOREVER.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 02:01 PM

3. Surprised that Anita Hill has not dropped out yet. nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 02:25 PM

4. Adding the video of the song mentioned in the article, plus her comments(she deserves the exposure):









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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 02:41 PM

5. Thank you, Brandi!!



Hillary and filmmaker dream hampton have also shunned this DISGUSTING event -

Ms. Hampton wrote:

”Fortune should not be giving Kirstjen Nielsen a platform to rehabilitate her image. I’ve worked all my life to tell the stories of women, girls and families. Sharing a stage with Nielsen, who separated immigrant families and put babies in cages, would have put a stamp of approval on her immoral and reprehensible actions and help legitimize the terror that Trump is inflicting on immigrants and communities of color. So I’m cancelling my attendance and encourage other speakers to do the same. I’m thankful for the organizing CREDO Action, Define American and Bend the Arc have done to hold Trump collaborators like Nielsen accountable for their atrocities.

Reputation rinsing ― using visible, celebratory platforms to restore and normalize monstrous abuse ― was actually common practice for predators like R Kelly and Jeffrey Epstein. When every infant, toddler, child and teenager Nielsen is responsible for ripping from their families is released and reunited, when attempts at restitution are made, then perhaps she can face one of them for a public “interview.” Perhaps they’ll begin by asking her a softball, like “Does she now know Norway is a white country?”


https://www.huffpost.com/entry/dream-hampton-fortune-kirstjen-nielsen_n_5da9cd1fe4b0e71d65b81d1d

dream hampton



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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 05:01 PM

14. The paragraph about "reputation rinsing" just blows me away....

....especially the part about the softball question. No, wait, it's the part about restitution to the families ripped apart.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 02:53 PM

6. May every member of Trump's admin become a social pariah among decent people

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 03:03 PM

7. That's a great statement n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 03:06 PM

8. Love Brandi.

She lives her morals, besides making great music.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 03:09 PM

9. It is disconcerting that any woman would agree to be on the...

...bill with this pariah.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 03:11 PM

10. Most Powerful Women...

Country supergroup the Highwaymen's signature tune to reflect women’s experiences throughout history. Band members Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires and Natalie Hemby split verses that take the song's narrative from the Salem Witch Trials to the Sandinistas in Nicaragua. Yola joined the Highwomen onstage and lent her voice to a verse about Freedom Riders...

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Response to TomVilmer (Reply #10)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 05:33 PM

16. That song rocks me to my core every time I hear it.

Respect for Brandi on taking this stance. That decision truly is powerful.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 03:35 PM

11. Good for her!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 04:12 PM

12. Refuse to normalize evil.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 04:47 PM

13. I wonder if Tulsi Gabbard will drop out next

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 05:04 PM

15. Staying with her values

This is the kind of example our nation needs more of.m

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