Letter: Award-winner should not be celebrated

<p><strong>To the editor:</strong></p><p>At a time in history when people are being tossed out of Congress for wearing black faces in their youth, 15 and 20 years removed, I am at a total loss to understand how much of the Grammy’s were tolerated.</p><p>Has anyone reading this actually seen the “record of the year” winner’s video? If not you should.</p><p>First off, the lyrics are unremarkable enough to have been written by a sixth grade middle schooler and don’t appear to be artistic at all. That however isn’t the problem. The video is the problem. The video is ripe with violent images that would surely generate demands for censorship if they were published by a white conservative. Instead, it is celebrated and gets the “record of the year”??? That video which Hollywood clearly considers cutting edge and award worthy is nothing short of a minority call to arms against police officers.</p><p>Some around me were shocked that I didn’t recognize or appreciate any of the “artists” at the Grammy’s. I’m shocked and disappointed they did. Nothing from someone as clearly misguided as “Childish Gambino” will ever make my playlist because trash is trash and we should not reward it.</p><p><p><strong>Mike Pflum</strong></p><p><p><strong>Martinsville</strong></p>