When the latest racial panic kicked in, Aunt Jemima wasn’t the only household name that was deemed “problematic.” The musical trio Lady Antebellum decided they too needed to change their name since, you know “antebellum” (from the Latin ante and bellum — “before the war”) is now a racist word steeped in slavery, or something.
So apparently without doing an ounce of research, Lady Antebellum rechristened themselves “Lady A.”
There was just one minor problem. Lady A is already the stage name for a blues singer named Anita White who has been performing as Lady A for over a decade.
That’s all kinds of ironic, ain’t it?
Here these dolts go to all the trouble to grovel to Black Lives Matter by changing their “problematic” name in order to prove how virtuous and totally not at all racist they are, and they end up exploiting a black woman and appropriating her name.
Seems like an easy fix though. If Lady Antebellum can rename themselves so easily, why not just pick another name.
Like maybe The “We’re Scared of Being Labeled Racists” Trio.
But no! Lady Antebellum put some hard work into their new name – I mean they changed their Twitter handle and everything.
So instead of simply admitting they crapped the sheets by appropriating the name of a black blues singer, yesterday it was reported that the trio formerly known as Lady Antebellum decided to sue the blues singer for the rights to use her stage name.
Now, to be fair, they think they’re being charitable here. They aren’t suing Lady A to prevent her from calling herself Lady A. They’re just suing so they can call themselves Lady A as well.
Because that won’t be at all confusing.
“We never even entertained the idea that she shouldn’t also be able to use the name Lady A, and never will,” the trio said in a statement, “today’s action doesn’t change that.”
So the black chick can still call herself by your new name?
That’s mighty white of ya, guys.
It’s like how freed slaves would take the last name of their former masters.
Huh. You know, when you put it that way, maybe these guys should just go back to calling themselves Lady Antebellum.
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