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Thursday, August 17, 2023

Gen Z are trying to cancel Judy Garland for doing blackface in a movie years ago

Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that Gen Z are trying to get Judy Garland canceled for doing blackface in a movie years ago.

Taking to social media, a Twitter user wrote: "two movies. a year apart. same bitch.
shoutout to Gen Z for teaching me this."

There is no one like Judy Garland. The voice, the glamour, the tragedy. She is the nonpareil of damaged resilience. An empathic icon of marginalized people, Garland was a hero to many…but couldn’t save herself. Judy’s anguish manifested in her incredible stage presence as well as social activism.  

Judy was a gay icon long before her death on June 22, 1969. (Claims that her passing sparked the Stonewall Riots a week later are still debated.) Garland’s life strongly resonated with that community, while she empathized with her audience and their struggles: The pain of leading a double life. The psychic cost of repressed emotions. The need to be loved authentically. Garland was also committed to the Civil Rights Movement. She supported the 1963 March on Washington, using her connections to help organize and fundraise alongside Josephine Baker, Sidney Poitier, Lena Horne, Paul Newman, Rita Moreno, and Sammy Davis, Jr.  

Weeks later, the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing killed four children and injured dozens in Birmingham, Alabama. Garland rallied friends, family, and the public to raise money for hospital bills and funeral costs of blast victims. Judy Garland channeled her own heartache into strengthening other people. She used her celebrity to address inequalities and her performances to uplift audiences. The raw power, emotion, and relatability of her voice–on and off screen–still touches people. 

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