Julian Casablancas and Dev Hynes Discuss Racism | Music News

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Julian Casablancas and Dev Hynes Discuss Racism | Music News

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In late 2014, Julian Casablancas and Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes had a discussion with each other about racism, police brutality and more. The talk was originally supposed to be published in Interview magazine. According to Hynes, the magazine “didn’t want to put the interview out without it being edited… So we took it elsewhere.”

 

Earlier this week Oyster posted the interview in an edited form in which Hynes angrily took to tumblr to talk about:

 

“I spoke about such personal things, things that weren’t easy for me because I thought that it could be helpful maybe for someone somewhere out there, as well as myself, and you just took it out… like it was nothing… nothing but a distraction to your own world distraction. You had a chance to really add to something, and show people that there are real conversations taking place in the world right now, but you chose otherwise. And prove yet again that the censorship of a free speaking Black man is of less value to you than retweets.”

 

Oyster has now taken down the interview and Casablancas has posted the whole interview on his website which you can see here

 

#Peace.Love.Casablancas&Hynes

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My name is kira and I study Media and Communications. I live in the beautiful and wonderfully diverse city of Brighton. I've loved writing since a young child when I would write poems about my goldfish and leaves I found on the floor. (I'm hoping my writing style has slightly progressed since then!) I love listening to live music and try to go to as many gigs as possible. Follow my social media if you want to know more!
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