Diamond features Confederate flag in latest video, KOT reacts
Diamond Platnumz, the Tanzanian musician, has been called out for featuring Confederate flags in his latest song video titled Gidi.
As per a report on BBC, the confederate flag was designed in South Carolina in the US after it declared that it was going to be its own nation leading to a civil war in the 1860s.
First raised in 1962 as defiance against civil rights and a white supremacist response that intimidated black people, the flag is seen as divisive and a symbol of slavery and racism.
Kenyans on Twitter had this to say in regards to the use of the flags. https://twitter.com/ItsMutai/status/1496052452088553472?s=20&t=RxMz3f84ci9kPD3skvhLcg
I blame it on tz education system, but diamond is a G O A T in human skin
— Dr Villa ? Ross (@DrVillarose) February 22, 2022
You are expecting that guy to know anything about Confederate flag? Probably the only thing he knows about U.S.A is their accent.
— Lisomo (@Real_Lisomo) February 22, 2022
Him & his team needs do more research on confederate flags,they no longer in use btw but they remind us of a dark history,which we
shouldn't be proud of.
— MK (@MghuloKelvin) February 22, 2022
your enemy must not be my enemy
Simply because those flags are offensive in some parts of the world doesnt make them a concern for others
Who in Tanzania or much of Africa even knows about confederate flags
— it’s kinyua abala (@abala_kinyua) February 22, 2022
You can't blame him, the flag and it's history is yet be told in swahili.. Yake mapozi tu
— Okoro Bobo (@Georgejintao) February 22, 2022
America's history isn't Tanzanian history. As much as the west keeps pushing their agendas, norms and culture towards the rest of the world really makes me wonder. Is diversity the enemy of change and progress? Or is change the enemy of diversity and progress thereof?
— Zap (@EnockAbel1) February 22, 2022
I have to admit you have posed a tough challenge. Irrespective of any, was it really necessary being featured in the video? A vibrant and internationally growing artist wouldn’t choose his/her fan base??
— Maarinda (@waMugwasi) February 22, 2022
Be it as it may, the video released three days ago has scooped 1.7 million views so far.