Teen Vogue Says Patriotic Anthems Are Racist, Tells Their Young Readers to Think of America’s Crimes on Fourth of July
Teen Vogue published a slew of anti-patriotism articles on Independence Day, including one declaring that “racism and patriotism go hand in hand.”
The teen magazine has faced massive criticism in recent years for promoting antifa and glorifying abortion, anal sex and prostitution to their young readers.
The article about patriotic anthems being racist took aim at Kate Smith’s “God Bless America,” the southern tunes “Dixie” and “From Dixie With Love,” and even the national anthem itself.
“Then there’s the American anthem, ‘The Star-Spangled Banner.’ It was written by a slave-owning Washington lawyer, Francis Scott Key, who referred to African-Americans as ‘a distinct and inferior race of people, which all experience proves to be the greatest evil that afflicts a community.’ In the national anthem’s lesser known third stanza, he wrote: ‘No refuge could save the hireling and slave / From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave,'” the Teen Vogue article read.
Racism and patriotism go hand in hand. https://t.co/KngLq18yIN
— Teen Vogue (@TeenVogue) July 4, 2019
The article continued on to whine that “Patriotism is defined as ‘love for or devotion to one’s country.’ As black people, we’re expected to shut up and sing these songs that, for so long, declared and celebrated freedom that specifically excluded us; freedom that, in 2019, still doesn’t feel applicable to us. People, like Mayor Troiano, who — in the name of tradition and patriotism — continue to defend the racist behavior of historic figures by referencing what was ‘acceptable’ at the time are a problem, as those figures are. Just because racist behavior was widely accepted among white people doesn’t make that behavior right. Slavery was widely accepted for years. Does that make it less egregious? Once we know better, we have a responsibility to do better. If we don’t, we’re complicit in the continuation of racist traditions and behaviors that have been upheld in America since the first colonizers arrived.”
"This independence day, I’ll be watching the sky, enjoying the lights, the warmth of being surrounded by family and friends, yet all the while keeping close the knowledge of all the crimes this nation has committed." https://t.co/6pE7Jhskdx
— Teen Vogue (@TeenVogue) July 4, 2019
Another article for Teen Vogue pushed out on Independence Day was titled, “You Cannot Separate America’s Present Beauty From Its Violent Past.”
“This independence day, I’ll be watching the sky, enjoying the lights, the warmth of being surrounded by family and friends, yet all the while keeping close the knowledge of all the crimes this nation has committed,” the author mused.
The tweets from Teen Vogue were promptly ratioed, something they must be getting used to.
Written by Tlaleng Mofokeng, founder of an organization called Nalane for Reproductive Justice, the article calls prostitution to be decriminalized and for children to “fund public campaigns to decrease stigma.”
“The clients who seek sex workers vary, and they’re not just men. The idea of purchasing intimacy and paying for the services can be affirming for many people who need human connection, friendship, and emotional support. Some people may have fantasies and kink preferences that they are able to fulfill with the services of a sex worker,” the article, aimed at children as young as 13, states.
The hyper-political and extremely far-left magazine has also published a lengthy article last year glorifying abortion and calling for colleges to offer the procedure on campuses. The article was titled “Teens Are Speaking Up About Their Abortions Through Youth Testify” and told the stories of young women who became abortion advocates after having their own. One of the women describes how she “wants the world to know how much relief and joy her ability to get an abortion has brought her.”
The magazine has also promoted an uncritical “Antifa explainer” which glorified the violent groups and explained to their young audience what they can also do “in their own lives to stop fascism.”
Teen Vogue additionally came under fire after they published a how-to explainer on having anal sex.
“This is anal 101, for teens, beginners and all inquisitive folk,” author Gigi Engle wrote in Teen Vogue’s “A Guide to Anal Sex.” The original version of the story included nothing about engaging in safe sex — but was later edited to urge their teenage readers to use condoms.
Teen Vogue defended the article by calling concerned parents “homophobic.”
“The backlash to this article is rooted in homophobia,”Phillip Picardi, the magazine’s digital editorial director, wrote on Twitter. “It’s also laced in arcane delusion about what it means to be a young person today.”