After the Dayton Daily News announced that two more scheduled speakers have announced that they will not attend the Springboro Tea Party rally over the racist Internet rants of its founder, Sonny Thomas has posted an incredible defense over this racist tweet:
According to Mr. Thomas statement released on the Springboro Tea Party’s website, you can blame the Bee Gees and Steve Jobs…
“As I am a lifetime music lover of all genres, I always have some sort of song that can fit almost any occasion or situation. Coincidently the song ?Spicks and Specks? by the Bee Gees had been on my player. I made the reference to the song not stopping to think of the era that it was produced and taken out of context could be offensive to some people. (emphasis added.)
In case you were wondering whether the Bee Gees released an un-P.C. song referring to Latinos as “Spics” that has been covered up almost as well as Disney as the movie “The Song of the South,” um, no, that’s the one musical sin they DIDN’T do as these lyrics make clear.
It’s about the only time I bet the Bee Gees’ work has even been accused of subliminally promoting the idea of gunning down immigrants.