Miguel is raising eyebrows over a number of tweets about religion and race. The Grammy winning singer began a Twitter tirade by tweeting that the cross is "historically" a pagan symbol. Miguel then called out African-Americans, calling them "the most judgmental people in the world."
The singer was quick to point out that he's "proud" of his African-American heritage, however, he continued his rant by saying that African-Americans have been "pre-programmed" to hate themselves.
In a later tweet, Miguel seemed to tone down his comments, writing that he appreciates "those who choose to think and act for themselves regardless of ethnicity or culture." He later added that "not everyone is the same."
...yet most of these people pointing the finger wear things like "the cross" around their neck. Historically, a PAGAN symbol.— Miguel (@MiguelUnlimited) May 27, 2013
we've been conditioned, pre-programmed to hate ourselves— Miguel (@MiguelUnlimited) May 27, 2013
that's why I appreciate those who choose to think and act for themselves regardless of ethnicity or culture— Miguel (@MiguelUnlimited) May 27, 2013
Of course EVERYONE is judgemental. I just PERSONALLY believe WE are the most critical of our own— Miguel (@MiguelUnlimited) May 27, 2013
Miguel recently made news when he leaped across an audience pit during a performance at the Billboard Music Awards, landing on a fan's head. He later explained that he "got caught up in the moment."
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