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Thread #163299   Message #3894434
Posted By: Jeri
17-Dec-17 - 06:56 PM
Thread Name: Jingle Bells Originally Performed in Minstrel Show
Subject: RE: Jinge Bells is Racist
And because some people will comment on the article without reading it:
'But Hamill insists she doesn't think "Jingle Bells" should be considered a racist song today, and isn't discouraging people from singing it.

"I never said it was racist now," said Hamill. "Nowhere did I say that. My point was that because it is now included in the Christmas catalog of songs attention is only given to it during the Christmas season it has eluded rigorous study."

She added: "I did not write the article to make people upset. At no point have I ever made a claim on what people should or should not sing at Christmas."

Breitbart even went so far as to claim Hamill wants Medford to cancel its annual Jingle Bell Festival which Hamill strongly denies.

"There were many incorrect details in the Breitbart article, which seemed to be timed perfectly to rile people up at this time of year," Hamill said.

"I never asked the city to stop the Jingle Bell Festival," she said. "I would never do that knowing it is an important event for the city of Medford."'