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Sky Ferreira Denies 'I Blame Myself' Video Is Racist

April 18, 2014 (8:40 am) GMT
The singer's criticized for including African-American dancers in the music video which was released earlier this week.

was accused of being a racist after she released the official music video for her single "I Blame Myself" earlier this week. Some people are not happy with the scenes showing the singer dancing and doing seemingly illegal activities with several African-American men.

They took to social media to voice their opinion about the men's appearances. "Almost touching black men doesn't make you cool, dangerous, or liberated in 2014," one person wrote on Twitter. "I'm tired of seeing black people used as props," another wrote on Facebook.

Ferreira then responded to the criticism by posting a lengthy statement on her Facebook page on Wednesday night, April 16. "Some people are accusing of being racist. I usually do not need to feel the need to explain myself(which I'm not) but I DO feel the need to share my thoughts on the situation," she wrote. "Nothing upsets me more than being called racist because that is one of the most hateful things anyone can be."

The 21-year-old starlet then explained that she didn't use the men as "props." "Dancers make things come to life," she continued. "I auditioned a bunch of dancers,all races & my dancers were the best ones... I never exploited anyone & I don't use people in any shape or form. My brother is half black. My cousins are black. My family is Latina & Native American. Some of my family is in the video."

She then asked critics to "do research before you make such s***ty accusations about people" and thanked those who worked with her for the music video. "We have been trying to make it for a while & I'm so glad I get to share it with the world now," she concluded.

"I Blame Myself" is a single off "", Ferreira's debut album which was released last year.

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