So China’s feelings are hurt by Bjork’s actions at a recent concert where she shouted “Tibet!” after performing the song “Declare Independence.” Although she has dedicated the song to a variety of independence movements in different performances, making this statement in China was courageous. If we censored ourselves because of concerns about hurting the feelings of people in different countries, South Africa would still be under apartheid, and the U.S. would still be reneging on its treaty commitments to Native Americans (oh, whoops, strike that last one).
Bjork deserves credit for doing the right thing. The Tibetans deserve to be able to practice Buddhism freely and honor their spiritual and political leader, the Dalai Lama. Musicians around the world have a rich tradition of using music to protest injustice. Go, Bjork!