When it comes to issues involving her native Sri Lanka, the U.S. president, or confronting fashion tycoons, M.I.A. certainly does not hold her tongue or—in this case—tweets. I’m not going to get too political around here, but Ms. Arulpragasam does have a point: Only two days after running an article with the headline “Video of Sri Lankan Executions Appears Authentic, U.N. Says” on their news blog The Lede, The New York Times Travel section counted down “The 31 Places to Go in 2010.” So what “teardrop-shaped island off India’s coast” landed the number one spot? Ugh…
“FUCK NEW YORK TIMES!” M.I.A. tweeted (Kanye caps are hers). “DO YOU THINK YOU NEED TO GO HERE ON VACATION?” Her tweets are accompanied by gruesome Twitpics of dead bodies, which are presumably of victims of the country’s brutal civil war.
“HERE IS THE LUSH COASTLINE THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT,” she continued, with a photo of hanged children, adding later, “GET YOUR PRIORITIES STRAIGHT.”
Something tells me that M.I.A. will come through on her promise to keep LP3 “honest.”