Hi Bayo, I agree with you, but if those individuals feel they were misled, they need to come out much more strongly in protest, rather than merely 'distancing themselves'. I think it's an act of abject cowardice that they haven't objected vociferously enough.
It makes me think these are the people who want their cake and eat it too - they want the kudos and the monetary rewards of participating in what can only be called betrayal, without taking any consequences such as blowback from their communities. We're supposed to think they got confused ?
It's actually such a hurtful betrayal of younger generations facing sophiticated, covert forms of racism that are actually more damaging than the overt times such as racist name-calling, as I wrote, in one of my recent articles this week.