November 25, 2005 Lyricist /Artist Pearl Burrell out of Los Angeles California slammed President Bush and FEMA in a song Burrell wrote regarding Hurricane Katrina titled " Somebody Help Me". Burrell says she wrote the song to remind people of what the victims of Katrina endured. Angry Bush supporters are outraged at the song lyrics saying that the song disrespects the President of the United States and that it should be banned and unheard. The song showcase lyrics such as "while you watched from the white house as I fell down to my knees" Calling me not an American but refugee.
Bush supporters defended the president saying that the majority of the responsibility lies on the failure of the city officials. Pointing fingers at Nagin while non Bush supporters says the song made great points regarding the Katrina Disaster and may affect the president's ratings. Outraged supporters angrily say that no one should talk to the President in this manner that Burrell has displayed in her song. While some made threats of writing a song to respond to Burrells song regarding the Disaster.
Some comments were made stating that the "African American Population in New Orleans were welfare recipients always depending on the goverment to bail them out. The song has turned political and racial with various racial comments referring to Burrell as " Brownie" and showing a complete dislike for the style of music the song was set to.
Supporters have mention contacting the ACLU while non supporters bashed back saying that a white person can and should be able to respond to Burrell's song without fear of the ACLU or the NAACP. The song has touched down in over 30 cities in the United States and 4 International countries. Burrell could not be reached for comment.
Presently the song is available to be heard for free on ISOUND . http://www.myspace.com/thelirricist.