So, to begin, I won’t hide the fact that I’m a HUGE Miguel fan. So, on face value, it would appear that I may be biased. However; I also pride myself on being objective, son. With that being said, if Xian Bass‘ sexual assault allegations against him are real, then I would lose A TON of respect for the man. All I know is, this isn’t a situation that should be taken lightly.
Now, for anyone who missed it, a fan just accused Miguel of gross misconduct. Xian Bass, a student at the University of New Mexico, alleged that after meeting Miguel, having a brief conversation with him and taking a selfie, he took one of her breasts out of her shirt and gave her a “disgusting look.” As expected, social media is split on the issue, with some believing Xian’s story, but many others calling shenanigans. I guess, when a popular musician is involved, the idea of rape culture is automatically dismissed. The weird thing is, athletes and entertainers have a long history of engaging in this type of behavior. In both cases, these individuals are not used to being told “no.” Shit, just ask Donald Trump, man.
Look, before I continue, let me make something clear. I believe that jumping to any conclusions is dangerous. On one hand, it’s bad to automatically believe this woman’s story without any discernible proof. On the other hand, it’s equally problematic to just dismiss her allegations because we like a singer’s music. While false accusations aren’t unheard of, women are also violated at alarming rates. In addition, our society has a terrible habit of blaming women for their own pain and agony.
In the end, I don’t know what to believe, son. I didn’t necessarily come here to offer any deep analysis. I just hope this story isn’t true. I would hate to think that an artist I have such respect for would violate a woman in this manner. Ultimately, while it’s no surprise that Nazanin Mandi, Miguel’s fiancée, would come to his aid, that still doesn’t tell the whole story. All in all, either Xian Bass is a liar or Miguel is a sexual abuser. Either way, it’s a bad situation all around. *Sigh* LC out.