Famous singer from Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, is being criticized by her fans for a post that seemed insensitive about the wildfires in Hawaii. She owns a vacation house on Maui.
As you might have heard, Hawaii is going through a terrible time with destructive wildfires. Many communities and towns are being destroyed, and unfortunately, a lot of people have lost their lives.
Numerous famous people have shared their condolences and support for the people affected. One of them is Stevie Nicks.
However, some fans are upset with her for seeming out of touch with the situation. She shared a post about her niece’s vacation at her holiday home near the historic town of Lahaina on Maui. This rubbed some people the wrong way.
Although some fans believe her intentions were good, others think the post shows a lack of awareness and privilege.
Stevie Nicks wrote, “As I’m sure you’ve heard, the island of Maui, where I have owned a house I’ve been staying at since the 80s, and the charming town of Lahaina, burned down in the past few days. And to make things worse, my young niece, along with her husband and little boy, had just arrived for a much-needed vacation before she starts her school year (she’s becoming a psychologist) for 10 days. They only had a day and a half of fun before the fire started.”
She went on to describe how her niece had no way of knowing about the fast-spreading fire and how the island means a lot to her, along with Fleetwood Mac “and their families.”
“Mick and I came here in 1978, went up to Kula to look at a huge, beautiful house and stood in front of it listening to the gentle magical wind,” she said. “He said to me – ‘I will live and die on this island.’ I knew he was telling the truth. John also lived here in Maui for a long time – Christine never lived here but visited many times.”
One fan replied, “Oh Stevie, I love you, but Native Hawaiians lost their homes for generations to come. Your niece’s vacation being ruined is minor in comparison. This wasn’t the right thing to post.”
Another fan commented, “I’m really disappointed by this post. You have a lot of privilege. It’s not about someone’s vacation being ruined. You should offer help and support. This post feels very self-centered and surprising. I used to look up to you, but this is heartbroken.”