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For many years, Black celebrities have been criticized for not using their platforms to speak up and to speak out for black causes. Some were seen as selfish and inconsiderate but If you get to watch United States Vs. Billie Holiday you will understand why so many artists played it safe. The tragedy of Billie Holiday being hounded by the Federal Bureau of Narcotics for singing her signature song "Strange Fruit" was ironic because authorities thought she was inciting a riot by singing a song about lynchings.