Pharrell performs “Happy” at Wal-Mart meeting though workers are anything but

Posted: June 7, 2014 in Shorts

TOPICS: WAL-MARTHAPPYPHARRELL WILLIAMSCORPORATIONSPROTESTSTRIKELIVING WAGEMUSIC,

Pharrell performs "Happy" at Wal-Mart meeting though workers are anything but(Credit: AP Photo/Bill Haber)

Pharrell Williams has wrapped up a week of controversial appearances with one more controversial appearance. After giving a bizarre interview about feminism to BBC’s Channel Four and angering his fans by wearing a Native American headdress on a magazine cover, the singer was one of a handful of entertainers to perform at corporate monster Wal-Mart’s annual shareholder meeting.

Though workers across the country have been protesting the company’s low wages and working conditions pretty heavily, “Happy” was the emotion of the hour as Pharrell kicked off the meeting at 7 AM with his signature song. When he left the arena stage in Fayetteville, Arkansas, filled with 14,000, he said without a trace of irony, “Put your hands together for Wal-Mart, guys, for making the world a happier place.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s