Yeah a lot of it does come down to bland white dude being insanely popular, which I totally agree that there are literally THOUSANDS of people of color, and women, who deserve way more than him. That being said, I think he makes largely inoffensive pop music that I can enjoy. He also made this mostly hip-hop based album and outsold most actual hip-hop artists, which is kinda shitty from an industry standpoint. I think, and I could be wrong, that a lot of the negativity around him is based on how is is received as an artist compared to other artists, and being a product of a lot of shittiness in the industry. As a singular human, he seems to be a fine enough dude who makes nice music.