aisha is on fire re: lily allen’s racist new video
Noooo, not Lily Allen too.
It’s so sad considering how bad she burned blurred lines in that video too. Damn it.
Super problematic and I think it was done ironically because of the content of the entire video, but it yes, racist definitely.
I maintain that at the writing and brain storming stage, everyone involved with that video was super on the ball and it kind of all fell apart during production.
Like you can SEE it’s meant to be a parody and satire of the way WOC are used as decoration, with the manager dude handing her branded products and MORE women and a BIGGER car and stuff… But it just doesn’t work because it doesn’t go far enough away from what genuine music videos look like and will be played and sold for the same reasons the other ones are.
It was an attempt to do some good and ended up doing a whole lotta bad.
I totally agree. With the lyrics and the video it seems like she was going for satire (which she has done pretty consistently in the past) this one just missed and ended up being just as bad as all the other white women using women of color as props. I think the intent is good but good intent does not make things not offensive and objectifying.
I swear people are so obsessed with screaming “RACISM” that if they actually saw it or experienced it they wouldn’t know how to react. the video has black women and white women twerking, even lilly was attempting to pop her ass,ok. she was in no way shape or for using black women as a prop, she how ever was over sexualizing those women. that’s one thing about satire if you don’t get it, you probably never will.