Just yuck, really not funny, not clever, not interesting and not talented. But this is just one in a long line of hip hop /rap songs (and I love hip hop..the good stuff, performed by talented artists why does everyone care about this one song and not mention pretty much every other American hip hop song? I think this is vile and should be squashed, but it isn't just this one song. Nicki Minaj is another example.
Change has to start small for many reasons. One reason is because if people look at the bigger picture, it just seems way too overwhelming and they give up. Another reason is because if everyone was just ranting about music in general, it wouldn't even be a blip on the radar. So what if everyone is up in arms about one song? It's making the news, isn't it? And hopefully, the next person that pens a similar song might think twice before doing it because they have seen what has happened with this one.
You've got me all wrong. It isn't logic - it is a question. I am not saying we should not stand up against this song because we don't stand up for everything. I am genuinely asking why this song? What is it about this particular song that people are so upset with? I think it is vile, but then again - I think 95% of all modern songs are vile. I don't feel it is any worse - but the same as most of the crap out there. I am really glad that people are speaking up about it though.
I am really interested in this, I read a lot about sexism, gender disparity, feminism and am studying gender studies next semester. So when I ask "Why"? It isn't to shut you down - it is really wanting to get to the bottom of the problem, to really try and work things out. You know?
Last edited by beebs; 18-11-2014 at 11:14.
You got a big ol’ butt
I can tell by the way you’re walkin’
But you annoying me… ‘cause you’re talkin’ (STFU!)
I said jump on the pole
I didn’t need your opinion
Gurrrrl I’m sippin’ on this drink
I’m tryna see what you got
Not tryna hear what you think
Regardless of who wrote the song, Redfoo is fronting the clip and singing the song therefore, he is the one who will cop the fury.
Circa 30 years ago the mainstream popular music that was causing outrage was Oliver Newton-John's "Let's get Physical", Madonna's "Like a Virgin", Frankie Goes to Hollywood's "Relax". These were the songs and film clips that were considered on the edge (or over the edge, depending on where you stood) of moral decency. I wonder what will be considered controversial in 30 years? Actually, I dread to think.
Heaven forbid a woman talk instead of pole dance and have sex.
Normally I'm pretty easy going, especially when it comes to music/art etc but this song is gross.
I'm also p!ssed that Vevo promote it and it's easily accessible to kids if they're watching other songs. My daughter had asked to watch the new 1D and Taylor Swift clips the other day, so I put TS on and as soon as it finished Redfoos song popped up. I know i's easy to solve by not allowing kids on YouTube etc but surely clips which are flagged as inappropriate shouldn't be in the promoted clips?!
And for the most part, I disagree that there is equally as bad rubbish out there. There certainly is a lot of absolute disgusting cr@p, but not to the point of what this goes to.
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