Rapper XXXTentacion is beneath hearth after releasing a disturbing music video that includes a Caucasian boy being lynched on a stage as an African-American boy appears to be like on.
The video “Look At Me!” debuted on Tuesday and options imagery depicting police brutality, violent protests, and the 19-year-old Florida-based rapper inserting a white child’s head in a noose on stage in entrance of a crowded theater after which hoisting him up into the air.
The child’s toes are proven dangling and twitching after which they out of the blue cease.
The casting director of the video LaShawnna Stanley advised that discovering dad and mom who would enable their child to be hanged on stage was a problem.
“We needed to delay the video as a result of the mother that initially agreed and mentioned okay however when she bought there she didn’t really feel snug. We delayed for every week,” mentioned Stanley.
“I referred to as a number of dad and mom. It was a direct reserving. No one was okay with their white child getting lynched,” Stanley mentioned. “With all of the racial stress in the world proper out they had been nervous.”
Stanley mentioned the mom who lastly agreed “was critical about performing and the message. The mom of the son could be very critical about performing. She’s a stage mother. She has three sons and takes them to LA to audition. She understood the imaginative and prescient.”
That imaginative and prescient, in line with Stanley, is that the “little white boy and black boy present innocence,” and that society has change into desensitized seeing black males hung and shot, however the imagery of a white child being hung is stunning.
She defined that the rapper made positive to make each youngsters really feel snug on set.
“XXX was very pretty to the youngsters and hugging,” she mentioned.
Not everybody on social media agreed.
A Twitter consumer questioned using the child in the video.
“I am unsure if hanging a child in a music video is true, whatever the message you ship.”
A fellow follower agreed the video was going too far.
Another chimed in, “so x is saying to be ‘equal’ we should do what’s being completed? (Killing white folks) which is creating extra hate?”
But some argued the video’s message was highly effective.
One YouTuber talked about in the feedback under the video that the shock worth of the video was inflicting viewers to overlook this level.
“THIS ISNT ANTI WHITE!!! When he hung the white boy I feel he was making an attempt to point out it from a unique perspective to point out what would it not be like if the roles had been switched.”
Another wrote: “My abstract and take away from this: Murder is homicide as he mentioned is terrible. No matter what your trigger is demise will not be one thing it’s best to be capable of inflict. If you do have a supremacist perspective understand that it’s since you worry the opposition and that’s why you’re weak. For the youth is impressionable and can repeat their atmosphere.”
The video has been seen over 5 million occasions on YouTube.
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