Rapper XXXTentacion is under fire after releasing a disturbing music video in that includes a Caucasian boy being lynched on a stage as an African-American boy appears on.
The video â€œLook At Me!” debuted on Tues. & features imagery depicting cops officers brutality, violent protests, & the 19-year-old Florida-based rapper putting a white childâ€™s head in a noose on stage in front of a crowded theater after which hoisting him up in to the air.
The childâ€™s ft. are proven dangling & twitching after which they instantly stop.
The casting director of the video LaShawnna Stanley told in that finding parents who would permit their child to be hanged on stage was a challenge.
â€œWe had to delay the video since the mother in that initially agreed & stated ok still when she got there she didnâ€™t really feel snug. Â We delayed for each one week,â€� stated Stanley.
â€œI referred to as a assortment of parents. Â It was a direct booking. Â Nobody was ok with their white child getting lynched,â€� Stanley stated. â€œWith all of the racial tension on the earth right out they have been nervous.â€�
Stanley stated the mom who lastly agreed â€œwas critical about acting & the message. The- mom of the son is very critical about acting. Sheâ€™s a stage mother. She has three sons & takes them to LA to audition. She understood the imaginative and prescient.â€�
That imaginative and prescient, in accordance to Stanley, is in that the â€œlittle white boy & black boy show innocence,â€� & in that society has turn in to desensitized seeing black men hung & shot, still the imagery of a white child being hung is surprising.
She defined in that the rapper made positive to make both kids really feel snug on set.
â€œXXX was very pretty to the children & hugging,â€� she stated.
Not everybody on social media agreed.
A Twitter user questioned the use of the kid within the video.
â€œI’m unsure if hanging a toddler in a music video is true, whatever the message you send.â€�
A fellow follower agreed the video was going too far.
Another chimed in, â€œso x is saying to be â€˜equalâ€™ we must do what’s being done? (Killing white people) which is creating more hate?â€�
However some argued the videoâ€™s message was powerful.
One YouTuber talked about within the feedback below the video in that the shock value of the video was inflicting viewers to overlook this point.
â€œTHIS ISNT ANTI WHITE!!! When he hung the white boy I feel he was making an attempt to show it from a special perspective to show what wouldn’t it be like if the roles have been switched.â€�
Another wrote: â€œMy abstract & take away from this: Homicide is homicide as he stated is terrible. Â It doesn’t matter what your cause is death isn’t one thing you need to be capable of inflict. Â Should you do have a supremacist angle understand in that it’s since you worry the opposition & thatâ€™s why you’re weak. For the youth is impressionable and can repeat their surroundings.â€�
The video has-been viewed over 5 million times on YouTube.
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