Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’ Has Been Colonized

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It was only a matter of time before someone co-opted Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” video, but who knew it would be so horrible? YouTube comedian Nicole Arbour, who got dragged a couple of years ago for a fat-shaming video, decided to put a “feminist” twist on Donald Glover’s latest.

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Arbour’s “This Is America: Women’s Edit” is, of course, filmed in a warehouse and talks about equal pay and titties. As one commenter noted:

This is America was special because of its subtlety, and how much thought was put into each part. This video removes all of that to just be a loud declarative statement about something that has little to do with the original, yet somehow they decided the same backdrop that represents a prison, and tried to replicate the South African cultural dance moves that were used for a video about women’s rights.

And if I’m not mistaken, as the video shows a black woman being hauled off by what I’m assuming are police officers, does she really say, “We just want to smile, get a mammy home”?

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