Outrage or hilarity??
Last week, Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover almost broke the Internet when he dropped the video for his new song ‘This is America.’
Cue impending memes, because This Is 2018.
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Enter the “This Is America, So Call Me Maybe” mashup, which was made by YouTube user LOTI, has virtually become an overnight hit on the Internet and already has almost 2 million hits on YouTube.
From LOTI: “I just want to make this clear, my intentions weren’t to be disrespectful to the message of the song. There’s some very messed up things going on in America right now, racism wise. There’s no denying it. This is just a shitpost that spiraled out of control. I made it in 30 minutes and posted it to have a laugh with my friends. It’s not meant to offend, but for laughter. The original video for TIA caused a great conversation, and still is. But most of the energy surrounding it is negative. I wasn’t purposefully trying to be ignorant to the climate we’re in, but i think the fact that so many people of all races are enjoying this is something to look at. It’s just a meme made to laugh at, nothing else.”
Not everyone is a fan of any “This Is America” memes, especially this one.
“Call Me Maybe” synced with “This is America” is literally the whole point of “This is America” pic.twitter.com/BPAgJRuvBH
— Rosalie (@Rosalie8710) May 12, 2018
That mixing Call Me Maybe with This is America shows me that white folks don’t listen. This is America was for y’all asses. He basically gave you the answers to the test and y’all dumb asses still failed.
— Lady Hoecakes (@BasedMoonie) May 12, 2018
The call me maybe/#ThisIsAmerica dub is disgusting, shameful, and in very poor taste. This is exactly what that song is about. Not a good look for those who are sharing it. This isn’t about being woke. It’s about stopping for once to listen to those who are hurting. Being human
— Typar (@NerdBeanKids) May 12, 2018