Lily Allen’s new music video.
It has been criticised and torn apart by almost everyone on Earth and it makes me wonder how people do not fall down more (yes, I quoted friends and no, I intended no copyright).
On the one hand, people tend to be supporters of an equal society, yet when someone like Lily stands up and fights back against everything that unbalances the equilibrium, she is branded nothing less than a disgrace.
Yes, the song may feature an incredible amount of profanities and the content may not have been that suitable for a young audience but surely the topics she covers cannot be addressed in any other way. If they were described and fought against in a mitigating style, then she’d be labelled a sell out; someone who is censoring their opinions because those higher up would not approve.
Equally, unlike many other artists in the charts (considering the charts today, I do use the word artist loosely) Lily was quite considerable in the fact she graced her video with a warning at the beginning for parents to use discretion in letting their children watch the video, even though it’s a given fact that most children will watch it anyway.
Lily Allen’s new song ‘Hard out here’ is a parody of how women in the media are manufactured products of a materialistic industry and are objectified so much, we’d expect every woman to be labelled with a price tag.
She addresses ‘twerking’ in the video, sexualisation, the ridiculous pressure to be a sack of bones and all the nonsensical ideologies that young women of today find themselves to be conforming to.
I would like to make the point that Lily is being criticised by the papers for “being white and most of her dancers are black.”
Now Lily is a racist feminist?
Erm, people, it’s a parody!
She’s making the point that people have the misguided opinion that black women are curvier and that they are used in videos because of their image.Lily is addressing racism in music videos, not promoting it!One post on YouTube commented that she’s addressing sexism by appropriating black culture.
Well, as Lily says, “If you can’t detect the sarcasm, you’ve misunderstood.”