Toby Keith has caused a lot of controversy for his video where he points a gun at a clown dressed like President Obama. Actually, that would be racist and Toby Keith would be exiled for it, but not after his entire family was threatened by “tolerant” leftists who love expressing art in all its forms.
Snoop Dogg pointing a gun at a clown dressed like President Trump? Meh. That’s art, conservatives are uptight.
Conservatives like Marco Rubio, TMZ’s favorite Republican Senator (see Marco Rubio Schools Hollywood Halfwits: Quit Your Whining and Marco Rubio All Over TMZ. Why It’s A Good Thing…). Rubio thinks that Snoop should slow his roll…
We got Rubio at Reagan National Airport, and he took a strong stance against Snoop’s “Lavender” music video … and the imagery of Snoop aiming a gun at the prez. He says disagreeing with policy is one thing, but worries Snoop is now crossing into a dangerous area — where he’s potentially giving twisted people very wrong ideas.
“Very wrong ideas,” like perhaps shooting el Presidente is moralistically questionable? That sounds intolerant, you bigoty bigot. Snoop Dogg is expressing his creativity. His anger. He’s simply channeling his frustrations with Trump by symbolically firing a projectile into Trump’s cranium. Anyone who objects to such symbolism clearly doesn’t understand the work of Snoop Dogg, whose audience is largely symphony-goers and church choir singers, who spend all of their free time questioning the existential value of stirring coffee with a teaspoon or a whisk.
Also, Trump’s been president for two months. All the grievances Snoop Dogg has should maybe be directed at Obama, who was just president for 8 years.
Yes, Snoop Dogg has the freedom to symbolically aim a gun at anyone in his music video. Because it’s fake. No one is questioning his First Amendment right. But just because one can do something, doesn’t mean one should. Like Lena Dunham donning a string bikini. Hacking her way into all avenues of the internet. Plastering her sprawled body all over the interwebz.
In case you weren’t sure, I was being facetious three paragraphs up. While some of Snoop’s target audience might actually conductors at a philharmonic, some might actually see Snoop’s portrayal as a call to action. Think, “You know, maybe I wanna do that.”
And no, Snoop isn’t responsible for the actions of a crazy person. Not saying that. Don’t twist my words. But as Marco said, we don’t want to be condoning the shooting of a President. Or depicting a president as less than human deserving of death. See also the War on Cops.
The lineup of leftist entertainers defending this as “art” will be the only entertaining thing about this.