Song: MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)
Artist: Lil Nas X
Today/this weekend in "let's get butt hurt (no pun intended) about an artist being an artist instead of things that actually matter (like Georgia bringing back Jim Crow)," some folks are not too pleased that Lil Nas X is riding a stripper pole to hell and catching for Satan in his latest music video. Oh no, a gay black dude who has been told he's going to hell for being who he is decided to flip the narrative into an LGBTQ+ anthem, and people who don't understand what a metaphor is are outraged. You mean the same people who think "Born in the USA" and "Fortunate Son" are flag-waving U!S!A! anthems can't interpret anything outside of face value? Who would've guessed? I'll let you find those takes on your own; I don't feel like giving them shine on a website that garnered 165 unique visits last week. Let's focus on a more rational stance!
MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) has to be the first time Satan/the devil has ever been mentioned in music!
If you don't want your kids listening to this or watching the video, that's completely fine. That's your right. You probably shouldn't let them. They are not the target audience, and if you want to blame Lil Nas X for kids getting into something "they're not supposed," welcome to the last, idk? 600 years of human history. For as long as things have been "taboo" young people have been infatuated with them.
Maybe be an active parent and have an honest conversation with your children instead of just handing a 15-month-old an iPad? Like Charles Barkley said, it's not his job to raise your kids and it sure as hell isn't Lil Nas X's job either. Lil Nas X is an artist and an intelligent one at that for using the internet to his advantage to not become a One Hit Wonder with a novelty song about a video game like he 100% would've if Old Town Road came out in 2008. Thank you for playing right into his hand; glad to see what our elected officials' biggest priorities are!
I didn't even get into the shoes because it's beaten to death, but this is not the first time Nikes have had a drop off blood in them. At least this time it's on purpose! Plus, Nike didn't make the shoes. Read more than a headline one time!