My Favorite Tweets About Childish Gambino's "This is America"
Unless you live under a rock, you've heard and seen Childish Gambino's new single "This is America." The song and visuals are provocative, eye-opening, and frighteningly realistic of how we as Americans treat each other, ourselves, and our surroundings; or moreso how we DON'T treat each other, ourselves, and our surroundings. I found some extremely profound commentary on Twitter from some eagle-eyed viewers who caught onto some of the more hidden and in-depth symbolism and imagery, so I'm here to share with all of you. Scroll to the bottom for the full video, and comment below your thoughts!
I've watched @donaldglover's new music video a few times now and the first time I watched it I had a familiar, primal discomfort that I couldn't place.— KYLE A B (@kyalbr) May 6, 2018
It wasn't until the third watch that I realized it was reminding me of Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange (1971).
Some thoughts: pic.twitter.com/8xCgpaHCXD
Click on this Tweet and see the whole thread. It is probably one of the most eye-opening of all of these (no pun intended).
Summed up: The American fabric is selling distractions and superficial livelihoods, while in reality avoiding gross systematic issues that we ignore because it’s easier to live a lie than to confront the truth. #ThisIsAmerica Childish Gambino Donald Glover #PoliticsNation pic.twitter.com/rPuu5Ycsc4— Tony (@ImKnotTheOne) May 6, 2018
Death riding the Pale white horse while he is followed by Hell (represented by police) going totally unnoticed because of dancing and pop culture in the foreground is the single greatest cinematic message I’ve seen in a music video to date. #ThisIsAmerica pic.twitter.com/DYaPjbvoym— Isaiah Persons (@PersonsIsaiah) May 6, 2018
Here's the official video; comment below your thoughts and questions!