Just in case you haven’t already seen the controversial video for M.I.A.’s ‘Born Free’ that dropped yesterday.
You probably have though.
Directed by Roman Gavras (he who directed Justice’s equally controversial ‘Stress’ video) I’m sure it has a great sociological message, but passing commentary by replacing an oppressed minority with gingers is just funny.
In it’s defence it is stunningly well made, amazingly shot and stark at just the right beats. YouTube have already banned it and are pulling the videos as fast as they are uploaded, so watch it while it’s there!
It’s a cool song too, with more than a passing nod to Suicide’s ‘Ghost Rider’.