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To consider these lyrics borderline racist?

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CherryPeakerr Fri 16-Jun-17 22:32:41

I follow a YouTuber who makes lots of music videos. She has a song about leonardo dicaprio and says -

He can whip me every night like Django...

Racist? Or just ignorant?

Neolara Fri 16-Jun-17 22:36:07

I don't understand that reference at all. (Possibly because I am old.....) Can you explain why you think this is racist..

CommonSenseIsNotAllThatCommon Fri 16-Jun-17 22:39:08

Wasn't he in Django Unchained?

SailAwayWithMeHoney Fri 16-Jun-17 22:40:00

I'm not old or I'm in denial and I don't understand the reference either... can you explain the context and why you think it is racist?

steff13 Fri 16-Jun-17 22:43:24

I haven't seen Django Unchained, and I don't know the plot, other than I think Django was a slave. Leonardo DiCaprio was in the movie.

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHorrid Fri 16-Jun-17 22:43:49

Another one who has no idea what django means - I even googled it

Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design

grin

ecuse Fri 16-Jun-17 22:44:33

I haven't seen the film but isn't LDC a very cruel and violent slave owner? And Django his black slave?

If so, it's perhaps not racist insofar as it's an insult directed at someone, but I'd suggest that level of crass insensitivity and making light of a subject like that is racist, yes.

AdalindSchade Fri 16-Jun-17 22:44:38

I think referring to a white slaver and a black slave character as a 'sexy bondage' scenario is gross and obviously also racist

britbat23 Fri 16-Jun-17 22:45:14

Django is a fictional character, originally a white cowboy in a spaghetti western, more recently reimagined by Quentin Tarantino as a freed slave (a black character).

Django is the one doing the whipping so not sure how this lyric can be interpreted as racist.

Instead let's talk about whether the S&M implied by the lyric is problematic! AIBU to think S&M is profoundly feminist?

NSEA Fri 16-Jun-17 22:46:04

Idiotic lyric. Ignorantly racist. IMO.

CherryPeakerr Fri 16-Jun-17 23:00:32

Django is a film based on black slaves in the south.

It's turning slaves being whipped into something sexual.

LockedOutOfMN Fri 16-Jun-17 23:01:58

NSEA
Idiotic lyric. Ignorantly racist. IMO.

I agree.

BumWad Fri 16-Jun-17 23:02:15

Fucking hell its a song lyric confused get a grip will you

FlossyMooToo Fri 16-Jun-17 23:11:59

Its a crass referance but its not racist.

Rappers talk of their hoes hmm often but they are not sexist.

If they sang about black people desreve nothing because they are black and white people deserve everything because they are white then that would be viewed as racist.

FlossyMooToo Fri 16-Jun-17 23:13:47

It's turning slaves being whipped into something sexual.

Victoria Wood turned a hostess trolly and the Womens weekly in to something sexual in a song.....whats your take on that? grin

CherryPeakerr Fri 16-Jun-17 23:16:27

I suppose this person has a history of being racist and was a very active Trump supporter.

CherryPeakerr Fri 16-Jun-17 23:19:03

She's also dressed up as one of the slaves in the video.

TheStoic Fri 16-Jun-17 23:19:33

If they sang about black people desreve nothing because they are black and white people deserve everything because they are white then that would be viewed as racist.

Crikey, it has to be that obvious before you understand something is racist??

TheStoic Fri 16-Jun-17 23:20:14

Is she black or white herself, OP?

CherryPeakerr Fri 16-Jun-17 23:21:01

She's white.

FlossyMooToo Fri 16-Jun-17 23:21:33

Why are you watching a racist you tuber and giving them "clicks"?

Madonna depicted a black jeasus on the cross in her like a prayer video.....people dress up as all kinds of things.

If you are really that bothered stop watching and report to youtube.

FlossyMooToo Fri 16-Jun-17 23:22:55

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MrsJayy Fri 16-Jun-17 23:24:42

Soo you follow a you tuber who is a known racist and trump supporter not sure what you expect from her? Django wasn't a slave though he did whip leos character

FlossyMooToo Fri 16-Jun-17 23:26:00

No doubt you will report me for that but it was worth the deletion. Go cry to mnhq.

notknownatthisaddress Fri 16-Jun-17 23:27:24

Just found the video/song on youtube. It's bleedin' awful!!!!!!!

It's Trisha Paytas.

Look it up PMSL! grin

If I was Leo and I saw it, I'd get a restraining order.

The lyrics are a bit racist.

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