Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’ Video Has Us Shook – Watch Now!
Childish Gambino released the official music video for his new single, “This Is America,” and we are shook. Watch now.
#ThisIsAmerica references mass shootings & hysteria, guns handled with respect & care, yet many will not watch this video as they will find it too graphic and offensive! The truth hurts America! Donald Glover you nailed it. ?
— Paula Jones (@LoveBeingNanny) May 6, 2018
The more you watch the #ThisIsAmerica video, the more you realize that there's so much going on in the background and that Donald is just a distraction – and that's the whole point. #StayWoke (don't catch you slippin' now)
— Siyabonga Mahlaba ? (@sabu_mahlaba) May 6, 2018
People are so caught up in Gambino’s shoot that they don’t even realize what the hell is going on in the background. He’s literally talking about people who don’t care about what’s happening in society, but care about the latest dance fad. He’s talking about y’all.#ThisIsAmerica
— E-Money ? (@imanimlewis) May 6, 2018
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
— Nichia (@nicky_furiosa) May 6, 2018
If you're too busy making fun of Childish Gambino's dancing to actually understand the message, this song is about you. #ThisIsAmerica ??♀️
— Anisha (@NishaaBonquisha) May 6, 2018
Notice the kids follow in his footsteps and look to him for their next move. But they are also the first to clean up his mess. #ThisIsAmerica
— CeejTheDay (@xtraceej) May 6, 2018
So… Donald Glover/Childish Gambino can act, sing, rap, perform stand up comedy, and dance all at a professional level. Got it ✔️ #thisisamerica
— herbert hootie hoo (@heyholymackerel) May 6, 2018
So many layers of symbolism
-References to mass shootings & hysteria
-Black men shot; meanwhile the guns are handled with care
-The current state of hip hop; seemingly unaffected by anything going on
I could go on. Donald Glover you nailed it.#ThisIsAmerica
— Mario (@MarioLipkin) May 6, 2018
Donald Glover is too talented. It's overwhelming. #ThisIsAmerica
— Cousin Carl (@carlchery) May 6, 2018
What are your thoughts about the video?