It feels inappropriate to laugh at these redubbed versions of Childish Gambino’s ‘Ths Is America’ but the songs fit too well!
The original video is so important as it deals with extremely serious challenges society needs to overcome.
In the video, Donald Glover distracts us from the chaos in the background by dancing, implying that we’re all too distracted by pop culture to focus on the things in society that actually need our attention. The irony of that in relation to these redubbed videos is not lost on this writer…
Alas, this Carly Rae Jepsen version of the video may make you shed a tear.
It feels SO bold to laugh at that!
Celebrities lauded Donald Glover’s track when it dropped last week and while Carly Rae Jepson didn’t weigh in on the new song she has been supporting March For Our Lives which calls for stricter gun control, so she may well agree with Childish Gambino’s sentiment in the video.
If you’re not a Carly fan, this version to the tune of Billy Ocean’s ‘Get Outta My Dreams’ might be more your thing.
Idk why I did this, but now it fits too well and I can’t stop watching. pic.twitter.com/eowOQpj75U
— Justine Stafford (@JustineStafford) May 13, 2018
In case you’ve been trapped in a mine with no WiFi for the last week…
This is the actual video.
It has amassed just under 100million views in less than a week.