In case you missed it, a "just mad!" unnamed Christian mom from California went viral earlier this week (in a video that was actually uploaded last year) after she began to cry in a fit of hysteria while reading the lyrics to Vince Staples' song "Norf Norf."
The song was apparently on rotation on her local radio station, which her pre-teen daughter loves to listen to. She could not believe what she was hearing. She recalled the days that the radio was filled with light-hearted wholesomeness... you know, like Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears. What has become of the world? She ranted and read all the lyrics (including the n-word about a million times because #whitetears) and cried to her invisible social media audience for 11 minutes straight as her youngest kid played behind her. "This is what our youth is being subjected to," she weeped. It's surely a sight to see.
While over 1 million people having watched the video, the general consensus is that she's a hot, privileged, overreacting mess. While the video has over 11,000 dislikes (compared to 2,000 likes on YouTube), and countless comments that ridicule and shame the young mom online, Vince Staples has a completely different opinion and approach.
“I don’t really have much to say about the video — I don’t think it’s funny at all,” Staples told The Independent. “It’s not right to attack someone over their stance, their opinions, and their religion. I think that’s very immature.”
He later took to his Twitter to explain further: "What I was saying was that the woman in that video is clearly confused on the context of the song which causes her to be frightened," he wrote. "This misunderstanding of our community leads to miscommunication which we should convert into a progressive dialogue." See his full response to the controversy below.
What a thoughtful response to a rather unthoughtful and highly disconnected response to his song. Do you agree?
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