Things We Saw Today: Donald Glover Doing What Kanye Thinks He’s Doing With “This Is America”
OK, I didn’t see this today, I saw it this weekend, but you know what? I haven’t been able to stop watching it, so now I need to make sure you’ve seen it, too. Have you seen Childish Gambino’s (a.k.a. Donald Glover) “This Is America” video? [CW: there are two “shootings” in this video that some may find too disturbing to watch. That said, the fact that they’re shocking, quick, and abrupt is definitely the point, and they’re not gratuitous. Your call.]
As I saw someone say on Twitter, Donald Glover is basically out here doing what Kanye West thinks he’s doing in terms of using his music as a form of activism. To be honest, while I’ve always been a fan of Glover as an actor/writer, I haven’t spent much time with the work of Childish Gambino. This song and this video changes that. This is some next-level stuff. Check it out.
- So, apparently, romance writer Faleena Hopkins thinks she’s the only one who should be allowed to use single-entendres in her book titles and has attempted to trademark the word “Cocky.” (via Pajiba)
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- In more “Johnny Depp is trash” news, he recently full-on attacked a crew member on the set of his upcoming film LAbyrinth, after he’d been drinking all day. So, um…why is he still employed? (via The New York Post)
- Former doctor and current actor and comic Ken Jeong recently jumped off the stage during a comedy set to come to the aid of an audience member having a seizure. (via People)
- So, did you know that Diablo Cody wrote a musical based on the music of Alanis Morissette called Jagged Little Pill? (via Pajiba)
- This awesome-looking exhibit in England tells museum-goers about the history of black, female circus performers. (via The Guardian)
What have you seen out there today?
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