October 07, 2004

She Wore a Rasberry Bomb Belt: new Prince video blames American intolerance for terrorism

I just got finished watching Prince's newest video for Cinnamon Girl (via NEIN). You can view the video by clicking this link.

Let's just say you're not going to believe what the man who used to party like it was 1999 has to say about the GWOT. Some of you may already know that Prince gave up his little red Corvette to become one of Jehovah's Witnesses. That's cool. I respect a faith where extremism is limited to pacifism and the occasional refusal to give blood. You ever hear of an extremist Jehovah's Witness blowing people up? No. That's funny, I thought all religions were basically the same?

Anyway, with his new found insight into God Prince has produced a disgusting song with an equally disgusting video. The story line goes something like this:

Normal looking American girl, happens to be Arab. 9/11. Arab girl gets harassed by intolerant classmates. Arab family gets harassed by intolerant neighbors. Arab family demands Arab girl dress more like an Arab. Arab girl turns to Allah. Arab girl walks in through the out door. Arab girl gets harassed by Homeland Security at airport. Arab girl blows up self and everyone at airport up.

Moral of the story: Intolerant Americans to blame for cycle of violence.

And to think I once thought Prince was cool--not da bomb like the greatest band that ever was, you know, Morris Day and the Time--but cool nonetheless.

Allah has the photoshop, Malkin has the commentary.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:29 PM | Comments |