M.I.A, Born Free (“Ooh, God, It’s, like, anti-Gingers!”)

Despite all the hooplah around it being about the brutal persecution of Gingers by people who don’t get metaphors, it’s still a pretty well-made and powerfully gritty little video.
It perhaps should have been set in the UK since that’s where the depicted prejudice exists more, and the US setting just works to undermine it – it becomes just another anti-USA militarism pastiche.
The problem for me though is I simply don’t like M.I.A’s music; but hey, if this gets her headlines…


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