Any movie star discussing the subject, both professional or con, goes to get clicks. Tons and many ’em. We noticed that with Seth Rogen’s current feedback on the poisonous pattern, and the identical is going on now with comic Katt Williams.
The phrase “Cancel Tradition” is a website online proprietor’s dream (and a free thinker’s nightmare).
So that you’d suppose a viral music video dubbed “Snowflakes,” referencing Cancel Tradition together with too many different scorching button points to rely, would generate countless news tales.
And also you’d be mistaken.
Rapper Tom MacDonald’s “Snowflakes” video boasts 4.1 million views in simply 4 days. That’s newsworthy in and of itself. It doesn’t cease there, although.
“Snowflakes” tackles Black Lives Matter, the woke era, socialism, bigotry, trans points and extra. It’s a feat stuffing so many themes into one irresistible track. That’s MacDonald’s modus operandi. He’s additionally famend for telling the woke mob off in blunt however humorous phrases.
The brand new track, like earlier MacDonald tracks, excoriates social justice platitudes. “Snowflakes” suggests the uber-tolerant crowd will be extra bigoted than their opponents. “Snowflakes” builds on that philosophy, tackling Cancel Tradition in a means anybody can grasp:
We’re all afraid to talk the reality. The extra afraid we get, the extra we hate those that do.”
Subsequent, he’s assailing socialists for his or her simple-minded critiques:
Blaming capitalism like that’s the explanation issues are powerful
Whilst you tweet from an iPhone and sip on a Starbucks
Need extra incendiary lyrics?
If America’s so horrible and racist
It most likely isn’t secure to encourage immigration, simply saying
I hear ’em preaching at a protest that hatred’s the issue
However hating straight males, white people, and Christians is frequent
Ashamed to be American? Okay, that’s cool
‘Trigger truthfully, we’re all ashamed of you too
“Snowflakes” isn’t only a YouTube sensation. The track hit the highest of the iTunes charts, in accordance with Headline Planet, one of many few news shops to notice the achievement.
The video’s most provocative ingredient? MacDonald pokes enjoyable at pronoun utilization, a core a part of the trans motion’s philosophy, whereas that includes a trans lady within the video. Sure, that’s Blaire White lip synching a part of the “Snowflakes” track. She’s a trans lady who rejects the progressive narratives on BLM and third wave feminism.
So the place’s the media protection? The outraged headlines? The suppose items condemning MacDonald for defying the groupthink, maybe? MacDonald has no label to name his personal. He’s a self-made man upending the music world on his personal phrases. Once more, that needs to be catnip to a good reporter.
A fast Google News seek for “Tom MacDonald Snowflakes” reveals a couple of right-leaning shops protecting the video’s success. That’s kind of it.
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Media bias operates on two distinct ranges. Some reporters unfairly cowl choose matters, bending the reality to suit a most popular narrative. Others ignore topics solely if they will’t be framed in a strategy to disparage them.
It seems news shops don’t know tips on how to cowl MacDonald in a means that diminishes his lyrics and rising clout. In order that they fake his hit-making excessive jinks aren’t taking place.
“Snowflakes” is much from MacDonald’s solely declare to fame. The unbiased rapper has been dropping viral video smashes for a while now. Not too long ago, his single “Expensive Slim” grew to become a high 5 smash on Billboard’s Rap Digital Tune Gross sales Chart together with no. Eight on the Digital Tune Gross sales Chart. The track’s video generated north of Eight million views since its Could 14 debut.
After all, media shops beforehand lined MacDonald within the cruelest methods doable. Showbiz 411 shared this details about MacDonald.
I’m assuming there will likely be no radio play, even when to make enjoyable of it. That’s the way you normalize….
There’s no label concerned. MacDonald simply uploaded “Faux Woke” to iTunes and YouTube. However he’s managed to search out 8,000 prospects. That ought to fear everybody. MacDonald has 10 songs streaming on Spotify together with one, “All people Hates Me,” that has 20 million streams.
The Dallas Observer dismissed MacDonald for his “Coronavirus” track, regardless that the rapper’s lyrics proved prescient.
“The federal government’s lyin’ / They’re attempting to maintain us calm by way of the sirens” and “This a pandemic, however we don’t take heed to the news / Trigger they lied to us for years so how we all know that this the reality?”
MacDonald doesn’t want radio air play to change into a sensation. He did it on his personal phrases, thanks. It’d assist to have media shops seize his revolutionary success, however it’s clear news organizations would quite fake he doesn’t exist.
His ballooning fan base and solopreneur mindset are doing the heavy lifting for him.