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Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino appeared as a guest host and musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend. The actor/rapper/singer premiered two new songs, “Saturday” and “This Is America.”
Glover took the internet by storm releasing a visual for “This Is America,” which gained more than 19 million views in less than 48 hours.
The video touches on many things in the background of Gambino. The background action shows police brutality, gun violence, mass shootings, social media habits showing people on their phones recording, and more. All of this while Gambino dances through the chaos, as children join him in his dance spells.
The fact that Childish Gambino’s “This is America” tackles police brutality, gun violence, media misdirection, and the use of African-Americans as a brand shield, all while dancing in Jim Crow-style caricature, shows a transcendence or mere performance and demands attention.
— Jon Spence (@reallyjonspence) May 7, 2018
For the people who didn’t understand childish gambino’s video & is only focusing on his dancing is just mind blowing. It clearly shows the violence that is currently going on in America, the people entertaining viral dance moves instead of what’s really happening & so much more.
— Wait What? (@karen_arlett18) May 7, 2018