YouTube comedienne Nicole Arbour released a women's edit of 'This is America' and Twitter gave a collective groan as the video basically gentrifies Childish Gambino's masterpiece.
Childish Gambino set the internet on fire when he dropped 'This is America' last week with its powerful imagery and lyrics
While the video by the rapper/singer/actor has been analysed for all its underlining message both in imagery and lyrics on the state of America, Arbour thought it would be a good idea doing a parody of it called the women's edit.
Here she basically gentrifies black art to fit a white feminist angle and Twitter had some words for her.
Tweeples were left very unimpressed by the video with Arbour having a history of making controversial videos.
In 2015, Arbour was in hot water for her 'Dear Fat People' video in what came down to her fat-shaming people in the 6-minute video. She deleted the video after the backlash but still has a slew of cringe-worthy videos such as 'Dear Trans People' and 'Dear Black People'.
Many Twitter users of all races called out the problematic nature of the video with one user commenting that "this is literally an actual representation of what the video (This is America - Childish Gambino) was talking about".
This is literally an actual representation of what the video was talking about . Prime example RT @TheRoot: YouTube comedienne Nicole Arbour has taken her unseasoned talents and gentrified Childish Gambino's “This Is America” video: https://t.co/cS8qZAdUKJ pic.twitter.com/PJR8tBOryi— Ryan Grant (@RyanGrant25) May 14, 2018
The official Twitter account for the roundtable YouTube show 'The Grapevine TV' said what most people were feeling: "Stop aligning Black plight with white feminism. Stop cheapening black art and creativity".'
I'm sorry, but absolutely not. Get out of here with this mess. We seriously can't have anything or take anything seriously. Stop aligning Black plight with white feminism. Stop cheapening black art and creativity. Just stop.— The Grapevine (@TheGrapevineTV) May 13, 2018
This Is America: Women's Edit https://t.co/nTtbj1ijOg
Here are some of the other comments from the Twitterverse.
Well, I guess we can leave it up to Nicole Arbour to ruin the music video of the year with This Is America (mayo edition)— L’inconnue (@dustinlmao) May 14, 2018
Nicole Arbour making a “Women’s Edit” of This Is America not-so-subtly says that she doesn’t see black women as women— Dominic Bambi (@garliquorice) May 14, 2018
Are we really surprised that Nicole Arbour gentrified This Is America? I mean, she tweets stuff like this. pic.twitter.com/x3xFmlNgN8— e o i n (@AUTOAMERlCAN) May 14, 2018
Can this woman Nicole Arbor seriously just fall off the face of this Earth please? First she makes a name for herself criticizing fat people, now she's gone and made a completely mockery of Childish Gambino's 'This is America'. This is DISGUSTING! https://t.co/0A0IDkMicn— Old School Degrassi (@Degrassiolskool) May 13, 2018
How Nicole Arbour imagined the reaction to her "This Is America" edit: pic.twitter.com/VMLqkFSIGy— Tuxedo Mask (@TheLoveBel0w) May 13, 2018
Me calling the police on Nicole Arbour for abusing my eyes and ears with that underseasoned Kirkland brand ass “This is America” travesty she made. White woman have so much in this world, yet somehow shame isn’t one of them. Y’all have to chill. Get y’all girl. pic.twitter.com/4F6IaqLAsp— Dewayne “Not Dwayne” Perkins (@DewaynePerkins) May 13, 2018
Nicole Arbour remade “This Is America” and...the devil is always working.— 💎 Lil Fatty 💎 (@meghantonjes) May 13, 2018
“My remake of ‘This is America’ was ironic parody.”— Zoé (@ztsamudzi) May 13, 2018
No, Nicole, if you want to have your artistry taken seriously, you’d actually understand parody & satire. pic.twitter.com/E8aRPQy5Id
Nicole Arbour's "This is America" parody is proof white people think black pain & oppression is funny. They're constantly joking about things they dont experience because they lack empathy. They laugh at our pain & deny our oppression, while stealin our culture for money. #Evil— Wokeness 'Blerd' Everdeen (@AnimeOtaku1723) May 13, 2018