This is one of my stronger posts. I’ve already used two disturbing images, and now I’m about to use some fairly strong language as well: It pisses me off that Ms. Spears’s song “I’m a Slave 4 U” did so well. Not only is it obscene, but it twists the sick practice of human slavery (one of the ugliest scars on the face of mankind), and seeks to portray it as sexy and attractive. “Appalling” is an appropriate word for this situation.
“It’s just a song!” some may say. Whoever says that is ignorant and foolish. Violence is not okay. It should not be part of our world, and it certainly should not be part of sex. The song is trash. The video is trash. The whole yellow snake dance was trash. The entire concept is TRASH!
Don’t glamorize or sexualize slavery.