by Lewis Manalo
The BBC reports that MIA’s racially-charged music video has been pulled from Youtube, whose spokespeople cite “rules [that] prohibit content like pornography or gratuitous violence.” But on a Youtube that condones bare-knuckle boxing and war violence, isn’t the censorship of MIA really about fighting her message of hate?
Click through if you haven’t yet seen MIA’s explicit video.
And to keep the debate balanced:
The central issue that seems to have escaped the bulk of the debate is if the tune is any good. I say, that when all her other songs sound exactly the same, at least this one sounds different.