Is “Accidental Racist” Just Plain Racist?
New music brought on the scene by an unexpected duo, rap artist LL Cool J and country star Brad Paisley, has the music industry reeling.
The song, Accidental Racist, is meant to draw attention to the unspoken misconceptions of different backgrounds. The song includes dialog between two men trying to understand their differences, and how one can be an ‘Accidental Racist.’ The song has good intent, but not all bloggers and fans would agree. Jezebel.com called it “a mournful ballad about how hard it is to be a white man,” and many people are calling the song one of the worst songs ever created.
Topics that involve race are taboo to most people. Are these men noble for trying to break the mold, or is this record a flop?
‘Accidental Racist’ will be on Brad Paisley’s album Wheelhouse. To hear the controversial song click here and tell us what you think.
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