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NEW FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE VIDEO IGNITES RACE ROW /ONLINE PETITION SET UP CALLING FOR THE BAND TO APOLOGISE

November 25, 2011 8 comments

Check the latest video from Florence and Machine ‘No Light , No Light, which is interesting. The video has apparently ignited a race row because of its imagery.

Florence is in a church along with a group of choir boys and I am guessing they represent all that is good and innocent in the world. Then up pops a man ( it looks like he has been rolled in tar), who practices Voodoo, chases after a terrified Florence, sticks pins in to a doll and dances/rolls around the floor of the church possessed. He represents Evil.

[Thanks Marvin Sparks]

In response to Florence’s fans who have jumped up to defend the star, website Racialicous had this to say,

All sorts of defenses and excuses are being pulled out of the hat to try and label this music video as anything other than what it is: racist. Glorifying the white female central character as representing goodness, all while vilifying the evil dark skinned heathen Other. The number of times this has been done in film date back to one of the very first blockbusters, D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation, and continue on until today with this latest incarnation. But in this age of “colour-blindness” and “post-racial” talk, we confront a fairly new beast: vehement denial.

Click HERE to read full article.

An online petition has also been set up calling for the band to apologise. Click HERE to view.

Oh dear…

Your thoughts please. Do you think this video is racist or is it just “art”?

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