There's one surefire way to get publicity in this country, and that's to "accidentally" expose an intimate part of your naked body during what's now commonly referred to as a wardrobe malfunction. The second way, apparently, is to be caught on video stepping all over an American flag. Lil Wayne may be under fire for the latter, but let's just take a brief moment to heave a collective sigh of relief he's not making headlines for the former, okay? (Lil' Wayne's probably-tattooed, gold-toothed penis: NOW YOU CAN'T MENTALLY UNSEE IT.)
So if you missed the flag freakout, it's all centered around the music video Lil Wayne was filming in New Orleans over the weekend. In the clip, an American flag falls to the ground behind him, then he proceeds to walk back and forth on it while singing "God Bless Amerika."
Predictable, plenty of people went insane with rage. In fact, reactions may have been a Lil too much for Wayne -- because wait until you hear his excuse for the flag-trampling.
(Lil too much? Eh? Eh?)
Ahem. Anyway, so I assumed that Lil Wayne's reason for stepping on the flag was to express disrespect, being as how the lyrics to his song include lines like, "God bless America / This ole' godless Amerika ... Damn, military minded, lost and can’t find it / The stars on the flag are never shining."
Flag desecration is often used to make a political point, and it's an act that usually gets a LOT of attention. Lil Wayne's behind-the-scenes video pretty much went viral over the weekend, and now I'm wondering if the backlash -- which he TOTALLY SHOULD HAVE EXPECTED -- ended up freaking him out or something. Because here's what he posted today:
Haaaaa. Oh come on, dude. I wasn't personally offended by the flag thing but what a chickenshit response. Please observe this video and tell me if there's any possible way he didn't realize he was stepping on the fabric:
The flag was dropped on purpose (they're never supposed to touch the ground, right?), he stepped on it on purpose. It's perfectly legal to insult the symbol of your country, but you'd better have the stones to deal with the outrage when it comes your way. God bless American celebrities ... where once the negative press rolls in, they wimp out on Twitter.
What do you think of Lil Wayne's excuse? Are you buying it?
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