South African hip-hop band Die Antwoord, who have become hugely popular among hipsters all around world through their videos and aesthetics, have a new video: «Fok Julle Naaiers» («Fuck all you»), from forthcoming album «Ten$ions».
In this song their use of the word «faggot» has led to a costly divorce with Interscope label. But, as DJ Ninja explains in a video, this does not mean Die Antwoord are homophobic – DJ Hi Tek who uses the work in the song is himself gay. See the video here, complete with an «interesting» show of to use the word «Simunye».
In any case, «Fok Julle Naaiers» is quite a dark and creepy video, in which all kind of insects crawl on the members faces and even their mouth. The last question I have, is what exactly means the «Viva ANC» graffitti next to the drawing of a man with a huge penis… Any ideas?
FOK JULLE NAAIERS from Die Antwoord on Vimeo.
I guess the question here is how would people have reacted if instead of faggot they had used nigger? (which – oh wait – they do! 3:35!) . Why do people don’t make a fuss about that? To be honest i think that raising controversy about «possible homophobic language» is just a publicity campaign for a video that is pretty much a recycled version of their previous videos/songs: nothing new, kind of boring.