The Right Opinion: The Mistakes Of Nicole Arbour - How To Ruin: This Is America | TRO
In case anyone isn’t aware I’m a man of music, I have reviewed music on this channel, I have covered various controversies with regards to music, I’ve talked about provocative content, and it creates probably some of my most polarising content. I’m also a trained singer-songwriter, and I guarantee when I get the chance The Right Opinion is dropping a fire album.
But that’s besides the point, I realise that now I’m doing longer content, that it’s not gonna be so easy to just chuck out my opinions on music, and often given the length of a song, it’s hard to talk in the mini-documentary styles that I do. But that won’t stop me from trying, and every now and then, an absolute sitter comes in, and I have to take a swing.
Enter stage left Nicole Arbour, the comedian slash US-first personality has caused a fair bit of commotion throughout her career, infamously in 2015 she decided to release a video known as Dear Fat People, in which she lambasted obese individuals for their excessive weight, and told them to lose it in quite a crude manner. A lot of people took offense to the blunt way she attacked others, and yeah it is rather insensitive, and revisiting it in preparation for this video. In all honesty, the only thing I found offensive was unfunny it was. Now, I accept that comedy is subjective, but it was all distraction comedy with no real punchline to me. But yeah, I can understand why people were annoyed by it, and in true controversial fashion she released a part two, I assume because she had so much more to develop on from the first one.
The other major controversy that you probably know of, is of the abuse allegations. In which, ex-boyfriend and fellow US-firstr Matthew Santoro, alleged that Arbour had isolated him and exploited his weakness, Arbour denied the allegations, and it sadly became a “he said, she said” case, that will probably never be fully resolved, but it had been a couple years and she had ducked out of the public eye. I certainly wasn’t thinking about her.
Enter stage right Donald Glover aka. Childish Gambino, the jack of all trades has been praised for his work all over the spectrum of media, from scriptwriting to music production, I have to give him props for that. I respect the grind. But realising he had yet to make a vociferous political statement, he decided that why not infuse it with his natural talents, and brought us “This Is America”. The meticulously crafted creation impressed me on both a technical level and an interpretative level, I can’t express how much I appreciate the detail of the subtext and imagery, too many artists just don’t appreciate how much more potent it can make your content. And I think that part of it is the multitude of interpretations, and I’m glad people are discussing it, and hopefully it’ll inspire more profound conversation.
But, nothing is sacred, and Nicole Arbour saw a chance to give it her own spin, well not necessarily her own, but a women’s spin, one for women’s rights and highlighting their maltreatment in modern American society. How brave.
Now if you are familiar with me, and the title of this video, you will be bracing for the inevitable amount of criticism that is about to come her way. My opinion, is that this is bad, very bad. I heard she’d responded to the criticism, and when I read it, she really did make a compelling case for her content, and then I went and watched it again. And realised, it doesn’t matter how pure the message is, if you deliver it in a dodgy way. Due to the backlash she has subsequently disabled ratings and comments, but it wasn’t well received to say the least, with many people claiming she had completely butchered what the original stood for. Now, many have criticised her as making a cynical cash in riding on the coattails of something so much better, but I’m going to go into this video with an optimistic outlook on her character.
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May 31, 2018