USA Today lists the most politically incorrect songs of all time, includes ‘Ebony and Ivory’ because… “their message of ‘people are the same, there’s good and bad in everyone,’ so let’s just get along would be interpreted as hilariously naive by the more woke factions of today’s cultural discourse.”
Because, today, of course, being ‘woke’ means believing that people of different races and cultures need to be at each other’s throats constantly in a zero-sum game of rabid identity politics.
What was the epitome of woke in 1982 is now “cringeworthy,” because political correctness is such fleeting thing. Most of the songs on the list are terrible. Some are kind of fun (“Kung-Fu Fighting”). But it is typical of the social left that these songs are deemed bad not because they are bad songs, but because they reflect what the social left views as “Bad Politics.” Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” and Aerosmith’s “Dude Looks Like a Lady” make the cut not because they say anything mean about transgendereds, but because the author thinks they don’t cheerlead transgendereds enough.
Here’s one I am surprised they missed. Maybe too obscure for the editors. It would probably make their teeny socially conscious heads explode. And what about this one (going out to you, Senator Elizabeth Warren.)
Would you ever let a leftist choose your playlist? I know I wouldn’t. Gawd, it would be mostly the Decemberists and Macklemore.
Here’s a Korean band doing a funk song called ‘Sugar Daddy.’ Is that ‘problematic’? Deal with it.