Not long ago, when Barack Obama was president — it feels so good to say that in the past tense — no one dared to poke fun of him in Hollywood films or music videos, fearing the label “racist” would be swiftly applied, a stigma never to be shaken.
Strangely, that all changed the moment Donald Trump was sworn in as president. The attacks on him — and his family — have been the most ruthless we’ve seen yet coming from the left, particularly from the entertainment industry.
Rapper Snoop Dogg recently released a music video wherein he shoots a clown dressed like Trump with a fake gun, sparking controversy and outrage all across the country.
After all, could you imagine what would’ve happened if a conservative artist did such a thing with Obama? Riots and looting would’ve broken out across the country.
Fellow artist Ice-T was asked for his thoughts about Snoop’s video, and what he thought the reaction would’ve been had someone did this to Obama. What he says is pretty despicable, though not unexpected.According to The Smoke Room: Rapper Ice-T said that he thinks Snoop Dogg shooting a clown dressed up as President Donald Trump in his video was just “artisitic,” but if it was Barack Obama that “would be terrible.”
On Monday night, the 59-year-old rapper and actor told TMZ he stood behind Snoop’s latest video for “Lavender” in which he shoots at the president with a toy gun. Adding, that the president “brings a lot of these jokes onto himself.”
“It’s basically him saying everybody is a clown including Trump,” the rapper said. “Which I think we all agree. The problem is where you point the gun against the president, that’s against the law.”
“You know you got to know that, you can’t kill the president,” he added. “But he pushed the line. He had the edge going right there.”
The rapper’s friend added because it was a toy gun that shot confetti, it was artistic.
“It was artistic,” Ice-T replied. “I think he played the line right there.”
“I think it would be terrible,” he added when asked what if it was Obama instead. “Obama wasn’t the same kind of guy as Trump. It was very hard to make an Obama joke it wasn’t because of his race, it was because Obama was such a smooth character.”
Smooth character? Anyone else almost toss their cookies at such a description of one of the country’s worst presidents ever?
Listen, it doesn’t matter who’s in the Oval Office. Pretending that you have a desire to inflict pain and death on a sitting president is absolutely horrid and uncalled for.
This principle also applies to Obama. No one should be wishing harm on our nation’s leaders. That’s wrong, and, in some cases, cause for legal action.
What’s outrageous about this whole thing is how people on the left get a pass for being degenerates simply because the president is a Republican.
The same rules should apply to all the players in the game, regardless of political party affiliation. If it’s wrong morally to create art showing Obama being shot — and it absolutely is wrong — then the same applies in this situation.
What Snoop did isn’t art.
It’s a lame attempt by a musician losing his audience, desperate to regain some fame. And you know what desperation makes you look like? A clown.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]