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Posted: 10/11/2004 1:31:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2004 1:33:32 PM EST by The_Macallan]

Prince Tackles Terrorism in New Video

His new music video, "Cinnamon Girl," is a big-budget production that follows the hardships and confusions of a teenage Arab-American girl in a post 9-11 America.

It stars Keisha Castle-Hughes ("Whale Rider") who concludes the video by imagining herself detonating a bomb in a crowded airport terminal.

Following an airplane crash, presumably 9-11, Castle-Hughes is beset by racism and prejudice because of her Arab ethnicity. After being chased by her schoolmates, she watches Arabic storefront signs be replaced with English ones and is chided by her more traditionally Islamic parents.

Prince sings, "Cinnamon girl mixed heritage/ Never knew the meaning of color lines/ 9-11 turned that all around/ When she got accused of this crime."

Disillusioned and angered, Castle-Hughes' character detonates a bomb in an airport terminal, exploding herself and others. However, a reverse motion immediately following the explosion reveals that it is only a thought of hers.

"I kind of think about it as how far can her imagination go when the world comes down on her pretty heavy," says Harder. "None of it's literal, but you get the picture."
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But Harder says, "Kids are seeing real death and war on television. Kids are smarter than people think and know what's going on in the world." He adds, "The main motivation is to get people to talk about it."


Pearl Jam's "Jeremy" preceded Columbine and Jonesboro under the same auspices of simply getting people to "talk about it"... with "it" being the slaughtering your classmates in school.

Nothing like helping nudge unstable minds into action just a bit more than by planting more "food for thought" into their discussions.

I'd like to know exactly WHAT these assholes really expect young people to actually "talk about" regarding a video that sympathetically shows a girl imagining she's a homicide-bomber at LAX?

"Gee, now what provoked her to do this?"
"Who's really to blame for a homicide-bomber killing dozens of innocent people?"
"Don't ya' sometimes just feel like doing that yourself?"
"Oh that poor little girl - I can really understaaaaaand and eeeeempathize with her wanting to become a homicide-bomber"
"If it feels good do it, right?"

First you talk about it. Then when that becomes passe - then you do it.

Coming to a bus-stop, school, shopping mall or airport near you.


Link Posted: 10/11/2004 1:40:51 PM EST
Commie pinkoshadeofbrown fag
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 2:18:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
Commie pinkoshadeofbrown fag



+1,000,000

My GF likes him, though...
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