Rapper XXXTentacion is facing huge backlash for releasing a “disturbing” music video featuring a white Caucasian boy being hanged on a stage as an African-American child looks on.
The music video titled “Look At Me!” was released on Tuesday.
The video features graphic images depicting American police brutality, violent protests. The 19-year-old American rapper is seen placing a noose around a white child’s head on stage in front of a full-house theatre and then hoisting him up into the air.
The child’s feet are then shown dangling and twitching – and suddenly stop!
The casting director LaShawnna Stanley said finding parents who would allow their child to be hanged on stage was a challenge. “We had to delay the video because the mom that originally agreed and said okay but when she got there she didn’t feel comfortable. We delayed for a week,” said Stanley.
Many social media users questioned the use of a child in the music video.
My summary and take away in this. pic.twitter.com/WRrPF9ZbN3
— DefCat (@defcatofficial) September 12, 2017
look at me! (official video)https://t.co/Gqm6omMpiw
— MAKE OUT HILL – XXX (@xxxtentacion) September 12, 2017
But some people argued the video’s message was powerful.
Here’s the video: