Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Is this Video Funny, Ghetto or Political? Welfare Gets Glamourized
The video "It's Free Swipe Yo EBT" has drawn fire for being racist and stereotypical when it comes to African Americans and the welfare system. In the video, a single mother with multiple children uses a profanity-laced set of lyrics to show just how easy it is to get welfare if you just keep having more kids. It's hard to figure out if the company releasing the video is trying to make a positive point, making a joke or just being offensive.
The video appears, to some, to be the kind of thing that might be released by the Republican Party. It even features public service announcements, telling the viewer that "This is where your tax money goes."
The video is below:
Posted by Staff at 9:21 PM