MIA`s New Video: Born Free [NSFW]

Submitted by: WalkinAftr12 7 years ago in Weird

Could this Anti-Ginger video be too much for YouTube? Enjoy this link while it lasts. PS: I-A-B IS PRO-GINGER!
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Female 3
I honestly believe this couldn`t have been about the Arizona law because the law passed on 23/4/10 and the video came out 3 days later this video seems too well edited and put together to have been created in a few days.
Just a thought...
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Male 10,338
@metalmorgan:

Because Britain ruled her people for 100 years?
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Male 110
@auburnjunky

Why would they be British Flags anyway?
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Male 110
I don`t get it. Was the film maker just demonstrating his talents and picked the theme of a world against Gingers out of a hat?
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Female 247
I don`t even get it...is this supposed to be some kinda of fictional thing? I think showing people getting blown up like that, even if it`s fake is a little far...
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Female 33
this goes way too far
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Male 21
Ron Weasley!
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Male 57
Ha, all of you who argue about rights and cry "Stop This! Ginger Power!" are idiots.. And so are those who find some symbolic/underlying meaning in this video.. Jesus Christ people, I find more entertainment in reading your comments than the video itself.. Quit being a bunch of pussies & just enjoy it for what it is. Ginger`s are different, some embrace that while other segregate, its apart of humanity.. Deal with it!
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Male 340
"Go be fat somewhere else!"
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Male 1
beat that fat guy.
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Male 10,338
"it allows police officers to openly harass ANYONE they suspect is an illegal alien even if they aren`t."

Um no. No it doesn`t.
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Female 665
POO`S DRATED!
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Male 195
Probably something to do with Arizona. Loss of fundamental rights. Get people thinking.
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Female 467
wot the drat was that mental poo :O
a ginger ira style gang
and wtf was the poo with the old ppl dratin?
and then the ginger nazi camp like wtf?
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Male 569
....huh?
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Male 26
Probably one of the best videos that has ever been posted on IAB
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Female 168
What did I just watch?
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Female 346
Whoa, that one ginger got blown the drat up.
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Male 10,855
I don`t even observe these kind of messages a lot in radio, films, games, etc.

I will admit I don`t visit YouTube very often though.
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Male 10,855
Back to the immigration law in question while it does not promote the massacre and slaughter of illegal aliens, it allows police officers to openly harass ANYONE they suspect is an illegal alien even if they aren`t. Since the United States is having border control issues in the south guess whom are going to be the most likely target of such a harrassment?

As far as the "polluting" claim this is actually a first I`ve ever seen of such a video. I watch a lot of TV, but perhaps I don`t watch the same TV as you do auburnjunky. Have YOU really seen a lot of these ads lately?
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Male 10,855
They would do so by massacring Sinhalese communities.
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Male 10,855
I stand corrected, partially. It`s not the Tamils who are to blame, it`s the Tamil militant group LTTE. On some occasions this group was actually trying to promote the massacre OF OTHER TAMILS!
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id shave my head
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Male 10,338
@Cajun:

I was talking to swanky.

Britain took over Sri Lanka in the 1800`s, and didn`t release control until 1947.

If you think she was referring to the Sri Lankan civil war of 1983 to 2009, then you have to admit that the Tamil were the ones who were at fault.

The country mandated language, and they started an uprising.

Not saying that it was right or wrong. I don`t live in Sri Lanka so I have no opinion of what happened there, but if you side with the Tamil in that situation, that would be similar to siding with the South in the American civil war. (except the slavery part. Don`t be foolish.)

This is what I saw in the video. American flagged police harming redheads and forcing them to run away across a desert. If this doesn`t look like what the liberal left is polluting the media with as far as Arizona`s treatment of Mexicans goes, you are blind.
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Male 10,855
@auburnjunky
Why would the Sri Lankan military have British flags on their shoulders? Heck why would they have ANY flags on their shoulders?

About your second point you`re right,
it was much worse.
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Male 25,416
8 mins 29 secs. that was a bit messy! that whole film clip was just aweful! i know its got a symbollic refference but, some things shouldnt need to be portrayed in an unlikely scenario, poor gingers!
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Female 3
@auburnjunky

well that`s for damn sure what the song is actually about. though that idea may not be also right for the video.

it could be her or Gavras`s(director) way of making it a some what more relatable scenario for the people outside of Sri Lanka. Don`t take the video so literally.
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Male 10,338
@Swanky:

Then why don`t the cops have British flags on their shoulders. Look again. Those are US Flags.

Then why are they rounded up and taken to the border, and told to run home or be shot? That never happened to her people.

Please.
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Female 3
It`s supposed to be about the Tamil people being killed by Sri Lankan forces. M.I.A. herself is Tamil.
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Male 10,855
I should specify on the previous comment:
The wars Canada had with the indians.
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Male 10,855
Here`s another thing about the Indians. Our wars were collectively longer AND deadlier than the wars that happened in Canada.
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Male 10,338
@Cajun:

Yes and I am aware that law has nothing to do with race, or gender, or hair color. Soooooooooooooo.
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Male 10,855
@auburnjunky
You ARE aware that the AZ immigration law is still in effect right? Also regardless of how hard people will fight every society will ALWAYS have their idiots and bigots (and I`m not saying names).
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Female 1,743
-_-
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Male 282
nny156....

18-29 Canada.......enough said.


LMAO
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Female 268
that was gorgeoussss
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Male 645
redhead men = wierd
redhead women = hot

double edged sword...
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Female 934
@ kateandjosh

Aw, you actually put a good one up! So sweet!
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Male 2

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Female 934
Thanks, I felt it was time to let the grease on this frying pan slide.
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Male 10,338
@outdoorminer:

That was epic.
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Female 934

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Male 85
So first they came for the gingers and i dint protest becuse im not a ginger i guess thats the message but why is there an old guy smoking crack and fat pepole having sex? and the end bitwere the guy blows up just reminds me of that monty python scetch in the restraunt so i just laughed. But i still cant stop wachin the vid
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Male 10,338
@nny156:

Also, I was responding to the fact that some people think this is "topical" as to say this is how we treat/will treat Mexicans.

The past is the past. All countries have made these mistakes. America, Australia, Canada, Britain, France and Germany are the biggest examples. All we can do is learn from them and not repeat them.

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Male 10,338
@nny156:

Pwned by katenadjosh.

Word to ya mutha.
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Male 2
@nny156

Now I don`t normally post here but the American bashing is a little old. First of all, you are from Canada but are pointing out the Reservations in America. While America is quite guilty for that... most Americans are aware of it. Now in Canada, you are just as guilty but most are completely unaware. Hear of Nunavut?

In fact, most "first world" countries are just as guilty as the next for oppressing someone and stealing from another. The problem lies in the example WE ALL are setting for lesser developed countries as to how we got here.

Take a look at North Korea, or China. Those are countries where this video are a reality and the only places where realistically... we can expect this sort of police state. The likelihood of this happening in the States or England are nil (suck it, anti-government hippies) but it is happening elsewhere and we as a WHOLE are at fault for our historical examples.

Look in your closet before mine.
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Male 349
If there was ever a case for condoning genocide this is it.
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Female 4,039
It`s about genocide in general.
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Male 182
@Auburnjunky

"It was absolutely ridiculous to represent America in this way. I get what she is saying but at least use a country or people who have actually DONE something like this. "

yeah cause i guess your just not counting the Japanese internment camps in WW2 or Guantanamo bay or the way America forced Indians onto reservations. i guess in your mind none of those count.

"America is a bunch or racist, evil bastards that will persecute people for reasons they can`t avoid. Such as hair color. "

Slavery. Segregation. the KKK. Lynch mobs. hate crimes. The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments. none of these ring a bell to you?

hmm maybe its time you pull your head out of your ass.
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Female 8,056
BTW- that child that got shot- such beautiful hair!! For those of you who wonder- L`oreal sell a lot of hair dye in shades of red, so of course red is a nice colour.
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Female 209
It portrays the current police state. This IS the future. infowars.com. Just look at the militarized police in EVERY small town. Roided out cops that look like jack booted thugs.
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Male 10,338
Read between the lines. It has nothing to do with Redheads.

Seriously?
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Male 2,516
WTF ...

My wife is a ginger and she`s the sexiest girl in the world
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Male 10,338
I can`t believe some people can`t see this.

The video is basically this.

America is a bunch or racist, evil bastards that will persecute people for reasons they can`t avoid. Such as hair color.

It was absolutely ridiculous to represent America in this way. I get what she is saying but at least use a country or people who have actually DONE something like this.

As far as I can tell, the "Gingers" are supposed to be Mexican, and the US is an evil police state that are rounding them up by any means necessary and mking them go back to Mexico. Even killing some of them in the process.

I cannot think of anything more absurd during these times. It promotes hate, and does nothing to help. It feeds the agenda of the liberal left and gives them even more baseless ammunition.

Hey MIA. You`re very talented, and I like your music, but this message is ridiculous!
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Male 2
The video ended too soon ... because if a nation really turned on us gingers the backlash would be a bloodbath. Don`t back us into a corner. F u c k I wish I was casted for this video lol.
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Male 4,593
LMAO!!
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Female 934
Another note: I thought it extremely sick and disturbing to show that child getting shot. This video is all kinds of unnecessary.
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Male 680
Hmm, I liked it, but not because of anti- or pro-ginger beliefs. I just think it was well-filmed and really effective.. I don`t really think the vid is anti-ginger, I think it`s just expressing how ridiculous that idea really is.
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Female 934
It`s really hard to take this seriously when the party being discriminated against are Gingers.

Let the Ginger Vs. Human war begin.
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Male 3,332
"yea i get the part where it is against discrimination"

I kept waiting for the "against" part. To me this was just about hating people because of the color of their hair.

No different than hating people because of the color of their skin. If it were a bunch of white people rounding up black people, we`d all be outraged. But it`s just "normal" people rounding up "gingers", so it`s OK.

No, it`s not OK. And it needs to stop.
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Male 179
Or how about this...the video and the song sucked. yea i get the part where it is against discrimination and i get the fact that its political, but its just stupid. This could have been done in so much of a better way and the song could have you know, not sucked balls.
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Male 877
patriot act in action...
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Male 350
great song. reminds me of Chemical Brothers.
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Male 58
this was the coolest vid ive seen in a long time...
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Female 374
This probably makes me a very bad person, but I laughed at the bus full of gingers and the other gingers assaulting it. Then poo got real when that angry cop killed the little ginger kid.
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Female 59
I really do not understand why anyone would think that this is anti-ginger. MIA is known for satire and controversy, and also for making political statements. As a few other people have already suggested the video is about discrimination. The use of redheads is just to prove how ridiculous it all is...

I really am shocked by how few people have understood this video.
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Male 1,596
i like the "ow" part
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Male 440
I get the point they are making but I think it would have been better to use a group who is NOT normally discriminated against (even in jest). The song "Short People" used a similar idea as may have already been stated by many before me on this thread.
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Male 734
How long will it take CopperCab to reply to this?
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Male 1,240
Meh, M.I.A. has better songs, by far.

The video just used redheads to symbolise discrimination in general, by substituting religion/skin colourrace/whatever for something so seemingly harmless as hair colour.

And gingerism has been live and well in europe for hundreds and hundreds of years. That`s where calling them soulless and witches and whatnot comes from.
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Male 1,540
Not very new but.. Newest I suppose.
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Male 153
sleepyjoey
"what was the point of that"

The point was, from what I got out of it anyway was to show the extreme side of discrimination and hate. There is an extreme side to all human emotions and as we have seen throughout human history it does not take much to unleash it.
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Male 496
i think i left out my point which is this: shut up about red-heads. it`s getting old.
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Male 496
come on, this is a statement AGAINST racism people!

if you don`t know anything about MIA then you probably don`t know that her father was a founder of a radical group against the sri lankan genocidal gov`t (<i`m pretty sure that`s a song :P) where they(gov`t) would do things like, oh i don`t know...SHOOT PEOPLE IN THE HEAD! (and not just the ones with guns, either)

don`t hate, people. don`t hate people. haha that`s stupid i`m tired
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Female 261
Wow...it was stupid, until it involved the young boy who was shot first...then it because really, poor taste. That being said, I realize that somewhere in the world, these very kinds of things are happening - not to redheads, but to *someone* just because they`re different than those in power. Very, very sad.
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Male 769
oh please, ginger jokes have been going on in the UK for years before South Park was even thought of.
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Male 122
what was the point of that?
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Male 94
Some time ago I figured it`d be really funny to ask people if they were French, only to elude to the falsity that I hate the French and that I believe they aren`t really people because they don`t have a soul.

I literally said it so many times that I am disgusted with actual French people. If you could call them people. And recently my friend started saying it too because they thought it was funny, something I`m sure none of you highly sophisticated people would find funny, but the point is that South Park made it so hilarious to hate gingers that people got into it a little too seriously. I tell you that to tell you this. Get over it. People hate people for their own reasons, oh well. If you get yelled at on the streets because you`re ginger, or what ever, carry bricks with you, show them anger is a two way street. or... get over it.
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Male 151
Plus, does anyone else find it a little disturbing that people are taking the whole "exterminate the gingers" thing from South Park a *little* too seriously?
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Male 151
My opinion is that this video, believe it or not, is about DISCRIMINATION, not red-haired people. The fact that everyone has so instantly grasped on the idea that this whole video is anti-ginger only shows the surprisingly powerful knee-jerk reaction (that doesn`t necessarily surprise me) of people on the internet.
The video is disturbing, yes, and it does show red-haired kids getting killed and blown to pieces but that isn`t what the video is about. The whole "ginger kids" thing is conveniently ripped from the headlines so we all have something to reference to put all this into context (what with Coppercab freaking out at South Park and all). I don`t know how many of you guys (and gals) out there took any English classes but you have to look beneath the surface to really understand what is going on. This video was meant to be shocking and thought evoking, it`s left to you to figure out what you`ve seen means though.
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Male 38
the anti-ginger joke is getting a bit old. It all started with south park right?
cool video though
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Female 1,963
Superonion, I agree that the video isn`t necessarily about redheads in particular, but rather discrimination in general. However, I think it does make you think a little bit about this whole `ginger kids` thing that`s going on right now.
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Male 1,452
I LOVE MIA for her use of satire to attack some of the horrible features of society, sure there will be some idiots who will take it literaly, but stupidity has been a common problem for satirists

she is also an indy film maker, a damn good one at that.
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Female 1,963
I didn`t actually watch the video because I am not in the mood to be disgusted. However, from what I`ve read about it, I think it makes some interesting points.
I have never understood this whole "make fun of redheads" thing. It isn`t really something that ever happened in Finland, mainly because there are almost no red headed people there. I remember hearing the word "ginger" a few times, and it annoyed me for some reason.
Now that I live in Scotland, this whole ginger thing is obviously a bigger issue. I do have friends with red hair who say that they regularly get shouted at while walking down the street, and that particularly drunk people are very likely to pick fights with them.

I just have difficulty accepting the fact that there are people who genuinely have some issue with redheads. It just seems like such a ludicrous concept. But, it appears that this is in fact the case, and it`s wrong. Just ridiculously wrong.
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Male 1,452
firecrotch you are a girl who proclaimed herself hot on the internet, your argument is invalid
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Male 57
Woot! Sign me up! This video got me pumped up!! It`s time to start the revolution! There is this red haired and pale skinned boy down the street, time to pay him a little visit.. Whose with me! Lets hit the streets people! Red & White will lose the fight!
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Female 71
I think the video was kind of belittling the whole ginger thing by over exaggerating it. Personally, I find labels absolutely punch-oneself-in-the-face retarded and this ginger thing is no different.
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Male 544
Because if this video was REALLY anti-ginger, then I`m sure MIA`s recording studios would not sign off on this video.
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Male 544
So, maybe I`m over-analyzing, but I think that this video wasn`t anti-ginger, necessarily. I think it was a commentary on how stupid the whole anti-ginger ideal is in the first place. And like the European Jews in the WWII era, persecution like what was seen in the video starts with jokes like the ones we have today, such as the whole "national kick a ginger day."
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Female 3
Holy drat IAB
I`ve had it up to here with you! I am a ginger (FireCrotch) and I hate to brag, but I am also extremely hot and have had many hot boys wanting to prove what they`ve heard. A little kid getting shot in the head because of his hair colour?!! How about Jews getting killed because of their beliefs or black people made to be slaves because of skin colour? drat YOU. Bashing Christianity constantly and now singling out people because of hair colour? I`m embarrassed being part of this and I want out. No more account for me.
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Female 1,380
IAB...before i watch this....is it worth 9 minutes....?
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Female 2,289
sheesh this sh*t was f*ckin sick
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Male 1,265
Wow.. the exploding kid... o.o... wow... cool video though.
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Male 343
WTF is this? I`m not sure what i was watching, and if i`d ever watch anything like this again...
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Male 663
"Some people will always need something to hate.
Gingers (and fat people) fill that racist void those people have but can`t express.
"Its a joke, so its not really hatred!"
...Yet."

if smokers can be heckled for abusing their bodies and killing themselves early then why can`t fat people be heckled as well? call it motivation to lose weight and unclog your heart. it`s not rascism.
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Female 329
you know the kid who got shot in the head actually lost acting jobs because of this video.
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Male 3,431
I really wanted to see the whole Weasley family die.
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Female 4,447
Uh...okay.
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Male 240
Absolutely Awesome!
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Male 756
alright, what the drat is this?
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Male 612
why couldn`t they have blown up that annoying ginger from the "pissed off ginger" videos?
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Male 537
Good song... awesome video... 10/10.
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Male 209
that was just really f.ucking disturbing...
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Male 363
Whatever, just some stupid stunt for publicity. Pop in a video game and you`ll see what was in the music video. Nothing different. Except children are being killed.

....Nothing different.
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Male 534
I like how some of us actually got the message of discrimination in the video.

And IAB is pro-Ginger???
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Male 1,083
oh....kay.......
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Male 575
Its about discrimination. Specifically about how absurd it is to discriminate against people for something which they have absolutely no control over AKA hair color, skin, etc.
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Male 201
this is not "new"
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Female 31
What the hell kind of music video is this?
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Male 418
okay, NOW its time to stop.
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Female 1,604
well they got a bunch of red heads to go along with making this video so at least some people can laugh at themselves.
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Male 17,511
[quote]Before anyone says "It`s supposed to be Mexicans instead of Redheads." I love pretty, pretty flowers okay? We treat nobody like this[/quote]

True, But there have been atrocities, Like this, Committed in other countries.

I took this as a cautionary tale, A really violent horrifying one.
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Male 698
what is this anyway
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Male 5,314
that was very stupid. did i even hear music in there?
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2,845
omg...that was the most ridiculous video ever...
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Female 1,386
Some people will always need something to hate.
Gingers (and fat people) fill that racist void those people have but can`t express.
"Its a joke, so its not really hatred!"
...Yet.
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Male 36
Well that was stupid.
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Female 843
I havn`t gotten to see the end yet cuz it won`t freaking load >-(

But what I did see was messed up O_O
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Male 101
That... was interesting.
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Male 1,351
The end reminded me of Apocalypto. And what the hell in general?! I know (hope) it was just a sick joke for a movie, but 8:24 is gruesome to an unnecessary level.
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Male 139
Holy drating poo. That was awesome.
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Male 1,263
Uh...
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Male 10,338
LOL Nice filter for sucking male body parts.
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Male 10,338
How the drat is this topical?

It`s an alternate reality.

Before anyone says "It`s supposed to be Mexicans instead of Redheads." I love pretty, pretty flowers okay? We treat nobody like this.
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Female 11
My name is Ginger...
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Male 533
We`ll see how long this lasts. Skip 8:10-20 if you`re squeamish
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Male 3,255
Wow, how depressing. I guess depressed isn`t bored. *shurg*
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Male 15,510
I didnt had any idea about "gingers" till I came to IAB
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Male 36
Ooh, topical!
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Female 169
Link: MIA`s New Video: Born Free [NSFW] [Rate Link] - Could this Anti-Ginger video be too much for YouTube? Enjoy this link while it lasts. PS: I-A-B IS PRO-GINGER!
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