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Lily Allen denies accusations that ‘Hard Out Here’ music video is racist

Lily Allen has denied accusations that her new music video is racist, insisting that Hard Out Here’s scantily clad black and Asian dancers were chosen for their twerking skills, not the colour of their skin. Criticism of Allen’s video followed almost immediately after its release on Tuesday, with several bloggers…

UC Irvine fraternity’s offensive ‘blackface’ Jay-Z parody video sparks outrage

Asian American fraternity apologizes for Suit and Tie skit as University of California, Irvine experiences new race row An Asian American fraternity has revived allegations of racism at the University of California, Irvine, by making a parody music video in blackface and posting it on YouTube. Four members of the…

‘Friday’ music video topped YouTube in 2011

Online singing sensation Rebecca Black topped a 2011 most-viewedYouTube videos list Tuesday that included spoofs starring pets, talking babies and pop music star Michael Bolton. The collection of the year’s most popular YouTube snippets was based on an analysis of the more than one trillion video viewslogged at the Google-owned website. “That’s about 140…

Or YouTube could just pay the payola directly

Above: Indie label band Vivian Girls. The great fallacy of free market ideology is believing that people will choose to make money over screwing the little guy. There is no reason to think this. Sometimes the need to make money outweighs the need to wage class warfare on working people,…

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