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Childish Gambino targets gun violence, racism in viral video

09 May 2018, 12:14 | Nina Hammond

Taraji P. Henson, Adele, Bruno Mars, & More Stars Praise Childish Gambino For Powerful This Is America Music Video!

Adele says she “adores” Childish Gambino and praises his “greatness”

The latest video from rapper Childish Gambino, the Grammy-winning alter ego of actor and comedian Donald Glover, is getting massive attention online and prompting widespread debate for its unvarnished portrayal of racism and gun violence in the U.S. Here's why we believe it's so important and a triumph. It defies easy readings - outright rejects them, in fact. With new music and a string of acting jobs coming up (Solo: A Star Wars Story, followed by The Lion King remake), Glover has sos been out and about, wearing more killer looks than we can shake a steamer at.

Childish Gambino's newest video for new single "This Is America" is going a long way to being named the best video of all time.

Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover, released his music video for This Is America on Sunday and the video is still trending at number one on YouTube with over 31 million views already.

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The symbolism and ambiguities that have led to such close analysis of This Is America, and its video also account for much of its success. But that is exactly what happened this morning, when Childish Gambino's This Is America was blasted over breakfast tables across the country. More complex theories have been proposed, even, about Gambino's movements and facial expressions, which have been equated to those of Jim Crow caricatures, and the apocalyptic rider on a pale horse shown briefly in the background.

Directed by "Atlanta" director Hiro Murai, the video is pretty surreal and packed full of messages.

But that's the thing about this damn video. Sure, it is a complex video, and its meaning isn't necessarily clear upon first viewing, but that's where its brilliance lies; that is America.

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