I shouldn’t be bothered by antis, and usually I’m not, but I feel compelled to say this:
There are newspapers that have written negative things about gay rights and about immigration, that have written “all lives matter” and even a few that have defended sexual harassment as “boys being boys.”
He could have articles saying very, very different things flashing quickly by in that video if he just wanted the aesthetic. He could have picked up a few copies of The Sun and The Daily Mail and had sordid headlines flashing by about other celebrities and it would have made sense in context - or he could have chosen headlines about himself. Hell, it could have had articles on Theresa May or Trump, it’s not like there’s not a lot of news about them if the designers were just looking for newsprint.
But he didn’t. He chose, without exception, progressive political and social articles - or, let’s be broad about this - he and his creative team chose progressive political and social articles and he approved them.
At the very, very least this lyric video is deliberately progressive on a lot of major issues in the world right now. And my heart is just bursting with it.