We’ve heard some pretty wild theories about music in the past, including the idea that musicians put subliminal messages in their tunes to drive listeners to suicide (why would they want to harm and diminish their own fanbase? I mean, really?), but a US radio host seems to have taken the cake, accusing Childish Gambino of doing a ‘voodoo dance’ in his latest music video.
A couple of days ago, Donald Glover released his newest tune under the Childish Gambino name. Titled ‘This Is America’, the tune is a pretty stark social criticism and satire of American life, in particular how African Americans are treated. While we could go on for hours about the subtext and themes within the video, Alex Jones has summed it up with one word, ‘voodoo’.
As TheGrio reports, noted US conspiracy theorist and host of the InfoWars radio show, Alex Jones (the same Alex Jones who believes that parents of the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting are paid actors) has upped the ante on his beliefs, noting that Childish Gambino’s new video is full of the singer doing a “voodoo dance” for some reason.
“Every passing day, the economy comes back what are they going to do? They’re going to challenge us with censored internet, and forced feeding things like Childish Gambino, giving it 10 million views over the weekend. Saying, ‘This is America, this is America, this is America,'” explains Jones.
“So it’s all this emotional idiocy and people fittingly doing a voodoo dance,” he continues. “You know, I’m looking at video they just played of the Donald Glover Childish Gambino dance he is doing that he probably thinks you think is real original. That’s a voodoo dance he is doing.”
“In fact that’s a full ‘nother subject. Pull me in with voodoo dancing, people in trance, and that is a voodoo dance 110 percent. You’ve got all of that then personified through artwork but they don’t think you know what you’re actually looking at. The Clintons like to go and do their own voodoo rituals, that’s in the news.”
Now, the important thing to note about conspiracy theories is that they usually define an end goal of some sort. However, Alex Jones doesn’t actually go so far as to say what Childish Gambino appears to trying to accomplish with his “voodoo dance”, making this theory even harder to swallow than it already was.