I’ve always liked Lily Allen, both her and her music, but like has now turned to love with her latest single – Fuck You. It couldn’t be more timely with all the hateful things being said in America right now brought on by the fight for Gay Marriage. Just Google it and you’ll see comment after comment on blogs and news sites with some of the most hateful bigoted and shameful spoutings from religious fanatics (guess they forgot about the Love/respect thy neighbor part of their Bible teachings.) While Lily Allen apparently directed this towards the BNP in the UK, it’s pretty clear that she supports Gay rights.
Anyway, Lily’s Allen’s official video is first, and then another from a brilliant YouTuber named Stevie Bee Bishop: http://youtube.com/steviedidit who organized other youtubers into submitting videos lip syncing to Lily Allen’s song and then compiled it into a new video. Here’s what Stevie has to say about it:
“Theres a disgusting amount of hate on the internet (especially on youtube!) directed at minority groups (especially the LGBT community) so i was inspired to organize this collab video. i never set out to change the world. i did not make this for the gay haters to see. i wanted to make something light hearted and funny for the victims of gay hate, to teach them to brush off the hate and stand strong and confident as who they are. you’re not alone! stevie loves you :)”
Stevie should get an award for his (brilliant) effort:
I also want to mention that I’m Canadian, and our fight for gay marriage is long over, we’ve had equal marriage rights for over 5 years now, and nothing has changed. Canada didn’t implode. However, I love my Americans neighbors and it’s breaking my heart to see this fight play out right now.