Pushing the women-hating envelope so far as to reduce women to just flesh
IS this the sickest video ever?
The most misogynistic? Racist?
Kanye West’s shocking new video clip for his song Monster has split critics, fans and commentators since it leaked online recently.
The nearly six-minute clip features an onslaught of depraved scenes: hanged models dangling from the ceiling on chains; West rapping while casually holding a woman’s severed head that is still dripping blood; a bloody amputated hand; and Jay-Z spitting rhymes while a semi-nude woman in heels is splayed across a couch with the first signs of rigor mortis setting in.
The clip is the work of Jake Nava, the mastermind behind Beyonce’s Single Ladies, Kelis’s Milkshake and Usher’s Burn.
Some critics have denounced West’s dark fantasy as pushing the women-hating envelope so far as to reduce women to just flesh.
Social commentator Melinda Tankard Reist has denounced West’s work and started a petition against it, partly sponsored by the Coalition Against Trafficking Women in Australia, which has sought to ban the official release of the video.
“The music industry’s portrayals of women’s pain, suffering, abuse, objectification, and victimisation as valid forms of entertainment are not acceptable,” Reist writes. Read more here.
More than 5000 signatures – let’s double it!
At the time of writing, there were 5,845 signatures on our petition protesting the Monster video. Let’s see if we can double it. Please sign the petition if you haven’t already, and share through your networks.