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CONSERVATIVE ANGER OVER M.I.A.’S FINGER GESTURE

February 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Eight years ago, there was the case of the “wardrobe malfunction” during the Super Bowl halftime show. This year there was, what? — a time-delay malfunction? Whatever it might be called, it allowed M.I.A. to give a third-finger salute to the TV audience during the show. Following the game, an NFL spokesman told the Associated […]

YOUNG ACTOR DEFENDS VIOLENT VIDEO

April 29, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

The red-headed boy playing the victim of anti-redhead American soldiers in U.K. rapper M.I.A.’s censored video has come to its defense. Although apparently yanked from YouTube by Vivendi’s Universal Music Group, M.I.A.’s record label, ostensibly because of its violent content, the nearly 10-minute long video “Born Free” has “gone viral” on the Internet. (The boy […]

DID UNIVERSAL MUSIC YANK VIOLENT MUSIC VIDEO FROM YOUTUBE?

April 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Universal Music has reportedly yanked “Born Free,” a music video by British rap singer/songwriter M.I.A. that includes violent images depicting U.S. Army personnel invading homes, beating naked adults as they lay in bed and arresting their red-headed children. The children are loaded into prison buses and carted off to a desert location where they are […]