Monday, May 20, 2019

Lil Dicky's Bawdy Earth Video

Rapper and comedian Lil Dicky (left) collected a host of celebrities to join him to make a bizarre anally-fixated paean to the Earth’s climate and the disaster the world faces if there isn’t some collective action taken to reverse our current course of carbon emissions. 

“Like a lot of people, I had a vague idea that something bad was happening here on Earth, but I didn’t really realize how insane our climate crisis is and how screwed humanity is about to be”, the artist told Vice’s music publication, Noisey, in an interview. 

“It’s full-on crazy! If we don’t get our act together now, and change a lot about our fundamental behavior, Earth will become unlivable alarmingly soon. Why did it take me so long to get wind of this? I feel like everybody on the planet should be talking about this 24/7. 

But that’s not the case. So, I wanted to make the most entertaining and epic piece of content possible, to get everyone aware and talking. Because it’s now or never… Let’s save the Earth! We love the Earth!!!!”

The video was released on April 18, 2019

For sure, the next decade will be critical in fighting the effects of climate change. 

But after watching the video for Earth, I’m guessing people will be talking more about details like Justin Bieber as a baboon obsessed with his own butt, or Kevin Hart making an appearance as Kanye West, or Snoop Dogg as a talking weed, or Lil Yachty showing up under a microscope as an animated HPV virus that begs, “Don’t let me in!” 

Anyway, the backbone is the simple refrain: “We love the Earth. It is our planet. We love the Earth. It is our home”. And all the people-as-animals chime in between choruses. 

Leonardo DiCaprio (right), whose foundation will distribute all profits from the song to select charities fighting climate change, is featured too – with an endorsement of Earth: “This might be my favourite song ever.” 

In the video, Dicky nominates DiCaprio as the chosen one should aliens ever swing by and require a negotiator because of the actor-activist’s environmental knowledge. 

In order of appearance, the video’s roster includes Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Zac Brown, Brendon Urie, Hailee Steinfeld, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Kevin Hart, Adam Levine, Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth, Sia Furler, Miley Cyrus, Lil Jon, Rita Ora, Miguel, Katy Perry, Lil Yachty, Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor, Joel Embiid, Tory Lanez and the Backstreet Boys, with John Legend, Psy, Bad Bunny, Kris Wu singing the “We Love the Earth” refrain and Lil Dicky starring as Mankind. 

And it’s racked up 113,707,636 views and counting on YouTube.

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