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Inspired by Brad Paisley "Accidental Racist" featuring LL Cool J, which has been making headlines since its release, Stephen Colbert wrote his own "awful song," which he performed with Alan Cumming on The Colbert Report, titled "Oopsie-Dasy Homophobe." The segment has Colbert sporting a cowboy hat and lamenting about being a straight man and a "certified titty fan." He's soon joined by Scottish-born actor Alan Cumming, who shows up to rap the LL Cool J portion of the song.
Of course, the intention of Paisley's song, "Accidental Racist," was meant to start a dialogue about racism, particularly in the South, but it seems to have overshot its target and landed somewhere between strange and offensive. I'm all for music that aims to tackle controversial subjects and make people think and discuss these topics, but "Accidental Racist" stumbles fast in its approach.
Colbert lays out some of the background in the above video, sharing some of the lyrics of the original song so the intention of the parody is clear. And then we get his own ridiculous anthem, which brings the subject over to homophobia and includes some rapping from X-Men's Alan Cumming. There's nothing quite like hearing a heartfelt rap in a Scottish accent, not to mention the lyrics, which are helpfully laid out at the bottom of the screen.
"Oopsie-Daisy Homophobe" sounds like a hit. At the very least, it'll start a dialogue… about taking "unifying suckage" to the next level. Thanks Colbert.
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