Hey, Alexa! Play Pretend Woke by Tom MacDonald. Oh, wait! Flip it down as a result of being censored in a free nation is #trending.

Friday, Jan. 29, introduced the discharge of L.A.-based Canadian rapper Tom MacDonald’s new hit Pretend Woke. In lower than per week there’s been a big uproar of followers pondering the track is money however, in fact, an internet mob needs him canceled.

MacDonald took a virtually three 12 months hiatus since his final video so this track was definitely beneath the radar. However, and not using a report label, a distribution community or a supervisor, MacDonald reached over 3 million views on YouTube in lower than 4 days. The track additionally reached primary on the U.S. iTunes charts for all genres. Everybody ought to stream it now whereas it’s nonetheless accessible for play.

After the track circulated, Fox Information reporter Carley Shimkus was fast to interview MacDonald on his “rails in opposition to cancel tradition and censorship.” The transparency and confidence he acknowledged within the interview is refreshing. MacDonald mentioned, “This track is about screaming my reality on the prime of my lungs and kind of – there’s this performative wokeness that’s happening in society immediately. And I feel it was simply vital to level some fingers on the hypocrisy and the way in which that the world is altering. Not for the higher.”

MacDonald’s lyrics are merely an announcement of how he feels about America. He hasn’t chosen a selected political aspect however as a result of he isn’t a transparent far lefty, his opinions strike controversy. 

However the system needs adults to take a seat down and shut up

Cancel tradition runs the world now, the planet went loopy

Label the whole lot we are saying as homophobic or racist

If you happen to’re white then you definitely’re privileged, responsible by affiliation

(…)

Censorship’s a problem ‘trigger they select what they erase

There is a distinction between hate speech and speech that you simply hate

I feel Black Lives Matter was the stupidest title

When the system’s screwing everybody precisely the identical

(…)

Censoring the details turns our kids into idiots

They declare it is for our security, I am going to let you know what it truly is

Eradicating info that empowers all of the residents

The reality does not harm factors of view which might be respectable

MacDonald additional clarified his disregard for cancel tradition via the censorship anthem within the interview with Fox Information.

I do know who I’m. My buddies and my household know who I’m. My followers know who I’m. If I see one thing on TV, I modify the channel. If I am studying one thing I do not like, I shut the guide. Like, I do not attempt to name the radio station and name and name the people who find themselves on TV names and attempt to cancel them or name the publishing firm that printed the guide that I do not like and get the writer cancelled.

MacDonald’s track was undeniably profitable however backlash nonetheless hit him when folks turned triggered at his trustworthy lyrics. The Fox Information phase identified what one Twitter cop said, “If somebody listens to Tom Macdonald reduce them off fully” and one other one replied with “if u like tom macdonald u gotta be racist.” 

However, the ricochet of MacDonald’s reality bombs have reached each side of the media. Conservative CEO of TheBlaze Glenn Beck urged Twitter followers to “See it when you can!   My guess is similar type of those who made up a brand new rule so you may solely purchase one share of GameStop at a time, will make this disappear too.  Bear in mind ‘it’s artwork’ and artwork doesn’t get censored. Tom MacDonald – #FakeWoke.” Beck isn’t incorrect. Even MacDonald’s track about cancel tradition garners a menace to be canceled as properly. 

It’s ironic that MacDonald’s rap track about cancel tradition might end in simply that. However the truth that he shouted his opinion with this threat in thoughts exhibits that he’s one of many few voices of purpose left.