Lil Nas X Reminds Parents What “Old Town Road” Is About Receiving Backlash for New Music Video
It’s up to parents to create rules for their children to follow. Rules may vary from parent to parent and will most likely change as the children get older, but usually, there will be rules. These rules can include screen time limits, rules about what is okay to watch, what is okay to listen to, and what is okay to eat.
Today we’re focusing on the controversy sounding Lil Nas X. If you have kids, they might be huge fans. In fact, many parents are upset about his latest song and music video because their children are fans. Some parents don’t think this latest song is appropriate for their children and they think it’s pushing an agenda.
Let’s back up for a second. Lil Nas X burst onto the music scene with the hit song “Old Town Road.” Parents thought that song and the music video was perfectly fine for their children to watch. In the video, he rides a horse, wears a cowboy hat and has his picture taken with an old lady who looks at him admiringly. Seems sweet enough.
His latest song is titled “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” and it’s a little bit, well, different than the song parents were okay with. Lil Nas X is openly gay, and in the video, he even goes down to hell to have some alone time with Satan.
Lil Nas X claims that he is not responsible for what children watch and listen to. He’s putting that responsibility back on parents. He also claims that the video was his idea because he’s an adult and that’s his right.
there was no system involved. i made the decision to create the music video. i am an adult. i am not gonna spend my entire career trying to cater to your children. that is your job. https://t.co/SzjjYe2tf4
— nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) March 27, 2021
The response seems to be pretty split about whether or not parents are right to be mad about Lil Nas X’s latest song. On one side, people think the responsibility should fall on the parents.
Since when was it a celebrities job to raise someone’s children that isn’t their own, and is a complete stranger to them? These people really don’t wanna raise their kids so badly that they’ll throw them in front of a screen, but then blame the person they let their kid watch.
— Pebbles (@Tuucker_) March 27, 2021
On the other hand, some people point out that the latest song was inappropriate because of Lil Nas X’s current fan base.
I think they are saying that if you was to knowingly be aware that ur fanbase was all young children and the only ones listening…then why would u cater x rated adult themes to them
— FRUITY BOOTY 🌈 (@rainesjr14) March 27, 2021
Lil Nas X points out that parents need to pay more attention because the lyrics to “Old Town Road” aren’t all that innocent. In fact, they’re about adultery.
i literally sing about lean & adultery in old town road. u decided to let your child listen. blame yourself. https://t.co/gYmTi49BqB
— nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) March 29, 2021
Need a refresher on the lyrics? Here you go.
Riding on a tractor / Lean all in my bladder / Cheated on my baby / You can go and ask her’My life is a movie / Bull riding and boobies / Cowboy hat from Gucci / Wrangler on my booty
Do you think it was inappropriate for Lil Nas X to release a video that many parents consider inappropriate for children when children are a huge part of his fan base?