Lily Allen mocks mean bloggers in URL Badman video
BRIAN ANTHONY HERNANDEZ
This post was originally published on Mashable.com.
Lily Allen is firing back at internet trolls and critical bloggers in her kaleidoscopic music video for URL Badman, a response to the backlash over her feminist jam Hard Out Here.
Through her lyrics, the 29-year-old British singer assumes the role of a blogger with such lines as "I work at home in my parent's basement; I don't troll, I make statements" and "I don't like you, I think you're worthless; I wrote a long piece about it up on my WordPress".
Allen pairs the verbal jabs - particularly referencing publications Vice, Complex and Pitchfork - with a music video filled with her view of how bloggers and online writers dress.
Allen's Hard Out Here was lauded by critics for its forward-thinking feminist views, but when the video arrived, some people criticized it for featuring only black backup dancers performing provocative moves that her lyrics essentially denounced.
The Hard Out Here video from 2013 had marked the return of Allen, who in 2009 said she'd be taking a break. URL Badman is the fourth single from Allen's third album, though it's the fifth song from the album to get the video treatment. Sheezus, which is an anti-pop anthem, wasn't released as an official single but it did get this psychedelic video.