Quoting STEVE GRAND on this, because I think it s so awesome:
"I know I am late but LIL NAS X sliding down a stripper pole into Hell, giving Satan a lap-dance, before snapping Satan s neck and stealing his horns is pretty great. Sort of the ultimate comeback to a lifetime of hearing how u are going to go to Hell for being gay...
I tend to roll my eyes at things that are such blatant attempts to stir the pot. Mocking religious iconography in 2021 isn’t exactly risky... but especially after seeing how he responded to the very predictable resulting outrage, I gotta say I m feeling happy for/proud of him:
“i spent my entire teenage years hating myself because of the shit y all preached would happen to me because i was gay. so i hope u are mad, stay mad, feel the same anger you teach us to have towards ourselves” - Lil Nas X
"I don t think it could be more perfectly stated than that...
And if you are among the folks who take offense to his video, I encourage you take a moment, & in the quiet of your mind ask yourself:
Were/ are you similarly offended by the Church s stance on homosexuality and the way these religious traditions have been used to justify the persecution/torture/killing/maiming of gay people for centuries?"
And though not really my taste in music; it s powerful and well said.