Monday, May 11, 2020

'Losing My Civilians' - REM music video parody brutally mocks Trump's incompetence during COVID-19 pandemic

Satire is a weapon of the seemingly powerless against the excesses and abuses of the powerful.

A no-holds-barred music video parody of the 1991 R.E.M. hit “Losing My Religion” skewers Donald Trump’s approach to COVID-19 in a bit entitled “Losing My Civilians.” The blast — created and posted by British media site Politics Joe — uses some of the same memorable images from the original R.E.M video, but twisted into today’s dark times, with a winged Vice President Mike Pence and a faux-tormented Trump. The lyrics “I thought that I heard you laughing,” have been changed to “I thought that I heard you coughing.” The president “sings” in the spoof: “That’s me with corona.” He adds: “I don’t care if you get it. Oh no, I’ve said too much.”

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