Just one week after an assassination attempt on several GOP lawmakers, musician Moby released a music video depicting President Trump as a Nazi robot "who is eventually blown up by a band of rebellious citizens," according to Breitbart.
The music video for Moby’s song “In This Cold Place” shows a robotic Trump morph into a robotic swastika symbol as he goes on a rampage for global domination. Cartoon images of a border wall, President Richard Nixon with a Pinocchio-style nose make an appearance alongside several popular cartoon characters, including He-Man, the Care Bears, Mickey Mouse, and Mario.
“As time has passed, I’ve wanted more and more for my work to somehow reflect my political concerns and my world views and issues that are important to me,” Moby told HuffPost . “I’ve realized that music videos are just a really good way of trying to do that.”
English animator Steve Cutts provided the “dystopian and extreme” illustrations.
“‘Oh, do you think we can get away with this?’” Moby recalled Cutts asking. “And I was like, ‘Yeah, why not, just make it, go as far you want.'”
By the end of the music video, Trump is blown up in an uprising and all antagonists are destroyed. One scene sees the cartoon protagonists banishing an evil Rupert Murdoch, Theresa May, Kim Jong Un, and a bat-shaped Steve Bannon.
The 51-year-old singer says he’s not concerned about depicting violence against President Trump landing him in legal trouble, like it did Kathy Griffin, so much as he is worried about his new music video being banned from social media sites.
“The criteria that you would use to determine where you draw the line is simply what’s effective and what’s legal,” said Moby. “And I don’t mean legal in a cowardly way. I mean legal in a way that would lead something to be taken off the internet. Because you can make the best content in the world but if YouTube and Facebook won’t let people see it, then what’s the point of having this great content?”
“In This Cold Place” will appear on Moby’s new album, More Fast Songs About the Apocalypse. So now you know what to boycott.