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The video . . . features a host of bikini-clad women being covered with buckets of viscous white paint, most of which ends up on their faces.
. . . In the end, it’s not that Roth is any more misogynist than many other guys in hip-hop, and I think there’s more than a hint of racism in holding Roth to a higher standard than a lot of black or latino rappers. Still, Roth’s cluelessness is insufferable, and to see him sail to success using the novelty of his own suburban upbringing and pale skin tone — even in the face of lackluster flow and weak rhymes — is quite frustrating.
In other words, it’s not just the video that’s masturbatory.