“…bully’s suck no matter what country you are from…” Well, okay. If that was the message, that’s okay. But those bullies had American flag arm bands — anonymity was not the intention there. Avatar was more subtle! Also, I bet the kids on the set were more open about asking “What’s the message here?” than most journalists who talk to M.I.A. (me included). But I also doubt her publicist was there keeping an eye on things.

[from the comments on Stereogum’s M.I.A. “Born Free” video post.]