“I am the redhead shot in the head in M.I.A.’s video…”
“…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.]