A no-holds-barred “music video” parody of the 1991 R.E.M. hit “Losing My Religion” skewers Donald Trump’s technique to COVID-19 in a bit entitled “Losing My Civilians.”
The blast– developed and posted by British media website Politics Joe– utilizes a few of the very same unforgettable images from the original R.E.M video, however 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 actually been altered to “I thought that I heard you coughing.” The president “sings” in the satire: “That’s me with corona.” He includes: “I don’t care if you get it. Oh no, I’ve said too much.”
Donald Trump x Rapid Eye Movement – Losing My Civilians pic.twitter.com/vFmKpbOErT
— PoliticsJOE (@PoliticsJOE_UK) Might 8,2020
The video, posted Friday, was struck on Twitter, and got a number of Americanfans Former head of the U.S. Office of Federal Government Ethics, Walter Shaub, stated merely: “Wow.”
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) Might 8,2020
Some believed the topic was too grim for a saucy parody.
The video is sweet vengeance for the former members of the now-defunct Georgia band. R.E.M.’s one-time bass gamer Mike Mills stated early this year that the band– which separated in 2011 after years of success– was “exploring all legal avenues” to avoid Trump from utilizing their music at re-election campaign rallies. Mills called the president a “con man” and a “fraud.” He has actually likewise called Trump an Adderal-deranged moron.
We understand that the President * @realDonaldTrump continues to utilize our music at his rallies. We are checking out all legal opportunities to avoid this, however if that’s not possible please understand that we do not excuse using our music by this scams and bilker.
— Mike Mills (@m_millsey) January 15,2020
R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts” and “Losing My Religion” were dipped into a rally in Milwaukee in January prior to Trump took the phase to commemorate his administration’s assassination of Iran military leader Qassem Soleimani. Trump likewise played “Everybody Hurts” over a video of dejected-looking Democrats at his 2019 State of the Union address.
Trump utilized R.E.M.’s “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” in his 2016 electioncampaign
Take A Look At the Trump parody video up top. The original video from R.E.M. is below:
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