MTV won’t let rap stars show guns in music videos, but they seem to have no problem with Ronnie James Dio swinging this sword around.
I think this is more likely to be weaponism than racism.
The video is blocked at my work, so I am not sure if this Dio gentleman is really swinging around a sword or if you were just using a euphamism.
If it’s the former, I can’t wait to get home to check it out.
But will they air videos showing black performers wielding edged weapons?
And what about machetes? (The weapon of choice for black-on-black genocides in Africa.)