The reactions are pouring in after the release of Donald Glover's (aka Childish Gambino) jaw-dropping music video for "This Is America," which premiered shortly after he took the stage to host Saturday Night Live on May 5.
The four-minute clip, a stunning statement about violence and gun control in America, has received overwhelmingly positive feedback on social media, from Erykah Badu tweeting that Glover is a "genius," to other fans praising it as a shoe-in for video of the year. On the opposite side, some described the clip as "evil garbage," noting the extreme, hard-hitting violence. Many also pondered the various elements of symbolism hidden within the clip.
It's also worth noting that some onlookers are using the provocative "This Is America" video as a platform to continue bashing on Kanye West, who was slammed over the past week for his support of President Trump and suggesting on TMZ that slavery was a choice by African-Americans.