Fifth Harmony Mimicking War in Syria? Not cool.
In 2016, who approved this video? Sorry if we are just a little un-nerved here today… but as we look at the destruction in war-torn Syria, we just find it a little insulting that Director Hannah Lux Davis even thought to use depictions of it as a backdrop for a Fifth Harmony video. Even if this is meant to be a dystopian future, we really can’t justify ever pairing these lyrics with the visions of real life destruction and war zones.
You’ve been down before
You’ve been hurt before
You got up before
You’ll be good to go, good to go
Destiny said it, you got to get up and get it
Get mad independent and don’t you ever forget it
Got some dirt on your shoulder, then let me brush it off for ya
If you’re feeling me, put your five high
That’s my girl
It’s war, not a superhero movie. They’re talking about a break up, not surviving bombs falling from the sky. This is going on right now, raw images of refugees come through our nightly news channels on a daily basis, and we are helpless to do anything about it. The fact that the girls of Fifth Harmony feel they have the right to do a dance routine, while searching for survivors after a bomb attack is just downright offensive. The worst part is imagining where they even found the location to film this, as if they were somehow searching the Taliban caves of Afghanistan for the perfect place to set up their next dance shots.
We love Fifth Harmony, Camilla and the Girls are our jam, which is why we are beyond upset that no one in the group found this video distasteful. I kept waiting for something good to happen, like the girls explode into supernatural forms and save all the people and rebuild a green utopia of hope… which still would have been bad, but at least it would have given us some redemption for what is an otherwise appalling music video.
We love the song… but this isn’t like when Michael Jackson wrote that nice song about saving children.