Hatebreed Want You to Know That Rape is Bad

  • Axl Rosenberg

Update, 2:20 pm: It seems like a lot of people are offended by the joke I made at the bottom of this post. So please allow me to defend myself by way of explanation.

At the start of the video, we see the Skateboard Boy checking out the Cute Girl from across the train tracks in a manner which clearly suggests he finds her attractive:

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Later, at the end of the video, after he’s saved her, he stops her while they’re running away from the would-be rapists and touches her face:

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This seems like a weirdly romantic moment given the context, and the implication seems antithetical to the point of the video; it’s almost as though he didn’t save her because it was the right thing to do, he saved her because he himself has some romantic interest in her. 

I admit that my joke could have done a better job of making this point. That being said, to accuse me of “supporting rape culture” is, frankly, ludicrous.

Original post appears below, offensive joke included:

In Hatebreed’s new video for their song “Honor Never Dies,” this rad dude saves a cute scene girl from getting raped by two whack-ass drug doing motherfuckers. And if you see some guys trying to rape a woman, you should do whatever you can to stop them. It’s totally the right thing to do. Also, they don’t show this part in the video, but afterwards you will be rewarded with an awesome BJ. Few things turn women on like not getting raped.

“Honor Never Dies” appears on Hatebreed’s The Divinity of Purpose, which is out now on Razor & Tie.

[via Lambgoat]

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