Has anyone noticed Maroon 5 has gotten a little, um, troubled, recently. He’s never exactly been the most wholesome, but that’s nothing to stop the press for. His last two music videos, in particular, are disturbing to say the least.
Let me break it down though. First, the song Maps …
“I miss the taste of the sweeter life” okay so you and this girl had a good relationship, got it.
“I was there for you in your darkest times” Alright so he was awesome in the relationship, really supportive of her.
“We drew a map to a better place, but on that road I took a fall, Oh baby why did you run away?” Wait, what happened, does “fall” mean you cheated? just got neglectful of the relationship? picked up a bad habit? were rude to her? But that is why she left, right?
“But I wonder where were you? When I was at my worst down on my knees?” You just said she left when you “took a fall”
“All the roads you took came back to me, so I’m following the map that leads to you” So, now your stalking her? I thought she left you, and apparently didn’t leave a phone number or email…
Anyways, if you supported a person during a relationship, and then they turned their back on you when you needed them, then why do you want to get back with them? Makes absolutely no sense. Of course he cheats on her in the music video. I’m assuming this is the “fall”. Then she dies from running into the street, after almost being sexually attacked by some street thug. It’s a disturbing video, more like horror, than romance. See, don’t run away from a cheating boyfriend, or you’ll be attacked before getting run over by a car…
That’s when I start to wonder where the band came up with this morbid idea. Of course, it’s portrayed to feel sorry for the poor guy who was seduced by another woman, and then poor him, his girlfriend dies. Who shows their girlfriend dying some gorry tragic death in a music video? I digress, anyways, he didn’t seem like he would have too hard of a time finding another girlfriend, he was having a pretty fun time at the party before she interrupted.
Still, this is all too common, not pleasant, but nothing compared to his new song Animal. Where to begin…
How about the first lyric,
“I’m preying on you tonight, hunt you down, eat you alive”
This is also a tie into his lyrical video. There are snakes hunting a cute rabbit. For the record, Maroon 5 is talking about a human relationship. Did you ever notice snakes don’t have sex with bunnies. That’s because snakes and bunnies don’t have relationships. Just like wolves don’t eat their mates. So unless your talking about Maroon 5 going down on a cow, then you should Not be talking about two humans in a relationship. Right? Snake-Bunny = blood. Wolf – Wolf = no blood. So logically, human – human = no blood. Only human – cow, or human – chicken, would equal blood. That’s why the excuse of “were all just animals, so dont get offended” doesn’t hold. If the “we are all animals” theory is to hold an argument, then he would have to say she is a sub-species, not an equal, but beneath him, which means she’s not even human, below human, like a pig. Hence, why a woman, or anyone for that matter, who has been trying to reduce violence and inequality between the sexes, would be mad. The girl has become a piece of meat at the Butchers, not a human equal to him, since we have established that a human – human relationship would not include blood, just like a snake – snake relationship would not. Alright, I think I’ve made my point.
Well, I was going to copy/paste lyrics, but it would practically be the whole song, so snipets… “think you can hide, I can smell you from miles” “I love your lies, I eat em up, but don’t deny the animal that comes alive when I’m inside of you”
So she’s trying to get away. And she’s telling you she doesn’t want sex, and you go oh your so cute, I love your lies, but I know you really actually want to have sex with me, so I’m going to hunt you down and get it. To quickly summarize the music video, Adam is a full blown, out of his mind serial stalker. Not just like watch you through your bedroom window (he does that a lot too) but like break into your bedroom while your sleeping, and lay with you type stalker. He’s fantasizing about erotic sex, swinging on a dead carcass while dreaming about her, and he enjoys his fantasies with gallons of blood. Oh, but I’ve heard most butcher’s are like this?? I feel sorry for butcher’s now – terrible connotation. I could go at this all day, instead I’ve decided to pull out some real comments from the music video and break down the points. Up first is..
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To all those people hating and whining there are far worse things in the world in a video clip it is a song called animals what would expect him singing about cute fluffy bunnies the stalking yes May be bad but there is no thing like rape and it perhaps wasn’t blood rain maybe it was wine studies show most people will always ALWAYS look for a negative in someone or something before all else and guess what it’s not rape he managed to get the love of his life to love him and working out a little never hurt anyone many people train on pig meat mostly boxers because it is the closest thing to a human and reproduction never hurt anyone basically you guys are saying ok he loves her she loves him they can’t kiss or reproduce learn to have a heart it’s just a video if it were real life it would matter but it’s not so learn not to be a burt hole and get a life it’s a good song SONG it’s a song with a video that’s it ok. (End rant”
“Far worse things in the world” .. so if I saw a child being attacked by bullies, I should go, don’t interfere, there are far worse things going on in the world? How about an elderly lady trying to open a door on a frozen windy day? Oh no, I’ll just watch her struggle because there are far worse things going on in the world. Selfish old lady, jeez what’s wrong with people for trying to improve things (say having the top teen artists reprimanded for Glamorizing rape, stalking, erotic fantasies). Bad individuals, bad, don’t try to improve society for just the small things.
This leads into the next point. Rape. What part of she’s lying when she says she doesn’t want me, so I’m going to go ahead and have sex with her anyways, is not Rape? I’m just going to assume that anyone smart enough to use the internet doesn’t need a further explanation. Of course if you need one later, just let me know. Moving on.
Wine? Wine!? To quote the commentor directly “it is a song called animals what would expect him singing about” Yes I’m sure… it’s actually wine they’re pouring on him, I mean, who wouldn’t jump to that conclusion. However, they make an interesting point. Even the people seriously trying to defend the song, know the blood is gross, nasty, and disturbing, so maybe it’s just wine….
Maybe you’re right, “people always ALWAYS look for a negative in someone or something “. This is why instead of focusing on the positives of the song, and how much you liked it, you chose to focus on the ‘negative’ comments, and argue with them. Point well taken. Moving on…
Funny, I didn’t hear any posters complaining about him exercising, as you are suggesting, and yes boxers may use frozen meat to practice, however, they are not rubbing up on them, while having sexual fantasies about a girl. Just so wrong… moving on.
The commentor also stated, they (Adam and girl in video) can’t kiss or reproduce without people getting mad? As well, you say he got the love of his life. I think I realized the problem here. You didn’t actually watch the music video. That must be it, because if you saw it, you would know each scene with him having sexual type fun with the girl, Was All In His Head. Geez, really? This is why it’s such a worrisome video. The girl never got with him, and didn’t want to. He approached her at the club and she was like, ya I don’t think so. So he just kept watching her and dreaming about her, sex, blood, and frozen carcuses. How romantic.
And no, just because it’s his wife in the video, it doesn’t make it any better. She was either inspired by some 50 shades dream, or is enjoying watching his career suffer. One wonders if he got a pre-nup. Besides the fact he just pulled a Miley and bleached his hair. Is anyone else concerned for him? It may be both of them, or just one, but what woman would say “I know, you can stalk me down, and add in some gross blood sex scenes, for your next music video, then bleach your hair and that will really grow your career”. He also said he had “no explanation ” as to why he did it. I wouldn’t have thought much about it except for the video. Didn’t Amanda Bynes bleach her hair too when she really needed help. Whatever, it’s strange.
Let’s add one more.
20 hours ago
“It shouldn’t offend you its art not political”
Alrighty then, what are politicians? They are people (though that is debatable). What do political things involve? People. What are people when they are little? Children. What shapes a child into a person? Well, there are many things that influence a child. One being pop culture/ pop media. Let’s see teenage boys see “Sexiest Man Alive – Adam Levine” and go ‘what is he doing that makes him so cool’ teenage girls see ‘Sexiest Huband Alive – Adam Levine’ and go what do I need to be like to get the sexiest husband. Enter Internet. Enter Youtube. Enter “Animal”. To give an example:
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I hate it when the majority are like kids and think it’s violent, creepy and disgusting. Tell me, WHERE THE HELL IN THIS VIDEO DISGUSTING?! I’m thirteen and I found this video absolutely fine.”
Now this 13 year old thinks this music video is “absolutely fine”. Why? Because who knows how much media he has consumed by all the ‘Popular’ Celebrities that he wants to be like. He has been programed to think it’s fine, even defend it. After all Adam Levine is the “Sexiest Man Alive” right? Now this 13 year old is going to contribute to the political arena. He has a vote after all. But has no ability to judge a simple music video and see the unacceptable underlying messages of Rape, Sexism, and psychos. Nope, he’s a happy naive consumer, who was not protected from these videos (exactly why people want them banned, or to at least have a warning), and who is going to be affecting the political spectrum in exactly 5 years minimum. Scary. And yes this video has everything to do with politics. Please think before you type.
Oh, and another point I saw quite frequently is “it doesn’t matter, because it’s not real”.
Not real? This type of thing happens everyday, and much much worse. I’m not talking about fantasizing either, i’m talking about people who fullfill their fantasies of murder, rape, and torture. It’s not okay to glamorize this because first, their are slightly off people who are going to meditate on it, and second, because it is so disgustingly disrespectful to all those who have survived, and to all those who knew people who didn’t. No warning, no scensoring. For all those who say parents should be monitoring what their kid watches, your simply selfish. Their are too many bad parents that won’t care to block anything. There should be a warning for youth at the minimum.
The other argument was that people watch horror movies all the time, and nobody cares about that.
First off, people do care, and Second, you have to have an ID to get into an R movie without a parent. Any kid any age, can watch these music videos by themselves, numerous times. Third, there are Ratings. Music videos don’t have any ratings, or reasons why they are rated (ex. Mild Language, Obscenity, Sexual, or Disturbing Images). You just watch them and hope the Celeb didn’t put anything too heinous in there. Even a great parent has no way to keep thier kid from watching these videos. I guess homeschooling, and no electronics.. or friends… Brilliant.
Truthfully, I’m hoping Adam’s not being drugged, or having a breakdown, or something. Hopefully, this will just be his way to bring awareness to Domestic Abuse month (October) and he’ll come out with some explanation. Hopefully.
As always, thanks for reading!
~Stay strong out there.