Hidden Meanings Behind Childish Gambino's 'This Is America' Video Explained

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    Childish Gambino's 'This Is America' has become an overnight cultural phenomenon. The internet was quick to point out tons of hidden messages throughout the piece. Here's some you've might have missed.
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M4x Chillax
M4x Chillax

Did anyone notice a dancer doing the mask off dance??

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Zoeyeliza Hernandez
Zoeyeliza Hernandez

At one point a cat and a chicken were together and normally the cat would eat the chicken. That says that people should treat each other equally

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george kontalexis
george kontalexis

Will you stop this shit with the slavery thing about blacks how many years do you think we can handle this? If you want to end slavery once and for all try to fix the problems the native americans have !

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Nadya Tioriman
Nadya Tioriman

Its sounds funny But the meaning is dark 🙃

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Thay Almeida
Thay Almeida

In 1:05 i believe that he is imitating Uncle Ruckus from the boondocks...

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Dr3adL0rdhg
Dr3adL0rdhg

This video is biased towards black people. It tries to make it like black people are the victim from places in the lyrics and video where that’s not the issue

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Frosty Ghost
Frosty Ghost

This shit is so gay.....

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Tyler Mateaki
Tyler Mateaki

Towards the end the people dancing run and they have school uniforms on and the man acts as if he has a gun and I think that says school shootings

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The Bella is awesome
The Bella is awesome

0:26 lmao caracachr

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Saniyahqueenofhearts matthew
Saniyahqueenofhearts matthew

this is not true

Πριν 2 ημέρες
Colton McConathy
Colton McConathy

This is a bunch of bullshit

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Colton McConathy
Colton McConathy

Bro they are just literally grey pants

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PeterLambert2211
PeterLambert2211

As a white guy can I ask, why is it so hard to escape America like you are saying Gambino is trying to do at the end of the video. What does it mean to escape America? Are you talking about leaving the country? Are you talking about escaping the culture or the past? Aren't we all trying to do that, and does continuing to bring the past up make it harder or easier to escape it? How much responsibility does the black community have for their own unhappiness and oppression? Is it 0 %? 50%? 100% All of points you are trying to make seem like smoke and distractions that fall apart under the lightest scrutiny. Please educate me.

Πριν 2 ημέρες
Official Maxwell Armstrong
Official Maxwell Armstrong

Who ever isn’t dancing like him he kills them

Πριν 2 ημέρες
Remas Gweli
Remas Gweli

That guy who he killed is alive and he killed him so how is it right and how is he alive

Πριν 3 ημέρες
Tyebskeleton
Tyebskeleton

By the way I think why the song name is this is America because the horse guy looks like Paul Revere to me

Πριν 3 ημέρες
MyRedPony1
MyRedPony1

"This a celly, that's a tool" is about the murder of 22-year-old black man, Stephon Clark, who was shot dead in his own backyard earlier this year b/c LE assumed he had a gun when he really only had a cell phone.. Your explanation of that part is not accurate. Also, pleas read the comment under min by Matthew Burgos.

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C- Lo
C- Lo

Play along.

Πριν 3 ημέρες
Kevin Hermoso
Kevin Hermoso

3:39 thats a RED cloth?!

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Dough Dough Pie
Dough Dough Pie

His into da puuuurgee😂

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LOVINCER OKELLO
LOVINCER OKELLO

Gambino...brains

Πριν 3 ημέρες
Chesney Brown
Chesney Brown

Along with "guns in my area" meaning the amendment "the right to bear arms"

Πριν 3 ημέρες
Anon Ymous
Anon Ymous

Gambino is a race baiter. You know how black children are disadvantaged in America? The 79% of them born to single black mothers. Take responsibility for your actions. p.s. Blacks are destroying South Africa.

Πριν 4 ημέρες
Matthew Bittenbender
Matthew Bittenbender

It seems strange that “a moment of silence” is marked with a hit off of a joint. Wouldn’t getting high make this moment less reverent? What is he saying by conflating those messages?

Πριν 4 ημέρες
Manly O'ger
Manly O'ger

This is some bullshit. Clicked off after the celly part.

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Nayeli Galvan Melgoza25
Nayeli Galvan Melgoza25

In the bible there is four horses the pale one is a sign the worlds going to end

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Nayeli Galvan Melgoza25
Nayeli Galvan Melgoza25

Yea you missed that when it is silent and in the being we're the 17 second you hear people screaming and then 17 seconds of silence

Πριν 4 ημέρες
Kat Swanson
Kat Swanson

he really put thought into this video and how America is falling apart by the second

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tetrahedron mind over matter
tetrahedron mind over matter

Everyone eats not just the few 666 burn all down if you want to be free

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tetrahedron mind over matter
tetrahedron mind over matter

Money a lie

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tetrahedron mind over matter
tetrahedron mind over matter

You enslave yourselves to know the truth you need to be the truth

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N. H. M. D.
N. H. M. D.

2:18 The Gwara Gwara looks like that one dance in the chorus of Idol. Any army's agree??

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Abyss Games
Abyss Games

this is true, or he's high on every drug

Πριν 4 ημέρες
Michael Scott
Michael Scott

IDK maybe I'm reading more into it, but the dancers who join him all look like school kids in uniform, but every time they come into the scene they quickly move out of focus or are panned away from so we don't pay much attention to them (education).

Πριν 5 ημέρες
Chris Bezerianos
Chris Bezerianos

This is not only America but the whole world is like he'll,though America's the worst,just face it I'm not lying. And I said THE WHOLE WORLD IS LIKE THAT!

Πριν 5 ημέρες
Tuna Kutsi Güler
Tuna Kutsi Güler

Its a overnight meme phemonenon

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Savannah Gregory
Savannah Gregory

This is deep

Πριν 5 ημέρες
Glossyomg45
Glossyomg45

The Jim crow picture looks straight out of a nightmare 1:53

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DeAndre Lewis
DeAndre Lewis

You guys watch people too much jesus

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MikeMatt Akins
MikeMatt Akins

Pretty good song

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Isaac Hoque
Isaac Hoque

Do twenty øne piløts

Πριν 6 ημέρες
Wendi Tosta
Wendi Tosta

One of the hidden messages that you missed is the fact that black on black crime is no where in the video. The other hidden message you missed is the fact that the KKK were orchestrated by the Democrats... You also missed the hidden message about the Civil War and what actually took place and who wanted to keep slavery intact. You also missed the hidden message at the fact that Childish Glover only portrayed the bullshit lies spread in the black community, I'm thankful for men and women like Candace Owens, Pastor Darrell Scott, Kanye West, Sherriff Clark, Herman Cain, Harris Faulkner and sooo many other amazing black conservatives who are destroying the centuries old black agenda. This IS America... and in America, you get what you give. It's an embarrassment that he used "Gambino" in his stupid nick name, Don Carlo would condemn that indefinitely. This message is a lie... Theres NOTHING anyone can say to change that fact.. So go ahead and comment your shitty bullshit repetitive rhetoric to me. You're STILL going to be so full shit just like moron Glover in AMERICA'S eyes..... 😂🤣😂🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

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Chinegirl Gbelee
Chinegirl Gbelee

Hi people scrolling down the comments

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Cringley 1
Cringley 1

*it's Nerf or nothing*

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Daniel Olivier
Daniel Olivier

Am from West Africa

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Pastel Trash
Pastel Trash

America explained

Πριν 6 ημέρες
jane harrap
jane harrap

Such a great run down even though I got it through dance. Dance is a very powerful tool. At the right time place an era we shouldn't have to explain ourselves! just breath and believe

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ShyvulnerableTeddy
ShyvulnerableTeddy

People of colour complain that wear are racist for not involving black people into movies and music videos but when they create music videos with no view of white people at all it not seen as racist. We have to involve black people but black people don't need to involve white people. They are using the slavery of ancestors, not them as an escape goat for everything to be honest they need to find a new reason becaise it's getting old and people are gonna start ignoring their perfetic please. That is why the wolf ate the boy because he kept using the wolf as a tool to scare people. Don't come crying when people have enough of this and don't help any more. And I'm not saying all racism agiast back people is right I'm just saying some people lie and try get people to feel sorry for them. Stop using you ancestors pain and suffering and your skin colour a reason for you perfetic escuses. As you've seen nazis used the Jews as an escape goat see where that got them. Learn from the past not make it rise again.

Πριν 7 ημέρες
Qazu G
Qazu G

2:35 Orange Justice?

Πριν 7 ημέρες
Beepo McCarter
Beepo McCarter

This is one of the most brilliant and poignant videos ever made. Donald Glover's attire, his movements, even his facial expressions are all a representation of the Jim Crow, Blackface era, leading into and touching on the history. Along with progression into the future as to how we see ourselves as a society and how the black community sees and represents themselves. This is a brilliant, I cannot emphasize how brilliant, of a music video that has ever been made. It can be broken down repeatedly there are so many things that he put in this video that are so important, to the history of the black community and to the history of America.

Πριν 7 ημέρες
Tristan Willstout
Tristan Willstout

that black screen over the first gunshot made it so much better lol

Πριν 7 ημέρες
Alice Jitter-Feet
Alice Jitter-Feet

The school kids reminds me of African school kids who played a big part in fighting and dying to end aparthied

Πριν 7 ημέρες
P ES
P ES

Talk about form over substance, and searching for depth where there is none.

Πριν 7 ημέρες
Ronnie Gonzalez
Ronnie Gonzalez

Lets not forget about black on black crime.

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A g
A g

All the cars in the end of the scene are cars cops usually profile and pull over

Πριν 7 ημέρες
Bad boy
Bad boy

It has tooo much logic to understand

Πριν 7 ημέρες
Krystal Hittle
Krystal Hittle

Did y’all see the chickens in the background in one of the scenes... at 2:17 they were pointing out the dance called the Gwara Gwara and behind Gambino and the people Is a white chicken and a yellow chicken

Πριν 8 ημέρες
John Suggs
John Suggs

I have to disagree with you. As a black man who grow up in a poor community, this looks like our community. Money and power is really what matters. The black community is its biggest enemy. We shoot and kill each other in a higher right than anyone. We need to fix our culture, dr Martin Luther King would be so upset with us.

Πριν 8 ημέρες
Turtle Man
Turtle Man

The meanings really scared me man, i had to click out to check my back lol

Πριν 8 ημέρες
Faded
Faded

Killuminati

Πριν 8 ημέρες
Alexa Villarreal
Alexa Villarreal

At the end you can seem him lighting a blunt and see the man he shot and a female

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Alexa Villarreal
Alexa Villarreal

As this is going on I assume this is a way of showing drug abuse in a way I’m not too sure

Πριν 8 ημέρες
Riko Valentine
Riko Valentine

Until I hear it from him, I can't agree

Πριν 8 ημέρες
doret21
doret21

Def not to gain social media followers lol #shewrongforthat

Πριν 8 ημέρες
Kai Chambers
Kai Chambers

The tattoo on his right arm says “get out of America WW3 is here” referencing current politics

Πριν 9 ημέρες
Super Blob/Nebulous
Super Blob/Nebulous

Also realize, the moment he stepped on that car it immediately went off, which causes other cars to go off. Could this mean racism against the black is their quick assumption, or blacks are the immediate target?

Πριν 9 ημέρες
Vien Tran
Vien Tran

Have you considered the possibility that “This a celly, that’s a tool” might just mean we care about our cellular devices like crazy even though they’re just tools? So basically it’s the common “nowadays we’re materialistic”. Of course it’s a matter of perception. Just my view.

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Blue Cookie
Blue Cookie

3:38 I didn’t see his arm for a sec 😂

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iiGhost_ly :
iiGhost_ly :

of course y’all ppl gotta think Of super accurate shit to use on This Is America how original and them somehow get it taken down...

Πριν 10 ημέρες
Fenrir der Götterschreck
Fenrir der Götterschreck

German cars are better anyway :)

Πριν 10 ημέρες
Jonty Bernardo
Jonty Bernardo

I know he's black but can u say it nicer

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Jonty Bernardo
Jonty Bernardo

A BLACK MAN HEY BE NICER

Πριν 10 ημέρες
Kawaii unicorn Girl
Kawaii unicorn Girl

You should now watch this is America *TWO*

Πριν 10 ημέρες
The Awkward Wolf
The Awkward Wolf

The opinions are strong with this one

Πριν 11 ημέρες
Sarai Garcia
Sarai Garcia

Im the only one thath its scared about the video

Πριν 11 ημέρες
Arpita Patel
Arpita Patel

Tarladala

Πριν 11 ημέρες
R D
R D

Very talented young man.

Πριν 11 ημέρες
Luca Pontes
Luca Pontes

I saw someone on twitter talk about a black man who was shot dead as his cellphone (celly) was seen as a weapon (tool) by an officer. Could also be referenced by the this a celly that's a tool line.

Πριν 11 ημέρες
David Zapata
David Zapata

The 17 seconds of silence means the 17 students that got shot in Florida

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【Pleasingly aesthetic 】
【Pleasingly aesthetic 】

I just want to say, those students can freaking dance!

Πριν 12 ημέρες
Jacob G
Jacob G

“Red America values guns over lives” if anyone thinks that you must not be paying attention... Taking away guns makes people easier targets (people will get guns illegally still) so more people that can be trusted with them should have them to prevent these shootings. When there’s a massacre most of the time it’s in a gun free zone or there simply isn’t anyone with a gun or willing to use it to defend innocent lives. Think.

Πριν 12 ημέρες
Real Slow One
Real Slow One

I just like all the jokes that came from it

Πριν 13 ημέρες
riely rufino
riely rufino

0:33 - 0:37 : when you're at 10 hp running from the storm

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IMX Impixilize
IMX Impixilize

no one has noticed that every car has been broken into

Πριν 13 ημέρες
IMX Impixilize
IMX Impixilize

the way she says character

Πριν 13 ημέρες
Low End Gamers
Low End Gamers

Some things you missed: He killed a bunch of people, and nobody cares, but he smokes a joint and cops chase him down. There are 17 seconds of silence after the hand gun symbol, for the 17 killed in the Florida shooting. The beginning part is a reference to 9/11 "Don't catch you slippin'" is said because if you slip in todays society, you're fucked for the most part (at least in America).

Πριν 13 ημέρες
Dwi Rahman Soleman
Dwi Rahman Soleman

I was distracted by the dance. I wasn't even know there's a horse in the background.... shit

Πριν 13 ημέρες
BRAVOZULU DWEST boathouse
BRAVOZULU DWEST boathouse

why did the video never show watermelon or fried chicken?

Πριν 13 ημέρες
BRAVOZULU DWEST boathouse
BRAVOZULU DWEST boathouse

all black should excape evil racist america they should all return to mother africa being surrounded by fellow blacks will make them safe far away from the evil slave owning whites a movement should happen to return all africans to safety back to africa

Πριν 13 ημέρες
Stereo_Sanity
Stereo_Sanity

To sum this up,This Is America's hidden meaning showing violence on the song is saying that America isn't the greatest place to be like everybody says it is everybody should know what im saying.

Πριν 13 ημέρες
Real Life Meme Videos
Real Life Meme Videos

*This Is Philippines*

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Yeshi da Apple Cake :3
Yeshi da Apple Cake :3

This is Philippines with Duterte ruling. putang ina nakakabwisit na tlga eh

Πριν 13 ώρες
Jude
Jude

Real Life Meme Videos hahha parang nga

Πριν 12 ημέρες
natan gomes
natan gomes

all the subliminal messages of the clip are in this video, watch subtitled! https://youtu.be/DzUpdQppsvE

Πριν 14 ημέρες
Carmen Landaverde
Carmen Landaverde

A commonly used tool to unjustly keep blacks in a cycle of incarceration....🤔 you must be really stupid if that’s what you think prison is

Πριν 14 ημέρες
Morgen Freeman
Morgen Freeman

BS u think red America values guns more than life you ignorant

Πριν 14 ημέρες
King Russell11
King Russell11

The words when it first show gambling it says I know you want to die

Πριν 14 ημέρες
R. Ilham Sastronegoro
R. Ilham Sastronegoro

GET YOUR MONEY, BLACK MAN

Πριν 14 ημέρες
Rajeev Patel
Rajeev Patel

wow racist at 0:42

Πριν 14 ημέρες
Reagile Molokomme
Reagile Molokomme

its gwarrra gwarrra and yeah we found out a long time ago with this is Nigeria

Πριν 14 ημέρες
Lalocsta LOS the love of money
Lalocsta LOS the love of money

All the violence they show and he walks off camera to light the joint

Πριν 14 ημέρες
Floortje van Marrewijk
Floortje van Marrewijk

This song is so deep

Πριν 15 ημέρες
KeRsHaL FeRnAnDo
KeRsHaL FeRnAnDo

Not all cars in warehouse are American

Πριν 15 ημέρες

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