Justin Bieber - Baby ft. Ludacris - Mario Paint Composer





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Published on May 19, 2010

And then this happened. I do this because I love these songs. And I love you for watching them.

PS. Look at the hetero-normative gender expression in this music video... Kind of an unhealthy social message, but so skillfully performed by Justin. He acts very pushy and masculine, even somewhat menacing toward the ex-girlfriend character. His refusal to leave her alone actually raises consent/harassment issues. Very alpha-male.

He's also characterized as being very much in charge of the other guys too, directing them when, where, and how to dance, etc. But then look at how he changes when they put him on screen together with just Ludacris. With the other characters gone, he assumes this relaxed non-confrontational almost feminine body language, very submissive and nonthreatening. He even stands behind Ludacris, and later they playact that Ludacris is beating / strangling him. In primates (which includes humans) this type of behaviour is an indication of and reinforcement of submission in the social order.

Basically it sends the message that it's okay for guys to push "their" girls around, and even take dominion over younger/weaker males, and that it's actually the girl who must be in the wrong for not wanting to be re-involved with (or contacted by, or touched by) her ex-boyfriend, because he's high-ranking in the social order. The video is portrayed as though people are meant to think that she is truly just an object to be possessed by him, as opposed to being her own independent person with the right to go out with her friends and be free of harassment at the bowling establishment of her choosing.

So again, I disagree with the message sent by the video. but OMG, isn't it pretty? Bowling is fun too, Justin is adorable, great dancer, and also, beautiful voice that melts hearts all over the world.

That's all.

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