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Celebrity culture: Not so great?
That’s what Father John Misty seems to be hinting at in his new video for “Total Entertainment Forever.” In it, Macaulay Culkin playsa virtual-realityversion of Kurt Cobain whogets bound, whipped, and crucified as “King of the Cucks” while ecstatic onlookers smile and take selfies. The video also starsbizzaro versionsofGeorge Washington, Bill Clinton, and Jon Arbuckle fromGarfield.
The singlefeatures alyric about Taylor Swiftthat stirred up some controversy earlier this yearbut within the context of the video it’s pretty clear that Misty is targetingthe entertainment industry with his commentary, not Swift herself. At one point, a papier-mch Ronald McDonald bursts out ofMistys chestlike he’s inAlienand shoots a nearby woman with a laser.
“It was directed by Adam Green and was shot on location at a McDonald’s in Florence,” the singerjoked in the video’s YouTube comments.
Watch it here, if you dare:
Misty recently expanded his world tour, and Total Entertainment Forever is a track from hislatest album, Pure Comedy.