Mastodon’s Drummer Defends Latest “Sexist” Video

Brann Dailor says video shouldn’t be taken too seriously

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Is Mastodon’s latest video for “The Motherload” sexist because, like rap clips, it features big booty mommas in cutoffs shaking their moneymakers in slow motion?

That depends on what your genitals look like. If you’ve got labes, then perhaps you’d find the new clip slightly sexist. If you’re rocking gnads, you think the video is high art.

Mastodon’s Brann Dailor, in response to this article, said the video shouldn’t be taken so seriously.

“The last thing that I wanted to do was come on and be defensive, because I don’t feel like I should have to defend it,” Dailor tells Pitchfork.

“It’s a music video and it’s really not supposed to be something that gets people this upset because this was really a fun thing that doesn’t really mean too much. It’s not to be taken so seriously.”

He continued:

“I don’t know, I just don’t see the sexism in it. I know there’s half-naked women that are shaking their butts. For some people it’s titillating, but for me it just looked amazing. I thought the girls were awesome and talented, and I thought it was amazing to watch. I love when it turns into that kaleidoscope effect thing; it brings the video to a whole new level. But it’s gotten people talking obviously, you know. I figured that would happen, you know what I mean. I knew there was going to be some negativity. But we do that; we’re that kind of band. It hadn’t been done before, and we were kind of looking for something that hadn’t been done before because it’s hard to come by these days.”

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