The song "Accidental Racist" featuring Brad Paisley and LL Cool J is totally racist.
ON-PURPOSE RACISM

Oh yeah, you're really "walkin' on eggshells," Paisley.

If Brad Paisley is representative of white Southern men, then we just got really depressed about the state of race relations in America. Today, he released a track featuring LL Cool J called "Accidental Racist," and it's the least self-aware, most hilariously terrible country song we've ever heard. And we're talking about country music here. Plenty of competition in those areas.

In it, Paisley defensively describes a scenario where he was wearing a Confederate flag t-shirt (only because he's a Skynyrd fan, obvi) and felt misjudged by the black person making his coffee at Starbucks. You know, because that is where you go to interact with black people. The song only does downhill from there, culminating in LL Cool J jumping in with a few lines about how hard it is to be from the hood, including the suggestion that "If you don't judge my gold chains/I'll forget the iron chains." Fair warning: after listening to this song, our face and neck are permanently stuck in a cringing position. Listen to it at your own discretion.

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