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‘Accidental Racist’: The Funniest Tweets

Questlove, Conan O’Brien, Judd Apatow and more react to Brad Paisley and LL Cool J’s controversial song

LL Cool J and Brad Paisley.

LL Cool J and Brad Paisley.

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No one was surprised that Brad Paisley and LL Cool J‘s puzzling duet “Accidental Racist” ignited a firestorm of debate and ridicule, except maybe Paisley and LL themselves. The song is a strange back-and-forth where Paisley sings about wanting to rock the Confederate flag while grappling with the South’s racist history, and LL raps “If you don’t judge my gold chains/I’ll forget the iron chains.” Even aside from the regrettable lyrics, it’s an uncomfortable musical mish-mash of country balladry and awkwardly shoehorned rapping.

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Paisley and LL Cool J have both said they’re standing by the song, but criticism – and a few rare nods of praise – are still making waves on the Internet. We have Twitter to thank for supplying some much-needed, priceless jests on the subject. Read on for our list of the funniest reactions to “Accidental Racist” on Twitter. Just don’t judge my do-rag!

In This Article: Brad Paisley, El-P, LL Cool J, Questlove


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