- Nov 11, 2011
This ohmygod!!!!!!!! Like how dumb do you think people who see that video are?! I don't see India as a whole here, and there's no rule anywhere that says that whenever you talk about a specific culture, you have to show all of it in its complexity and depth. Geez.Interesting article making several reflections. However I think it´d be good to point out that Hymn for the Weekend video , while honouring some Indian elements Coldplay certainly found inspiring, is not meant to be a "100% accurate tourist video" of India hehe So of course they are free to select and depict the elements they found inspiring or relevant for the video. I don't believe any of us expect indians to "play Holi all year around" just because we see it in the music video *lol*
Also this is all another proof that people can never be satisfied. Coldplay are always considered to be almost too nice, too inoffensive ("bland" is the term that comes the most in negative reviews afterall), yet somehow here they're super rude and offensive?! It seems that the only thing certain for people is that they dislike Coldplay. The reason why they do, though, depends on whatever new stuff gets mentioned in the media. Ugh. Can't people just let them be?