The Internet is flabbergasted by the jarring, awful Brad Paisley and LL Cool J collaboration, “Accidental Racist.” After getting past the fact that such a song even exists in 2013, the Internet’s collective psyche is beginning to grapple with the many, many questions prompted by the video (Who thought this song was a good idea? How is accidental racism different from non-accidental racism (it isn’t)? Why does LL Cool J address Paisley as “Mr. White Man” and not by his name? And … just, like, what?), another question that everyone is asking is: Why is LL Cool J even a part of this song?
Here are some theories:
LL Cool J is just trying to thank Abraham Lincoln:
Maybe Cool J and Brad Paisley are lovers?:
Cool James is gearing up for a comeback:
That’s not LL! That’s Weird Al:
Or maybe it is just tragic and now we can all look forward to this:
and maybe this: