Lily Allen gets back at Internet trolls in new music video for "URL Badman"

If you're leaving mean, anonymous comments on the Internet, you're "a cliché"


Prachi Gupta
July 2, 2014 7:20PM (UTC)

Lily Allen continues to challenge stereotypes and satirize pop culture with her music, releasing on Wednesday a music video mocking Internet trolls. In "URL Badman," from album "Sheezus," Allen lampoons Internet commenters as lazy clichés who lob hollow insults from the comfort of their homes.

"I'm a London white boy reppin' ATL," she sings, as someone who knows what it's like to be a target for the Internet's outrage, continuing, "Keyboard warrior that can't spell / I don't like you, I think you're worthless / I wrote a long piece about it up on my Wordpress." It's a catchy dance song that's smart, sharp and, unlike some of her previous satires, totally on point.

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Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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