While he was hosting Saturday Night Live on May 5, Donald Glover (a.k.a. Childish Gambino), to everyone’s surprise, also released a music video for his new song called “This Is America.”

Throughout the video, there are plenty of uncomfortable juxtapositions between images of gleeful life moments (when an all-black choir is singing in the warehouse) and horrific violence, for example, when Childish Gambino shoots the choir with a rifle.

Throughout most of the video, Childish Gambino is dancing and singing while distressing scenes play out around him (such as the images of burning cars and people chaotically running around). Many viewers online think the “This Is America” video sends a strong message about the way Americans can get caught up with distractions rather than paying attention to the real issues in the country.

Naturally, in the current political climate, this video has taken the internet by storm. Here’s what Twitter had to say about the poignant statement of the video:

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