I honestly don’t know what’s worse: that I never knew these lyrics at all until @Karnythia linked to them in the context of #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen, or that I have not been able to shake the mouth-full-of-marbles version I’ve heard since childhood ever since.

I mean, I knew it was racist and sexist in that generalized “boy, aren’t YOU exotic! I could just eat you up” kind of way — which is to say, little worse than most rock music. But now it’s become the world’s most vile earworm.

I’m horrified that I didn’t know. And I’m disgusted that I can’t get rid of it.

2 thoughts on “UGH.

  1. Exactly. I’d caught enough of the lyrics when I was younger to be horrified and not listen to the rest. And then I, too, just sat down and read the entire thing. What the fuck? Why is this still being played on the radio? Why do people sing along with it so gleefully?

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