For those who may not have heard, rapper and anti-Trump advocate Snoop Dogg recently came out with a music video titled “BADBADNOTGOOD,” and it has captured the attention of many.
While talking in the video about living in a racist society, Snoop Dogg’s most jarring moment comes when he’s featured shooting an impersonator dressed up as a clown version President Trump:
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While the rapper may have used a toy gun in the video to match the clown theme, it’s pretty clear he’s making a joke about assassinating the leader of the free world.
Since it’s something that has actually happened in our society, it’s left some people upset.
TMZ recently caught up with Senator Ted Cruz on Capitol Hill Tuesday, and Cruz expressed his sheer distaste with the actions carried out in the video:
“I think it really is in poor taste to be making fun of murdering someone. Particularly assassinating the president.
We have a really sad history in this country of attempted and successful assassinations and it’s irresponsible for a musician or artist to encourage murdering the president. I think it’s unfortunate, I wish he hadn’t done that.”
While Cruz said he hasn’t seen the video, millions of others have – 2,282,798 views exactly, as of Wednesday morning.
Not to mention the fact that Snoop Dogg has 15.7 million followers on Instagram, which means he’s able to reach millions and millions of people around the world.
That said, Senator Cruz isn’t the only one who’s expressed their disgust for Snoop Dogg’s actions in the video.
Marco Rubio told reporters:
“Snoop shouldn’t have done that.
We’ve had presidents assassinated before in this country, so anything like that is something people should really careful about.”
And he added:
“People can disagree on policy. [But] we’ve gotta be very careful about that kind of thing, because [if] the wrong person sees that and gets the wrong idea, you could have a real problem. I’m not sure what Snoop was thinking. He should think about that.”
You can check it out for yourself, below: