Conservative heads are exploding since Rock the Vote released a video by Lil Jon re-working his song “Turn Down For What” encouraging young people to get out and vote in the upcoming mid-term elections.
The Washington Free Beacon responded with an editorial saying that it “promotes illegal behavior—specifically, behavior that runs afoul of local election codes. Sexual juggernaut Lena Dunham, for example, appears in a voting booth accompanied by some ‘celebrity fitness trainer’ no one has heard of. ‘This is how we do it in Hollywood,’ Dunham says.”
The Free Beacon was also upset because Dunham committed the cardinal sin of allowing Lil Jon autograph her “ballot” with a sharpie, both of which are “violations of election law.” The editors do not seem aware that the “ballot” was not real but a prop in a music video.
It is really no surprise that the right would be upset with the video featuring several artists who appeal to young people. They do not want to encourage the youth vote because they know that these are people unlikely to vote for conservative candidates and support things like the legalization of marijuana and same sex marriage.
The outrage is not confined to conservative publications of course, comments on the Rock the Vote Facebook page from conservatives echo the outrage of Breitbart and Free Beacon. Here is a small sample of comments.
Watch the video that started the uproar below.