レディオヘッドのトム・ヨークがアメリカ大統領選挙に対して意味深ツイート


アメリカ大統領選挙に勝利したドナルド・トランプが次期大統領となることを受け、各方面から「反トランプ」のコメントで溢れている。レディオヘッドのトム・ヨークは、自身のツイッターを通して、5月にリリースされた最新アルバム『A Moon Shaped Pool』のリード曲「Burn The Witch」の歌詞の一部を引用した。


トムが引用した歌詞は「avoid all eye contact do not react shoot the messengers this is a low flying panic attacksing the song of sixpence that goes」(目を合わせることなく 反応せずに 使いのものを撃て これはまるで低空飛行のパニック発作 6ペンスの歌を歌おう)。


5月のリリース時にも、様々な解釈をされたレディオヘッドの新曲「Burn The Witch」。魔女狩りをイメージしたタイトルと歌詞の内容は、SNSなどで人を攻撃することを現代の魔女狩りに喩えたとされており、MVにもツイッターのロゴを想起させる鳥が登場する。


5月にリリースされたこの曲が、アメリカ大統領戦について歌った曲ではないことは明らかだ。しかし、現代の大衆の心理が、根本的に中世の魔女狩りの時代と変わらないというメッセージや、それをあと押しする、後ろ向き、もしくは内向きな風潮を、トム自身が感じ取ってツイートしたようだ。

様々な解釈があるが、もうひとつ、トムがこの曲を引き合いにしたのは「トランプ大統領誕生後」のメディアのあり方にも理由があるだろう。選挙が終了して間もなく歌詞を掲載したトムは、その数時間後に「数日経てば、コメンテーターたちが、この事実をさも当たり前の事のように言うようになるだろうね」と皮肉めいたツイートを投稿。トランプが大統領になることよりも、彼の考え方に迎合し慣れてしまう人々とメディアに対する危機感にもとれる。


英国人ということもあり、トム・ヨークが前面的に「反トランプ」という政治スタンスを示して来たわけではないものの、LAでのライブで「誇大妄想主義の男に国を任せてはいけない」とアメリカ人に向けコメントしたように、警鐘を鳴らしてきたミュージシャンの一人であるのは確かだ。

ヨーロッパの難民問題に、イギリスのEU離脱、そして今回のトランプ大統領誕生と、「異なる宗教、異なる価値観の人を追い出し非難する」という共通項を現したこの曲は、2016年を象徴する曲になり後世に伝えられることになりそうだ。

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That cat is up to something, and we want no part of it.
WHOA
"What, what is this?"
"You'd rather take a picture of a straw than take one of me?
"Took a picture of baby Avery and dachshund Milo tunneled behind her to get in the picture." -Submitted By: Diane Lenier
Watch out, baby!
Who's bombing who?
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
"Oh sorry, wrong room."
"What are you reading?"
At least someone is trying to stop these from happening.
Nothing like a perfectly timed tail.
The beer is poison!
"Why are you taking pictures of butts?"
It's cool, he's the new boom mic operator.
"My turn next!"
Just really happy to be here.
At least that last guy is in the picture.
This cat's great-grandchildren are probably in this slideshow as well.
"Turn left on Sunset."
"I want to sit on the chair."
Sneak attack is underway.
Stopping inappropriate Facebook photo uploads since 2008.
How is he even doing that with his neck?
What are you doing here?
Also: "Soon"
Talk about a third wheel.
The other cat REALLY doesn't like glamour shots.
"Um, I think someone forgot my Fancy Feast."
"Do I smell fish?"
"Um, a little help?"
What is this contraption.
We're assuming that this guy was attempting to take an underwater selfie.
"Ignore me!"
He does not approve.
His night vision is perfect for interrupting hipster photo shoots.
He stood on that pinecone to get in this photo: commitment.
"Sorry, did I ruin your postcard?"
Still part of the family.
Maybe planned, still terrific.
"My husband and I were taking our border collie, Jack, out for his daily beach run and play. (This) is the photo of him being photobombed. I didn't see the dog until I saw it on the screen after the photo was taken."- Submitted By Laura Hancock
"I was trying to take a picture of this cute Waterbuck calf, when it's mom stepped in to see what I was doing to her baby...LOL." Submitted by: Karen Stephens
"I was taking a picture of my cat Simon one day when Teddy got a bit jealous (like he always does). Hope you enjoy!" Submitted by: Hali Jakeman
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In our experience cats really do hate driving.
This dog is huge!
Where was this cat standing?
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"Here is Badger, completely unaware of his archenemy Groucho doing the bombing..." -Submitted By: Kimberly Rai Cook
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Hey! Me too, right?
Submitted By: Alan Kelly
"Photobomb of my dachshund with my then 3-month-old daughter." -Submitted By: Melanie Walsh
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This goat would clearly lose hide-and-seek.
That cat takes itself way too seriously.
"I was taking head shots for a friend when Albert kept entering the frame and posing. This is the shot when my friend had had enough." - Submitted By: Kathlyn Horan
These cows would have been such a good background otherwise.
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All the dog that's fit to photograph.
Aflac has to be responsible for this.
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"My husky is pretty angry she's not included in the picture." -Submitted By: Kimberly Fernandez
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"An animal photobomb taken in the "off leash" portion of Austin's Town Lake hike and bike trail. This is actually our dog, presumably telling us how she really feels about the new baby!" -Submitted By: Joanna
Just wait for it.
"Well, hello!"
"I make this look easy."
The lion doesn't even know he is posing, he's just naturally suave.
This dolphin really deserves credit for making this picture great.
"Dog park fun (Jack, Marley, and Kiana) getting their picture taken when a great dane decides to make a cameo!!" -Submitted By: Brynn Fesler
"I'm part of the family too. Why shouldn't I be in the picture?"
"Another animal is getting more attention than me!"
Maybe this was planned?
"Oh, you were taking a picture?"
Just a man, a woman, and their horse.
Even dogs can enjoy 3D.
The photographer is holding a steak.
This donkey has a place to go.
HEEYYYY!
Quick window bomb before flying away.
Just gonna sneak in here.
Cool boat, dude.
Pretty scenic, huh?
Bet he didn't see that coming.
Is this cute or just incredibly creepy?
Finally worked!
Nope, FCC cat doesn't approve of this.
Get a room.
Down here!
He knew what he was doing.
Sweet picture, dude.
Classic.
HEY!
This probably ended well.
Don't get out of the car.
Double Bomb.
That couch looks pretty comfy.
Dude, pipe down over there.
What's he planning?
When you gotta go, you gotta go.
Up close and personal.
You're never too young to get photobombed.
Cute couple.
C'mon, ditch the girl and come play with this ball.
Not just any goat bomb, but a sarcastic goat bomb.
Sup?
Cool speech, bro.
Nice costume, kid.
Cheeeeeese!
This way's better.
A fun-filled day at the park.
What are you guys up to?
Seriously?
Poor dog never even saw it coming.
BEHIND YOU!
Bears have needs, too.
Don't let the hair distract you from the bomb.
C'mon, I'm cute too.
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