Well, it’s happened again.
The media is on fire today about the new Brad Paisley song “Accidental Racist,” on which he teams up with LL Cool J to deliver a well-meaning but possibly not fully thought-out message about race relations in the South. See, in the song, Brad is sorry about wearing his Confederate flag T-shirt to a Starbucks where he’s waited on by a black barista (LL Cool J, moonlighting?)... but not sorry enough to, you know, not wear that T-shirt. (He’s a Skynyrd fan, you see.)
Is “Accidental Racist” accidentally racist? Maybe! But mostly, it’s just accidentally stupid. Check out what Brad had to say to Ellen DeGeneres about the song after the jump, then check out a number of other pieces of entertainment that have been accidentally (or perhaps not-so-accidentally) racist!