The South African rave-rap collective Die Antwoord has just released a disturbing new music video for the song "Ugly Boy," off its 2014 album Donker Mag.
It's more of what we've come to expect from the duo — a montage of provocative imagery both violent and sexual in nature, with no cohesive narrative in sight. There's Ninja, blood-soaked and looking like he just lost a fight with a grizzly bear, and the diminutive (in stature only) Yolandi Visser, doing her black-eyed-cyber-goth-with-attitude routine to chilling effect. Cara Delevingne, Jack Black, Marilyn Manson, Flea, and Dita Von Teese all make appearances as well.
That's all fine and good, but there's a problem: the appearance of a dancing man in blackface. (Some observers speculated that the man is electro demigod Aphex Twin, but Pitchfork has since put those rumors to rest.)
This isn't the first time Die Antwoord has used blackface in one of their videos. When they were met with criticism in 2012 for their controversial video for "Fatty Boom Boom," Visser argued that the group doesn't "even know what blackface is." Obviously, they still haven't learned their lesson.
Watch the video below.