If Snoop Dogg wanted to get a reaction out of Republicans when he shot a clown Donald Trump with a toy gun in his latest satirical music video, it seems to have worked.
In addition to the obligatory offended Trump tweet that the video provoked:
Can you imagine what the outcry would be if @SnoopDogg, failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama? Jail time!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2017
The “Lavender” music video has also sparked a boycott among many Trump supporters. If one surveys the #BoycottSnoopDogg hashtag, however, one thing becomes awkwardly apparent.
These people seem to be a bit… outside of Snoop Dogg’s targeted demographic.
— Rancher Dawn (@spursfandawn) March 16, 2017
— Team USA (@Sea_Bucklin) March 14, 2017
— Trump Train Mark (@MarkStahlbaum) March 14, 2017
— Ola Metey (@metey51) March 14, 2017
— Daisy ???? (@Daisy22Diaz) March 14, 2017
— ANTI-PUNKS1 (@AntiPunks1) March 14, 2017
— Turtle Power!!! (@OpSecMan) March 13, 2017
— J.Doescher (@WIbeerDrinker) March 13, 2017
— Maria E. Ortega (@MariaEugenia_PR) March 15, 2017
Snoop Dogg seems to have lost a lot of middle aged white people who love authority and hate thugs — a truly coveted demographic within the notoriously rebellious rap game.
Critics of Trump hilariously lampooned the older white conservatives calling for a boycott of the West Coast rapper, pointing out that since they likely hadn’t purchased any of his music or bought tickets to any of his concerts in the ladt 25 years, they probably weren’t going to start anytime soon.
— Johnny B. (@j_burkenstocks) March 16, 2017
So trumpers wanna #BoycottSnoopDogg? They don't like rap music anyway. So, there's that. Again, ineffective boycottin' at its finest. ? ????
— Joanne ??? (@ChildPleez007) March 16, 2017
Liberals also expressed concern that at this rate, Trump supporters are going to run out of things to boycott. Trump supporters have previously called for a boycott of Starbucks, Hawaii, McDonalds, the musical Hamilton, and other popular cultural icons that have criticized Trump.
Reps: all libs do is bitch and moan!
— Dylan Benton (@DB_rules28) March 16, 2017
— Big Baby (@Nasdaqistan) March 16, 2017
— jenna (@Its_JennaS) March 16, 2017
— SJ (@S1563S) March 16, 2017
— Nick Guerra (@nickcomic) March 16, 2017
As of this writing, Snoop Dogg has not yet responded to the boycott. However, the legendary MC’s album sales are not expected to drop significantly as a result of a boycott organized by baby boomers in red states.
Nathan Wellman is a Los Angeles-based journalist, author, and playwright. His less-political Youtube channel can be found here. Follow him on Twitter: @LightningWOW