psychedelicpirate asked: His name is Chris Martin, not Chris Brown, but that's beside the point. I talked to someone about this the other day: i think the directors/producers tried to take a wider meaning to the song. the song title does not represent the lyrics. it's a metaphor. so i think they tried to justify that via the music video, to show that Coldplay's lyrics aren't meant to be taken literally
Thanks for the correction, sorry I said Chris Brown when I meant Chris Martin.
With your point, that the director/producers tried to make a wider meaning and the lyrics are not meant to be taken literally… huh? I’m not talking about the lyrics at all. I’m looking purely at the music video. And it is perpetuating awful Orientalist thinking from the 19th Century.
You can still love Coldplay, but you’ve got to agree with this right? You don’t have to support everything your fave musician does uncritically (I’m a Madonna fan, my friend, and trust me that is one rocky ride).