Al Jazeera’s digital media platform AJ+ released a 4th of July aimed at showing why America is the best, but as the video progressed, it became very unflattering. After praising the United States as world leader in Olympic medals, Nobel laureates, and billionaires, these young actors went on to trash their country fat, gun-toting, porn watching, pill popping country.
Many people on social media applauded the sarcastic video, while others slammed the Qatar network for using the Fourth of July “to dump” on America. The people who produced this video currently live under Sharia Law. This is a country that has laws that have made it legal to stone women, who have second class legal status, and writers can be imprisoned for criticizing the emir. Yeah, it really sounds like they have room to criticize America, right?
People took to Facebook to voice their displeasure with the offensive video. One user named Matt Temple said, “Country with the most guns in hands of private citizens? Where’s the problem? I’m not seeing it.”
Joel Wallick said, “Shi**ing” on America is so edgy … and original.”
The best comment came from Christoffer Johnsen, who said, “Yea because the middle east is a such great place to live in?! Come on Aj+ you gotta stop bashing only America.”
The irony is that Al Jazeera America is facing a lawsuit for being anti-Semitic and sexist. Isn’t that like the pot calling the kettle black? Seriously, you don’t have to like America, but before you make videos that mock our country, make sure your country has something to boast about.
What did you think about this video? Did you think it was in good fun or did they use Americans to trash it’s own country? Share your comments below and also to your friends on twitter and facebook.
H/T – Al Jazeera Facebook