The next time you consider that America is post-racial, think about Gary Fishell. The singer has recorded a new song called “Dead, Dead Michael Brown” and performed the song at a party for retired LAPD officer Joe Myers and other cops in attendance. The song is a play on the classic record “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown.” But this despicable parody is making the rounds on social media and traditional outlets alike, as it further dehumanizes the unarmed teenager that was murdered by officer Darren Wilson. In the video, obtained by TMZ, Fishell sings:
Michael Brown learned a lesson about a messin'
With a badass policeman
And he's bad, bad Michael Brown
Baddest thug in the whole damn town
Badder than old King Kong
Meaner than a junkyard dog
Two men took to fightin'
And Michael punched in through the door
And Michael looked like some old Swiss cheese
His brain was splattered on the floor
And he's dead, dead Michael Brown
Deadest man in the whole damn town
His whole life's long gone
Deader than a roadkill dog
An official for the Elks Lodge in Glendale, CA has denounced the event and have publicly said they were implement punishment on the event organizers and Fishell individually.
This is what we are dealing with.