By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol
12:06 PM CDT, April 18, 2013
I don't know of anyone who actually likes the Brad Paisley-LL Cool J track "Accidental Racist." But Stephen Colbert may have expressed his displeasure best.
"This song suuuucks," he said on Wednesday night's edition of "The Colbert Report" on Comedy Central, referring of course to simplistic lines like this from the song: "To the man that waited on me at the Starbucks down on Main, I hope you understand / When I put on that T-shirt, the only thing I meant to say is I'm a Skynyrd fan."
"That's right. Calm down, African-American baristas. Everyone knows this flag up here just means someone's a Skynyrd fan--same way that burning a cross just means someone's a Madonna fan," Colbert said, showing a snippet of Madonna's "Like a Prayer" video. "By the way, Jefferson Davis? Huge Skynyrd fan."
He also took LL Cool J's rap to task. But the best part of the bit came when Colbert busted out "Oopsie-Daisy Homophobe," a tune about homophobia and the gay marriage debate.
Wearing a cowboy hat and a poker face, Colbert crooned, "To the man stretching next to me / At the Crunch gym down on Main / I hope you understand / When I told you God hates f*** / The only thing I meant to say / Is I'm a Skynyrd fan."
Actor Alan Cumming supplied the rap, which includes rhyming "parade" with "AIDS."
The parody is as cringe-inducing as "Accidental Racist," which you can watch below.
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