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Is Lizzie Pyxx an Anti-Zombie Bigot?

BuyZombie pointed us to this video cover/parody of the song ‘Zombie’ by The Cranberries:

Zombie (The Undead) arranged and performed by Lizzie Pyxx parodying The Cranberries song “Zombie”

Edited by Alex Gamble

Clips from ‘Night of the Living Dead’, ‘Vengeance of the Zombies’, ‘Oasis of the Zombies’ were used as projecting material.

The video itself, as noted, is laden with Anti-Zombie propaganda from several Zombie bashing films. But what about the song itself?

Turns out, it’s also very offensive. Sample lyrics:

Arms out and feet dragged slowly
Brains is all they’ve eaten
And at first you think they’re dead
But soon they will awaken.
When they see
You and me
Their infectious disease
Wants you dead
Wants your head
They are biting!

(Quote as accurate as my hearing but definitely correct in spirit)

As you can see, this is not a Zombie Friendly interpretation by any stretch of the imagination.

Now, the ZRC has issues with the original ‘Zombie’ song too; it’s another case where the word ‘Zombie’ is misapplied to describe anything the author doesn’t care for, in that case, the violence that plagued Northern Ireland for decades, and those who perpetrated it.

This ‘Zombie’ cover by Lizzie Pyxx, however, is a much more conventionally offensive piece. Splicing in video from Living Supremacist (and conveniently Public Domain) film ‘Night of the Living Dead’ should have been a giveaway, but lyrics about how the Undead are all flesh-devouring automatons out to spread disease are fairly extreme. This sort of stereotyping of a minority population is of course sadly typical of American history; the Other, the Foreign Horde, the Yellow Menace, the Drunken Irish, take your pick, Zombies are far from the first.

Yet who today would make a video defaming the Irish as a bunch of drunken, sinful Papists? Probably not Lyzzie Pixx. She has no issue defaming the Undead though.

Having watched the video and listened to the song itself, the ZRC has no problem giving it our lowest rating, that of Living Supremacist.

Hate music, so much of it, yikes.

For shame, Ms. Pyxx. For shame.


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