Jussie Smollett Gets Political In New Music Video: 'This Song Is For The Oppressed'

Jussie Smollett is taking President Donald Trump and his administration to task in his new video, “F.U.W. (F**ked Up World).”

Directed by Smollett, the black-and-white visual clip features the openly gay singer-actor highlighting the various injustices around racial prejudice and the fight for religious, human and LGBTQ rights.

“This is not a single. It’s not a song to promote the series. It’s an artistic expression,” Smollett said in a press release for the song. “My view of this sick cycle, an era in which we must fight our way out of before it’s too late.”

“This view of unity is something they may never understand,” he added. “That is why it is up to us. Train your daughters and sons to be soldiers of love, despite and in spite of this F**ked Up World.” 

In addition to combating the race baiting, bigotry, xenophobia and “alternative facts” of the current administration, the nearly four-minute clip also shows a mask of Trump being shattered by a man in a wheelchair.

According to the “Empire” star, the mask is a representation of the “false idea of patriotism.”

“That mask is a representation of this idea of white male privilege,” Smollett explained to The Associated Press. “It’s so much bigger than him. It’s what he represents, and it’s because of that representation, that’s why he’s the president of the United States currently. It’s our opportunity to take those masks off and shatter them, so that’s what I did.”

Check out the video to Jussie Smollett’s “F.U.W. (F**ked Up World)” in the clip above.

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