UPDATE: I've received the following statement from Edwin Acuna, the artist who created the Bernie Sanders DMX video, which had many mainstream and gay blogs hopping today:
So long story short, this was a social experiment, and everyone seem to fall for it. Im a Bernie supporter but one of the main things that I set to prove is the medias ability to rewrite headlines and make everything seem twisted. The video was a joke at first, I imagined a 70 year old man walking out to a song that has a hard intro (subtract the homophobic lyrics, which is why it isn't in the video) but as i thought about it, i knew everyone would go nuts, i just want to give a major shout out to boy culture for keeping a level head about the situation. The video was faked, if you're going to support a candidate dont do it cause of a viral video, and if it sparks you're interest, let the flame burn a lot longer than just voting and walking away, we as american citizens have more power than we think, and to all those people thinking they got a 1up on Bernie….I say this…
Now that the Sanders campaign has provided info showing that the infamous clip of Sanders allegedly entering a rally to the strains of a homophobic DMX song was faked, they and their diehards are pushing the theory that it was made to tilt California to Hillary.
The primary is over a week away. Would a savvy political saboteur really ham-handedly fake this video and seriously think no one there would speak up and disclaim the music? Be logical.
The person who posted the video originally seems to be Sanders supporter Edwin Acuna, a visual artist:
His feed is pro-Bernie:
Virtually every poll has us way ahead of Trump. If you want the strongest Democrat to beat him, that's Bernie.https://t.co/PYdf5y9A2I— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) May 12, 2016
His release of the video seems very deliberate, so there are exactly two possibilities: The video is real or he made it up intentionally:
(Image via Twitter)
So if he made this up, and he is pro-Bernie, does it not seem that the most likely reason he made it up is that it's a playful Bernie's so bad-ass statement? I doubt it was intended to make any comment one way or the other on the anti-gay lyrics.
But even though a Sanders supporter probably made the video, you can bet Sanders supporters will continue pretending this must have been a vast left-wing conspiracy by the Clinton campaign.