Rapper Snoop Dogg is once again glorifying violence against President Donald Trump.
Last week we reported that Snoop had targeted the president in his new song, "Make America Crip Again." Now he's upping the ante, with an album cover that shows an American flag draped over Trump's dead body. Check it out:
This is just another sad attempt by a celebrity to glorify Trump's death in the name of "art." Like Kathy Griffin, who proudly held up an image of the president's decapitated head in a video.
Even if you judge Snoop's album cover as art, it's not very original. It's a knock off of Ice Cube's 1991 Death Certificate album cover.
See the similarities?
Earlier this year Snoop released a music video showing himself assassinating Trump:
The rapper is hardly the only celebrity glorifying violence against Trump in the name of "art." Remember when Kathy Griffin proudly held up Trump's decapitated head? Madonna, Sarah Silvernman, Rosie O'Donnell, and a handful of other A-listers have additionally made comments that seem to encourage violence behavior towards the president.
And make no mistake -- it's not only Hollywood-types who are engaging in this kind of rhetoric. “I hope Trump is assassinated!” soon-to-be former State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal wrote on Facebook in August.
There's a point when this kind of language turns into real action. And it's already happening. Left-wing violence has been on the rise since last year's election. Riots in Berkeley over a conservative speaker resulted 21 arrested. The Department of Justice is investigating inciters of inauguration violence. A riot in Portland resulted in 71 arrested. In June a Bernie supporter, James Hodgkinson, shot Congressman Steve Scalise and four other Republicans.
As Hillary Clinton loved to say during the campaign, "words matter." They have consequences. And unfortunately, sometimes those consequences include violent action.
How long until calls for violence escalate into a storm we can no longer control?