Lily Allen Mocks Internet Trolls With the 'URL Badman' Video

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Jul 3, 2014
References: youtube & salon
Lily Allen satirizes her love-hate relationship with Internet bloggers in her video for 'URL Badman,' the latest single from her comeback album, Sheezus. The video features a caricature of your typical Internet "troll," a sweaty, bespectacled hipster with a snarky too-cool-for-school attitude.

Allen knows what she's talking about here, as she is the frequent victim of Internet outrage over everything from her weight to her controversial lyrics. While Allen has missed the mark in the past (her 'Hard Out Here' video got quite a lot of flack), this might be her most on-point satire to date. She sings, "Keyboard Warrior that can't spell/ I don't like you/ I think you're worthless/I wrote a long piece about it up on my WordPress."

Despite the scathing lyrics, the song is accompanied by an infectious dance beat and a playful vibe.