OMI Cheerleader Lyrics Sexist?

Apparently, this song has been around for a few years, but since the remix by Felix Jaehn last year it has topped the charts all over the world. A real club banger. Because you know… Horns are in (still waiting for the oboe fad to take over pop music). So at last this hot jam has reached my precious American ears.

is this the face of millennial misogyny?

is this the face of millennial misogyny?

 

BUT IS IT SEXIST!?

 

I think so. Take a look at the lyrics at the bottom.

 

Essentially, the biggest issue here is OMI describes nothing but what this woman does for him in a very objectifying way, except for the very self congratulatory lyric “Cause I’m the wizard of love, And I got the magic wand” which is the reason why this cheerleader of a woman does all the great things like: be in his corner, right there when he wants her. Great. What about her personality? Your comfort you feel showing your weakness and darkness when you’re with her? HUH??

 

His mother said he made the right selection. Like these brainless women are like turnips, ready to be plucked from the earth by OMI. All of them ready and waiting for him.

 

Also, why aren’t women always asking me if I feel like cheating when my love is gone? WHY!?

 

Is it sexist? I’d give it a 4

Will I stop listening? Probably not.

 

When I need motivation

My one solution is my queen

Cause she stay strong

She is always in my corner

Right there when I want her

All these other girls are tempting

But I’m empty when you’re gone

And they say

 

Do you need me

Do you think I’m pretty

Do I make you feel like cheating..

And I’m like no, not really cause

 

Oh I think that I found myself a cheerleader

She is always right there when I need her

 

She walks like a model

She grants my wishes like a genie in a bottle

Cause I’m the wizard of love

And I got the magic wand

All these other girls are tempting

But I’m empty when you’re gone

And they say:

 

Do you need me?

Do you think I’m pretty?

Do I make you feel like cheating..

And I’m like no, not really cause’

 

She gives me love and affection

Baby did I mention, you’re the only girl for me

No I don’t need a next one

Mama loves you too, she thinks I made the right selection

Now all that’s left to do

Is just for me to pop the question

 

Oh I think that I found myself a cheerleader

She is always right there when I need her

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