Drake sings “Let it Go” as Manny Pacquiao – Funny or Offensive?


8A-2014-07-DrakeAsMannyPacquiaoDrake did the above spoof of Manny Pacquiao singing Let it Go on the ESPY awards show. 

I personally thought it was funny and was not at all offended.  As this Buzzfeed article points out, some Filipinos agree with me while others thought it was racist. The comments on the above video also divide along these lines. 

What do you all think?  Is it a case of brown-face that insults all Filipinos or just satire?  It’s not the first time Drake has done a Filipino accent, and he has mentioned Filipinos in his lyrics.

(Fun fact: “Let It Go” was written by Filipino American Robert Lopez)

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