It’s not uncommon to hear a variation “people are fended by everything these days,” but sometimes it’s hard to disagree. Especially in such instances as this one, which stemmed in response to ‘s brand new video “why are you here.” If you haven’t yet seen it, be advised that it does contain suggestive use fruit, should that prove to be your vice. Now, that’s not to say what a papaya does or does not resemble — that’s for your own imagination to work out — but it’s clear that MGK took a few creative liberties with the nutrient-rich fruit.

Machine Gun Kelly Addresses Those Offended By His Papaya

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Sadly, some MGK’s chosen imagery has left some viewers in a shambolic state. So much so that Gunner decided to hit up Instagram to issue a public service announcement sorts, contextualizing the ridiculousness the situation. In such cases, a dry tone is ten the wisest course action — in that regard he certainly delivers. 

“Okay so I saw some you are fended by a certain scene in a music video I just released,” he prefaces, playing the clip in question. “Man, that’s heavy stuff. Let’s just, for perspective, talk about some things in 2020 we should be worried about. Hate crimes — fuck that. Corona Virus. It’s a big deal. Offensive Fruit? I’m going to go ahead and say chill the fuck out. It’s a papaya.” Wise words from Machine Gun Kelly — check out the video in question