What can I say about Motionless in White’s new music video “Immaculate Misconception” aside from the fact that it will raise pulses, and that hair on the back of your neck when you watch it. I didn’t think they would be able to top their latest video “Creatures” but for me this was right behind it, reaching its bloody hands out. The video is directed by Cody Snider who is the son of Twisted Sister front man Dee Snider (who also has a small role in the video)
Dee Snider should know a lot of ignorance and misjudgment from the public for his band being an “Odd Band Out” just like Motionless in White is starting to be now. They are that band that comes around every ten years to keep the world on the edge of their seats. Remember who Slipknot was taken by the general public when they first came onto the scene. Though I can’t stress how much I love MIW. I haven’t felt like this about a band since Bleeding Through’s This is Love, This is Murderous album came out. It gives you that “I could give a fuck less about what you think” attitude. That we are here to stay and you better accept that we’re here or get out of our way.
The lead singer Chris Motionless has explained that, “The original idea was a lot more disgusting and fucked up,” he continues, “but after discussing it with Cody, we found a way to take the main theme and fine-tune it so that nothing would be lost in translation. The main idea of mine was to parallel two time periods – of our band and all the open-minded people in the present day, and the period of Jesus’ life – and show how similar they are. I wanted to highlight the hypocrisy, hold a mirror up to the self-righteous, and show them how full of shit they are.”
The basis of the video has the band being scrutinized by a religious group that is shouting insults at the band and holding up religious signs; a situation which Chris said is a common occurrence, especially via the Internet. “It’s a constant stream,” he said. “At shows, the usual hater or religious figure will approach me… I’m more than willing to talk to them and discuss our feelings, but unfortunately nine times out of ten they won’t even let me get a word in, because they aren’t interested in hearing what I have to say. They only care about trying to shove what they believe down my throat.” “If what happened in the video was a real-life scenario, I would do the same thing,” he said. “It’s about time that Motionless In White and myself become the villains we are made out to be… needless to say, it felt good.”
With all the hatred that surrounds the song and the video, there is still a positive and encouraging message to it that people can find their own sense of self-worth. “We don’t discriminate against anyone, regardless of the way they look, their faith, sexuality, or race. Believe it or not, I have a tremendous amount of respect for Jesus Christ, yet despite all these very moral and positive vibes, we are still constantly ripped apart for being who we are… which sounds really similar to what happened to the man who these people criticizing us have put all their faith in.”
Cody says, “We have no intent of being blasphemous or irreverent. Someone somewhere is going to be pissed off, and those people are probably the ones Chris wants to piss off… but everyone else shouldn’t be offended.”
Chris states that he isn’t trying to say the portrayal of the protesters in the video is meant to represent his view of religion in general. “My band and myself are completely aware that not all Christians or followers of any religion are close-minded,” he explained. “I don’t want anyone watching this video to feel like they should be angry towards every person of any faith, or that we are attacking their faith directly. The song is very plainly written about the people who abuse God’s name by using it to profit or cause harm to others, emotionally or physically. More importantly, it’s a call to arms to any person in this world to come stand together and fight the ignorance that halts the progression of mankind.”
People will more than likely be offended even if they read this post or any other post that has to do with this video or band but those are the people who need to wake up. I’m a Christian that goes to church. I even work at my church, but I am not that close minded that I can’t consider to see what something could mean on the inside instead of what it just looks like on the outside. That’s why I can’t get enough of this band. They are true to themselves, their music and their fans, who I am proud to say I am.
With that here is the video.