A Critique of Childish Gambino’s “Bonfire”

For their final project in FG212/RM200/FM206 Critical Media Studies (Block C 2023), Nikolai Charchenko, Samuel Lain, Finn Mott, and Finley Swain critiqued print and audiovisual media for Childish Gambino’s song “Bonfire,” focusing especially on sexism. For the new media creation portion of their project, they created a new print advertisement and music video, carefully acknowledging their own limitations regarding race and racism during their in-class presentation.