Rapper B.o.B. is best known, at this point in his career, not for his promising early work but instead his prominent belief that the earth is flat. In a much-publicized freakout that somehow roped Neil DeGrasse Tyson into its, erm, orbit, the rapper expounded at length about how things he saw online had opened his mind. He did not stop at flat earth, either; last year he released a series of four mixtapes about seemingly every conspiracy theory at once.
Well, B.o.B. is still online, scouring the dregs of the internet, and this time he is not falling for its shit. After stumbling upon the genuinely harrowing sub-genre of violent, sexualized fake kid’s shows—generally featuring Disney and Marvel characters—he popped on his Instagram to go nuts about them.
He even started the hashtag #Elsagate, which, if you search on Twitter, is somehow being combined with Pizzagate to suggest a vast pedophiliac conspiracy. There is something deeply fucked up about these videos, which kids can stumble on pretty easily thanks to YouTube’s “suggested” column.
It’s something that people have clamored for YouTube to fix for awhile, but the movement could probably find a better avatar than B.o.B., creator of popular flat-earth diss track “Flatline.”