PJ Morton Releases “You Be Ashamed,” Fans Create #AshamedChallenge
Almost two weeks after the presidential election the country is still reeling. Arguably, President-elect Donald Trump is one of the most divisive and controversial figures in American politics to date. Immediately after the results, singer, songwriter, producer and Maroon 5 keyboardist PJ Morton took to Instagram and his piano to relay his feelings on a track titled “You Should Be Ashamed.”
You should be a shamed/That nothing’s really changed
It’s your ignorance/That won’t give me a chance
Because of the color of my skin/You won’t listen
After all this time you wont change your mind
You should be ashamed
What more will it take/Before you realize your mistake
Shortly after the song’s release, several of Morton’s followers began creating their own versions of the song, in a nod to the Louisiana native’s heartfelt lyrics calling it the #AshamedChallenge.
Peep some versions below.
Repost from @__tsr – #Repost @johntuckermusic #AshamedChallenge ???????? Dear Racists….. • • • With the help of recent events, the sheets have been pulled off of the big issue of racism in this country and we have had to come terms with the fact that Racism IS AN ISSUE! And not just whites, not just blacks, but all races and people! It’s quite terrifying, so here’s a little diddy by @pjmorton titled “You Should Be Ashamed”. Let’s love folks, it’s time to leave the past in the past and that goes both ways. #youshouldbeashamed #pjmorton @__tsr #ashamedchallenge
Listen to the full song below.