Lil Nas X has been making some waves with his new video, "MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)," which depicts him being cast out of heaven, riding a stripper pole to hell and getting very close up in Satan's business.
Along with the video, Lil Nas X released a new line of sneakers entitled his "Satan" sneakers, which feature a pentagram medallion and drops of blood.
This has inspired some outrage among conservatives, to which Lil Nas X has responded in kind.
He posted a video on YouTube that earned an age restriction.
All 666 of Nas' first edition product have already sold out.
JUST IN: All 666 of Lil Nas X’s limited edition Satan shoes sold out in under a minute https://t.co/PJv00vjaR5— XXL Magazine (@XXL Magazine)1617031368.0
Lil Nas X's "apology" started with him saying:
"I see everybody's been talking about this shoe and I just wanna say..."
It then cuts to a clip of the music video.
A second "apology" in the comments is the same video, except the clip cuts to the FULL video of "Montero."
“Are you wearing the —“ “The lil nas x Satan shoes? Yeah, I am.” https://t.co/9Pm2FZKhrk— Justin Randall (@Justin Randall)1617034353.0
Conservatives with school shootings vs conservatives with lil nas x https://t.co/SXsNgRQ2Hv— ʙʀᴏᴛᴀᴍɪɴꜱ (@ʙʀᴏᴛᴀᴍɪɴꜱ)1617034714.0
Parents really saw lil nas x in a sequined cowboy fit that one time and assumed he was gonna be the Wiggles his whole career LMFAO— alex ☭ (@alex ☭)1617036290.0
to everyone mad at lilnasx #SatanShoes i hope u never eat pork, get a tattoo, sex out of wedlock, wear polyester, d… https://t.co/H0hAT2cpMY— Cat (@Cat)1617035556.0
If anyone is concerned, my two sons have thus far managed to be completely and entirely unaffected by Lil Nas X’s d… https://t.co/JC25NXiSJv— Trae Crowder (@Trae Crowder)1617035620.0
His final "offer" of apology was when he trolled he'd also released a holier-than-thou pair of sneakers sponsored by Chick-Fil-A.
we have decided to drop these to even the score. damn y’all happy now? https://t.co/RGpCiiRbGb— nope 🏹 (@nope 🏹)1616975766.0
@LilNasX i’m a devout christian. my kids heard old town road and now they’re satan worshippers. thanks a lot lil.— trent hadler (@trent hadler)1616975897.0
@LilNasX ID GET A PAIR FOR MY HANDS AND A PAIR FOR MY FEET SO I CAN DRIP ON ALL 4S 🙏🏻😤🙏🏻 GODS PLAN— DANNY FANDOM (@DANNY FANDOM)1616976619.0
Funny how the people who always complain about political correctness draw the line at Lil Nas X sliding down a stri… https://t.co/vJi0N9c84Y— It's Okay To Cry 💔 (@It's Okay To Cry 💔)1617035127.0
@LilNasX @TaylorARansom As long as there’s blood in these too we’re cool— Laura Jane Grace (@Laura Jane Grace)1616978791.0
Lil Nas X's video for "Montero" was extremely personal to him, as he made clear in an emotional letter he penned and posted to Twitter, addressed to his 14-year-old self.
https://t.co/F8EE7pGVS8— nope 🏹 (@nope 🏹)1616731465.0
@LilNasX to all the christians telling lil nas x he’s going to hell- you don’t get it. we don’t believe in the hell… https://t.co/9thn73eufU— TRANSVIOLET (@TRANSVIOLET)1616916498.0
@LilNasX You’re doing lil Montero (and the world) proud. ♥️♥️♥️— Jackée Harry (@Jackée Harry)1616732913.0
kids growing up with lil nas x are so lucky back in my day all we had was this https://t.co/aTTNb4CQVS— Tim Murray (@Tim Murray)1617034160.0
Imagine not being upset about the Lil Nas X video or shoes because it doesn’t impact you at all. The feeling of pe… https://t.co/WY03SMzxzO— 𝕀ℕℂ𝕆𝔾ℕ𝔼𝔾ℝ𝕆 🕴🏼 (@𝕀ℕℂ𝕆𝔾ℕ𝔼𝔾ℝ𝕆 🕴🏼)1617035671.0
It's a feat that Lil Nas X managed to own reactionary pastor Greg Locke, Candace Owens, South Dakota governor Krist… https://t.co/LuI4GTDII1— ✪𝓙𝓪𝓶𝓮𝓼 𝓢𝓪𝓲𝓷𝓽-𝓕𝓻𝓪𝓷𝓬✪ (@✪𝓙𝓪𝓶𝓮𝓼 𝓢𝓪𝓲𝓷𝓽-𝓕𝓻𝓪𝓷𝓬✪)1616992105.0
Lil Nas X is not apologizing for going where he did with "Montero" or with his new Satan shoes, as the statement he's making is so incredibly important to him and to millions of LGBTQ+ youth around the world.
In his own words, those who object can "stay mad."