Africans on social media push a missionary group to take down offensive music video about life in Uganda

Setting the record straight. Credit: qz.com/Reuters/James Akena

A music video released this month by Luket Ministries, an Oklahoma missionary group working in Uganda, features five white women in traditional Ugandan dresses dancing with plastic jerry cans, knocking back deworming tablets, and eating sukuma wiki, or kale, with their hands. They sing and strut to the tune of Justin Timberlake’s song “Sexy back,” with modified lyrics, “I’m bringing missions back.”

The video has circulated online with comments and editorials calling out Luket Ministries for mocking Ugandan culture and daily life. The group has now taken the video down and issued a short apology to “any Ugandan that was offended.”

Read more: Africans on social media push a missionary group to take down offensive music video about life in Uganda — Quartz

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