Internet reacts to Rickrolling racism claims

Rickrolling is Classic Internet, a universal method of dismantling an echo chamber, dispersing a too-serious debate, trolling, trolling trolls and smiting oft-repeated clickbait.

But according to a new essay on Medium [via BoingBoing], Rickrolling could be also perpetuating sexist, transphobic and even racist notions.

Denizens of the internet aren't dealing well with this potentially fatal blow to a national pastime.

Are you ever able to think of Rick Astley's “Never Gonna Give You Up” the same?