How Bo Burnham’s Jeff Bezos song became a Gen Z anthem about disaster capitalism

January 12, 2022

By Thomas Macaulay

January 12th is one of the most important days of the year. That’s right, it’s the birthday of Jeff Bezos. While ingrates mark the milestone by insolently asking the entrepreneur to stop union-busting, we want to celebrate the joyous occasion with a song: Bo Burnham’s “Bezos I.” The lyrics tell the touching tale of Jeffrey’s selfless mission to become a tech oligarch. The track was a highlight of Burnham’s Netflix special, Inside, but its legacy didn’t end there. In the months after the show’s release, the tender tribute to Bezos was reappropriated on TikTok as an ode to disaster capitalism. Workers…

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