At this point, it would just be wrong to ask if you know about Dhinchak Pooja. The ‘Swag Wali Topi’ and ‘Daaru’ fame girl became a viral celebrity overnight. And with the recent ‘Selfie Maine Leli Aaj’, she has likely marked herself in the history of social media. The song release a week ago, and since then her popularity has grown leaps and bound. Now, Dhinchak Pooja has added a cherry on the cake for her fans by announcing a live performance in Mumbai tomorrow, May 27. Also Read - No, Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and Instagram will not stop working in India (Not right now)
The viral celebrity made a Facebook event yesterday announcing the schedule of her live performance. And oh ya, get this, her tickets cost Rs 7,500. But naturally, the social media went crazy over her post to pack their bags to Mumbai. Also Read - Pakistan blocks Facebook, Twitter and other social media apps until 3 pm
However, unfortunately or not, the popularity of Dhinchak Pooja is the typical example of “so bad that it is good.” The self-acclaimed singer has been widely trolled and made fun of, and which is what her popularity is made of too. And let us be clear, when we mean popularity, we are not talking about a few thousands. Dhinchak Pooja has 52,654 followers on YouTube. Her Daaru video on the platform has over 3 million views, her Swag Wali Topi video has over 1.6 million views, and the recent Selfie Maine Leli Aaj with over a whopping 7.7 million views. However, mockery has always been a major factor in her popularity.
And be rest assured she isn’t the only one whose mere repulsiveness attracted a large audience. Taher Shah is one big example of weird turning views. Shah has close 4,400 followers on YouTube. His most recent song, which was called Angel right now has over 5 million views.
Let us also recall the ‘hard to forget because it was too scarring’ video by Bhim Niroula, which went viral on the web around three years ago. Although it’s somewhat impossible to have missed his video, but if you did, I would describe him as somewhat of a nondescript man, wearing what can only qualify as week-day office wear, in a video which has over a million views on YouTube.
Then there was that Sunday morning guy. As lame as everyone thought he was, his video, which was originally posted on Facebook by DesiStuff, presently has over 2.4 million views.
And from what I understand, most of us share these videos because you don’t want to be the only one who went through the torture of watching these videos. So you watch it and go ‘what the hell did I just watch’ and then you share it with every darn person on the internet to make them go the same way. However, despite all the cuss thrown at these people, they get incredible number of views and their followers shoot up to crazy. I mean, can you blame them for making more videos, because you are the ones encouraging them.
But if you try to give such trends a perspective, they lie in a little grey area. While I am so sure, they are a target of so much of negativity and humiliation sometimes, we must also appreciate that social media also becomes an open platform for anyone and everyone. Hail Freedom of Expression!