Social media is a dark world in itself. While there is all the world’s information up there, some interesting theories, conspiracy theories, archives of the most ancient work of art, there is also stuff that the world can easily live without, and no one really ‘needs’ for it to be up there on the web. But unfortunately, there have been content on the web that has trended like wildfire, and for no reason at all. One such content that is up high on the social media trends is a video of a so-called imitator of Michael Jackson, and that video is nothing short of being unfortunate. It actually has the power to make you facepalm so hard that your hand would actually squash through your face like this meme. Also Read - Internet down: Zomato, Paytm, Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon, Myntra, many other global services suffered massive outage
Although it’s just a man who is probably really proud of his vocal and dancing skills, decided to create a video and share it on the social media. And quite fortunately for him, and extremely unfortunately for us, the video did go viral. The video in question was originally noticed when shared by TheDesiStuff on Instagram a day ago, and by now it has over 72,000 views. Even on Facebook, the video had a traction of over 800,000 views. Also Read - Mobile internet services suspended on Delhi borders till February 2
This is not the first time a video has gone viral on the web and has just left everyone wondering “what did I just watch!” 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 share, and you share your disappointment with every darn person on the internet you can. Remember Pakistani singer Taher Shah’s Eye to Eye and recently released Angel? (I could feel my eyes bleed when I saw that!!!)
Taher Shah crossed all limits of self obsession. Although he does try to send across a deeper meaning with all the ‘pure dressed in white and the evil dressed in black’ scenario, but in the entire act of his flowy hair all over the place and the sheer display of narcissism, the whole deeper message dissipated in thin air. And then all people were watching it for was to have a little laugh. And then there was his video Angel, and the first thing that I thought to myself when I watched that video was, doesn’t he have any friends or family, why aren’t they stopping him from making fun himself this way! And even if you can look past his garish gowns, tiara and the fairy wand, for god’s sake the song’s lyrics are, “Angel, mankind, angel, mankind, I am like an angel, mankind’s angel, my heart is like a rose, mankind soul…”
However, even with all the cuss thrown at the artist by the social media, and all the cringes his videos got, the Angel video which was released in April this year, presently has almost 1.5 million views on YouTube. I mean, can you blame him for making more videos. Even after all the foolery, people are actually encouraging him.
Let us also remind of the ‘hard to forget because it was too scarring’ video by Bhim Niroula, which went viral on the web around two 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.
And then there was Jacintha Morris, who the country believed was the best and the most appropriate answer to Pakistan’s Taher Shah’s atrocious music videos. Morris’ music video is so bad, it’s so horribly bad, that it is hilarious and hard to resist. There are mentions of her being a butterfly and then turning into a toad, and ‘old men melting into their youth’ when watching her, it’s just too much! Watch it for yourself.
It really is amazing how these trends actually make it to the top. But if you really see it in a better light, although social media can be cruel in its response, but in itself the open platform offers so much freedom to each individual who is part of them web.
Disclaimer: BGR India is not responsible for any anger, disappointment or vexation that you experience after watching these videos, that is just the way social media works.