So the site visitdenmark made a youtube video which turns out to be a hoax, or at least intentionally not true. I couldn’t resist the urge to grab my Gizmo and make a spoof from it.
This is my version of it: Swedish father seeking
The youtube account “karen26dk” where the original video was posted, hitting over 1.000.000 views took down the video but several copies, most notably the one on Findize has popped up. Along with this, a traditional flow of spoof videos, not too familiar for this region part from Skogsturken, has followed. Down below are a few of the more original ones and at the end the copy of the original:
The Brooklyn father version by youtube user hotgarbagecomedy
The father’s version of it posted by youtube user mindjumpers
A very funny jumpcut “cut-up” version by youtube user kazparro
Copy of the original video
The young turks on youtube had a very amusing discussion about the original clip
This is just another example of remixes of viral videos, similar to the star wars kid. The comment-section for viral videos most often end up being a place where either the video is praised or hated, or a forum for people to exchange thoughts and opinions, not always in the most productive manner. I first noticed this a year ago when I posted a vlog on the Kauhajoki massacre in Finland. the video, seen below, hit over 100.000 views in less than a week, and soon enough, the comments were no longer about the video itself, but on guncontrol and which country is the better and so forth.
I don’t know where my latest video will end up, it’s still in the waiting as youtube views over 300 only updates every few hours. But from what I’ve heard, my face is covering the Danish newspaper metroxpress this morning. The article (in Danish) is about elders not understanding the character of Karen. See the online article here.