This video went crazily viral last week: 3 million YouTube hits and counting. The New York Times produced an article about writing an article about it without using the word “fuck.” (And that’s what’s wrong with the New York Times.)
It’s late summer and the time for this sort of thing — remember “The Thong Song“?
Except that for a seasonal novelty this really is a catchy little tune whose title just happens to be “Fuck You” (oh, and with this irresistible refrain: “Fuck you / And, uh, fuck her too”). It’s bright and bouncy in the Motown style (like the Jackson 5’s “ABC“) only with streetwise lyrics. By the end you may be singing along — or at least humming it under your breath sometime this afternoon.