Shalom Life | April 23, 2014

‘Gangnam Style’ Hitler Parody Even Makes Jews Laugh [VIDEO]

Is the Jewish New Year an appropriate time to release Nazi viral videos?

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: September 19th, 2012 in Culture » Society » News

‘Gangnam Style’ Hitler Parody Even Makes Jews Laugh [VIDEO]

South Korean YouTube sensation, Psy, and his dance hit ‘Gangnam Style’ have accumulated over a whopping 200 million hits online. Similar to the ‘Call Me Maybe’ craze, dozens of covers, parodies, and videos featuring the song have been created the world round. The most recent parody to hit the web features a mash up between ‘Gangnam Style’ and Hitler, played by Swiss actor, Bruno Ganz, from the 2004 film ‘Downfall’.

The video almost makes no sense, depicting Hitler dancing and singing along to Psy’s song, but the controversial subject matter is generating online debate; are viral videos getting out of hand? Is this mash-up offensive? Is it even funny?

The Hitler parody was first posted on Reddit, and quickly made the front page of the open video discussion forums. Conversations ranged from the videos purpose to users questioning the translation of Ganz’s German lines and their relation to Psy’s lyrics.

One user named ‘Aschebescher’, wrote, "The samples they used start somewhere mid sentence or are cut off mid sentence. It doesn't make much sense if you understand the German language."

The overall conclusion is that the parody’s creator, ‘Yuanjin8899’ did not mean to offend, and was just looking for a few laughs… but can Hitler be funny? What if his dialogue is perfectly in time with ‘Gangnam Style’s’ beat? One Jewish Reddit user thinks so.

“I’m a Jew, and this just made my new year. L’Shana Tova folks,” wrote Reddit user ‘thegeneralstrike’.

Watch the video and you tell us. Is this funny?

Mural, Mural on the Wall Brings Animations to Life for Your Children Mural, Mural on the Wall Brings Animations to Life for Your Children TrendingKaty Perry Impersonates Unfunny Rabbi in ‘Birthday’ Music Video [VIDEO] Katy Perry Impersonates Unfunny Rabbi in ‘Birthday’ Music Video [VIDEO] TrendingDrake to Join Pharrell and Kendrick Lamar at iHeart Radio Music Awards Drake to Join Pharrell and Kendrick Lamar at iHeart Radio Music Awards Trending
 

Jewish Hall of Fame: Émile Durkheim

April 23, 2014 | By Zak Edwards
Jewish Hall of Fame: Émile Durkheim

The French sociologist, social psychologist and philosopher is considered to be one of the founding fathers of social science

Read More

Anton Yelchin and Zooey Deschanel Slated for ‘The Driftless Area’

April 23, 2014 | By Sarah Bauder
Anton Yelchin and Zooey Deschanel Slated for ‘The Driftless Area’

The film will also star John Hawkes, Ciaran Hinds, and Alia Shawkat.

Read More

Sarah Silverman Apologizes in Advance For Swastika Doodle

April 23, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Sarah Silverman Apologizes in Advance For Swastika Doodle

The controversial comedian posted a doodle she drew of a swastika to her Twitter feed.

Read More

Andy Samberg to Return to ‘SNL’ as Host

April 23, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Andy Samberg to Return to ‘SNL’ as Host

The 'Saturday Night Live' alum will be hosting on May 17th.

Read More

Drake Lint Rolls His Pants During Raptors Playoff Game [VIDEO]

April 23, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Drake Lint Rolls His Pants During Raptors Playoff Game [VIDEO]

The Raptors global brand ambassador wanted to ensure he looked his best while his team beat the Brooklyn Nets

Read More

Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman Welcome Baby Frankie

April 23, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman Welcome Baby Frankie

The actress announced the birth of another happy baby girl on Tuesday.

Read More

Mel Brooks to Star in Autobiographical One-Man Show

April 23, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Mel Brooks to Star in Autobiographical One-Man Show

The 87-year old actor/director is planning a solo show in Los Angeles for one-night only.

Read More

Travel Back in Time with Google Street View

April 23, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Travel Back in Time with Google Street View

Google's latest feature allows you to scroll through past Street view photos, whether in New York, Toronto, or Singapore

Read More

More Headlines