Going Viral:Ghetto Names

Hoy voy a empezar una serie de post llamados “Going Viral” sobre vídeos y campañas virales.

En esta primera entrega veremos una serie de vídeos que satirizan la estereotipización de los nombres propios según el lugar de origen.

En enero de 2009 dos jóvenes latinos residentes en los Estados Unidos hicieron un vídeo con 60 nombres que identifican a los habitantes de los ghettos negros de Estados Unidos hoy dia.

El vídeo tiene ahora mas de 12.5 millones de visitas y la historia del mismo según ellos mismos cuentan es la siguiente:

One day in school I, (Andrew) came up with the idea for the video. In my 8th period class I started jotting down a list of names I could think of. My friend Zoe asked to see the list, so I let her see. She put down a few names and soon it went around the whole backrow of the classroom. When it got back to me there was about 20 more names on there (Adding to the 50 or so I jotted down)
When it got back to me I added an extra 10 or 15.
After school I showed Isaac the list, and he still was skeptical and didn’t think it was too good of an idea, but I convinced him to try it out.
We got picked up from school and went to go eat at a restaurant with my parents. While waiting for our food we finalized the list by crossing out names that weren’t funny and adding some of the best ones.
We went to his house after eating and decided to quickly make the video then and there, because I was about to leave to go home.
There was about 80 or so names on the original list (which I still have) but we marked it down to 60.
The names are really in no particular order, it’s just in the order in which the names were listed.
Though we did save #2 and #1 for last puposely.
Luckily at his house there was a bag of KFC biscuits and leftover watermelon in the fridge.
The video was made in less than 10 minutes. We sat down across from each other at a table with the list on the table. We’d pass the list to one another while the other person held the camera.
The video was edited in less than 20 minutes, when I got home. I rushed to put this on YouTube as soon as I could.
At the end of the editing I noticed there was only 59 names we did, so I got the camera and filmed myself saying #60 in the computer room then quickly added it as the very first name said. If you notice, the background is different and my face is really close.
I (Andrew) had to say some of the longest ones because Isaac didn’t want to and/or couldn’t pronounce them.
It took me about 5 tries to pronounce #2.
And we never thought this video would be so popular and go viral, if we did know, we would’ve spent a lot more time on the list and video.

Thanks to everyone for all of the support! And I love all of the parodies and responses people are uploading!

And to the people that leave hate comments and/or have pointless arguments over this video, just get over it. It’s a joke. Nobody wants to hear your complaining.

Y aquí el making of:

Este vídeo causo sensación en youtube e inmediatamente docenas de versiones y parodias surgieron por todas partes. La mayoría de ellas no son muy divertidas ni originales pues simplemente dicen una serie de nombres con acento de negros de ghetto americano a pesar de que los nombres sean de blancos, chinos, jamaicanos, personajes de la biblia,etc.

Sin embargo, algunos si que valen la pena.

Como por ejemplo este sobre nombres judíos(judios ashkenazis en realidad, pues son todos nombres yiddish):

También vale la pena este sobre apellidos asiáticos. Los últimos no son muy buenos,pero el comienzo es apoteósico(1.Lee, 2.Li, 3.Le, Ly,..,10.Phoc, 11.Yue (Fuck You), etc) :

Hay más videos(muchísimos más), pero en mi opinión estos son los mejores.

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y como bonus track os quiero presenta a KevJumba(Youtube, Wikipedia ), un humorista norteamericano(real name Kevin Wu) considerado una celebridad de youtube con más de un millón de suscriptores en su canal.

En este vídeo reflexiona sobre como la película Dragonball Evolution destrozo uno de los mitos de su infancia(y de la de muchos otros como un servidor) y porque el protagonista es blanco y no asiático:

En este otro vídeo habla sobre estereotipos:

Para más vídeos, visitad su canal.

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