So this is a teen (tween?) band called Chair, with a song called “I’m Fat And Nobody Likes Me.” Finkbuilt describes it as “Awesome teen angst comedy mischief pop by Chair. Kind of NSFW, sophomoric and juvenile.” On YouTube, they are being compared to everyone from Jack Black to Moldy Peaches. Take a look (again, lyrics are slightly NSFW):
Here is a sampling of comments from BoingBoing:
That kid and that song kicks ninja ass.
I don’t know if this is terrible, or absolutely amazing…
Just to rain on the parade, if this song had been “I’m a geek/nerd and nobody likes me” with the same type of comments about being bullied and humiliated would it still be seen as funny here at BB? Maybe this is just adolescent males being adolescent males, but as a fat person I’m not too amused.
What makes this so uplifting, in a media culture that gives fat kids such a rough time, is that he gets to make his own media and its so clear he will be so well liked.
I really AM fat, and have often felt no one liked me, especially in high school. I think this is great.
I have to say I come down firmly in the pro column on this song. I enjoyed the hell out of it, and think it’s if anything, empowering. This is a kid who has managed to turn being fat and being picked on for being fat into a cool thing. And that rocks, as far as I can see. Thanks to Mary for the link!
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