Gay/Straight Viral Video: Ga Ga for GaGa

Gay Guy,

No need to watch the whole thing, unless you want to. But check out the last 30 seconds or so...

What motivates a sixth-grade boy to play an acoustic version of Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi," a song about fame and sexual obsession, at a middle school talent show? And with such emotion?

He's pretty -- OK -- really good. Not to mention fearless. But, isn't it a questionable song choice? Or is it a calculated pick-up technique? Most of the girls in the background look unimpressed, but I bet he got a lot of buzz around the cafeteria (good and bad) for this.

I can't say much more without making assumptions and insinuations that I shouldn't make... I regret what sixth-grade me would probably have said, though I simply can't imagine anyone this bold and talented from my childhood. At that age, I could barely ask a girl to play tether ball. So belting out "Loving you is cherry pie" and "I'll chase you down until you love me," would be unthinkable.

He's 12!

WEDNESDAY UPDATE: This video shot from 10,000 to over a million views overnight. Prepare for your shot at the big time, kid.

THURSDAY UPDATE: Almost 10 million hits. Already appearing on Ellen.

--Straight Guy


Oddyoddyo13 said...

Okay...not sure how I'd respond to that either. I mean, he was good and all, but he's a dude. I didn't think dude's sang songs like that-let alone ones by Lady Gaga.

SteveA said...

The girls in the background looked unimpressed! He was good - but maybe not a great song for a 11 year old.

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