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Shirtless French Firefighters In Hot Water Over “Call Me Maybe” Parody

Screen Shot 2014-03-04 at 10.54.54 AMIn a stunning example of the Streisand Effect, more than a dozen French firefighters are becoming overnight celebrities after posting a sexy parody of last year’s summer anthem “Call Me Maybe” to YouTube.

The video, which features a healthy dose of half-naked firefighters working out and toying with their equipment, was posted as a birthday gift for a friend of the department. “This was made on the occasion of a birthday and was an attempt to make fun of ourselves. It is not meant to be taken seriously,” the description says.

The video has received universally positive reviews from everyone except the fire chiefs in Lille. According to France TV, the firefighters’ bosses think the use of “department equipment” in the video is “not appropriate.”

Isn’t it about time stuffy bosses everywhere got over this sort of harmless fun?

By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           Mar 4, 2014
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  • 9 Comments
    • B Damion
      B Damion

      Jesus! For christ sake. They risk their lives to save & rescue.

      Let them have alittle fun.

      btw…this was hot hot hot…

      Mar 4, 2014 at 11:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B Damion
      B Damion

      a little lol. Dam you grammar police.

      Mar 4, 2014 at 11:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MikeyMike
      MikeyMike

      Cute.

      Mar 4, 2014 at 11:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      Please post a picture of the official who complained …sounds like an out of shape closet case to me…

      Mar 4, 2014 at 12:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sfbeast
      sfbeast

      They did a great job and are totally chaud. I would have had them leave off the wigs.

      Mar 4, 2014 at 1:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • QuintoLover
      QuintoLover

      The only crime is that they kept that stupid song from dying a painful death. Ugh just get it out of our heads

      Mar 4, 2014 at 1:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Apparatus
      Apparatus

      Goddamn France. Even their firefighters are GORGE. I love our American Firefighting Heroes but they usually look like puffy middle aged straight suburban daddies who eat chili and fart all day.

      Mar 4, 2014 at 2:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • crowebobby
      crowebobby

      It’s the Parisienne pompiers (fire fighters)who are (or at least were) considered the hottest men in France. They had to be from the region, which meant they were savvy, sophisticated and streetwise as well as in fantastic shape. But things may have changed in the 35 years since I lived there.

      Mar 4, 2014 at 7:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joetx
      Joetx

      Clicking the play button just gives me a “This video is private” message.

      Mar 7, 2014 at 2:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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