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?

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  • B Damion

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

    Let them have alittle fun.

    btw…this was hot hot hot…

  • B Damion

    a little lol. Dam you grammar police.

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  • balehead

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

  • sfbeast

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

  • QuintoLover

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Joetx

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

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