Venus D Lite, a former contestant from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 3, has released her new music video ‘The Plastics’ after hyping it up on social media since late April. It seems that fans are really enjoying it… but for the reasons most musicians wouldn’t want.
At the time this article was written, the video had 145,224 views on YouTube and an overwhelming 3,927 down-votes compared to only 172 up-votes. Additionally, the YouTube channel on which the video is hosted, GR Media, has disabled comments.
Sound familiar? This rapid growth and overwhelming negative feedback reminds us a lot of the 2011 music video ‘Friday’, which was released by the then-unknown Rebecca Black. By the end of 2011, the search term ‘Rebecca Black’ was the most Googled term of the year.
In addition to Venus D Lite, the heavily auto-tuned music video features two “plastic surgery celebrities”: Toby Sheldon, the man who underwent $100,000 worth of plastic surgery to look like Justin Bieber and Kitty Jay who spent $25,000 to look like Jennifer Lawrence. Venus herself has spent thousands of dollars to look like pop-megastar Madonna.
Check out the video below as well as some side-by-side photos of Venus, Toby and Sheldon next to their plastic surgery inspirations.
“The Plastics” – Toby Sheldon, Kitty Jay, Venus D Lite feat. Adam Barta
And for those of you who haven’t seen it (has anybody not?), here’s Rebecca Black’s 2011 hit song ‘Friday’, which at the time of this article had over 67.7 million views with more than 1.3 million down-votes and only 360,000 up-votes,