Just Don't Call Me: A 'Call Me Maybe' Asian Parody + Collegians

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

So you might have seen this, it's a month or so since it was posted up on YouTube, but the two collegians (can I use that word, hell, why not) who made it, Nicole Tay and Meliora Gadfly (or possibly someone else...my brain is like 'llo) sent it along with an e-mail that said:

"Two students from Wellesley College attempt to change minds and combat the projection of Asian American stereotypes in the media and other outlets by composing, directing and editing a humorous music video set to the tune of what else but “Call Me Maybe”! The two students originally won a contest at the College’s annual Asian Awareness Coffee House competition and the audience liked the song/ performance so much the two were urged to turn the song into a music video and post it on YouTube. The video addresses many well know Asian stereotypes and also parodies the infamous UCLA Girl “Asians in the Library” rant that went viral on YouTube a year ago. It is a great way to show how a younger generation of activists is utilizing the media (in this case the Internet) to address new challenges presented in a changing time."

I don't know about you, but I think I was high a lot during my college years (it's all a blur really) so I give kudos to collegians who...well, aren't high all the time and try and do something constructive with their time.

And it is a catchy tune.