Tell all your little friends that the latest viral video of pre-teen kids doing an inappropriate performance of “Scarface” is not a “fudging” school play. The video (over 2.5 million hits) is a professional production done by child actors with their parent’s permission and is purposefully made to look like a parent taped it from the audience with a handheld video cam.
Here’s the video:
I love the irony that these kids are reenacting a mega-violent movie about murder and illegal drug trade but they still have to substitute the word “fudge” for the f-word. If you looked closely it seems too polished and cryptic to be a real school production. And the use of popcorn to represent cocaine adds to the obvious “over-the-top” sarcasm.
But the real irony is the initial response. Before word got out that this was a fake school play people were ready to go all “Scarface” looking to blame someone for corrupting the children. I read where someone wanted to start a Popcorn Party to protest the government forcing kids to participate in school productions that do not reflect true American values.
This reaction shows our “War of the Worlds” state of mind. We look at those poor souls who over reacted to the 1938 Orson Wells radio broadcast as gullible simpletons. But someone puts an apparent school play on youtube.com and we are ready to introduce someone to our “little friend.”
So what have we learned? Just because someone says aliens are invading the Earth there is no need to jump out a window. And just because something is on youtube.com, posted on a blog, spoke by a radio talk show host, or reported by your favorite news network, there is no need to turn into Tony Montana (Al Pacino’s character in Scarface).
Come on people. Let’s not be naive and believe everything we are spoon-fed!
SO LET’S ALL JUST “FUDGING” RELAX AND STOP BEING SO “FUDGING” ANGRY AT EVERYTHING! OKAY!