As Asian Americans continue to report an increase in racist attacks, a group of comedians has posted a COVID-19 parody song called “Kung Flu Fighting.”
Comedian Chrissie Mayr posted a video of several comedians singing “Kung Flu Fighting” to the tune of Carl Douglas’ “Kung Fu Fighting” on Twitter last Thursday, March 19. The video was meant to parody a video actress Gal Gadot posted in which she sang “Imagine” to raise morale.
“More sympathetic celebrities to help us through the #coronavirus outbreak,” Mayr wrote in her tweet.
Mayr is a comedian and host of the show “Wet Spot” on Compound Media, a subscription-based streaming media platform that broadcasts audio and video podcasts. The media platform used to be called “The Anthony Cumia Network.” Its first show was hosted by Anthony Cumia, a radio host who was fired by SiriusXM after he posted a series of racist and hate-filled tweets.
Asian Americans tweeted Compound Media’s human resources Twitter account asking them to take the video down. The account replied saying that those who were upset should block the tweet so they wouldn’t have to see the video but people who liked the video could still watch it.
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