WATCH: Viral Videos of 2012
By Andrew Villagomez
The "Shit Girls Say" video meme started at the end of 2011 and inspired an influx of clips from all groups of people and the 'shit they say'—such as "Shit Gay Guys Say"—and they all spewed into early 2012. The trend of videos expanded when "Shit White Girls Say...to Black Girls" was created, which gave birth to "Shit Girls Say to Gay Guys."
During the Chick-Fil-A drama this past summer, Funny or Die released "KFC Loves Gays with John Goodman," with Goodman as Colonial Sanders voicing his 'love' for the gays:
Also watch: "Randy Rainbow Works at Chick-fil-A" and his special visitors during Chick-Fil-A's 'Chicken Pride Day'
Countless "Call Me Maybe" videos were created this year, eye candy filled versions came from the "hottest" Abercrombie & Fitch Guys and a stud-filled military group. Olympian Tom Daley also released a rendition of "Sexy And I Know It," to add the pile of music covers. The most unique and fabulous original song and dance number of 2012 had to be "CinderFella." Glozell, Janice Dickinson, Lance Bass, Aubrey O'Day, and several others joined American Idol's Todrick Hall for his viral Disney classic which was filled with remixed Disney and pop hits sung by gay and lesbian versions of Disney Princes and Princesses:
Also watch Todrick's first Disney hit, "Beauty and the BEAT"
Several emotional videos were released this year, among them was the marriage equality PSA "Homecoming" is from UK organization Coalition for Equal Marriage:
Others to watch: "Invisible Parents" (a second PSA from the organization on LGBT families); the heartbreaking, real life story of the death of a lover and marriage discrimination in "IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU" (which is now being turned into a movie); and Ryan James Yezak's visual collection in "The Gay Rights Movement" (which is a trailer for upcoming documentary, Second Class Citizens)
Bonus pick: "Gay Men Will Marry Your Girlfriends" from CollegeHumor made quite the stir when released last month, launching responses from straight men and women, and a follow up video from gay women—all using stereotypical humor, and in support for marriage equality.
- Dustin Lance Black Hits Back at Alma Mater For Shaming Him
- The Straight Gay World of MSNBC anchor & politics wonk Steve Kornacki
- 10 Transgender People Shattering Entertainment's Glass Ceiling
- The 30 Sexiest Gay Scenes In Film
- 10 Queer Social Media Stars Ruling the Internet
- The Final Member: A Long, Hard Look at the Weirdest Museum in the World