Looks like lesbian Jesus is becoming more iconic than actual Jesus. OUT100 honoree, Hayley Kiyoko has just surpassed 100 million YouTube views for her video, "Girls Like Girls." The singer announced the news on Twitter after fans pushed for the video to reach the target milestone.
\u201cI can\u2019t believe we hit a 100 million views. On a video made from incredible favors from my cast and crew\u201d
Not to nerd out, but if that was one person watching, it would take more than 4,756 years to watch it that many times. The entire population of New York City would have to watch the video at least 11 times each. Can the real Jesus say he has that many YouTube views? We think not.
Released in June 2015, the video was directed by Kiyoko and Austin S. Winchell. It starred Stefanie Scott (Kiyoko's costar in Jem and the Holograms and Insidious: Chapter 3) and Kelsey Chow (Teen Wolf, One Tree Hill) as best friends, centering on Scott's character wrestling with her feelings for Chow. With a (homophobic and misogynistic) boyfriend in the picture, she struggles to come to terms with her attraction, culminating in a dramatic climax that ultimately melted our queer hearts.
The iconic video set the stage for the artist's career when it dropped three years ago. This year, the queer fan favorite released her debut studio album, Expectations. She also won the MTV Video Music Award for Push Artist of the Year. And with this YouTube accolade, it's safe to say she's had a pretty awesome #20GAYTEEN.
Help Kiyoko get to 200 million views and watch "Girls Like Girls" below: