As the international community forces economic sanctions on his crumbling regime, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi gains new notoriety for his appearance in an auto-tuned news parody. A spoof video featuring Col. Gaddafi singing between two superimposed grinding women has over two million views on YouTube.
Noy Alooshe, an Israeli journalist, created the mash-up by mixing footage from Gaddafi’s televised speech in Tripoli last week with instrumentation sampled from 'Hey Baby' by American rapper Pitbull. “It seemed to be very comic visually. Before I even touched it, it was funny, like a parody,” says Alooshe.
According to African Business Review, the song has become popular with young rebels in Libya; but beyond the clip’s satirical tone, Gaddafi threatens to pursue Libyan rebels “inch by inch, house by house, room by room, alley by alley.”