Why Do We Laugh At Viral Stars Like Michelle Dobyne And Antoine Dodson?
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Let's start with the screenshot above.
It's an image from a video of Michelle Dobyne, a Tulsa, Oklahoma woman who escaped an apartment fire earlier this month.The video, featuring Dobyne animatedly telling a local news station about her ordeal, quickly went viral this week, the way that so many of these videos do. You know the type, with "wacky," "ghetto" black neighbors hilariously giving their eye witness accounts of horrific news events.
Like Antoine Dodson, Charles Ramsey and Sweet Brown before her, the video of Dobyne's interview has racked up millions of views. There's now an auto-tune remix of the clip, and it's sparked its own catchphrase: "Nuh-uh, we ain't gonna be in no fire -- not today!"
According to TMZ, Dobyne apparently now has a manager, a guest spot on the "Maury" show next week, and already is setting her sights on a career in stand-up comedy. Her story, which started with a fire that nearly destroyed the small apartment she shared with her three kids, see
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