Im surprised they didn't even give BMC or George a heads up they were doing it. I understand his reaction but it was a bit immature.
The fact that the sketch was done with nothing to credit the work to source was unprofessional as all get out and everyone should've known better. And seeing as how it didn't only use what it needed to or didn't really say much about the source it's not really protected by parody law. And I don't even like BMC.
I don't really use twitter, and I tried to navigate it just now but I'm hopeless, haha. Can someone explain what this video on George Salazar's twitter is?
Parodies actually have requirements under the law to count as fair use, limiting how much one can use to what is necessary to make the point, and must make commentary on its source.Sadly we have like 3 generations who have their parody education from Weird Al, who gets permission for his releases, and when he doesn't, may release them not for profit. The case that this was parody and not theft would... not be strong.
A pretty clear slam of the show. Strange.
is the reaction from George the ad of him drinking a Pepsi? Did it get torn down? I am a lawyer - this was parody.
I thought it was cute but I am sure Aunt Bea in Bruno, Nebraska wondered what the heck was going on. It was a bit of in the know humor.
Interesting that Iconis apparently helped revise the lyrics. I thought by his and his wife's reactions on Instagram that they seemed surprised (in a fun/shocked way).I don't really think Salazar did anything bad. I guess I can see that it could be construed as petty, but it just didn't seem like that big of a deal to me. All I saw was the video of him drinking Pepsi (in a sort of tea-sipping way, I guess) and then retweeting a couple of people who basically wondered where he was (which... whatever- true, they don't owe him anything) and just pointed out that there was no credit to the show, which... fair.It would have been nice to shout out the show or at least flash to a shot of Iconis at the end.All in all, though, I thought it was one of the funnier moments of last night's show.
The parody on the Tonys was hardly anything new (although I DID like it very much!) This was posted on YouTube in April:
...and imitation IS the most sincere form of flattery. The choice to parody the song shows how interesting (and popular) the song, and Salazar's performance of it is. If so many people didn't have that song tucked away somewhere in their brains, the parody would have been completely lost - but it wasn't.
I thought the parody was actually really funny and awesome. The whole ceremony had the funniest bits from Tony Awards in recent memories.People being offended that they didn't credit it is wack. Like, come on...I mean they technically had 4 celebrities singing a song from the show. How often does that happen? Feels a lot like sour grapes...which I completely understand...the show got 1 nom and very little tony attention. Also, how many other ONE NOMINATION SHOWS get 5 minutes of airtime in any capacity? Chill out, BMC stans.
I'll be honest - as much as I despise BMC, and as much as I would be highly entertained by an all-out controversy around this, I don't think there's much here. Williams and Salazar's tweets don't seems all that salty to me. A little sassy maybe, but nothing nothing indicating they are genuinely upset about it. I have to admit, I always hated this song whenever I heard Salazar sing it with Iconis' lyrics. But last night I found myself thinking "this is actually a little catchy"! I kind of understand why many people say it's the best song in the show even though I thought it was just as whiny, meandering, and annoying as all the rest.
dearalanaaaa said: "And next cast member to complain is... the star of the weakest song in the show!https://twitter.com/jasonsweettooth/status/1137904142846967808?s=21if Joe iconis agreed to let it sit and wrote it, maybe he didn't tell the cast. They seem relatively upset over a small spoof/parody."How was this tweet a "complaint"?
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