In 1991, the American alternative rock band R.E.M. released the hit song “Losing My Religion.”
Nearly 30 years later, the song was used by the British website Joe in a viral video that has been seen over a half a million times.
“That’s me and corona,” the song began. “That’s me in the spotlight abusing my position.”
“Trying to blame Chinese flu. And I don’t care if you have caught it,” the song continued. “Oh no, I’ve said too much — f*cked it up.”
“I thought that I heard you coughing. I thought that I heard you wheeze. I think I let the old folks die,” the song ended.
The parody paid tribute to the iconic music video, with added touches like a bottle of bleach.
Donald Trump x REM – Losing My Civilians pic.twitter.com/vFmKpbOErT
— PoliticsJOE (@PoliticsJOE_UK) May 8, 2020
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