Alison Gold's "Chinese Food"

Alison Gold's "Chinese Food"

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Updated Oct 16, 2013 at 03:51PM EDT by Don.

Added Oct 16, 2013 at 02:07PM EDT by Don.

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Alison Gold’s “Chinese Food” is a 2013 pop song tribute to the Chinese American cuisine produced by LA-based singer and songwriter Patrice Wilson, who has produced other cringe-pop singles like Rebecca Black’s “Friday” and Nicole Westbrook’s “Thanksgiving”.

Origin

On October 14th, 2013, YouTuber patomuzic uploaded the music video for the song “Chinese Food” (shown below), in which a teenage girl sings about her appreciation for the Asian cuisine while eating at a restaurant and frolicking with a man in a panda suit. In the first 48 hours, the video received more than 5.33 million views, 64,000 down votes and 41,000 comments.



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On the same day, Redditor test0 submitted the video to the /r/crappymusic[1] subreddit, where it gained over 170 up votes and 70 comments in the next 48 hours. Meanwhile, the video was highlighted on several news and Internet humor sites, including BuzzFeed,[4] The Huffington Post,[5] E Online[3] and Death and Taxes Mag.[2] Also on October 14th, 2013, the @AlisonGoldmusic Twitter account was launched and YouTuber Jay Fluent uploaded a review of the music video (shown below, left). On October 15th, The Daily Beast[7] published an article criticizing the song’s lyrics for being racially insensitive. The same day, YouTuber BrocksDubs posted a dubbed parody version of the video (shown below, right).



Also on October 15th, YouTuber David So uploaded a video accusing Wilson of being perverted (shown below, left) and YouTuber FungBrosComedy posted a video defending Wilson for being a troll (shown below, right).



In the coming days, several remixes of the song were uploaded to the music-sharing site Soundcloud.[6]



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