How To Shut Down a Ho

How To Shut Down a Ho

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Updated Feb 23, 2015 at 04:47AM EST by PherryFen.

Added Mar 24, 2012 at 11:04AM EDT by PherryFen.

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“How To Shut Down A Ho” (also known as “Black People React to X”) is a series of videos that begins with a verbal insult or a dissing punchline taken from a popular film or television show, followed by memorable clips from the 1995 comedy film Friday and the 2011 viral video Rap Battle Parody depicting the crowds’ wild reactions to the punchline.


On March 8th, 2012, YouTuber ForumLinkzMann uploaded a video titled “How To Shut Down A Ho….As Demonstrated by Goku from Dragon Ball,” featuring a segment from an episode of the anime series (the original video has since been removed). The video shows the character Bulma attempting to make a deal with the show’s main character Goku, a young boy who has possession of one of the legendary Dragon Balls. Bulma offers to let Goku peek underneath her clothes if he gives up his Dragon Ball; however Goku, being a young child (and also being unaware of the differences between men and women), rudely rejects her offer and says she has a “dirty, old fanny”.

The video then quickly cuts to a a memorable scene from the 1995 stoner comedy film Friday in which Craig Jones (played by Ice Cube) and Smokey (played by Chris Tucker) yell “daaaaaamn” and another clip from a 2011 viral parody video of rap battle showing the riled up crowd supposedly reacting to Goku’s harsh rejection. The video accumulated over 600,000 views within one week and spawned several remixes and parodies.


The original “How to Shut Down a Ho” video was posted via Reddit[1] on March 10th 2012 by Redditor motherducker and hit the front page on the same day, receiving 12,785 upvotes. The video was also posted on World Star Hiphop [2], where it received over 500,000 views. A comic version, made with screencaptures of the video, was also shared extensively on 9gag [3] and FunnyJunk [4].

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The title for the derivative videos typically begins with “Black People React To X,” referring to the reaction clips taken from Friday and the Rap Battle Parody video.

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External References

[1]Reddit – How to shut down a ho, Goku style / Posted on 3-10-2012

[2]World Star Hiphop – Lol: Goku From Dragon Ball Is A G!

[3]9gag – How to shut down a ho Dragonball style / Posted on 3-11-2012

[4]FunnyJunk – How To Shut Down A Hoe – DB Style / Posted on 3-12-2012

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