Mio Honda Fried Chicken Video

Mio Honda Fried Chicken Video

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Added Oct 14, 2019 at 01:42PM EDT by Philipp.

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Mio Honda Fried Chicken Video refers to a fan-made video of the Japanese video game The Idolm@ster character Mio Honda dancing among several other characters of the game. After the video was posted on iFunny in late September 2019, it was repeatedly republished by multiple accounts on the platform in the following days, leading to multiple iFunny users expressing frustration with the spam and posting memes based on the video and the character.

Origin

On April 21st, 2019, Twitter user hemoglosso[1] posted a video of The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls character Mio Honda and other characters of the game dancing, set to the song "Step!" from the game's soundtrack[2] (YouTube reupload[14] shown below). The tweet received over 8,700 retweets and 16,500 likes on the platform in six months, with the video gaining over 180,000 views. On Niconico, the video received additional 14,200 views in the same period,[3] with a reedited May 21st. 2019, YouTube reupload[4] gaining 11,200 views.



Spread

On September 20th, 2019, iFunny user Tazmazy[5] (LinusTechtipsFanpage) posted the video, with the post receiving over 5,700 smiles and 1,300 replies in three weeks.

In the following days, Tazmazy's alternative account LinusTechtipsFanpage republished the video multiple times, with more users starting to republish video in the following weeks.[6][7][8][9][10]

On September 27th, 2019, iFunny user Kosmohaunt[13] posted a Doge edit of the video which gained over 1,800 smiles in three weeks (shown below).



Starting approximately on October 10th, 2019, multiple iFunny users posted memes featuring the character, with other users posting memes expressing frustration with the post repeatedly appearing in their feeds. For example, an October 11th, Weezer Blue Album edit by user Requiem[11] received over 1,100 smiles in three days (shown below, left). An October 13th post by user KingCloverfield[12] received over 1,300 smiles in one day (shown below, right).


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Traveling Mio Honda

On February 20th, 2020, YouTube[15] and Twitter[16] user AutisticYui posted an edit of Mio Honda traveling through the Team Fortress 2 map 2Fort, with the video gaining over 253,000 views on YouTube and 180,200 views on Twitter in one month (shown below). The video inspired similar edits of Mio Honda traveling through various locations created in the following months.



Mio Honda Facts / Mio Honda Talks About X

On October 14th, 2020, Twitter user @paxchristus0[17] posted an edit of @hermoglosso's Mio Honda video with fake subtitles taunting the LGBT community (reupload shown below, left). According to a post on the subrredit /r/traaaaaaannnnnnnnnns/,[18] the now-deleted post was retweeted over 2,500 times and got over 3,300 likes in one day. On October 16th, YouTuber Agente NHK[19] posted a similar video edit mocking otaku culture (shown below, right) which got over 17,000 views as of December 2020. Over the following months, similar edits surfaced on social media often accompanied by provocative messages.



Various Examples


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External References

[1] Twitter – @hemoglosso's Tweet / Posted on 04-21-2019

[2] YouTube – 【アイドルマスター】「ステップ!」 / Posted on 04-22-2016

[3] Niconico – ステップ!に合わせて本田未央ちゃんがぽよぽよするやつ / Posted on 05-03-2019

[4] YouTube – ステップ ! Mio Honda – Step! 1位第8回シンデレラ少女選挙優勝者 (video unavailable) / Posted on 05-21-2019

[5] iFunny – Tazmazy's Post (unavailable) / Posted on 09-20-2019

[6] iFunny – LinusTechtipsFanpage's Repost (unavailable)

[7] iFunny – acai's Rebub (unavailable)

[8] iFunny – KingCloverfield's Repub (unavailable)

[9] iFunny – fuck_you_god' Repub (unavailable)

[10] iFunny – TodHoward's Repub (unavailable)

[11] iFunny – Requiem's Post / Posted on 10-12-2019

[12] iFunny – KingCloverfield's Post / Posted on 10-13-2019

[13] iFunny – Kosmohaunt's Post / Posted on 09-27-2019

[14] YouTube – ステップ!に合わせて本田未央ちゃんがぽよぽよするやつ / Posted on 01-28-2020

[15] YouTube – Mio Honda Steps into the Blu Team's base & steals the Intelligence / Posted on 02-20-2020

[16] Twitter – @nickireda / Posted on 02-20-2020

[17] Twitter (via Wayback Machine) – @paxchristus0 / Posted on 10-14-2020

[18] Reddit – Someone tweeted an LGBTphobic video of Mio Honda. Anyone want to reclaim her? / Posted on 10-15-2020

[19] YouTube – 'Patear Otakus' – Mio Honda / Posted on 10-16-2020

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