It is safe to say that Kevin Bloody Wilson, the lewd, 72-year old, politically incorrect Australian pub comedy veteran, was not on the radar of Danny Godlewski, an 18-year-old history nerd who captains his hockey team in North Haven, Connecticut. Wilson’s 2006 song DILLIGAF (Do I look like I give a fuck?) would probably have remained unknown among Godlewski and his circle of friends, if not for TikTok, the rapidly growing lip-syncing video app, where, for a few, shining weeks, Kevin Bloody Wilson has been a phenomenon. His disembodied voice is among those of a select group of Australians making it big on a platform still dominated by Americans. The group includes Ian Zaro, comedian and star of ABC TV’s Black Comedy, the Australian Reptile Park, and the federal Greens candidate Emerald Moon – all in their unique genres of comedy, animals and politics. For the uninitiated, TikTok is an app where users share short videos, 15 to 60 seconds long, usually set to music or film dialogue. In essence, it’s a hybrid of already existing lip-sync apps, and Vine, the beloved six-second video site created and then canned by Twitter. The appeal, especially for young users, is easy to… Read full this story
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