Twenty-something (Facebook tells me she graduated high school in ’04) Shira lit the Internet ablaze with her respect-pumping diddy, “Pound On My Muffin.” Since just Christmas when it posted, the video lassoed in more than 60,000 views. And you better believe the votes lit up, too — roughly at a 1:9 ratio. That’s likes to dislikes. [via The Frisky]
Shocking no one, this kinda awful-but-kinda-awesome song and video earned Shira a slew of comparisons to accidental teen star Rebecca Black. (Ahh, YouTube. The things you do for kids today.) But one thing Shira spouts heavily that Rebecca showed few signs of: Sass. Big time. I won’t pretend I don’t know what the chorus means, but I won’t pretend that the lo-fi video isn’t weirdly awesome.
I have to hand it to Shira. Even though her Internet fame is greatly based in mockery and shame, the Pittsburgh chick’s ballsy enough to Z-snap it all off. As she tweeted (we both follow @tyrabanks!) earlier this afternoon:
u can love me, u can hate me, but i STILL got EVERY1 talkin bout, POUND ON MY MUFFIN!!!! only out for 1 week!! haha
Word. And can’t we also look past the song’s lackluster backbeat and toast the overall mantra? She’s talking about R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Shira is no prude, she embraces her sexuality — but she trumpets a philosophy far out of line from one of a floozy. OK, perhaps the girl could use a lesson in defining pastry characteristics, but she could teach a few on not givin’ it up easily.
Even after my defense, do you still totally hate this song and video? What are your thoughts on it?