Weezer Has Most Viewed YouTube Video Over Holiday Weekend
The alt-rock group Weezer had the most-viewed YouTube video over the Memorial Day weekend, earning more than three million hits. The video, for their song "Pork and Beans," stars many of the biggest Web celebrities.
Mathew Cullen, who directed the music video, gathered a variety of Web celebrities including Chris "Leave Britney alone!" Crocker, Miss Teen South Carolina, Lauren Caitlin Upton, Jud "Evolution of Dance" Laipply, Tay "Chocolate Rain" Zonday, and many others.
According to People.com, Cullen said, "The whole concept was based on the song. It's an anthem to not conforming to what people want you to be. I wanted to celebrate the creativity and individuality that's happening on the Internet. These are all completely different people from different walks of life who have achieved their fame through unorthodox or unintentional methods but regardless they did something that people loved."
Cullen also got inadvertent stars like the Afro Ninja to participate. "There are a couple layers to pop culture," he says. "I wanted to show them there was a next chapter, that there was some redemption of what happens. For Miss Teen South Carolina, for example, she embarrassed herself through what she said but in this video, you can she is blending the word 'maps' in a blender. In the end, everybody we included really embraced the positive message."
Kevin Federline, Britney Spears' ex-husband, also has a cameo in the video. The song "Pork and Beans" can be found on the band's new CD "Red Album" that hits stores on June 3.