Viral Video: High School Principal's Parody Aims to Help Students Cope with the Coronavirus Pandemic

For the past months, a lot of viral videos of kids, teens, and adults circulate online, where they show off their talents. 

In a high school in Childersburg, Alabama, the principal did not only show off his talent in singing and dancing; he also made sure he was sending out a critical message. Dr. Quentin J. Leemade sure the students and their community will understand how dangerous COVID-19 is, but he did this in a manner that everyone will enjoy: a parody music video.

Dr. Lee did a video with his take on the M.C. Hammer's song, "Can't Touch This." It shows the "new normal" that will welcome the students when they return to school this 2020.

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The parody video

In an interview with the Alabama News Center, Lee shared that he is a kind of man who likes doing silly stuff like this video parody.

It took about 24 hours for the entire video put together.

Dr. Lee did the lyrics while he was in his office, by ten that evening, he was done recording the song. The following day, he had student volunteers who starred with him in the video.

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What is good about the music video is that Dr. Lee acted out the things that are expected to happen during the class reopening. He even had a scene checking his students' temperature and reprimanding them for not wearing their face masks properly.

Viral video: High school principal's parody video aims to help students cope with the coronavirus pandemic
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Viral video: High school principal's parody video aims to help students cope with the coronavirus pandemic
Viral video: High school principal's parody video aims to help students cope with the coronavirus pandemic
(Photo: Screenshot from YouTube)
Viral video: High school principal's parody video aims to help students cope with the coronavirus pandemic

He also seemed serious about social distancing protocols as he measured the distance between students with a tape measure - making sure they are six feet apart.

Viral video: High school principal's parody video aims to help students cope with the coronavirus pandemic
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Viral video: High school principal's parody video aims to help students cope with the coronavirus pandemic

Since its upload on YouTube last July 28, the video already has more than 2 million views.

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The reactions to the viral video

A lot of the people who viewed the video found the video entertaining.

Viral video: High school principal's parody video aims to help students cope with the coronavirus pandemic
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Viral video: High school principal's parody video aims to help students cope with the coronavirus pandemic

Netizens thought Dr. Lee got some subtle moves while dancing.

Viral video: High school principal's parody video aims to help students cope with the coronavirus pandemic
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Viral video: High school principal's parody video aims to help students cope with the coronavirus pandemic

Some of them even wished Dr. Lee was their principal during their high school days.

Viral video: High school principal's parody video aims to help students cope with the coronavirus pandemic
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Viral video: High school principal's parody video aims to help students cope with the coronavirus pandemic

Teachers who saw the video thought that Dr. Lee is a guy to work for, as a teacher.

Viral video: High school principal's parody video aims to help students cope with the coronavirus pandemic
(Photo: Screenshot from YouTube)
Viral video: High school principal's parody video aims to help students cope with the coronavirus pandemic
Viral video: High school principal's parody video aims to help students cope with the coronavirus pandemic
(Photo: Screenshot from YouTube)
Viral video: High school principal's parody video aims to help students cope with the coronavirus pandemic
Viral video: High school principal's parody video aims to help students cope with the coronavirus pandemic
(Photo: Screenshot from YouTube)
Viral video: High school principal's parody video aims to help students cope with the coronavirus pandemic

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