Alanis' Lovely Lady Lumps
Alanis' Morissette's piano ballad parody of the Black Eyed Peas' "My Humps" has already seen 2.5 million YouTube viewers. The video was released to the Canadian singer's website with no fanfare, only a simple button that said "Click This." Once it hit the 'Tube, however, it...well, it did what things do on YouTube.
Also, Perez Hilton is reporting that Fergie sent Alanis flowers and a note earlier this week "thanking" her for her treatment of the song. I wonder if Fergie really got Alanis' point...
By slowing the song and sticking to a simple piano accompaniment, Morissette makes sure you hear the lyrics. "I drive these brothers crazy/ I do it on the daily/ they treat me really nicely/ they buy me all these ices," she sings, driving home the song’s disturbing message that a woman can use her physical assets to get money and gifts from men.
Although Morissette has not offered an explanation for the video - requests for an interview Wednesday were turned down - speculation has been intense among fans. The prevailing theory is that it was simply an April Fool’s gimmick, and some are comparing it to Tori Amos’s version of Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit. Others say it’s an important feminist statement that questions the portrayal of women in pop culture.