Over the past couple of weeks the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy each released a video parody of the famous PSY video, “Gangnam Style”. If you don’t know what “Gangnam Style” is then, I’m sorry, but I’m not going to try to explain it. Just GO HERE and see for yourself.
To say that the videos from USNA and USMMA are both smash hits is an understatement. The USNA video has racked up over 6 million hits on Youtube, partially in thanks to being featured on NBC’s Today Show and the general power of being first. The USMMA video now stands at 53,000 views since hitting the web less than two weeks ago.
For most, both videos were and continue to be very well received in the comment sections by alumni and the general public alike with most of the comments praising the students for their creativity and the professional quality of execution.
There have been, however, a select few of you who think the videos are a disgrace and some even going as far as saying that the students should be disciplined and any faculty who sanctioned the production of the videos fired.
And now today, gCaptain has been told that SUNY Maritime College in New York is telling students that the production of such a video is in violation of the school’s rules on student-made videos (see comment section below) and will not be permitted. Now we don’t know if a SUNY Maritime-made “Gangnam Style” video parody is in the works or what, if anything, sparked today’s crackdown.
But, all things considered, do you think this is a fair request or does SUNY Maritime need get with the times and let the kids Gangnam Style? Let us know by voting in the polls and discussing in the comments.
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