They’re singin’ within the rain — and holding on for pricey life, identical to the late King of Pop.
As Hurricane Ian trounces Florida, triggering a demise toll of 21 within the wake of wind speeds reaching 155 miles per hour, a gaggle of Gen Z goofs is discovering “darkish humor” within the horror.
Fairly than searching for greater floor as flood waters rise above rooftops, cyber comedians within the Sunshine State have been busy filming themselves braving the weather and lip syncing the lyrics to Michael Jackson’s “Earth Track.”
In a video for the 1995 ditty, dealing within the challenge of environmental consciousness, Jackson, who died at age 50 in 2009, clings to bushes as a violent windstorm rips by way of the darkish skies.
“#HurricaneIan on my twenty first birthday,” TikToker Jordan Glenn penned within the caption of her “Earth Track” parody.
Glenn’s video, with over 2.9 million views and 778,000 likes, fetched a bathe of glowing feedback from on-line audiences, writing, “Naahhh…I actually like this” and “Our era performs all day.” Almost all the 25,000 feedback featured a string of laughing emojis.
Social media household @LuvTheSanders additionally acquired excessive marks for his or her storm satire.
In a TikTok clip with over 731,000 clicks, a teen lip syncs to MJ’s hit tune whereas doing battle with the storm.
The put up sees the youth clutching bushes and tall crops, staggering round excessive grass and even laying in the course of the road amid the cloudburst.
“Floridians are so hilarious, even within the worst attainable conditions,” penned a commentator.
“Gen Z must get it collectively. Hurricane… and [we’re] exterior making music movies,” joked one other.
However not everybody discovered the tomfoolery humorous.
“Are you able to think about prepping for a hurricane and your little one is exterior considering [they’re] Michael Jackson?,” a Twitter consumer spat.
“I hate this era,” barked one other Tik Tok commenter.
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