The following video on popular Chinese online video sharing website Youku is titled “History’s most awesome house-husband”. It has been viewed over 2.4 million times since it was uploaded 6 days ago:
A copy on YouTube:
The short conversation at the end of the video is:
Wife: “Allergy again? Hurry and take some Xisimin.”
Husband: “Good idea.”
息斯敏, Xisimin is an allergy medicine with English names like Asimizuo, Astemizole, and Hismanal.
I first noticed this “Michael Jackson house-husband” video and another video of an unruly Shanghainese woman in a piano store (YouTube copy) 5 days ago and suspected that they could become viral. However, at that time, both videos only had ~300k views, which was not yet “viral” by China standards.
I believe they were initially overshadowed by videos and news reports of the Sendai Earthquake as Chinese netizens focused on following the ongoing disaster in Japan on popular Chinese video sharing websites like Youku. However, as time passed and Chinese netizens began focusing less on the news about Japan, both videos began spreading. For example, all ~2000 comments on the “house-husband” video were made within just the past 2 days.
Comments from Youku:
Did no one realize it is an advertisement?
Fuck, a Xisimin ad.
So good, I’ve always wanted to learn how to do the moonwalk…but…how come I can never figure it out?
This isn’t an intentional advertisement…[don't be] so skeptical…… That sneeze is too creative/amusing!~ I commend it~ [thumbs up]…
Bet this will become popular.
The moonwalk was pretty good… and the amusing 45 degree anti-gravity lean with the mop too.
Haha, those sneezes were simply brilliant!
One look at his hair style and you can tell he is a professional MJ impersonator.
佑佑囧rz: (responding to PUMU)
Not an intentional advertisement? You’re too naive.
Allergies? I thought it was a cold. Haha.
I wouldn’t be able to forgive myself if I didn’t ding you.
After the MJ poster falls, a cockroach appears from underneath the television stand/shelf. @1:15.
Danced pretty well. When the poster falls, what runs out from under the television shelf is a lizard, right? It’s both long and gray colored, how can it be a cockroach?
I’d be surprised if he could actually clean the house like this.
This song is not bad. What is it called?
There is actually someone who doesn’t know what song this is? I’m utterly dumbfounded. Must be a post-00 generation.
By the way, in comparison to this “house-husband” video, the unruly arrogant Shanghainese woman video currently has ~1.3m views on Youku, and was uploaded over 7 days ago. Many of the views came from the video being posted on popular Chinese social network RenRen, popular Chinese discussion forum Mop, and popular Shanghai discussion forum KDS. Chinese netizens also suspect it of being a viral advertisement made to promote Steinway pianos. Although many netizens are convinced, whether either video is really a viral advertisement remains uncertain.
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