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article imagePerry video becomes YouTube's 2nd most disliked, spawns parody ad

By Kim I. Hartman     Dec 10, 2011 in Politics
Rick Perry's controversial new Strong campaign ad is steadily closing in on YouTube's record for most disliked videos uploaded to the video website. The ad continues to spark criticism and has inspired a number of parody ads mocking the governor.
The outrageous ad has received almost 3.5 million views and has accumulated over a half-million dislikes since it was first uploaded Dec. 6, by the Perry campaign.
The video has become the second most disliked on YouTube behind Justin Bieber's video for "Baby," which has received 2 million dislikes and over 672 million views since it was posted on YouTube in Feb. 2010.
Perry says in the Strong ad, which has created a firestorm of debate:
I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm a Christian, but you don't need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there's something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can't openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school.
As President, I'll end Obama's war on religion. And I'll fight against liberal attacks on our religious heritage. Faith made America strong. It can make her strong again. I'm Rick Perry and I approve this message
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The campaign has spawned dozens of parody video spoofing the Texas governor. Second City's Andy Cobb got into the act with his own video spoof that has went viral on YouTube. Dressed in a tan coat Cobb says, "You know there’s something wrong with this country when politicians think it’s OK to hate on gays and nonbelievers in ads." The video has received nearly a million views with less then 2000 dislikes since it was uploaded to YouTube and continues to garner viral status.
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