How do you get people to give a shit about the crisis in Syria?
Actress Alyssa Milano thinks that making a fake sex tape for the humor website Funny or Die could help. The former Who’s the Boss? star tweeted the supposedly leaked tape last week and played it off like it was a legitimate issue. Those hoping for action will be disappointed when the camera is kicked towards the television with a man describing the situation in Syria.
My sex tape was leaked. Not sure what to say. Going to post the link myself to try to control the situation☛ http://t.co/rMICHDeioC
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) September 4, 2013
Milano discovers that the boring news is on and changes the channel to the reality TV series Swamp People before the video ends. The timing is a bit strange given the fact that Syria is now a very big part of American public discourse thanks to the Obama administration’s efforts to gain support for targeted strikes in response to the use of chemical weapons.
To her credit, the video has garnered more than 4 million views in less than a week.