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TikToker goes viral for making songs out of boomer drama on Facebook

Lubalin's dramatic interpretations have the internet saying, 'Thsnks.'

Dec 30, 2020, 1:54 pm*

Internet Culture

 

Audra Schroeder

Facebook is a toxic void of misinformation and hate speech, but petty boomer beef lives on in comment sections and groups. TikToker Lubalin decided to make the drama more dramatic.

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While the musician and producer's previous TikToks involve reinterpretations of Vengaboys and Lil Nas X songs, he's gone viral for his musical productions of two pieces of Facebook drama. New Yorker critic Emily Nussbaum posted a video to Twitter yesterday, which opened him up to a bigger audience.

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A TikTok from Dec. 22, which puts a thrilling spin on Facebook Marketplace interactions, has more than 13 million views. One from this week, involving broccoli casserole drama, has more than 8 million views. "What did Caroline do Helen?" has never felt so urgent.

https://www.tiktok.com/@lubalin/video/6911781218799471877

The Montreal-based musician has original music and videos out, but these videos resonated: Some people asked for a whole album of songs. Actress Allison Tolman demanded he receive an EGOT.

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Lubalin apparently returned to Twitter today, after his video was retweeted by Jemaine Clement.

https://twitter.com/lubalin_vibe_co/status/1344325644830740480

We've reached out to Lubalin for comment.

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*First Published: Dec 30, 2020, 1:53 pm