“Kony” says he’s proud of his video viral fame

Kony may be a dictator and "kill people, but that's not all I do," says a Kony parody by former SNL member Horatio Sanz.

Mar 3, 2020, 7:34 am*


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Is the infamous African dictator known as Kony aware of his viral video fame, post Kony 2012?

According to the Kony character written by former Saturday Night Live actor Horatio Sanz—and played by Jerry Minor—Kony is very aware. And proud.

“Way more than Rebecca Black,” says “Kony” of his viral success, while he sits on a gilded throne and gestures with a rifle.  “Haters are always going to hate,” he adds, grinning.

And to capitalize on his Internet celebrity-dom, Kony is even putting out a rap album with his group Invisible Children.

Too soon? The Daily Dot doesn’t think so.

While Sanz’s faux interview as Kony is hardly the first Kony impression on YouTube, it’s infinitely wittier than the current most popular impression by Sky John.

In just under three minutes, Sanz’s Kony also manages to critique modern and Internet culture, as well as insult Chris Brown.

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*First Published: Mar 22, 2012, 7:12 pm