Screengrab via Tim Heidecker/YouTube

Tim Heidecker pens the nasty ballad that 4chan deserves

With 'For Chan,' the comedian wonders if it's just a phase.


Audra Schroeder

Internet Culture

Published May 12, 2017   Updated May 24, 2021, 2:37 pm CDT

As a songwriter, Tim Heidecker has taken aim at Richard Spencer and joined forces with Father John Misty for “I Am a Cuck.” He’s parodying a specific subset of internet-dweller, and that’s made even more apparent with “For Chan.”

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Heidecker’s latest ballad goes out to 4chan, the message board that often spends its time tracking down Shia LaBeouf and engaging in Pepe-philia. Some lyrics:

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“Sometimes I think I’ve made a big mistake/Committing to this life online/ But I got a little family
of like minded brothers/We huddle undercover/Where being a jerk’s just fine.”

Heidecker admits he might have been kind of a jerk with the song’s chorus, but assures that proceeds go to the American Civil Liberties Union.

H/T Stereogum 

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*First Published: May 12, 2017, 12:31 pm CDT