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This week we learned that Barack Obama lost the endorsement of the short-shorts-wearing, formerly presidential-crush-proclaiming “Obama Girl.” But fear not, things are looking up for the White House!
Using the moniker of "Obama Boy,” Brooklyn’s Justin Brown took to YouTube with a new video supporting the president that by mid-day had already garnered more than 100,000 views. Like his predecessor, he’s easy on the eyes and dons short shorts while professing his crush on Obama amid borderline risqué dance moves, a catchy tune—and production values good enough to garner broad media pickups from right out of the gate.
But here’s Brown’s new twist: His video was inspired by Obama’s support for marriage equality, and it begins with a clip of the president’s announcement back in May. A snippet of the lyrics: “You let us serve openly in the military/I’m so jealous of the First Lady/Gay marriage will soon be the norm/It makes me shiny and warm/You support me unlike the right/You’re my rainbow-colored knight/Stonewall will be crazy tonight,” referring to the New York site that served as the backdrop for defining moments in gay rights movement history.
As for “Obama Girl?” She says she loves the video and hopes she can get together for a duet with the president’s new video suitor—suggesting she hasn’t decamped to Romney’s side yet!
Alesandra Dubin is a Los Angeles-based writer. Follow her on Twitter: @alicedubin.