Weird Al, Wikipedia, and Atlantic Records

By Deane Barker on September 26, 2006

According to his Wikipedia page, my hero Weird Al uses Wikipedia to subtly slam Atlantic Records in the video to his latest masterpiece.

Yankovic had gained James Blunt’s permission to parody “You’re Beautiful”. However, after Yankovic recorded “You’re Pitiful”, Blunt’s label, Atlantic Records, recanted this permission. The parody was pulled from Yankovic’s upcoming album due to Yankovic’s label not wanting to “go to war” with Atlantic. […]

In Weird Al’s “White & Nerdy” video, he is seen vandalising the Atlantic Records page on Wikipedia with the exclamation “YOU SUCK!” Recently, the Atlantic Records Wikipedia page was closed to new and non-registered users to prevent vandalism.

More evidence that Weird Al is a giant among men. And to prove that the wiki river runs deep through Al’s soul, I give you: the Weird Al wiki. You have been humbled.

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