Baauer 'Taking Action' Against FCC Over 'Harlem Shake' Net Neutrality Repeal Video
As dance music's reigning king of all things viral, Baauer has vowed to fight the FCC and its chairman Ajit Pai on today's (Dec. 14) vote to repeal so-called net neutrality regulations.
Pai recently uploaded a rather obnoxiously-simple video to Twitter listing all the things you can "still do on the Internet" after the controversial repeal, which he calls "restoring Internet freedom." The video uses Baauer's 2012 viral tune "Harlem Shake," only further proving how out of touch the FCC is with the rest of the United States of America (no shade to Baauer, of course).
"I'm Taking action," Baauer tweeted. "Whatever I can do to stop this loser."
Baauer provided the following statement exclusively to Billboard Dance:
"The use of my song in this video obviously comes as a surprise to me as it was just brought to my attention. I want to be clear that it was used completely without my consent or council. My team and I are currently exploring every single avenue available to get it taken down. I support Net Neutrality like the vast majority of this country and am appalled to be associated with its repeal in anyway."
Representatives from the FCC did not immediately return a request for comment.
Check Baauer and that really cringe-worthy video from Pai below.
I'm Taking action. Whatever I can do to stop this loser https://t.co/Ajo6wBATdF— Aa (@baauer) December 14, 2017