CLEVELAND - Charles Ramsey, the Cleveland man who helped rescue three women that were missing for nearly a decade Monday night, has become an overnight Internet sensation.
His animated interview with local news went viral within hours of the woman being found.
Dozens of auto-tune remixes, processed vocals with a beat, of his TV news interview and his 911 call have been uploaded to YouTube.
The auto-tune song “Little Pretty White Girl,” by Gavin McDevitt (GMoney), was uploaded on YouTube around 5 a.m. Tuesday morning.
The trend of auto-tuning news stories became popular in 2010 when The Gregory Brothers , creators of Auto-Tune the News, made the "Bed Intruder Song." The song features Antoine Dodson, who was interviewed by a news reporter about the alleged attempted rape of his sister.
As of today, the "Bed Intruder Song" has been viewed over 114 million times since it was uploaded on July 30, 2010. YouTube listed the song as the most popular video of 2010.
On Tuesday, Ramsey became a trending topic on Twitter and is now known as the man who was just finishing his McDonald's meal when he heard screams coming from next door. Even the McDonald Corporation took notice. McDonald’s responded to Ramsey via Twitter with a tweet from @McDonaldsCorp . It read "We salute the courage of Ohio kidnap victims & respect their privacy. Way to go Charles Ramsey- we'll be in touch.”
How popular will Ramsey become? Only time will tell.
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