On April 15, 2012, a video was uploaded on a youtube channel titled “Hot Problems (official single) – Double Take” produced by “OldBaileyProductions.”
It features two teenage girls singing about how “hot” they are and the problems they experience because of it. The video received 1.8 million views within days.
As it reached 1 million views, it caught the attention of CNN, MTV, and a Toronto radio station Kiss 92.5. All invited the girls for an interview.
The controversy surrounding this video is that if it was created as a joke or satire. However, everyone agrees that the girls’ out-of-tune singing was definitely horrible.
OldBaileyProductions stated that they did not create any of the audio or lyrics for the video.
“We produced the video as a favor for a young sibling of one of our friends.” But as the video took in more viewers, they changed their youtube page as “the official Double Take” site.
Drew and Lauren are the two teenagers singing in the video. Both are seniors at a California highschool. Connor Abrams, a film student at Cal State Northridge, may be behind Old Bailey Productions. He also graduated from the same high school.
The girls nor Old Bailey productions have admitted if the video was created as a joke. But none of parties involved expected the video to go viral.