We take no pleasure in reporting that Kyle Sandilands has stepped up when the government won’t by making a COVID vaccination video. And it’s actually pretty bloody decent. Again, we take no pleasure in reporting this.
The song (and its accompanying video clip) is called “Get Vaxxed Baby” and, yes, it’s a parody of Vanilla Ice‘s “Ice Ice Baby”.
Sure, it’s a lame throwback to early 2010s internet spoofs – with a few “Gangnam Style” dance moves thrown in for good measure – but it works!
“Too many people think vax is a scandal; take two shots and COVID’s handled,” the 50-year-old radio host raps in the song.
There’s nothing more reassuring than watching Kyle Sandilands’ daggy rap routine about getting vaccinated. Watching him do a little jig while talking about getting the jab surprisingly normalises the whole situation.
Considering the absolutely shamboilic state that Australia is in right now (not to mention the vaccine rollout itself!!) it’s no surprise that Kyle’s jab campaign has received official praise.
At Thursday’s daily coronavirus press conference, NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard simply could not stop gushing about it.
“I was ecstatic to hear that Kyle has done his bit with ‘Get Vaxxed Baby’, I love that song, it’s fantastic,” he said.
“Can I just say as far as I’m concerned, Kyle and Jackie O, he put his own time into it. I heard this song this morning. I thought it was great.
“Good on Kyle.”
Premier Gladys Berejiklian looked a bit embarrassed by all the praise for Kyle and actually snuck away for a sec.
If you thought hearing a state government minister say ‘good on Kyle’ in the context of a vaccination campaign was cursed, wait ’til you hear what Scott Morrison said about the song on Friday.
— Kyle and Jackie O (@kyleandjackieo) July 23, 2021
“I loved ‘Get Vaxxed Baby’, I sent it to my kids last night and they loved it too,” the Prime Minister of Australia told Kyle himself.
Yeah it’s nice that Scott Morrison likes the jingle, but he should’ve had a federal vaccination jingle of his own for months now. Also, some more vaccine doses would be great.
People on Twitter simply couldn’t contain themselves over the state of our vaccination discourse.
The NSW health minister saying he wants to thank "Kyle and Jackie-O, particularly Kyle" is one of the most depressing phrases I've heard in my 27 years of life
— Naaman Zhou (@naamanzhou) July 22, 2021
broke: state premiers are covid heroes
woke: Sikh volunteers are covid heroes
bespoke: Kyle & Jackie O are covid heroes https://t.co/iA60gaGg5s
— ◈ scarlet billows ◈ (@mardi_oh) July 23, 2021
It’s the first time I’ve ever listen to Kyle. Get vaxxed baby! https://t.co/2dQ9IurSHW
— Todd Sampson (@toddsampsonOz) July 23, 2021
Can't stand Kyle Sandilands, but good on him and Jackie O if they are running pro-vax campaigns. They have massive reach and this is a good use of their platform. And will be far more impactful than a bland govt-mandated radio ad.
— Amber Robinson (@missrobinson) July 22, 2021
Kyle’s video follows an ad made by Melbourne’s creative community which also encourages people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Both of these efforts are lightyears ahead of the government’s own terror-inducing attempt to encourage people to get vaccinated.
At first, people were calling for the government to follow other countries in terms of vaccination ad campaigns. Now we’d even be satisfied if Scott Morrison just copied Kyle fkn Sandilands.
Again, we take no pleasure in reporting this.
You can now speak to a doctor about getting the safe and effective AstraZeneca vaccine. Alternatively, you can triple-check to see if you’re eligible for the Pfizer vaccine here.Image: YouTube / Kyle and Jackie O