Siblings' Hanson video goes viral

Viral hit: Caleb, 23, and Annabel, 19, Ziegeler have recorded a satirical song about Pauline Hanson that has been viewed about 20,000 times on Facebook.

Viral hit: Caleb, 23, and Annabel, 19, Ziegeler have recorded a satirical song about Pauline Hanson that has been viewed about 20,000 times on Facebook.

A satirical song about politician Pauline Hanson recorded by Warrnambool siblings Caleb and Annabel Ziegeler has gone viral.

About 20,000 people have viewed the video since it was posted on Facebook on Friday and has been shared almost 300 times.

Caleb said he first came up with the idea to record a satirical song about Ms Hanson set to the Dolly Parton hit Jolene late last year when the politician visited the Great Barrier Reef.

“Pauline went and visited the reef and said that it was perfectly healthy, because she visited a health spot on the reef,” he said.

When Ms Hanson walked into Federal Parliament last Thursday wearing a burqa, Caleb decided it was time to record the song and spent a little over an hour on Friday writing the lyrics.

He said he didn’t expect it to get such a large reaction.

“It’s gone crazy a little bit.” - Caleb Ziegeler

Caleb said the reaction to the clip had been mostly positive with just a few negative comments.

“Everyone else has found the humour in it,” he said.

“We sort of expected that there’d definitely be people out there who wouldn’t like it, but you get that when you put something on the internet like that.

“There’s so much doom and gloom in the world, it’s taking a light-hearted approach to everything I suppose.”

Annabel said the video wasn’t really about changing people’s opinions. “It was just a bit of satire,” she said. “It’s just a fun thing Caleb likes to do in his spare time.

“It’s his brainchild, and I’m the voice I guess.” 

It is not the first clip the siblings have made, their last video was made over a year ago about America’s gun laws and has been viewed about 35,000 times.

However, that clip took a lot longer to get as many views. “It’s been slowly ticking over, every now and again it will pop back up and people will start sharing,” Caleb said.

The Standard, Warrnambool

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