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Nearly Instant Fame for Mr. Antoine Dodson

It’s hard to say what makes someone famous. It’s a mysterious recipe. (I am sure it has some pepper in it. ;)) Every once in a while, you get very normal people who shoot to fame for the funniest reasons. But I am 100 percent certain this spontaneous fame is fueled by social media.

You may have heard of Antoine Dodson already. I first heard about him after seeing a few postings on Facebook. His story is actually serious: his sister was attacked by a man who snuck into her window. The man tried to rape Dodson’s sister, but got away when Antoine entered the room to find what was going on. The following report ran on a Huntsville, Alabama news station:

So here you have a great character acting out against the attacker. And really, that’s all it is. So what made him get so noticeable? As in all publicity, in order for something to really become popular, the product has ACTUALLY got to be good! In this case, it’s his character, his way of speech, and his excitement. People find it entertaining, and then they share with their friends. Then, before you know it, you get things like these:

Then BOOM! Antoine Dodson is famous. There are over 6 million views for both of those videos! I think the best way to become a hit is you have to really show something unique for yourself, present it in a legitimate forum or channel, and of course, make sure it’s on YouTube. Now you can run and tell that, run and tell that, run and tell that… 🙂


2 Responses

  1. Hide yo’ kids, hide yo’ wives

    • An’ hide yo’ husbands too

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