If you were online at all last week and track fortnite/Dragon Ball The crossover happened, the odds are so good, you’ve probably come across someone missing out on an apparent sommer mispronouncing Goku’s iconic attack. “So we all know Kameyamama beat it,” creator Dagwummy said in his August 18 video. spread like wildfire. Soon everyone from Ninja to the real vocal Goku was weighed down. Most of them moved quickly. If they hadn’t, they would have realized that they had been trolled.
“I noticed that there is another group fortnite The creators were mispronouncing the name,” Dagomi Tell Kotaku In a phone interview. “So the night before this video was shot, I was just thinking, ‘If everyone’s saying it wrong, it’d be kind of funny to add to that because I knew some people were going to kind of take the bait and there were going to be some funny comments.'” He was right.
The video ended by highlighting that wonderful spot of social media people are angry About someone who was wrong in a very specific and obsessive way. Dagwummy also admitted that he never watched any of the original cartoons.
He said he went with the “Yo Mama” pun because it was one he’d used occasionally in the past, and despite recording many different shots with different ways of pronouncing the phrase, he ended up sticking with that version. Apparently it took 20-30 minutes to completely tan the dry toning and straight face.
If anything, the fact that the pun was so corny and made no sense helped make it that much more believable as a genuine mistake. Anyone familiar with his channel would have heard him pronounce Kamehameha correctly just the previous day, but in the context-destroying world of the internet, it became perfect bait. Especially since there’s already a cultural subtext that young people playing Fortnite have no idea where the branded crossover characters they play as originally came from.
Dagwummy, who has 630K subscribers on YouTube, and close to a million followers on Tiktok, has been making videos for years now, focusing on informational shorts that let people know what’s going on in Fortnite. According to him, the video started blowing up on YouTube shorts and TikTok before reaching a whole new audience on Twitter. “I’m crying why he say kamehameha like that,” the anime account JohnnySpitten wrote later that day in a tweet that garnered over a hundred thousand likes.
While some Dragon Ball fans raged in TikTok duets, others simply tried to add their own dunks. “The cum hey ha mama,” wrote Ninja. “Smh,” responded KSI. Even the English dub voice of Goku, Sean Schemmel, reacted, tweeting, “The ‘Kamiamama’ is Kami’s mama?”
On August 20, Dagwummy released another video explaining how he had successfully trolled millions of people. That video ended up getting even more views than the original. He also kept up the schtick, calling Goku “Gaku” at the very end of the video. “I’m crying this some Aizen level stuff right here mf played tf outta me 😭😭,” Reply JohnnySpitten account.
Others claim in Dagwummy’s comments that they remain unconvinced. For his part, he says he never expected it to get so much attention in the first place. “It wasn’t really meant, you know, to be a forum for sharing.” Of course, that didn’t stop him from trolling people again. Another one a mispronunciation earlier this week.