Don't Ask, Don't Tell Gets the Ke$ha Treatment in Iraq

US Troops make a spoof of "Blah Blah Blah"

By tamer el-ghobashy
|  Wednesday, May 12, 2010  |  Updated 7:08 PM CDT
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Don't Ask, Don't Tell Gets the Ke$ha Treatment in Iraq

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A rivalry is brewing between American soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq -- over pop music.

A week after troops in Afghanistan released a video spoofing Lady Gaga's "Telephone," their counterparts in Iraq re-imagined Ke$ha's "Blah Blah Blah" while making a statement about the debate over the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.

While the video shows soldiers engaging in almost every cliched act of over-the-top homosexuality, the producer of the spoof claims he is not taking a stance for or against the repeal of DADT.

"The video is an EXAGGERATED act of a possible future military that is open to any sexual preference," writes Codey Wilson, who takes credit for the video and claims to be a student film maker and soldier. "Please don't try to cause us any problems. We're just a few good guys trying to enjoy ourselves and get this deployment over with. No one is gay... that we know of. Not that there is anything wrong with that! (political correctness) I am NOT saying it IS ok to be gay in the military. I am not saying it's NOT OK."

Wilson also claims that he and his "elite step team of volunteers" were forced to release the video early after the "Telephone" gag from Afghanistan dropped -- garnering more than 4 million views on YouTube and countless breathlessly positive reviews from viewers and pundits alike.

The soldiers in Afghanistan made the video for entertainment and never mention DADT explicitly. Neither video reveals the command under which the troops are serving.

Military officials did not comment on the latest instance of soldiers dancing in a war zone.

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