We all thought we were pretty funny making fun of Antoine Dodson, didn’t we? Hell, we did it ourselves with the Steven Slater Vs. Antoine Dodson video posted above!
Well the joke’s on us! Dodson no longer has to worry about hiding family members because he’s using his newfound fame to get him and his family out of the ghetto.
Here’s the original statement that made Dodson famous:
“Obviously, we have a rapist in Lincoln Park. He’s climbing in your windows. He’s snatching your people up, trying to rape ‘em. So you all need to hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husband cause they’re rapin’ errybody out here.”
These immortal words have been remixed, auto-tuned, and put into print all over the Internet, and Dodson is cashing in. He now has a blog, Twitter, and Facebook with thousands of followers, and he’s profiting from downloads of the Bed Intruder Song on Itunes.
He’s created a website with a merchandise section, and he’s got a telephone line in the works, which will be created as a support line for victims of sexual violence, and their families. We find it hard to believe that it won’t be severely abused, but it’s a nice thought.
Innerestingly enough, Dodson has had positive things to say about the Bed Intruder Song video:
“Us hearing that video, it gave us some type of happiness. It gave us some type of comfort … it was really cool to hear our voice on the track.”
So, Antoine Dodson feels good about the video AND he’s making money AND he’s found a way to get his family out of harm’s way. Bravo, Antoine! Bravo!