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Weezer Were Cyber-Bullied By A 14-Year-Old Into Covering ‘Africa’ By Toto

Looks like Weezer finally blessed the rains.

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If there’s one thing the kids of today should learn, it’s that targeted campaigns of internet harassment… work. The latest good news for cyber bullies is that a 14-year-old girl by the name of Mary has successfully pressured Weezer into covering ‘Africa’ by the band Toto. Congrats?

It all started last year, when Mary set up the Twitter account @weezerafrica, which is purely dedicated to repeatedly asking Weezer to cover the song ‘Africa’. It’s pretty single-minded in its goal, and in this confusing modern landscape of smartphones, brain plasticity, Elon Musk and multitasking, we should respect that.

As Mary says in this interview with Vice, continually asking Weezer to cover a Toto song may be the pure content we’re all screaming out for in this troubled political climate.

“With everything going on, politically, and net neutrality, there’s just a lot of stuff going on, and everyone just agrees this would be fun. I think it’s good that people all seem to enjoy this,” she said.

The campaign took off, with Twitter getting on board and users tweeting the hashtag #WeezerCoverAfrica, which led to Weezer first responding with the OTHER song by Toto.

However, they soon followed it up with the REAL goods, the very famous song about Africa and its rain, and the subsequent blessing of them.

Just goes to show that celebrities will succumb to peer pressure, providing you do it for a long enough time. Truly inspirational stuff. Hopefully my campaign to get Carly Rae Jepsen to sing all the songs from the Jem and the Holograms cartoon will be equally as successful.

Go and listen to the song: it’s exactly how you’d imagine Weezer covering ‘Africa’ would sound like.