High school principal's coronavirus-themed "Can't Touch This" parody video goes viral

by Laura Mize · Aug 5th, 2020 11:04 am

Last Updated Aug 6th, 2020 at 10:09 pm

An Alabama high school principal has gone viral with his parody of the hit 80's song "U Can't Touch This" in a music video designed to help students have a little fun and understand disease prevention guidelines that will be in place when the school opens later this month.

The video has nearly 5 million views on YouTube since it was uploaded on July 28. In it, Principal Quentin Lee runs and dances around Childersburg High School wearing a face mask and gloves, and at different times wielding a thermometer, a can of Lysol disinfecting spray, and a tape measure for enforcing social distancing

He raps about hygiene, sanitation, and disease prevention, with lines such as, "COVID! Is stressing me, all the updates from the CDC. Lysol! Can't be found, I've looked all around this town."

He sneaks up on students using a copy machine, vending machine, and other school features, sometimes spraying them with Lysol or warning them "You can't touch this!" while students in the video give him quizzical looks.

Lee, who used to direct a marching band, said he wants the video to help people laugh.

"We are working tirelessly to make sure school is a place where students can be accepted, loved and clean," he told local media. "Everybody needs love, regardless of political party or ethnic background. If we can allow people to laugh and forget about their problems, then we've accomplished the goal."

Previously, Lee has created other silly videos for his students to enjoy. He says this one has been his most popular.


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