There’s been a lot of talk this election about engaging young people but not much action, as far as I can see. Canvassers who call to my door still ask for my parents (I’m 27 and don’t live with my parents) and they have no interest in discussing (and often, no knowledge of) their policies.
They just throw a leaflet, say ‘vote number one!’ and leave. So, a couple of Irish YouTubers got together and we made this video (above).
It’s the Irish election – Sims version. Don’t worry, no matter where you go wrong you get elected anyway on transfers, and you can play again in five years.
“This is my contribution to the Durex and MTV ‘Staying Alive’ #SomeoneLikeMe campaign for World Aids Day 2013. On a lighter note, I never thought I’d see the day where I would work ‘post-expose prophylaxis’ into a Miley Cyrus song. On an even lighter note, I think Durex were paying people to create videos but I couldn’t find how to sign up so this one’s free for a great cause.
“Statistics: 1,000,000 in the US living with HIV, 50,000 diagnosis a year. In Ireland: 362 people diagnosed every year or 1 person diagnosed every day. Up to 30% of people who are HIV-positive don’t know they are living with HIV.
“Lastly, I am fully aware that I cannot sing. That is not the point of the video.”