“D**ks Out For Harambe” is a new song that uses the classic Backstreet Boys song “I Want It That Way” to honor the killing of the gorilla Harambe in the Cincinnati Zoo.
Harambe became famous after a young boy fell into the gorilla enclosure and Harambe was killed in order to save the child. This drew controversy from the masses and created an internet meme which praised Harambe for being the savior of the world, raised him up as a god and generally over exaggerated reactions to his death.
Harambe memes became incredibly popular, so popular, in fact, that for a brief while, Harambe tied in the presidential polls with Green Party representative Jill Stein.
The meme “D**ks out for Harambe” stems from a popular Viner that managed to get a Vine with Danny Trejo, who shouted out support for the movement.
The song video, which shows a group of four people singing to the tune of the Backstreet Boys hit, highlights all the best things about the Harambe meme, including the calls for justice and zoo’s response.
But the funniest thing is probably the fake penis they hang out of their pants every few seconds in the video.
Harambe may be gone, but it’s videos like this that allow us to remember the ape that went too soon, and keep us smiling during the grieving period.