So, it appears Julian Assange’s Ecuadorian embassy house arrest has finally caused the WikiLeaks head to crack. At least we hope so – it’s the only explanation we can give that would lead the whistleblower to star in this bizarre YouTube clip.
In it, Assange dons a mullet wig and belts out John Farnham’s 1986 power ballad hit “You’re The Voice”.
Why? To promote his candidacy for a seat on the Australian Senate of course! Living out his days at the embassy at the moment as he fights extradition following sexual assault claims, these viral-minded clips have been his main platform to attract voters.
It’s bloody weird, but it’s not without a message – note how Assange tweaks some of the lyrics to read:
“We can write what we want to write.
We gotta make things leak, so we can get much bolder.
We’re all wire-tapped now. We’re all being fed lies.”
Karaoke power-balladry for Generation NSA then. Here’s hoping he didn’t mime the whole thing – hitting some of those more adventurous notes, Assange looks as though he plays a mean skin flute!