Antoine Dodson took the world by storm when he addressed the would-be rapist of his sister on a local news broadcast, a recording of which was then auto-tuned, remixed, and referenced the world around. One video by the Auto-Tune the News crew (second video below) has over 34 million views at the time of this writing. One crazy pop culture junky even got the dude tattooed on his forearm (image below). Antoine is a meme-and-a-half and will go down in history as a representative of an online era defined by musical newscasts.
Dodson’s body of online work is probably coming to an end (unless another criminal tries to mess with his family) and the creators of the Sex Offender Tracker App for iOS and Android know it’s best to strike while the iron is hot. What better Internet celebrity to represent their deviant tracking product than the flamboyant Chicagoan who so succinctly warned his community to “hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husbands ’cause they rapin’ everybody out here”?
Wayallll, check it: