Julian Assange joins news spoof in bid for Australia Senate - KLTV.com-Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville, Texas | ETX News

EXPLICIT: WikiLeaks' Assange dons mullet, parodies Aussie hit

Posted: Updated:
WikiLeaks' Julian Assange performs 'You're the Light' on a YouTube show, complete with '80s hair and camera trickery. (Source: thejuicemedia/YouTube) WikiLeaks' Julian Assange performs 'You're the Light' on a YouTube show, complete with '80s hair and camera trickery. (Source: thejuicemedia/YouTube)
  • InternationalMore>>

  • Malaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial help

    Malaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial help

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:33:25 GMT
    A Malaysian official met Sunday with relatives of passengers who were aboard the missing jetliner and discussed ways of providing them with financial assistance, as an unmanned submarine continued to search for any...More >>
    A Malaysian official met Sunday with relatives of passengers who were aboard the missing jetliner and discussed ways of providing them with financial assistance, as an unmanned submarine continued its search for any signs...More >>
  • Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation

    Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation

    Sunday, April 20 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-04-20 19:33:14 GMT
    The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is...More >>
    The South Korean ferry that sank was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing, a radio transcript released Sunday showed, suggesting the chaotic situation may have added to a death toll that could...More >>
  • Ahead of vote, Syria's Assad visits seized village

    Ahead of vote, Syria's Assad visits seized village

    Sunday, April 20 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-04-20 19:33:11 GMT
    The Greek Orthodox Patriarch in Syria says Christians in the war-ravaged country "will not submit and yield" to extremists who attack "our people and holy places."More >>
    Syria's embattled president marked Easter with a tour Sunday of an ancient Christian village recently recaptured by his forces, an important symbolic prize for his government ahead of coming presidential elections he...More >>

(RNN) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has moved into the ‘80s-mullet-wearing, synthpop-singing makeover phase of his campaign for the Australian Senate.

The Aussie did not let his exile in the Ecuadorian embassy prevent him from appearing on the hip-hop inspired YouTube show Juice Rap News. Assange donned a silver wig – business in the front, party in the back – and lip-synced You're the Light, a spoof of John Farnham's 1986 hit You're the Voice.

WARNING: Video contains some foul language. Assange segment begins at 3:34.

"We have a chance to turn the pages over," he sang. "We can write what we want to write; we got to make things leak so we can get much bolder."

The chorus began with, "You're the light that the world's demanding, make it bright and make things clear."

"Oh-oh-oh-oh-ohohohoh," he added. "Whoa-oh-oh-oh-ohohohoh."

The episode also featured actors doing satirical, Game of Thrones-inspired takes on former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and former Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Also, Leader of the Opposition Tony Abbott wears a speedo and turns into Gollum from Lord of the Rings.

Assange has taken asylum inside Ecuador's London embassy for more than a year to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faces charges of sex crimes against two women.

Assange has denied the claims. He insisted they are the result of political pressure from the U.S. and its aligned nations after WikiLeaks published hundreds of thousands of documents from Bradley Manning on the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.

If he were to win the Senate election, Assange and the WikiLeaks Party said they would nominate someone to fill the seat until he could return to the country.

Copyright 2013 Raycom News Network. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

West Ferguson Street
Tyler, TX 75702

FCC Public File
publicfile@kltv.com
903-597-5588
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KLTV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.