“Cleaning Lady Vacuum Fail” Video Goes Viral. Why Is This Considered Funny?
11:30 am, May 21st | by Laura Donovan
Given the fact that it’s Monday and that the rain kicked my rear end on my journey to work this morning, I needed something funny to get my week off to a better start. So I checked out the viral “vacuum fail” YouTube clip that has started circulating online for its comedic value, but wound up angrier than I’d been before playing the video, which features a snickering cameraman filming a maid as she struggles to clean the floor of a store with a faulty vacuum.
Some found the clip to be rather humorous, but it came across to me as an assault on a working woman as well as a violation of her privacy. The woman’s job is hard enough without having to deal with sophomoric spies who view one person’s hardship as comedy material and instant Internet credibility. One YouTube commenter responded to the callous video best with the line: “not funny.. your mom must be proud.” I’m sure.