Julian Assange, the head of anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, donned a mullet wig in a YouTube video parody of the song John Farnham’s 1986 hit “You’re the Voice” to campaign for the Australian Senate.
Assange, who is confined to the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, appeared in the “The Juice Media” skit called “Game of Polls,” referring to Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott.
“You’re the light that the world’s demanding,” Assange sings in the video.
Assange is running for a Victorian Senate seat for his WikiLeaks Party even though he is still confined to the embassy.
“You’re the light that the world’s demanding,” Assange sings.
The video was produced by Giordano Nanni and Hugo Farrant, who released a statement, reported the Herald Sun newspaper.
“We were impressed – and quite surprised – that Julian agreed to the Farnham idea,” Nanni and Farrant said. “We figure that, like us, he could see the humour and power in such a skit. The man is deadly serious about his mission, but also has a beautiful sense of humour to go with it.
“And his parody performance as a mullet sporting 80’s rock star is pitch perfect.”
A number of YouTube users praised the video.
“Shows exactly what a joke Aussie politics has become these days,” the top commenter said. “Julian Assange – You. Are. Legendary.”
Here is the video (Warning: Some profanity):