Alumnus creates online sensation during U.S. Presidential debate

22 March 2012

Alumnus, Hugh Atkin (BA 2006, 2008 LLB) recently posted a Mitt Romney Parody on YouTube and within two days it received up to one million hits.

Entitled "Will the real Mitt Romney stand up?", it is a collection of footage parodying the song "The Real Slim Shady" by recording artist, Eminem.

Hugh is currently studying at Oxford as the Law School's Justice Peter Hely Scholar.

In a recent interview with The Chicago Tribune, he said he was thrilled with the reaction to the video.

"I had hoped that the video would go viral," he said, "but I wasn't certain that it would and I definitely didn't expect it to take off as quickly as it did."

You can follow Hugh's take on the U.S. Presidential Race through his blog, The Margins of Error

View the related coverage:

Here's the Guy Behind That Brilliant Mitt Romney/Eminem Mashup - Forbes

The man behind the viral Mitt Romney parody video - Chicago Tribune

A Chat With Hugh Atkin On 'Will The Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up' - Forbes

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