Weird Al's "Perform This Way" hits YouTube

The Lady Gaga spoof that almost didn't happen is more disturbing than you would guess

Published June 20, 2011 8:30PM (EDT)

Weird Al performs this way.
Weird Al performs this way.

For a whole day back in April, it looked like Lady Gaga wasn't going to sign off on Weird Al doing a parody of "Born This Way." Luckily she ended up changing her mind, so America's No. 1 non-Internet-related musical satirist could create "Perform This Way," a highly disturbing video in which Weird Al -- a grown man -- has his face CGI'd onto a young woman's body while he/she/it prances in a number of disturbing outfits.

It might not sound that scary, but it really is.

Sometimes you really just have to let videos speak for themselves, even if they are monstrous and horrifying and are going to give you nightmares for like, a week.

By Drew Grant

Drew Grant is a staff writer for Salon. Follow her on Twitter at @videodrew.

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