One reshoot, two teasers, and multiple fundraisers later, the official U of T Lip Dub video premiered on YouTube at 5 pm, Friday after a full year of preparation.
The video generated about 36,000 views in less than two days. The 10-minute video featured more than 1,500 students from all three campuses and included cameos from president David Naylor dancing to LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” alongside cheerleaders.
Despite the anticipation, the reception was mixed.
“I know that it’s going to get a lot of criticism because that’s just the nature of producing something. I’m just glad people got to really experience the unity at U of T,” said lip dub director Sandra Zhou in an interview with the Toronto Star.
As of press time, the video received 782 likes and 851 dislikes on YouTube.