US soldiers poke fun at Lady Gaga
London: A hilarious recreation of Lady Gaga`scontroversial video `Telephone` by a group of US soldiersposted in Afghanistan has become a hit on YouTube.
The video which was filmed by soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division inside a garage with costumes made of tape and belts, received 155,355 views in the first day, reported Daily Mail online.
The footage is performed mainly by two soldiers who take on the roles of Lady Gaga and Beyonce as they do an energetic and intricate routine.
The pair alternate between wearing their standard camouflage uniforms and Gaga-inspired outfits for group scenes which also stars fellow soldiers.
In one shot, the man who is playing Lady Gaga is wrapped in yellow belts with net over his face as he attempts to recreate the eccentric popstar`s unique sense of style.
"This is a couple guys located in Afghanistan, that re-made the music video by Lady Gaga....Telephone. Prepare yourself for a fantastical journey. Right now this is the temporary version, we have more scenes to cut, and edit, however with guys always on mission it is harder to film than you think," said user `malimelcher` who posted the video.
The genius behind it was married 24-year-old Aaron Melcher, also the most enthusiastic of the dancers, who posed happily in yellow crime scene tape.
The video has been described as "the best Gaga tribute ever" by fans, with demands for more such videos.
The `Telephone` remake follows the YouTube hit of British soldiers in Iraq in 2005, when they recorded their own version of Peter Kay`s charity performance of Tony Christie`s `The Way to Amarillo`.
YouTube has become a popular place for soldiers to share their experiences and find some light relief during their time in war zones.