Lionel Richie Gets Really, Really Creepy In The Music-Less Version Of ‘Hello’

Let’s lighten the mood for a bit, shall we? It’s Friday. It’s hot. An international conflict is currently tearing out country apart. We need a laugh. So, let’s laugh!

Or, at least, that’s what I thought was going to happen upon stumbling across the latest music-less music video for Lionel Richie’s “Hello.” I mean, that sounds hilarious, right? His mullet alone is buckets of fun. But while the video is only a minute long, it’s actually fairly disturbing. It makes you wonder, Hey, Lionel. Why you gotta be so creepy?

I’m not the only one who thinks this. This dude is totally wondering why Lionel is being so creepy.

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And I’m not sure Professor Richie reassuring him that “hey, man, I’m not creepy” really helped sway public opinion. I think it actually might have hurt Richie’s case.

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It didn’t change mine, though, especially when Professor Richie is totally making creepy sex time with his eyes as the object of his affection/stalker target walks past him.

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Man, is she even awake?

I’d like to point out that a professor falling for a student may have been cool and all in 1983, but it’s kind of frowned upon these days. Maybe it was frowned upon back then, too, and that’s why she’s ignoring Professor Richie. Either way, tailing a gal through the hallways of a school never works. At least it didn’t for me.

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Hold up, is this a love story or an inspirational story of a teacher desperately trying to engage a student? Maybe he’s just trying to get her to come out of her shell, but that doesn’t explain why he’s calling her at home.

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And it doesn’t explain what happened to his sleeves.

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I’m really starting to worry about this girl. We can only imagine Richie ripping off his sleeves in a wild fit of lush-filled rage and frustration.

Is that a Chia Pet?

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Did she make a Chia Pet of Lionel Richie’s head? It’s actually pretty impressive. The ’80s really were an odd time.

Eh, whatever. Enjoy your Friday!

(Via Mashable)