One of the more memorable memes on YouTube this past year is random celebrities ranging from Gilbert Gottfried to the Three Golden Sisters reading passages from the highly successful erotic novel “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
A little late in the game but welcomed nevertheless, George Takei announced this week on Facebook that he would in fact read passages from that infamous novel. The living meme generator did in fact upload a video on his YouTube channel reading “Fifty Shades of Grey” in his apartment.
He introduces his video: “My friend Gilbert Gottfried recorded a promotion for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ the best-selling erotic novel. Many fans insisted that I’d enjoy a special connection to the book and that I ought to do an audio narration for it. I was intrigued so I grabbed a copy to see what all the fuss was about.”
Takei attempts to make his reading as normal as possible, just minding his own business and sipping on some hot tea. However, it’s his deep, seductive baritone voice-over of some of the more riveting passages from the book that’s made Takei fans swoon. Of course, Takei has to end every sentence with “Oh myyyyyy!” Oh my, indeed.