Ever since Netta Barzilai released her official music video for “Toy”, fans around the world have taken to Twitter and Facebook to upload their favourite chicken memes.

From rubber toys to talk of Colonel Sanders, her thrusting and pulsating use of the chicken cluck has turned her into an internet sensation. Her official video has already been watched more than four million times on the official Eurovision playlist. That’s four more times than the nearest videos from Bulgaria, Russia and Spain.

The cluck takes on many meanings. For some it represents all the noise and b.s. that stems from the patriarchy and that surrounds women trying to do it for themselves. More broadly, it represents the cry of haters trying to hold anyone back. Netta looks all the negativity in the eye and says buck buck, baby!

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For Anonymous — a registered charity promoting animal rights in Israel — Netta’s clucking lends itself to another important issue: the group’s belief that animals deserve to live their lives frree from suffering and exploitation. Among other things, they have worked to ban the use of wild animals in circuses, fight against the force-feeding of geese and ducks and work to ban the dehorning of cows without anaesthetic.

With their Netta Barzilai parody video the organisation give voice to millions of chickens who are reared in difficult circumstances every year. Their playful chicken — who looms large and in charge — conveys their idea in a rather straightforward way: “I’m not your food you stupid dude.”

In 2010 an investigations team from Anonymous spent time in a chicken hatchery, exposing how young chicks spend their earliest days. Their footage is disturbing and unsettling.

The group’s amusing take on Netta’s song has been viewed more than 55,000 times since Wednesday.

Israel’s odds to win Eurovision

As of 18 March at 17:25 GMT, the Eurovision oddschecker table has Netta Barzilai well out in front as the favourite to win Eurovision 2018.

Her odds currently hover around 7/4 at betting agencies like Ladbrokes and Coral, putting her well ahead of second-favourites Elina from Estonia and Mikolas Josef from Czech Republic. Their odds sit around 7/1.

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redfox
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redfox

Free the chicken from the net(ta) of the metaphore! #chickenrights #GaaAintYourGuy #notyourbirdtopick

urmomsboss
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urmomsboss

This fat mess should lose a few fukkin pounds…

Escesc
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Escesc

Just another people consuming animal rights and #metoo. Meh..

Escphbelgium
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Escphbelgium

How about you point out your own flaws instead of pointing out other people’s inperfections, specifically Netta and her song.
You’ve been nothing but mean, rude and a bully to her since day one of the song’s release and majority of the stuff you’re saying doesn’t even make sense!
I’m aware that I’m talking to a brick wall but please be considerate of other and shut the hell up!

L.D
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L.D

I starting to understand the comments to the Israeli song …first of all in my opinion – amazing ! And yes there r a lot of good songs ! No one can predict the winner . Altho the most of people love this song and enjoying him . It seems “toy” is one of the favorite songs this year . Few people , Little people , comment from place of jealousy and tactic reasons . I dont know if we win or not , But I can promise those people if their song wont win , Its becuase their song… Read more »

Rhys
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Rhys

None of the top three in the betting will win, I’m almost certain. SJWs in the west won’t vote for Israel because many see the country as illegitimate. The day opera wins Eurovision is a sad days indeed (Estonia), and I can’t see a minnow like the Czech Republic or San Marino winning. Who will win? I can’t look past Sweden.

Jonas
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Jonas

A lot of what you just wrote is nonsense.

L.D
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L.D

Ok. Good luck with ur song where ever u from…

L.D
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L.D

“Ilegitimate”?!?? WTF !?!? From what plant r u ??? We r very legitimate country , we part of o.e.c.d , we won 3 times the contest … Go and read a book , maybe it will help u.

Fast Food Music Lover
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Fast Food Music Lover

I’ve adopted a vegetarian diet recently so I totally in support of the movement.

Johnny
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Johnny

Dear chicken, you are my food and I am gonna eat you till I die!

Always and forever yours

Johnny

forbai
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forbai

All I hear is Seven Nation Army.

haa
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haa

I have come to the conclusion that she is not pretty enough to sing the lyrics of this song. She sounds like she’s frustrated at guys not liking her, and can you blame them?

Roni
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Roni

@ Im sure she is much more pretty than you ever be.keep the envy..its good for Netta lol

haa
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haa

too much effort would be required to be envious of her hahaha

liron
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liron

@haa Netta did not write the song, your reaction is pathetic.
For beauty, it’s a matter of taste .. I think Netta is perfect
The message of the song is very important, probably you are a man or woman who hate women

liron
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liron

haa @ I’m sure you make all your efforts to be jealous of her, you see it in your pathetic writing

haa
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haa

ok so it seems you relate deeply to her and the message of her song, maybe you are in the same situation as her lol

liron
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liron

haa – lol show your pic and we see Who is more pretty me and Netta or you…..
I think we are by far.. after all Israelis are beautiful!! and i really think you are an idiot and not very smart.

Escphbelgium
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Escphbelgium

She has better things to do than go after stupid boys and caring about your body-shaming tirades.

L.D
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L.D

I think you stupid boy.

nata
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nata

new level of sjw

Didier
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Didier

You are so right, I feel the same about this song. The performance is crucial and i don’t know if they can put it together. Let’s wait and see…

Escphbelgium
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Escphbelgium

I’ve watched some of her performances on Rising Star and she practically shook the crowd so I’m pretty sure Netta and the Israeli team will come up with something creative, memorable and crazy. She’ll be fine.
Also, she used to sing at weddings with a Looper so just try to imagine having a wedding reception turn into a rave.

almaia
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almaia

lOL why do yall bring her other performances up? Saara was also amazing, francesco as well.

Just get ready because she will not live up for the hype.

Escphbelgium
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Escphbelgium

And what if she does? What difference does it make? She’s still going to be the show stealer along with Saara, Mikolas, Equinox, Eleni and Sennek.

idk
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idk

According to an article in ESCToday.com Doron Medalie, the composer said that “One of the catchy elements in Toy is a vocal sound that resembles the clucking of a chicken. Netta added the sound, which is not merely a comic relief. In line with the song, girls are not simply chicks without inner substance, and some boys may act like cowardly chickens when it comes to women’s equality. To boot, the sound bucka- buckbuckbuck refers to the word bucka in Mandarin, which means a type of fool – again fitting Netta’s interest in Asian pop music”

Jackqulen
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Jackqulen

Chinese American Eurovision fan here.

Bucka sounds nothing like the Mandarin for fool. I think you’re thinking of “baka”, that’s Japanese.

And I’m pretty sure that’s just a happy coincidence lol.

idk
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idk

Well actually I’m also Chinese and I agree with you, I’m just citing sources related to the topic :p

Joe
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Joe

All this being said, while the idea of Israel winning is exciting (wish the possible winner was more to my tastes, but that’s another story), it’s hard for me to pick a winner at this stage in the game. A lot of winners feel “winner-ly,” for lack of a better word, in hindsight (pretty much every winner from 2012-2017 feels like a no-brainer in hindsight for various reasons), but it’s hard to find a “winner-ly” song already. I can single out some stand-outs, but the only song that so far has made me slam the table and say, “Yeah, no… Read more »

Neon Animal
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Neon Animal

Yes, thank you Israeli animal rights warriors for making this, love the song and love this

Miss Uncongeniality
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Miss Uncongeniality

Sorry but i don’t get it, i really can’t understand the hype around this song… is just annoying, those chicken sounds are sooo creepy… but, just because she is the poor fat silly girl this year, everybody loves her.. it’s just hypocrite, if Netta would be barbie like, everybody would be saying this is a crap, this is senseless, etc. But, because the fat girl is supposed to be silly, everybody loves her… sorry girl, i just don’t buy your chicken, and you should probably change that chicken for celery

JJ
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JJ

you stuck too much on the chicken man… there is much more in this song and if you coudnt see it Im not suprise…

avner
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avner

there is a marvelous video of a Ugandan youth group dancing to Netta’s Toy…
https://www.facebook.com/spoonyouth/

EscAU
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EscAU

INCREDIBLEEEE

Gobio
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Gobio

I SAW THIS OMG

Henrikh Mugosa
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Henrikh Mugosa

I love both TOY and LA FORZA and will be happy if one of them wins, but I fear the winner will be another song. Maybe France, Belgium or an unexpected winner.

bkjk
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bkjk

this song is not really good… overrated

k kh
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k kh

agreed

Netta is the best
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Netta is the best

ISRAEL IS THE BEST THIS

Jo
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Jo

You people are starting to hate already. Gosh!!

Kyna
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Kyna

Oh I don’t hate any songs 🙂
I may dislike, but not hate. For Netta, I really liked her song in the beginning, but now I just simply got tired of it quickly than I normally do. I am not the one who’s saying really nasty things here like some people do. I respect every artists and their work, regardless of whether I may like the song or not.

Jake
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Jake

@kyna – sorry but if netta’s song is the one that you get tierd from and the other’s not, the problem is in you…

Kyna
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Kyna

But that doesn’t mean that I hate it, I’m just not that hyped anymore as I was before. There are other songs that I don’t listen so much, it’s not only her song. I simply shared my opinion and how I feel, why is it hard to understand it? 🙁

Johnn
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Johnn

“IM NOT YOUR FOOD, YOU STUPID DUDE”
LOLLL Israelis have the best humor.
12 points from the UK!

Jon
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Jon

Netta is so speical and a real artest..she is the real thing.all the others not on her level sorry.

Mira
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Mira

Estonia is awful.. Netta is the best this year.

Kyna
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Kyna

Please provide your reasons/ explanations why Estonia is awful. Saying it’s boring is not a strong argument, the boringness doesn’t make it awful.

Side note: Israel ain’t winning. There are too many good songs this year. Netta is best in her own category, but not overall among the other songs.

ANDRES
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ANDRES

@kyna – “too many good songs”? Netta’s song is the only one worth listeting to and not make you bored af

Kyna
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Kyna

So you’re saying that for example Belgium or France aren’t good? Saying that “is the only one worth listening” is a bit harsh and kinda offensive to other artist’s work, don’t you think?
I bet you’ll be eventually sick of listening her song as I already am. And I’m not the only one who is getting tired of it.

Xilophone
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Xilophone

@ANDRES How dare you saying that Fuego or Lie to me is boring? Do you even have ears or a soul?
Shame on you!

Lola
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Lola

@knya Netta Is winning !!!! Her song is the best in all categories..Astonia should go to the opera … cant hear those yelling just awful…

Kyna
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Kyna

1. Buy a grammar book.
2. Estonia* should go to the opera? What are you trying to say? Yes, we have opera this year, what is the point of your sentence?
3. If you can’t handle high notes* (not yelling sweetie, Hungary yells, high note is not the same as yelling), then check your ears or just avoid any noises that your delicate ears can’t handle for the sake your health.
4. Even Hungary’s yelling isn’t awful.
5. Netta ain’t winning, but might pull off top 10.

lola
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lola

@Kyna
Buy a book for your brain, even though it will not help you….
5 million views to the Israeli song, 5 million people are not wrong, you are wrong big time. Netta is the most original, special singer, with the most special voice, and with the best, contemporary song that conveys an important message. Keep on being jealous. Estonia will never reach the level of Israel. Netta is perfect in live performances. Deal with it Israel will win!!

Pavel
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Pavel

Occidentali’s Karma had 120m views before the ESC

Kyna
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Kyna

@lola Oh you silly… 5 mil views doesn’t mean that it will win. With that logic, then Italy would have won, but it didn’t. Those 5 mil views doesn’t automatically mean that every viewer likes the song. I’m not denying that Netta is original and has a unique song. There are other songs that have important message too you know, she’s not the only one. I wouldn’t compare Israel and Estonia by their songs, because they are very different to each other, we don’t need to be on the same level as Isreal, we are fine with how we are.… Read more »

roman
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roman

@kyna you are disgusting

Lola
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Lola

@roman I agree with [email protected] is really [email protected] – first you show respect to pepole here.. when you be able to do that i will maybe think to respect you.And Netta will win simply becouse she is the best.with or without 5 million viewers.

Kyna
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Kyna

lmao

Mira
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Mira

Netta will win for sure.the rest if the songs are just boring..

Jo
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Jo

Don’t think she will win, but could be Top 10. I think the winner will be Estonia, Austria, Czech Republic, France or Italy.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Slay that promo! Chickens are perhaps the most abused animals in farming, we should all refuse to buy eggs from battery farmings.

Yummy Chicken
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Yummy Chicken

That would essentially wipe out my diet, I only eat chicken breasts and fish.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

You can buy chickens that were grown on the ground instead of battery.

Talula
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Talula

Funny and catchy song but not the winner for me… after few times listening these chicken sounds starts annoys me…sorry

avner
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avner

perhaps it will help to know that the chicken sounds are not just novelty – she is saying that people who avoid real connections are chickens.

Kobe
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Kobe

Animal Rights 12 points!

Joe
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Joe

As a Jewish man, the idea that I could watch Israel win Eurovision would make this the best first Eurovision ever. They did it twenty years ago and twenty years before that. They could do it again.

Roy Moreno
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Roy Moreno

(I’m Israeli)
My first Eurovision was 2016, definitely great memory as my favorite won the show (adore Jamala)
I’d love to watch Eurovision in the arena 🙂
I remember the hype Italy had last year and I know we might not win as well
But it’s still fun going through all this love and support and I just want to see us high on the scoreboard this year!

Michèle
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Michèle

Much of last year’s fun for me was indeed enjoying all the support and excitement surrounding Francesco’s ‘Occidentali’s Karma’ – it really made the run up to the Eurovision for me last year. I think the same thing is happening with Israel this year, which can only be good for the contest in my opinion.