“I wanted to protest against those people who want to kill someone just because they are gay,” he told Norway’s VG newspaper. “I reacted very strongly to it, and as a comedian I felt then that the best way to react was with humour.”
The spoof gay club anthem he has come up with about falling in love with the Islamic State’s leader, winningly titled My Bagdaddy, might well stop you ever hearing the name Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in quite the same way ever again.
Go to 1:35 for the full club break-down.
Sporsem, who made his name in 2003 with Judah, a Jackass-inspired stunt show, said he didn't believe that terrorism should be outside the bounds of humour.
“I think it's important to take the piss out of the people who scare us, and it’s also fun to do it,” he said. “Besides, there is something musical about the name Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.”
The video switches from sequences following Sporsem's imaginary love affair with the heavily bearded Salafist leader, through to nightclub scenes where Sporsem piles on the gay stereotypes.
“Be my Daddy,” he pleads before a rhythmic chorus kicks in with the chant, “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi”.
“I’ll hold your club like candy… Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. I can dress up just like Freddie… Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. You can sit on my lap, I'm a grandaddy… Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.”
You get the idea.
It may not be in the best of taste, but it is quite funny.