Indonesian Man Scores Music Deal After Vids Of Him Cutting Down Banana Trees With Punches Go Viral - ViralTab

Indonesian Man Scores Music Deal After Vids Of Him Cutting Down Banana Trees With Punches Go Viral

This Indonesian former boxer has scored a music deal after videos of him pummelling banana trees so hard he effectively cuts them down went viral on social media with tens of millions of views.

The Indonesian man, named as Paris Pernandes from the city of Binjai in the Indonesian province of North Sumatra, has become so famous on TikTok that a lawmaker has urged parents to make sure their kids do not copy him.

On his TikTok page, Paris has scored dozens of viral hits ranging from 1 million to over 40 million views, mostly for videos of him ‘boxing’ banana trees.

Paris Pernandes has received millions of views on his videos, where he is punching banana trees, Binjai, Indonesia. (@parispernandes_/CEN)

Since posting his first video in August, Paris has seen his TikTok following swell to 1.3 million with nearly 25 million in total likes.

He signs off his videos by saying ‘Salam dari Binjai’ (‘Greetings from Binjai’), which has become a popular catchphrase for the online star and will soon be the title of his debut single after he reportedly scored a contract with a digital content agency.

However, his success on TikTok has seen him sign a contract with a digital content company owned by Indonesian businessman Indra Kenz, according to the news site Merdeka.

Paris Pernandes has received millions of views on his videos, where he is punching banana trees, Binjai, Indonesia. (@parispernandes_/CEN)

Paris is reportedly in the Indonesian capital Jakarta to appear in a string of TV shows as well as working on his debut single ‘Salam dari Binjai’ that is going to be produced by singer Anji, his favourite recording artist.

However, Hendro Susanto, a North Sumatra council lawmaker, said: “I urge parents to be careful in controlling their children. Do not let them easily imitate something that is currently viral.

“If it is a positive or a good thing, then it is okay. But if it’s something that’s not really good, it could potentially be a problem in the future.”

Paris Pernandes has received millions of views on his videos, where he is punching banana trees, Binjai, Indonesia. (@parispernandes_/CEN)

He also called on children to come up with an “elegant way” of expressing themselves rather than resorting to boxing banana trees.

Paris told local media that he used to be a national boxer, but most recently worked for a local supermarket chain.

Michael Leidig

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