Loyal reader, Craig T, who is a law enforcement officer, wrote in to say he is all for Antoine Dodson’s right to address his sister’s attacker on the television news.

I am a veteran law enforcement officer. I to saw the video when it aired on our local left slanted news agency. It tickled my heart, not because the victim’s brother was flamboyant in his speech, but because the reporter actually let a citizen speak directly to the suspect via news media. He actually shared the same sentiment as many morally conservative citizens. “Listen to the messege and stop looking at the skin tone of the speaker.” I would tell that to anyone smirking or distracted by this man’s position in our society. Thanks, be safe and have a good weekend.

CT

If you recall, Dodson is the man who appeared on a local news broadcast and verbally threatened his sister Kelly’s attempted rapist, an unknown assailant who crawled in her 2nd floor window and got into bed with her.

Dodson, a hair stylist by trade, fought off his sister’s attacker who fled into the night. The man has never been caught.


The news station in Huntsville, Alabama defended its decision to air the controversial footage, which some say puts gay men in a bad light. Despite the serious criminal nature of the news segment, the video went viral on YouTube garnering over 16 million views, and Dodson became something of a minor celebrity with an appearance on the Today Show.

The siblings’ ordeal was made into a song. The “Bed Intruder Song” has landed at #35 with 30,000 downloads on iTunes and hit the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song’s writer has shared co-writing credits with Dodson and Kelly and they will receive 50% of the profits.

Dodson has launched an internet website where he sells t-shirts printed with his catchy phrases.

“It was a sad beginning,” Dodson’s sister Kelly told Billboard.com, “but it’s a good ending.”


  • Man, I just don’t care™

    “It was a sad beginning but it’s a good ending.”-Kelly Dodson
    ________________________________________________________________________

    I think that just about sums it up. :shrugs:
    The chit was funny.

  • Divinebrown

    I am choking back laughter and trying to figure out what angle to chose addressing this.

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    That last picture…. :no:

  • LaTechGrad02

    I think they’ve used the proceeds from the autotune remix and other promotional items to move up in the world which is great but I think this has been milked for all it’s worth. I’ve never seen the media focus this much on the victim of an attempted crime. Now it’s more about the comedic value than concern for the victim.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SIetxPjTBs CorporateHoodB-tch

    Antione, sweetie your hair in the first looks awesome pic. It’s so bouncy, healthy and shiny. He would make a great gayboy bff.

  • Mamacita

    #hideyakids
    #hideyawife
    #hideyahusband

    Why does she have blue and pink braids?!?! :wtf:

    #hishairisLAID!

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    Watching the clip now….NO WORDS!!!! And he needs to cut those damn fingernails :homo: Antoine is soooooooo animated!!!

    Was you watching us????

  • Thetruth32

    :blink: wow, Antione is a hair stylist

  • CivilEngineer

    :blink:

  • IsaiahsMom

    :thumbsup:

    Ditto this guy’s comment. Regardless of where you from, you will ‘cut up’ on TV when it comes to something bad happening to your ‘peoples.

    What perm is Antoine using??? That shyt is POPPING! I can’t get my hair to do that… :crying:

  • SouthernPrincess

    Antoine (of all names…oh the irony) didn’t cast black gay men in a bad light.
    He stated what most people would have if their loved one was alledgly attacked.
    He didn’t use standard english, but he got his point across.
    And I respect the fact that he is making money off of this instead of allowing others to make money off of him and he in turn gets nothing in return

  • cheeks8683

    I could not resist. I went to his website the other day…hi-lar-ious!!!
    I just hope that he has enough sense not to spend up all his money. He got his family out the projects which is great but I hope he is smart enough to pick a home where they can CONTINUE to pay the rent/moragage and utilities. Do I see auburn highlights in his mane…Fiiiiiierce baby with a lisp!!! 3 snaps in a z formation! Oh and last I heard his song runtellthat is like #38 on itunes and he gets 50% of the profit, that is better than alot of real artist out there #badboyrecordsrobstheirartisit

  • cheeks8683

    My bad I wrote my comment before I read the whole post so I basically :cosign: lol

  • militaryspouse1

    :coffee:

  • pinksghetti

    He’s probably just one of those people who makes you laugh even when he’s trying to be serious. A natural born comedian. I’m glad they were able to receive some money to move away to a safer neighborhood. Hopefully the police will catch the predator.

  • Al-Ameera

    Divinebrown says:

    I am choking back laughter and trying to figure out what angle to chose addressing this.
    —————————
    Girl, I just spit all over my computer screen :rofl:

  • Anna

    IsaiahsMom says:
    What perm is Antoine using??? That shyt is POPPING! I can’t get my hair to do that…
    ~~~~~~~~
    His hair is beautiful. Being the housing market is a buyers dream, I hope he purchased a home in full and only has utilities to pay.

  • BLACKBARBIE404

    :blink:

  • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    he got that pantine pro v shine

  • LadyLew

    :/ I can’t! Not right now

  • Shauny

    I’m SO behind. I’ve been trying to figure out who in the hell Antoine Dodson was for the longest.

    I’ve been hearing this name and wondering is this a athlete. singer, it’s the damn guy from the news going off about his family :lolol:

    So now I know who he and 50 Tyson is…shyt

  • KrayZKat

    CorporateHoodB-tch says:

    Antione, sweetie your hair in the first looks awesome pic. It’s so bouncy, healthy and shiny.
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    I know, huh!

  • CivilEngineer

    Shauny says:

    I’m SO behind. I’ve been trying to figure out who in the hell Antoine Dodson was for the longest.

    I’ve been hearing this name and wondering is this a athlete. singer, it’s the damn guy from the news going off about his family

    So now I know who he and 50 Tyson is…shyt
    —————————————
    :rofl: Me too!! :ashamed: I thought he was like a retarded football player or something :shrug:

  • Al-Ameera

    @ Shauny, Love the gravi, I see Idris in a whole new light after that semi-nakednes in Takers, Mmmmmm!

    And I just found out on Wed last week who 50 Tyson was, My son showed it to me and I was dying. He had over a million hits! Is that for real?

  • KrayZKat

    SouthernPrincess says:

    Antoine (of all names…oh the irony) didn’t cast black gay men in a bad light.
    He stated what most people would have if their loved one was alledgly attacked.
    He didn’t use standard english, but he got his point across.
    And I respect the fact that he is making money off of this instead of allowing others to make money off of him and he in turn gets nothing in return
    ~~~~~~~
    :cosign:

  • khandi25

    Regardless of anything else, his hair is nice.. SMH….

  • Anna

    CivilEngineer says:

    Shauny says:

    I’m SO behind. I’ve been trying to figure out who in the hell Antoine Dodson was for the longest.

    I’ve been hearing this name and wondering is this a athlete. singer, it’s the damn guy from the news going off about his family

    So now I know who he and 50 Tyson is…shyt
    —————————————
    Me too!! I thought he was like a retarded football player or something
    ~~~~~~~~
    Sandra had the vid on here weeks ago. You two are too funny. A retarded football player. :rofl:

  • Al-Ameera

    @ Civil, that’s exactly what I thought, well a retarded athlete anyway. And is his name cuz he likes 50 cent but kinda talks and has a gap like Mike Tyson?

  • Divinebrown

    @ameera….STOP IT!!!!! Things like black azz gums, cornrows and overbite from hell, dry chapped lips of life keep popping into my head as I begin to type.

    I watched a video of him addressing what happened. He’s so delicate and does not deserve a roasting. He’s a likable person…………………………………

  • Thetruth32

    :dead: @ Civil calling him a retarded football player

  • ELove

    @Shauny
    Homie YOU are NOT ALONE (Real…)
    I JUST found out about him & 50 Tyson last week… I was doing YouTube comedy searches on Classic Def Comedy skits and came across Kevin Hart doing 50 Tyson and I was LIKE —> WHO DAT FUK is 50 Tyson !!!

    LQQKED to the right, clicked on a video and Found Out :wail:

  • Al-Ameera

    Things like black azz gums, cornrows and overbite from hell, dry chapped lips of life keep popping into my head as I begin to type.
    ——————————–
    @ Divine, clearly you are the one cuttin up…Is there another video of twinkle toes? I need some laughs

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    Glad folks are visiting Character Corner. Anyways, Antoine stated that he isn’t use to people being kind to him and his family. People usually look down on them because they are poor.

    The family has since moved from the projects thanks to outpouring of support from strangers. He has hired an attorney and he is collecting royalties for the song he inspired.

    Despite his popularity, folks should remember that he and his sisters are crime victims.

  • Mamacita

    #Team50Tyson :cheer:

    I’m his #1 fan 😆

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    @CIVIL

    “I’m football player that’s why I do it athletic.”- 50 Tyson

  • Val

    His perm is bangin :clap:

  • CivilEngineer

    Thetruth32 says:

    @ Civil calling him a retarded football player
    ———————————————
    Antoine Dodson sounds like a football player’s name whose been hit a few too many times. I had a whole story in my head that he knocked up a stripper and then wifed her…I feel bamboozled

  • IsaiahsMom

    LaTechGrad02 says:

    I think they’ve used the proceeds from the autotune remix and other promotional items to move up in the world which is great but I think this has been milked for all it’s worth.
    _______________

    I’m peeping that they still live in the PROjects though..

  • ricanlbc

    ROXANNE SHANTE!** SNAPPING FINGERS**

  • CivilEngineer

    Man, I just don’t care™ says:

    @CIVIL

    “I’m football player that’s why I do it athletic.”- 50 Tyson
    ———————————
    :rofl: ***still laughing and trying to say “what?”***

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    Sidebar: He stated that he has a hair weave. See Character Corner for mor info.

  • Jerrie

    His hair is WHIPPED honey!!!!

  • IsaiahsMom

    “I was born to be a ball-player; I was born to be a football player…I ain’t go lie”

    50 Tyson

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco

    Good for them shyt they turned a negative into a positive and I haven’t seen no one’s body parts as of yet :clap:

  • Thetruth32

    CivilEngineer says:

    Thetruth32 says:

    @ Civil calling him a retarded football player
    ———————————————
    Antoine Dodson sounds like a football player’s name whose been hit a few too many times. I had a whole story in my head that he knocked up a stripper and then wifed her…I feel bamboozled
    ——————————————–
    smh but :rofl: at the same time

  • Shauny

    Civil, E and Al – I’m so glad I’m not the only one.

    I don’t know how hubby and I got on the subject (I think someone on Twitter said Brandy looked like him with a wig on or something..not my joke) and I’m like who is dude. Hubby pulled it up on youtube and I’m like OHH!! Sandra had that video, hell yall know his name :lolol:

    I think 50 Tyson got the name because he looks like a mixture of the 2 (I think). Hubby showed me his youtube last week and I HOLLERED!!!!! He’s just too funny.

    Al – I wanted to avoid the crowd so I’m going to see Takers sometime this week/weekend. I get to see some semi-nekkid Idris! :hump:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SIetxPjTBs CorporateHoodB-tch

    @AM..maybe he is referring to those braids extension weave style…cuz the video shows his “butter” blowing in the wind.

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    @SHAUNY
    “I think 50 Tyson got the name because he looks like a mixture of the 2 (I think). ”
    _________________________________________________________________________

    I don’t know if that’s where he got the name or not, but he SHOLE do fit the description. :/

  • birdofbeauty09

    All I have to say is, DAMN his hair is BANGIN’. Antoine can you do my hurr? hahaha

    On a serious note, i’m glad that he was able to get royalties from his song. I watched the first YouTube video last night, and I couldn’t stop laughing…

  • Al-Ameera

    @ Shauny, Girl Idris was looking so yummy and people started screaming and my husband politely told me if I said anything he would crack me in my skull. LOL

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SIetxPjTBs CorporateHoodB-tch

    *Radom* ShawtbusShawty was the funniest viral youtube video to me.

    :dead: at V103 actually playing this song and me bopping my head to it.

  • crzasallgetout

    @ Al
    My husband just shook his head at me when I let out a sigh at the movies. That part had everyone gasping.

    @ CHB
    I just saw Chawtbusshawty the other day. Too funny. Oh and they played Antoine and Shawt on the radio this weekend

  • Krysi J

    Im glad their finding the strength to move forward and except their blessings in the mist of the storm….Im not going to clown, im not going to pick, obviously what we thought was funny, was very serious to them…so I just wish them well.

    #ITSnotSoFunnyWhenYouTakeTheirAppearenceOutOfTheEquation

    #PoorLilSis’Baby :sad:

  • Al-Ameera

    @ Crza, did you see how “it” was….oooops it’s Ramadan, I’m not even going to say or think it…But I will say that, Idris is the truth!

  • http://mylifeinthesun782.blogspot.com Ms. Everything

    Wow… and :dead: at y’all especially Civil. I’m glad they aren’t being exploited, that was my first worry when I saw the song and all that :claps: for turning this story into a positive maybe I’ll finally watch the video even though I feel like I’ve seen it already

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFiPANvxfDg CorporateHoodB-tch

    @crza…people made me think he was going to be butt nakkid…so I was actually disappointed when I saw the CK’s. Tell him don’t be mad ya’ll still going half on a baby, right?

  • free

    Choco says: Good for them shyt they turned a negative into a positive and I haven’t seen no one’s body parts as of yet

    ********************************************

    i agree and the irony is that they didn’t orchestrate this. he was just honestly expressing himself after the event and somebody took the video and ran with it. i’m happy to hear they moved out of the projects.

  • http://mylifeinthesun782.blogspot.com Ms. Everything

    Oh and @Al I saw what you can’t speak or think about lol… I went to an all white theater though so the only loud one was me :rofl:

  • QuettaV

    Is Antoine the dude that did Neffie’s hair on the Keisha Cole/Neffie and Frankie show??

  • Shauny

    Well my hubby knows how I feel about Idris so he’ll just have to give me the meanest side eye because if I likey what I see on the screen imma have to testify…teeheehee

    @Man – I didn’t look at him good but that’s what I’ve heard, something like that or maybe it’s that he raps and looks like Tyson, I know I’m somewhere in the area..lol

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFiPANvxfDg CorporateHoodB-tch

    QuettaV says:

    Is Antoine the dude that did Neffie’s hair on the Keisha Cole/Neffie and Frankie show??
    ____________________________
    Nope. His name is Dariel Pulliam. I met him, have pics with him and she is lucky to have him as her gayboy bff/hairstylist. I want to steal him from her….he’s so pretty!!!

  • SuthernBelle4

    Hey Ya’ll, Love Antoine and his greatness. I see you boo, with that fresh, fresh.
    The 50Tyson videos are funny, but is something wrong with that boy cause I clare he act like he was dropped a few times or he enjoyed eating the glue in art class :/

  • T.Y’z Cha Cha

    Ima bust in the hairshop this weekend like “Ay let me get that Dodson flip” This nicca shyt is so serious…I am in total awe..that is all!!!

  • BamaBeauty

    His personality is very entertaining. The actual crime itself is scary. Look how sad his sister looks in that first pic. That is the reality of this situation. Guess I had to quit laughing to realize that.

    :coffee: think I’m addicted

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    In an interview with NPR, Antoine expressed how the outpouring of support from strangers has impacted his family:

    “I can’t believe that people really care that much. You know what I’m sayin. I don’t want people to take offense to what I am saying because we are not use to this. You know what I’m sayin. Everyone steps on us. You know what I am saying. People degrade us. So it’s like all this love that world has been showing us lately. It’s like man this is so amazing. And every time I get a chance with my sister we cry about it. Cause it is so amazing. Like wow, two and half weeks ago no one cared…. Now the whole world cares and it’s so amazing.”

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom
  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    @CorporateHoodQueen (I don’t like calling women B**** wven with permission :-)) He stated on a Ustream video that his hairstyle (in the first pic) is a weave. He said his hair is thin so added weave for fullness. His weave is definitely on point.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFiPANvxfDg CorporateHoodB-tch

    @AM…UN-BE-WEAVE-ABLE!!! He did a helluva job. I respect your stance…just call me CHB.

  • http://myspace.com/katgirl33 katgirl33

    Yeah family,

    Big Brother’s hair was LAID!

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    @CHB I meant to type even, not wven. Sorry.

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    @CHB I posted the video for you on Character Corner. Just click my name and it will take you to my blog.

  • ELove

    Antoine and Kelly the day BEFORE the interview:

    Kelly: Oohh Your hair is STR8 Popping Tione
    Antoine: Thanks SIS, You want me to hook you up
    Kelly: Hells Yeah, What cho going to do for me
    Antoine: How much money you got for me Boo (I NEED my Ends…)
    Kelly: All I got on me is $25… Already spent $150 on Dat Good Dro
    Antoine: Hmmm Well I got some Pink & Blue yarn in the back room

    :yes:

  • lexdiamonz

    the more disturbing thing is why would the news put a sexual assault victim and her family on LIVE evening news what these YT folks thought was a mockery has turned into a blessing for Antoine and his family the Lord works in mysterious ways BUT….. for real dough homey press and curl is ON POINT that look like a dominican blowout

  • kwall

    Dodson, a hair stylist by trade
    ——————————-
    for some reason me thinks this is not the only “trade” mr. dobson is into. i could be wrong tho!

  • http://gravatar.com/avatar/0e3dd0989333fb4dbfefdb522ee5bd4e.png aniyvwiya

    There is an interesting component to this whole story that many seem to be overlooking. It’s got to be extremely strange for this offender to see his attempted rape of this woman turn into this kind of media sensation in which he is not only the villain, but the buffoon being teased by the flamboyant and goofy [yet protective] brother of his intended victim. Normally these offenders are seen as frightening, shadowy predators until they are caught, but this perp is the punchline already even while he’s still out amongst people and a threat to the public. His victim didn’t react like a violated, helpless girl in the first interview she actually called him an idiot and seemed dismissive, disgusted, yet unimpressed by his attack. He wasn’t an organized offender to begin with, he is probably very insecure, and the reaction this crime is getting is deadly to whatever ego he has left.
    The problem is that it’s a mixed bag: if he is deeply offended by the fact that no one takes him seriously despite the serious and appalling nature of his intentions, he may strike out again in a better executed and more violent manner. If he were more organized I would say that Dodson’s sister would possibly be in danger of an anger-retaliatory type attack, but given the circumstances of his first attempt I don’t think he has the skill set or confidence to pull that off. There’s a possibility that this lampooning by the public [coupled with the fact that he left evidence at the crime scene and might be easily caught if he tries again] will debase his confidence so much that the fear of yet another failure or possible capture and public humiliation will outweigh his aberrant urges—for a while. Considering the poorly planned nature of the crime and the scrambled get away, I am surprised he hasn’t already been apprehended, especially if he left prints behind.
    It will be interesting to see what comes of it. I’d be shocked if he would try to continue his rape spree in that community or even that county, I think he’ll either go dormant or get out of town and ply his “trade” elsewhere. It seems strange that there has been no word about the investigation, considering there was a lot of evidence thought to be left behind, including fingerprints. Perhaps the guy has no record?
    I’m happy that they actually benefited from something that could have been so ugly and destructive. I love the attitude they have towards the whole thing, it’s empowering, the intended victim is not ashamed, she’s not weak, she’s basically laughing at him along with her quirky brother and I LOVE it. I love the havoc I know it must be wreaking in the would-be rapists head.

  • http://talkingwithtami.com/blog talkingwithtami

    Who is the dayum camera man! My 10yr old can hold a camera better than that! Sat still! smh!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFiPANvxfDg CorporateHoodB-tch

    @Attorney Mom…I’m going to visit your blog to check out Antione!!!
    Sorry, I’m late I just saw your post.