Rumer Willis Made An Ariana Grande Parody About Sunscreen, And It’s As Weird As It Sounds

Rumer Willis SPF Ariana Grande parody July 2014

You might be a little down right now, considering it’s Monday morning. Maybe you’re tired from all the partying and/or Netflix marathoning you did this weekend, and that third cup of coffee simply isn’t doing the trick. If that’s the case, then have I got the perfect pick-me-up for you! There’s nothing quite like watching Rumer Willis sing about the importance of sunscreen to the tune of an Ariana Grande song to start your week. You’ll notice very quickly that a more appropriate title for this video, rather than “SPF,” would be “WTF.”

I’ll try my best to explain what in the world this is, but I can’t guarantee you’ll understand it any better. It comes from The Battery Company and features Constantine Rousouli, Jake Wilson (who also wrote and directed it), and of course Rumer Willis. The “of course” part there is debatable. It’s a parody of Ariana Grande’s song “Problem,” featuring Iggy Azalea. Okay, parodies are fun. But what I’m trying to figure out is how “I’ve got one less problem without you” translates to “You gotta rub that SPF on.” I’m just… failing to see the connection. Is this what parodies are now? We just take a song’s tune and put whatever lyrics we want to it? Somebody help me out here.

Don’t get me wrong. SPF is very important, and I’m glad Rumer is helping those shirtless men out by rubbing it all over their pectorals like that. Although it doesn’t look like she’s putting any on herself, which worries me considering she has such a fair complexion. Meh, I guess maybe she put it on before the video started. And my oh my, those choreographed dances are very impressive. Amazing how they can keep their backwards baseball caps from falling off through all that gyrating.

Here’s Ariana’s song, in case it helps at all. (It doesn’t.)

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    • Kate

      Parodies are supposed to be funny and this is just…..not. Maybe it’s just supposed to be a PSA and not funny? RUMER, CAN YOU WEIGH IN HERE?

      • Jill O’Rourke

        But if it’s just a PSA why is it set to that song? I’M SO CONFUSED.

    • Olivia Wilson

      Why is Rumer rubbing the bottle of sunscreen on her, instead of the actual sunscreen? Why did that one guy WALK INTO THE POOl with sneakers on?!!? Why are there so many close ups of the sunscreen tangled all in their chest hair? Everything is giving me anxiety.

      • Jill O’Rourke


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