Straight from the What The Hell Were They Thinking files: a Texas cheerleading squad performed a routine this week commemorating 9/11, which was set to audio from that day—including terrified phone calls, news reports, and statements made by President George W. Bush. The routine was enthusiastically uploaded on Friday, and has now been viewed over 19 million times. Watch this nightmare routine below.

Here's another view of it, because who could be sated by just one perspective of a trainwreck.

Cheerleaders 9/11 routine. So good, it'll make you cry.

Posted by Crystalynn Petoskey on Friday, September 11, 2015


As Buzzfeed notes, members of the Lumberton High School cheerleading squad were very proud of the routine, encouraging people on social media to view it. "It means so much to coach the type of girls who can make such an impact on so many American lives," the squad’s coach Lauren Sheffield wrote on Facebook, marveling at all those clicks.

Video uploader Crystal Bloodsucker, aka Crystalynn Petoskey, was unapologetic, writing on YouTube:

Everybody that is saying that this is, well, basically a disaster, I don't care what you all say. Others like it, others don't. I respect your opinions. But while my video is getting over 1K on here, it's getting over 8,000,000 views on Facebook and getting reposted all from Alaska to Florida, all the way up to New York, and this was taken in Texas! 100.5 MYfm and KBMT - 12 have also recognized and reposted my vid. My face is being shown all over American, and perhaps will also be shown all over to Japan soon. So anybody that has something bad to say, Fuck You All, I'm going viral.

Gawker pointed out that Lumberton High School cheerleaders uploaded similar routines in 2010 and 2011.

If you're thinking of crafting a personal tribute to 9/11, here are a few easy tips: don't dress up as the burning Twin Towers, don't bake a cake depicting the destruction, don't do a cheerleading routine set to audio from that day, and definitely don't brag about how many clicks you get for said routine, you oblivious dummies.