Yes, it’s 1.7 million views, which in many cases would be a viral success. But we’re talking about “Kony 2012: Part II,” the sequel to the viral video phenomenon that racked up 100 million views in less time only a month ago. These numbers for the latest film are just two percent of what the original video reached.
In music, there’s a known fear of the follow-up album, with fans, artists, and record companies scared that the second time around won’t live up to the debut. The problem with Kony 2012′s second outing aren’t just that the film isn’t as good as the original.