Man Quits His Job with Help From ‘American Idol’s William Hung

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Rejected American Idol hopeful William Hung recently helped someone announce that they were quitting their job. Hung recorded a Cameo video which videographer Chris Gonzalez shared with his co-workers.


William Hung Helps Man Quit His Job

William Hung went viral in 2004 when he auditioned for Season 3 of American Idol with the song “She Bangs” by Ricky Martin. Simon Cowell unsurprisingly had some not-so-complimentary things to say, and the judges voted not to let him continue.

Hung is now on Cameo, where fans can pay for video messages from their favorite celebrities. According to Newsweek, videographer Chris Gonzalez recently bought a Cameo from Hung to announce to his office Slack channel that he was leaving his job.

Gonzalez’s girlfriend Joellen Lu posted the video on her TikTok account, writing, “”How my bf put in his two week notice at his work.” The video shows Hung explaining that Gonzalez found a new job and and would be leaving his current position in two weeks.


“He’ll miss all of you, but you’re all amazing, so don’t give up creating the life you want,” Hung said, before launching into an original song in which he encouraged everyone to “be who you want to be, do what you want to do, be true to yourself.”

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@joellenlove

and yes that is a William Hung original, not a cover #jobtips #worklife

♬ original sound – Joellen Lu

Hung Is Now a Motivational Speaker

Hung now works for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and gives motivational speeches. According to his Instagram profile, he is a three-time TEDx speaker and has fulfilled over 10,000 Cameo requests.


In 2019, Hung published a book called Champion by Choice, in which he offers three Cs everyone should live by: communication, context, and connection.

Recently, Hung returned to American Idol to once again perform “She Bangs” during the 20th anniversary reunion special. He said that through his work as a motivational speaker, he hopes to share the message that it’s okay to “try something new without being judged or ridiculed.”

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