Florida City hopes 'Baby Shark' Song Will Drive Homeless Away

Chad Weiser

The infamous "Baby Shark" song usually brings great joy, but it can also be used for evil.

Officials in West Palm Beach hope playing a continuous loop of “Baby Shark,” will help prevent homeless people from sleeping on the patio of a city-owned rental banquet facility.

The tune is being played throughout the night at the recreational area.

The loop doesn’t only play “Baby Shark, but “Raining Tacos,” another popular kid’s song, as well. The songs are supposed to be a temporary fix while the city plans to formalize hours for the facility, which will help make trespassing laws enforceable.

The pavilion, a glass-walled events venue that overlooks the waterfront and downtown’s Great Lawn, hosted 164 events from June 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

Almost half were weddings but there also were business meetings, bar mitzvahs, birthdays and graduation parties.

Some are criticizing the move as insensitive and "wrong," but officials thought it was a good idea to experiment with.

This isn’t the first time music has been weaponized.

In real-life Panama in 1989, U.S. soldiers played high-volume rock and hip-hop to roust Manuel Noriega from his lair. At Abu Ghraib in 2004, American interrogators blasted heavy metal to weaken Iraqi captives’ resolve.

No word on whether the "Baby Shark" experiment will continue amid the controversy.