There’s no doubt Korean rapper PSY is beloved across America, but the “Gangnam Style” star doesn’t necessarily feel the same way about America—or at least, he didn’t a few years ago. During a 2002 concert protesting the presence of US troops in Korea, PSY smashed a toy “American tank” on the ground as the crowd cheered, Mediaite reports. Two years later, during protests against the US war in Iraq after it indirectly led to the beheading of a Korean missionary in that country, PSY performed part of a vitriolic anti-America song by a Korean rock band. Some of the “Dear American” lyrics he rapped:
- “Kill those fucking Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives / Kill those fucking Yankees who ordered them to torture / Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers / Kill them all slowly and painfully.” Read more…
Wondering what to be this Halloween? Why don’t you bring an internet meme to life? Here are seven of our favorite internet obsessions and tips on how to turn them into awkward, awesome, unforgettable costumes. And yes, two of them are cats, but that’s a pretty accurate representation of the internet’s obsessions, isn’t it? Click through to check ‘em out!
“Call Me Maybe”‘s summer is over and now it’s time for “Gangnum Style”‘s fall.
But as we transition from “I just met you”s to “Hey, sexy ladies” — just as we doff our maxi dresses for cozy plaid — let’s enjoy a mashup that combines the best of both worlds. Think of it as, like, a plaid maxi dress. Keep reading »
In case you have been living under a rock, “Gangnam Style” is the most absurd dance craze since “The Macarena” and you should not attempt to do it unless a) you are willing to look like an idiot, or B) you have the physical dexterity of Britney Spears (and, apparently, Ellen DeGeneres). Ellen surprised Brit-Brit with a visit for Psy, the South Koren pop star/rapper to teach her his sick moves. Dress classy and dance cheesy, everyone! [Entertainment Weekly]
What happens when you combine two of the most infectious pop culture events — “Honey Boo Boo Child” and South Korean dance sensation PSY? Pure magic, that’s what. Check out this “Honey Boo Boo Child”/”Gangnam Style” mashup and just try to keep your brain from exploding with joy. [YouTube]