Gangnam Style video contains subliminal message to dance
It’s a classic case, a quirky Korean wins over America with his visually pleasing , homoerotic video and once he has us completely in his grasp with his mesmerizing dance moves – POW- he launches his assualt and we’re embroiled in another World War. Look it up, that’s what led up to Pearl Harbor, and if we don’t get with it, it’s going to happen again with that lovable Korean pop singer, Psy. He’s cute because we can’t understand what he’s saying. But apparently someone at Mediate can, and it might be a little damaging to his reputation here in the states:
“During a 2002 protest concert against the presence of 37,000 American troops in Korea, PSY took the stage in gold face-paint and, with the crowd egging him on, lifted a miniature “American tank” and smashed it on the ground to massive applause. UPDATE: The performance was inspired by the recent death of two Korean school girls who were run over by an American tank in South Korea. The soldiers driving the tank were acquitted by a US military court.
And then in 2004, a Korean missionary was captured in Iraq by Islamists who demanded that South Korea not send troops to aid America in the war in Iraq. Seoul refused to negotiate and the missionary was beheaded. The result: massive protests throughout Korea against both Muslim extremism and the U.S. military for indirectly bringing this fate upon a Korean missionary.
As part of the protests, PSY and several other popular Korean musicians put on a live performance of a Korean rock band’s song ‘Dear American.’ When PSY’s turn came, he rapped:
‘Kill those f—ing Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives/Kill those f—ing Yankees who ordered them to torture/Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers/Kill them all slowly and painfully.'”
In his defense though, I’m pretty sure that’s how all Asian people talk, it’s colloquial or something.
Image:By Eva Rinaldi Uploaded by MyCanon (Psy) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons