FIND MORE ARTICLES AT THE GUARDIAN'S 'GANGNAM STYLE' MICROSITEYou'll likely have heard about this - the music video from South Korea's Psy (Park Jae-sang) of Gangnam Style has become the liked video on YouTube. Here's an interesting take on the crass stereotypes it seems to reinforce - at least as Western audiences are reading the text: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/sep/24/gangnam-style-south-korean-pop
Here's the video itself:
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What's so funny about Gangnam Style?The South Korean pop video taking the internet by storm does little to overturn tired stereotypes of east Asian men
The world is currently in thrall to a fat Korean Psycho who is spouting anti-capitalist messages and blowing things up. Ordinarily America would be up in arms, but its defence forces are too busy learning the horse-dance and chorusing "Heeey sexy lady" to properly react. Shots have been fired, lifeguards have been fired, but Gangnam Style fever continues unabated: the music video has had more than 262m views on YouTube and made history as the most liked video ever.