It’s not every day that a guy dancing around on a fake horse makes headlines, but that’s precisely what Psy did with the video for his über-viral 2012 hit “Gangnam Style.” Most of the 2 billion people that watched the music video didn’t pick up on the deeper social commentary and critique of Korea’s middle class, but it’s plain to pretty much anyone who knows where Gangnam is and how to pronounce it. What’s more, it was not an isolated incident. Hiding amid the sequins and leather tap pants, some other popular K-pop groups are coming out with incisive messages of their own.
When helping 77(name of a fan) to get Bom’s sign, Bom was such a cutie as she was full of questions.
Bom asked: Why is her name 77?
She was very curious about it, so I explained to her with my awkwardly structured English!!!
(Note: Not sure if Bom asked in English or Korean)
AudreyYen @weibo (Arrival at Macao’s airport)
Bom is super cute!! Her beauty is overwhelming! She waved to me as I called out for her. Actually if I persisted, I could have had shake hand with her, but I feel it’s better to keep my distance so that she wouldn’t feel uncomfortable.
After they got into the car, we got to stand very closely to the car. Bom even blew a kiss to us!
New York and Boston stations have adopted the Korean banger into their playlists.
In the week ending Oct. 19, the electronic/hip-hop hybrid single was played 24 times on WBMP New York and 14 times on WODS Boston. Both stations published accompanying articles on their respective websites about the band and “I Am the Best,” with WODS Boston telling readers to listen for the song on air.