Put your hand up, and dance like Jeshika Jung
Bias or not, if you love him please do.
Because seeing those ill things against him from EXOTICS makes me depressed.
For most of America, Psy is a funny name, a funny face, and a funny personality. He doesn’t sing in English and most people just don’t get it leaving most of them to not take him seriously. It’s easy to strip the significance behind “Gangnam Style” down if you don’t know what it means and solely find entertainment in the Asian guy shaking his hips. But what most people don’t realize is that Psy doesn’t take himself seriously. He’s a satirist and political dissident. “Gangnam Style” was a commentary, not just a fun pop tune with a silly dance.
Gangnam is Seoul’s wealthiest and flashiest neighborhood. For South Koreans, Gangnam represents the ideal life of excess and consumerism. Psy’s character in the video is a wannabe Gangnamite. He dreams he’s living the flashy, excessive lifestyle while he’s really just like everyone else, swimming in a public pool and riding the subway. But never in the video does it seem that Psy’s character is unhappy. He’s content to play in a children’s playground and meet the girl of his dreams in the subway. “Gangnam Style” is much more that we have made it, but that’s not surprising considering Psy’s background and how little we know about it.
In America, it seems like “Gangnam Style” was Psy’s big break when in fact the song had been released on his sixth studio album and his music career hadn’t been about making flashy and catchy songs. He believes music is the key to overcoming the intolerance embedded in his country’s political systems. Throughout his career, his songs have been banned for inappropriate content and have been surrounded by controversy, not to mention the fact that he fought his mandatory military draft.
Psy is a voice for his people. He’s fighting the oppression and intolerance he sees in his culture through his music. And by ignoring his worth and his value, we’re reducing the culture of South Korea into a short man with funny pants doing a ridiculous dance."
T H A N K S
bless yr heart
tiffany dying from doing 2300 headspinning, hyoyeon and jessica dying laughing at tiffany, sunny yoona laughing at the stupid three for making absurd promises, taeyeon is amused at the side, yuri is having fun at the back, sooyoung is watching everything with delight, meanwhile seohyun doing the encore
“Mom, you sing so well. Why didn’t you become a singer?”
“I dreamed of being a singer once, but your grandfather was opposed to it so much…”
“Mom! I’ll be successful and achieve your dreams for you. I promise.”
"I am about to achieve my dream right here today. It is both my dream since my childhood and hers too. My dream is finally coming true today. She probably will be shaking with anxiety behind the stage. Please give her a round of applause and loud cheers.”
When the song was over, Yoon-ssi shed tears and said, “I’m so thankful to my son who kept the promise he made when he was a child and made my dream true.” The son hugged her without saying anything. Then he escorted his mother backstage [x]
Your smile is the cutest thing.
HOLY FUCK! That’s why I have a crush on Jack Frost O_O because HE LOOKS LIKE CHEN >.<
OMG I SAW THIS
This, ladies and gentlemen, is the quickest way to convince me to watch a movie.