Psy Brings Gangnam Style to United Nations

Psy Brings Gangnam Style to United Nations

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Gangnam Style's Psy stopped by the UN to teach Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon some moves.

If you've been spending any amount of time on the internet during the past three months, odds are you already know what Gangnam Style is. The incredibly catchy YouTube music video, created by South Korean artist Psy, quickly become a massive international hit that fans have been dancing to the world over. Gangnam Style is now recognized at local radio stations, our very own Escapist Expo, and most surprisingly, the United Nations. Yes, that United Nations, which Psy recently visited to meet (and briefly dance before the cameras) with fellow Korean and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.

"I'm a bit jealous," Ki-Moon joked with the assembled reporters. "Until two days ago someone told me I am the most famous Korean in the world. Now I have to relinquish. I have no regrets."

According to Psy however, the honor of meeting the Secretary-General was entirely his own. "For all the Koreans he is the guy, you know, in everyone's heart in Korea, the best among the best," Psy said. "To be here and he knows me, even the thing that he knows me is so touching right now, and he's saying he saw my video. He counted my video views ... This is much more better feeling than when I did No. 2 on Billboard."

The event was a nice change of pace for Ban Ki-Moon, who usually has to deal with far more somber and serious international issues. To the Secretary-General, the meeting was still important as he believes that it's important to engage all aspects of society. "I think the music can play a very important role," Ki-Moon told Psy. "You have, I think, unlimited global reach."

Eventually the two needed to part ways, but not before Ki-Moon offered one suggestion of how Psy could contribute to world peace. "We have tough negotiations in the United Nations," Ki-Moon said. "In such a case I was also thinking of playing Gangnam Style so that everybody would stop and dance, maybe you can bring UN style." Please do, Psy. Please do.

Sources: Daily News, Metro

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Now all we need are dance battles in the presidential debates and we'll have reached a new golden age.

See this? They've penetrated even the UN! It's only a matter of time before they invade and we will be powerless to stop them!

Sooo... the world will be united under gangnam style? Honestly, I welcome it with open arms.

The world is now a slightly better place because of this. =3

Here's one sanction I hope they do pass.

Devoneaux:
Now all we need are dance battles in the presidential debates and we'll have reached a new golden age.

Oh God! THIS!! A MILLION TIMES THIS!

FrozenCones:

Devoneaux:
Now all we need are dance battles in the presidential debates and we'll have reached a new golden age.

Oh God! THIS!! A MILLION TIMES THIS!

In the future the president is chosen by dance battle

Evil Smurf:

FrozenCones:

Devoneaux:
Now all we need are dance battles in the presidential debates and we'll have reached a new golden age.

Oh God! THIS!! A MILLION TIMES THIS!

In the future the president is chosen by dance battle

Romney and Obama debate? Political issues? Bah! Make them dance to Gangnam Style and see who does it better!

*imagines the future of America determined by Gangnam Style*

So it looks like Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure was right, but it's K-Pop that unites the world, and not Rock.

I feel real bad for Korea in this Gangnam Style popularity wave. To these guys it could end up being a really important cultural milestone. They probably unironically really like the song. And it's only because a bunch of me-to internet nobodies thought it was hilarious and then catchy and then hilarious again. It's like... the cultural lineage is being marred by international cultural stigma.

I'm calling it. "Retake Gangnam Style" for South Korea. Poor guys. It must be how Rick Astley feels... yeah, I'm famous, but not for the reasons I'd have ever hoped.

Gangnam Style is great, but it's only a matter of time before it gets overplayed by... well... everyone and everything.

I'd give it another fortnight before it regrettably dies off, A bit like those songs "Somebody That I Used to Know" and "Party Rock Anthem"; they're really good, then every person with a phone, every radio station and every car stereo system blasts it non-stop for a few weeks until everyone's sick of it, and then you don't hear it again for years. Why can't we enjoy thing in moderation?

Psy really does have global reach right now doesn't he, kinda makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside thinking about how were being connected together through a song i cannot even understand the lyrics to.

Psy is such a snappy dresser.

Oh, come on, the only reason anyone cares about it is Kin John Style parody.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cG7ZVBXQII

TizzytheTormentor:

Evil Smurf:

FrozenCones:

Oh God! THIS!! A MILLION TIMES THIS!

In the future the president is chosen by dance battle

Romney and Obama debate? Political issues? Bah! Make them dance to Gangnam Style and see who does it better!

*imagines the future of America determined by Gangnam Style*

Obama having a dance battle against an old white guy?

Come on.

I can imagine in about 2 years time now.

Psy: Dancer, Performer, Singer, and Bringer of World Peace.

Seems the logical next step for him

Diplomatic relations through music...

Can't do any worse than what we've tried thus far, so why not? :)

I for one welcome our new Gangnam Style overlords!

Aww... :3

Now, kiss!

It's a catchy song, sure, but I've been listening to Kpop since 1998 & why does he go viral instead of Koyote or H.O.T.? It's not fair :( Is it because the video is silly? Clon, Country Kko-Kko & Crying Nut are too.

SomeLameStuff:
See this? They've penetrated even the UN! It's only a matter of time before they invade and we will be powerless to stop them!

You're thinking about North Korea xD

likalaruku:
It's a catchy song, sure, but I've been listening to Kpop since 1998 & why does he go viral instead of Koyote or H.O.T.? It's not fair :( Is it because the video is silly? Clon, Country Kko-Kko & Crying Nut are too.

Because its catchy, enjoyable, and the dance is easy to mimic and fun to do.

SomeLameStuff:
See this? They've penetrated even the UN! It's only a matter of time before they invade and we will be powerless to stop them!

Who would WANT to stop a Gangnam Style invasion?

likalaruku:
It's a catchy song, sure, but I've been listening to Kpop since 1998 & why does he go viral instead of Koyote or H.O.T.? It's not fair :( Is it because the video is silly? Clon, Country Kko-Kko & Crying Nut are too.

Probably because he doesn't look like a barbie doll girly looking men in boybands.

I find Psy lot more endearing than HOT and etc.

Silliness has a lot to do with it too.

(Lived in Korea for 1/3 almost half of my life btw)

thenumberthirteen:
So it looks like Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure was right, but it's K-Pop that unites the world, and not Rock.

Yes!
Get this man to the Middle East NOW!

Well the race is on, who will reach idiocracy first.
Korea just took the lead so watch out...

Evil Smurf:

In the future the president is chosen by dance battle

Goddamn, that would be hilarious.

Music fixes everything. Just saying.

Fanghawk:
"I'm a bit jealous," Ki-Moon joked with the assembled reporters. "Until two days ago someone told me I am the most famous Korean in the world. Now I have to relinquish. I have no regrets."

As leader of the UN, you would think he would recognise there is a whole 'nother sovereign Korean state, complete with some very [in]famous figures.

 

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