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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Is 'Gentleman' sexy or trashy?




Article: Psy's 'Porno Hallyu', are you proud of it?

Source: PRESSian via Naver

Article questions whether Korea should be proud that a highly sexual music video like 'Gentleman' is gaining such international attention. It brings up several scenes where Psy is 'abusing' women and carrying misogynistic themes, and generally compares the music video to the level of pornography. The most controversial scene was the one where Ga-In is eating a fish cake stick with white sauce.

Journalist then criticizes Koreans for justifying all of this as long as Americans like it, saying that "Americans have no problem with it" and that Korean society has matured enough for content like this to be accepted. Journalist quotes a few American netizens calling the music video "cheap and low", "disgusting", and "I don't like this gentlemen song. It's all about men sexually abusing women. What an awful lesson to give our young boys" to counter those points.

Finally, the journalist questions whether Psy really is a 'Hallyu spreader' like everyone seems to think he is, since he's not really spreading Korean culture but rather something closer to American culture.

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1. [+2,330, -160] The music video without a doubt is sexually suggestive. Whether or not you're biased or old fashioned, any person that views it anywhere in the world will think it is.

2. [+2,099, -137] I agree with the article to an extent... Ga-In eating that fish cake stick was just;

3. [+1,963, -107] I agree that there should be criticisms like this against the music video. It's definitely an erotic MV...

4. [+1,789, -95] It's a comedic music video... but not as fun as Gangnam Style.

5. [+1,438, -126] I disagree. As a longtime Psy fan, I know that he's just done music the way he's wanted to without any consideration for whether he gets a response and whatnot and just because he's become the Obama of our media doesn't mean anything. Psy's just doing what he wants, we shouldn't be trying to put him in a box and stick meanings on to his songs. His worldwide fame is just an extra perk, not a staple to his music.

6. [+1,361, -93] I like Psy but I always felt uncomfortable with this release. I saw the music video once and never again and I think this article does a good laying out what I feel uncomfortable about.

7. [+835, -67] I agree as well, it's definitely sexually suggestive. And it's obvious what Psy and Ga-In were going for when they were shaking the beer can and eating the fish cake stick ㅋㅋ

8. [+796, -76] It really did feel like a porno;; I knew that even foreigners wouldn't like it

9. [+708, -45] Everyone's so busy obsessing over his chart stats and YouTube views that they're not stopping to think about real issues like this. Is it right to just accept everything that he releases because he's Psy?

10. [+664, -179] Psy isn't going sexual for his American advancement, he's always been a sexual artist ㅡㅡ.

11. [+443, -160] Agree 100%... If Gangnam Style was crossing the border, Gentleman is basically over the border. It's not only disgusting, but cheap and low. I felt like I was sitting in trash the entire time I was watching it.

12. [+232, -22] Gangnam Style was dirty fun but Gentleman is just plain dirty ㅋㅋ

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249 comments:

  1. Except the fish cake stick and the pole dance, so a maximum of 15s, I don't see what is to the level of pornography...

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  2. 10. [+664, -179] Psy isn't going sexual for his American advancement, he's always been a sexual artist ㅡㅡ.

    that's my impression of Psy too... so I find nothing wrong with the MV.

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  3. 5. [+1,438, -126] I disagree. As a longtime Psy fan, I know that he's just done music the way he's wanted to without any consideration for whether he gets a response and whatnot and just because he's become the Obama of our media doesn't mean anything. Psy's just doing what he wants, we shouldn't be trying to put him in a box and stick meanings on to his songs. His worldwide fame is just an extra perk, not a staple to his music.



    THIS!!!

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  4. I don't see that big of a problem. Last time I saw an American MV it was with naked girls laying in mud and scrubbing each others tits.. like seriously.


    No Problem with the 'sexual whatever' in the MV, I think it's pure fun and simply hilarious. It's not like each and every guy is going to act like PSY in the vid. oô

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  5. Psy was always like this,nothing new

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  6. Yes, for example in his first album "I Love sex" the title speaks for itself.

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  7. I thought the MV was done all in good humour and I actually liked the song. I don't see him putting down women as much as Psy being, well, Psy.

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  8. Comment No. 11 - [+443, -160] Agree 100%... If Gangnam Style was crossing the border,
    Gentleman is basically over the border. It's not only disgusting, but
    cheap and low. I felt like I was sitting in trash the entire time I was
    watching it.



    That's what I thought too :(

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  9. Comparison: Psy and Obama. K.


    I like the mv, I don't read much into it, because ALL Psy videos are tacky like this

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  10. the song itself is bearable but the mv was all over the place. he basically followed Gangnam's mv style but added more star power and fireworks

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  11. Sexy = NO Trashy = YES

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  12. as long as he gets results which he is, koreans shouldnt try to question him since hes putting their entire country on the map. im pretty sure they are sick and tired of hearing nukes and kim jong un whenever korea is mentioned.

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  13. This is what they call "highly sexual"?

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  14. 10. [+664, -179] Psy isn't going sexual for his American advancement, he's always been a sexual artist ㅡㅡ.

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  15. I don't like how he's basically trying to get as trashy as possible to please americans. It's really amazing to me that he's doing so well and I wonder how long he can keep this up before the new toy effect wears off.

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  16. borderline funny trashy, not considered as trashy to myself as a Westerner but too cliched to over look it.

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  17. I think you can see how hard he tried to make the video look funny...I didn't laugh at all and I can't watch the scene with Ga-In and the fishcacke..it's just trashy imo.

    But my real question is: IF PSY really succeeds with Gentleman...what is he
    going to do next? Gentleman's basically Gangnam style 2.0. Is he going
    to go for another Gangnam style remake?
    People will eventually get tired of this...

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  18. Honestly, I don't think that the MV is going to do as well as 'Gangnam Style'. I believe that the high number of views on Youtube is due to people wanting to find out what his follow-up MV is like. The views should taper off in a few weeks' time once the curiosity wears off and people are unlikely to return for repeat views later.

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  19. that eating fish cake scene is downright disturbing...more than what she did on her own 'Bloom' MV (esp that thing she did on the kitchen).

    I like her and most of her songs.. but always find it disturbing whenever she did such things.

    oh and don't lecture me with 'she knows what she's doing' 'she's mature enough' 'as fans should be supportive' etc... personally, it's against my value. period.

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  20. i dont like sexual music videos too but i honestly didn't think gentleman was that sexual it's like child play compared to some other videos , it's just that i think sometimes koreans exaggerate some things , like i read today that kbs banned the gentleman mv , not for been sexual but because psy kicked a stop sign or something , like wtf !?

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  21. So long as parents and schools teach children about being responsible when they are being sexual, teach them to respect themselves and their bodies and treat other people with respect and treat their bodies with respect I have no problem with how overly sexual MVs are. Also South America and maybe the Mediterrean make American sexual stuff in their media look like child's play. I have the choice and power to turn them off if I feel uncomfortable watching them but I don't feel the need to tell other people they shouldn't make things with innuendos in them. For one you have to already be sexually aware to get the hint especially in PSY's Mv so you're reaction actually reveals how your mind operates and where its focusing, PSY's just putting up the set-up but he's not actually humping Ga-in in the Video. He's an adult, she's an adult, adults have sexually derived humour and while criticism of it being low or cheap are justified if you want some deep, witty or classy sexual humour the sexual nature in itself is only appreciated if you know enough about sex to get it.

    I would be more annoyed with treatment of women if I didn't think it was making fun of the dependency woman are taught in conservative cultures, to expect a man to treat them nicely than they are leaving themselves open to be pranked. It does not justify the guys behavior but its a lesson for girls to be more wary of men and their not all going to be nice even if they are rich and wear fancy clothes. Furthermore Ga-in doing back to him what PSY did to that girl in the restaurant is showing that girls can get back at men and my not constraining themselves to be 'ladylike' and 'delicate' they can be empowered and have fun. People praise Ga-in for being sexually empowered and that's what she was doing in the MV while the other girls expected to be treated nice and be waited on she was having fun and pranking Psy back. Its all how you choose to intepret things I guess.

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  22. They mustn't have good porn in Korea...

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  23. Hyungdon's rethrowing the girl was the best scene, i snored laughing at that.

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  24. Honestly, I haven't heard a single person outside of my fellow Kpop fans even talk about this mv. The viewcount is extremely high, yes, and it was linked on Reddit, but that's all I've seen. Everyone was talking about Gangnam Style, from people on the radio to people on TV to people I know who can't even find South Korea on a map but Gentleman? Nobody has mentioned it. Maybe it's just where I am, but it doesn't really seem like anyone actually cares outside of fleeting curiosity.

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  25. there is a reason the largest demographic who watch the video is young men

    I just think the reaso that that the ban exist is dumb of all the sexual antics in the MV traffic violation

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  26. gs cause of that horse dance meme or whatever you wanna call it. gentleman? butt dance?

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  27. well i was pretty surprised , people liked it so much when it was released, and i almost couldn't find comments saying it was a bit too sexual or trying too hard. I thought was i the only weirded out by this. it was a bit tacky actually.
    He was pulling bra straps, and scratching his butt making a woman smell it. i didn't get it. GS was fun to dance thats why i liked it, but gentleman was something else.

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  28. Your "People" doesn't speak for everyone.

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  29. it is sexual, in a tacky way. you gotta admit.
    gangnam style had a more fun song and dance. and the video is nowhere as disturbing as this.

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  30. i think it's trashy.. i don't like that song.. his mv is sexual.. Me
    too, i just watched that just once and then i deleted it.. I love kpop,
    and I really need good song, not just good mv... I give tumb up for that
    journalist's criticiz.. As an asian he must aware about our culture..
    That's it.. I think Gangnam Stlye is much better than gentleman..

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  31. but every artist/entertainer is a "role model" in some way though. even if they don't want to be/weren't suppose to be a "role model", it just comes with the job of being an entertainer/public figure. number of people want to become like them/find something in common with them etc. it's just human nature to find something in common with a public figure and support them/hold the same views as them/hold them in some pedal stool. That's why every entertainer/public figure is under the label of "idol". and psy isn't an exception cause he's an entertainer like everyone else.

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  32. If I don't see them fucking then it isn't porno , Westerners has seen more than this kind of MVs , this is nothing to them. All I can see was journalist garnering hate for Psy right after Suzy and as usual K-Haters takes the bait.

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  33. Eh, the MV is sexual, but it's not borderline pornographic. Tacky, yes, but it's not that extreme. =/

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  34. I thought I was watching a kid stuck in a man's body. Some parts were just really immature it's not even funny

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  35. I don't know, I think this journalist is pretty one sided with an agenda. They think the video is overly sexualized and is only quoting american netizens that fit into their opinion.

    Personally, I really did not find the video overly sexual nor "abusing" women (yes, he is being rude to them, but at the same time the mv is poking fun at not being a real gentlemen) Everyone has their own standards. If you never liked music with sexual content or open sexuality in general then you may not like Psy's videos. People who are perfectly fine with sexuality may find the video harmless.

    The video isn't as funny as gangnam style, but I don't get why people are getting overly sensitive with this one.

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  36. the song is cute and catchy but the scene where gain eating that fish cake stick with white sauce. it ‘s disgusting and we have to know psy is popular amount the
    young boys and little kids to imagine if you little kid going on YouTube for psy and watch those scene’s i'm an adult and i can't watch it . i go for the live happening concert it's more fun

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  37. I think everybody who watched porn would notice that scene look like she was sucking a dick and the white sauce look like a cum.

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  38. Agreed. Some people even went as far as saying that the MV is sexist.


    Let's be honest here. If it was a girl playing pranks on the guys, would it be viewed as sexist? People are completely missing the point here. He's saying he's a gentleman, but being the complete opposite. (Exaggerated opposite I might add.)

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  39. Love this MV. Super funny and even better than Gangnam Style. I've watched it so many times.

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  40. i agreed with you.. Gain eating part is much disgusting for me and then what's with that girl's massage and bikini... -____-

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  41. I hope Big Bang can make a trashy MV like this.. People around the world will love it..

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  42. Yeah and I don't see how the MV is sexist since he's also rude to children and men.

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  43. He may be used to this kind of style, I won't dispute that. But the amount of young children that saw Gangnam Style..eight-year-olds, nine-year-olds. Even younger. The amount of explaining to do when they see this...

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  44. personally, I don't really like the MV. (I also happen to be American.) I thought it wasn't very original, and some of the concepts were just recycled. My bigger issue is that Psy went overboard... He acted like an immature, obnoxious, and rude brat. He's an adult, and he came off as a complete child who's a pain in the ass. also, I did notice that he was not kind to women during his pranks. as for the sexual content, I think comparing it to porn is an exaggeration. in my opinion, the thrusting and pole dancing and whatnot was overdone... they were pushing sexy in a really obvious way, which wasn't really my taste. I love Gain. she's gorgeous, and I don't see why her eating is a problem. the MV is ok, but I also find it a little annoying.

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  45. "2. [+2,099, -137] I agree with the article to an extent... Ga-In eating that fish cake stick was just;"



    especially that part omg I like Ga In but that part is a no-no :| Psy is trying to hard lol

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  46. whatever they say, Psy will do it his way.

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  47. They don't want to look ugly that's all.

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  48. some parts are trashy, some parts are funny
    but i agree that Gangnam Style is dirty fun while Gentleman is plain dirty....

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  49. For everyone saying "If this were an idol group --" ...but Psy isn't an idol by any means. That's the difference. Idols are geared towards children and teens. BEG and PSY never have. They've always been known in Korea as more 'adult' artists.

    It's ironic to me that any American has a problem with this music video. If this were an American M/V by an American artist it would be considered hilarious and
    completely normal. Not even remotely racy in terms of what we deem as standard in our M/V's, but because this is a Korean artist we pretend to adopt Korean standards? I think we should be concerned about what our own children are subject to viewing at home first rather than criticize another countries artist. We could probably guess what 90% of our female pop stars look like naked at this point, if we haven't actually already seen it.

    It's not that I disagree, but I just find it a bit hypocritical to attack Psy for any offense in this M/V when we blindly support and cater to sexual themes much more inappropriate in our own backyard that our children DO watch and try to emulate. Why don't we speak out against American artists being so incredibly vulgar? Why is it that the voices of Americans who share these feelings have waited until an Asian artist has the stage?

    I also find it incredibly silly to claim that this M/V is misogynistic in any way. Rude and crass, sure. Misogynistic is a bit of a stretch. The fact that this Korean journalist wants to cry misogyny on this yet ignore the rest of their Aegyo culture as degrading and exploiting to women (flirting on the edge of promoting pedophilia) is ridiculous.

    Anyway -- just my $.02

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  50. And then we have KBS worried about the NO PARKING sign. The irony of Korean entertainment.

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  51. It's trashy. Definitely, without a doubt trashy.

    I didn't care for the over sexualization of women. I didn't appreciate the part where he's massaging that women's back - in context of the video, probably without her consent - and unstraps an other one's bikini top.

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  52. The song is good but video is boring :/

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  53. I watched it once, and never again.
    Reminds me of how there were people saying that gangnam style had meaningful lyrics lol I love to watch how people defend this now.


    I cant even crack a smile in this vid.

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  54. Not to mention GaIn turns around and pranks him in the end. Magically, none of the feminists had a problem with that.

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  55. thanks mr Obvious

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  56. The music video without a doubt is sexually suggestive. Whether or not you're biased or old fashioned, any person that views it anywhere in the world will think it is.



    Everyone's so busy obsessing over his chart stats and YouTube views that they're not stopping to think about real issues like this. Is it right to just accept everything that he releases because he's Psy?

    that's why they always think that ASIAN women are cheap and low..
    that's the reality!! specially when you experience living/working outside ASIA already.. no matter how decent your are or professional, there's always a doubt of you being decent.

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  57. i already tired.. this is trashy.. that's it.

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  58. Even gain and infinity challege couldnt save the MV.
    Im sctually disappointed at how unfunny the MV was.

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  59. Hypocrisy of Int.FansApril 18, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    You people are really funny. You’re saying “Psy tries too
    hard but Gain is awesome in it.” LOL really? Don’t you think Gain’s sausage scene is the most trash thing in the MV? You guys just want to hate Psy. I bet if it was Hyuna, then she would’ve got slutshamed and all the blames as well as Psy, but you’re all defending Gain and makes it seem like Psy is the only fault here.

    Another thing you guys are saying is, “just because it’s not sexual to Americans, doesn’t mean that he gets a pass. It’s sexual for Korea”. Let me give another LOL. You all defended Jay Park when he put his middle
    finger picture on his Instagram because “he’s American and it’s no big deal to flick in America”. Why didn’t you guys respect the Korean culture when you defended JP like you’re doing now? Besides, Psy is not really promoting in Korea, he’s targeting the US. Go and watch American singers’ MVs, they all have much worse sexual scenes in their MVs and
    comparing to them, Psy’s MV is nothing new.



    Last thing, Psy has always been a sexual artist since his debut and he always had sexual contents in his songs/MVs, so Gentleman is pretty much his style. And yet people here are whining that “Psy should do his
    original music and stop being a tryhard.” LOL, clearly, you guys don’t know any of Psy’s music besides Gangnam Style. So why are you even saying that he should do his original music?



    I knew NB was full of Psy haters when people here disagreed
    that “Life of Psy” was disrespectful when all of other websites agreed that it was. You’re all mad that Knetizens love Psy and get recognized when your favorite idols are hated. Psy is hated for the same reason as Won Bin.

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  60. that what usually called revenge dude, someone hurt you, you hurt them back.

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  61. More like trying too hard.. way too hard.

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  62. They already have illuminati MVs same with 2ne1 so

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  63. EVERYONE, WHY SO SERIEUS~~~~?!

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  64. Whatever we say, Psy is getting all those money. Video is already over 100 million hits. Get it Psy!

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  65. PSY isn't an idol. He's not even in his 20s.


    And tbh, this is really what I expected from PSY because he's always done his videos like this. Where the hell have you been, under a rock?

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  66. Even for the American standard (I am an American), the M/V is pushing the envelope of social decency and gender equality. Such M/V would not be allowed to view in a typical American home. No, Hollywood doesn't represent a 'typical' American family who can still be very traditional in their moral values. While Gangnam style was a sexually suggestive video done in an upscale way, sadly Gentleman is plain dirty, cheap, and low class.

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  67. No -- they were both enjoying being immature to one another. That was the entire point of the ending. Two people who were equally obnoxious and crass falling for one another.


    It isn't that deep, people.

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  68. Gentleman is not trashy it's elegant.

    Psy he's always done sexual videos so it's normal for him.

    and women are treated like trash in Korea, he just want to show his reality.

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  69. Yeah, that scene where Yoo Jae Suk had to take a dump and Psy pressed all the buttons in the elevator...? TOTALLY misogynistic.

    The song is called "Gentleman" and it's about NOT being a gentleman. The MV, accordingly, depicts Psy NOT doing "gentlemanly" things and pulling pranks on everyone instead.

    Like boys who pretend to pull a chair out for a girl but pulled the chair away at the last second. (Actually, boys in my elementary school did this to everyone, other boys included.) Or speeding up the treadmill without someone noticing. Or punting a soccer ball away from the kids playing with it.



    Just think about what the opposite of a gentleman is.


    Have you thought about it?


    Now don't you feel silly for overreacting?

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  70. Fair and valid points I particularly like the last one about the aeygo (its why I can't stand it) except I might add perhaps the people criticizing PSY are the same people criticising sexual references, nudity, vulgarity etc in western MVs.
    I have seen quite a few international fans claiming how Korean pop culture is better because it is less sexual. I disagree with that view since the sexualising of pop singers is still present just wrapped in a different guise but you could see why they want to judge a Korean artists with Korean standards because they've come to like those standards and what them to be maintained.


    As a liberal I think he can do whatever he pleases and people can interpret it how they wish but good opinions are the sort that will have formed their judgement on the MV as a whole instead of taking out bits and extrapolating the intent and premise from those when there are parts that contradict them in the same video. I for one thought there were more jokes that Koreans would appreciate and it reminded me of the MV's crispy crunch and a few other older and less well known Korean singers/rappers have put out.

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  71. are you kidding meApril 18, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Gain directed the MV not Psy, Gain is the trashy one.

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  72. "women are treated like trash in Korea"



    That's not true. What Psy did was not showing the reality. In the song, he says "I'm a mother father gentleman", but in the MV, he doesn't act like a gentleman at all, but rather acts like an asshole by harassing girls and guys (YJS scene). He just intended to show the irony.

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  73. Yeah... but it wasn't.

    And tbh, Hyuna pushes the boundaries of propriety in her MVs more than Psy ever did and no one bats an eyelash. And so did Ga-in.

    Just gonna leave these here:

    http://gifninja.com/animatedgifs/347832/icecream.gif
    http://2.cdn.tapcdn.com/images/thumbs/taps/2012/11/hyuna-4minute-bubble-pop-hot-gif-25283-2529-162e73c3-original.gif
    http://i.minus.com/iDt6hT9HgkRE3.gif
    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mczhesVhFZ1ri5zvyo1_250.gif
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-91WoqFccZDg/UG54pb2-l8I/AAAAAAAAIA0/Ur8wMKxemj0/s1600/tumblr_mbei77Svel1qi21mno1_500.gif

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  74. Idc I love Candy Crush Saga. :D

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  75. I have to disagree. all you have to do is watch Britneys "Slave for U' video to know this is somewhat tame compared to what we have seen on TV (i named Brit cause i think blk/white/yellow/green everyone saw that video). I mean not only were the lyrics sexually suggestive but everyone sweaty and gyrating/grinding on each other was very suggestive of an orgy. Some other Sexually suggestive videos: NERD - lapdance, Christina Aguilera - Dirty, D'Angelo - Untitled, Robyn - indestrucible.

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  76. 145 million views tho. No one cares if you were disappointed or not. :x

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  77. I think I am the only one who thinks the "think of the children" line people use is bs? Children have innocent minds until they are about 7 or 8. This then confuses me as to why people think if kids see this MV (that are under 7 or 8) are going to find the sexual attributes (Ga-In and fish cake stick) if they are "pure minded". Only the parents or older siblings would see the sexuality and make a big deal out of it. If they see the sexual themes then doesn't that mean they were already aware of everything? I think it really stupid of people to assume kids do not know anything when they have the internet at their disposal. I'd say a lot of kids, by the time they are 12, have seen or heard of porn or have seen pictures of nude individuals. You can't protect kids of reality or human anatomy. They are going to find out one way or another by their friends, internet, or some other source.

    I'd also just like to add to what a lot of people are calling psy's video. If gentleman is cheap, trashy, and low class, why do you care or continue to watch it or the information concerning it? what in your opinion defines cheap and trashy? have you never made dirty jokes, cursed, played pranks, thought of sex or had sex, looked at men or women sexually, dressed a "certain" way to impress someone? wouldn't most of us have done at least one of these things? does this make us trashy or cheep? It's fine to have standards, we all do, but don't act as if you are so classy and above this when you yourself are not so innocent, no one is.

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  78. Its not even suitable for kids....i can c kids playing and copying gangnam style....but this gentleman song is just....

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  79. Idk where these comments are coming from. I've seen about 15 american reactions to the mv n they all liked it. N be honest its not morally right for korea but he didn't release this for korea. Not every1 is sensitive to this material. N if u the fish. Cake scene is overly then u haven't seen anything yet.

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  80. Yeah but their not personally responsible for other people's choices are they? They might be indirectly influencing or inspiring but their fans can't turn around and blame them for something they've done because our actions are primarily our responsibility not someone we have never met or seen on the telly.

    Yeah kids copy their role models but if they have decent parents who've taught them right and wrong they can decide for themselves what they do and do not want to copy.

    If we play devils advocate and say all celebrities are a sort of role model then that doesn't automatically mean they have to be conformist? They can be a role model for Anarchy and while that will get them criticised by some it will get them respect from others. Ultimately role models/ourselves are better off not limiting ourselves to strangers expectations but live by the choices we wish to make for the reasons we believe in and therefore PSY can carry on having artistic freedom. and we can get off his back with our expectations and rules which he might be purposely trying to break anyway.

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  81. Totally agree.

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  82. How does this have upvotes? WTF dude?
    Ga In did NOT direct the MV.

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  83. Who cares about the quantity...most of ppl cared about quality music

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  84. Especially the "Gonna make you wet" part. Just wtf, and eww.
    ew ew ew.
    ew.
    ewwew.


    I didn't see a problem with Ga In shaking the soda though, I'm pretty sure that wasn't 'sexual' at all- just she was doing that to get back at him for being a d*ck to the women.

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  85. Completely agree. You make some great points, too, regarding the mindset of some of the American viewers. Thanks for replying so respectfully.

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  86. PSY=hypocrite

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  87. return to AKP, Troll.

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  88. Have u seen the likes and dislikes of the mv?1.2mil likes and 0.2mil dislikes....that is alot of dislikes there

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  89. Ga In's MV was an artistic one depicting sex and a beautiful thing instead of something dirty or low. So I wouldn't call that trashy at all.

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  90. For someone telling me that I'm overreacting, you sure have a lot to say. Not to mention you clearly missed the point of my comment and your selective bias did not even prove to be a valid counterargument. Now, I understand what the MV was about. It's so ridiculously obvious that pointing it out is moot at this point. Regardless, certain scenes were just downright mean towards women, not to mention the very portrayal of certain women in the MV was meant to be viewed as a sexual prop, and THAT'S misogynistic.

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  91. do the harlem shakeApril 18, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Good guy harlem shake singers: doesnt enter the US market, promote, and make a follow up single

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  92. Hasty generalization/hoc poc.
    A small number of sample does not equate the selected population's views.

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  93. let's attack Hyuna and defend PSY oppa.

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  94. The mv is trashy! Psy like want to do anything for become a hit like gangnam style!

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  95. The first time I saw the MV, I thought the same thing.
    The treatment of women is disgusting. I don't care if it is for laughs or comedy. Why would anyone laugh at a dude treating women like trash?


    And the scene with Gain with the fish stick in her mouth was gross. The white sauce put it over the top.

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  96. Ga in's song+mv for "bloom" were not meant to be viewed in a "dirty" way, I think more of one that shows sexuality as a beautiful and changing experience as opposed to the hyuna song "ice cream" was practically just her sexualizing herself and how she'll "melt you down like ice cream". i think if you're going to complain about how there are more sexual korean artists than psy pushing "boundaries" then you should use examples that at least both correlate with your statement.

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  97. Wow, kinda have to say I agree with the artcle
    I wish I could read the original but it sounds amazing and thought provoking!

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  98. all I can see is Psy trying not to be called a "one hit wonder" artist. Trying so hard to measure up to the fame of gangnam style but failed. Trying to make the MV fun but turned out to be erotic.

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  99. Ugh, why so serious. I understand everyone has an opinion regarding Psy new MV a and track, but it's not that bad. It's not the best video of all time, but I think people are really reaching with their complaints.

    I'm American and a female, and I was not turned off or offended in the least. The song is called, "Gentleman," and it looks like in the video Psy is portraying someone who is anything but. Usually when you think of a gentleman, you think of a guy who is polite and well mannered, especially to women. Wouldn't make sense that the majority of his antics are of Psy trolling, um, I don't know, women? He also plays tricks on YJS, a group of kids, and has elderly men following him around while he shops and shit.

    Trolling seems pretty fair.

    Not to mention, I've seen videos from SK and America that were far worse and ended up being praised for it's artistry or some shit, so everybody needs to calm their tits.
    Also, Psy makes a lot of references to things most people would only get if they were fans of his or watch SK TV programs. The line "gonna make you wet," while obviously sexually suggestive, is also a nod to his "sweat" problem, as shown when a clip appears of him on Infinity Challenge raising his arms and showing his soaked pits.
    If anything, the biggest complaint should be how similar it is to GS. Offensive, crude, too American? FOH

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  100. The butt dance is actually Brown Eyed Girls' Abracadabra dance.

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  101. Lol you have no idea what media literacy is what entertainment as a whole does to the human brain.

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  102. Thank you journalist!

    [+1,361, -93] I like Psy but I always felt uncomfortable with this release. I saw the music video once and never again and I think this article does a good laying out what I feel uncomfortable about.

    Exactly. Well said.

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  103. True, but I don't think we can assume anything based on number of dislikes because some people just do it because they're trolls LOL

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  104. i liked gangnam style at first because the mv and song are funny and make you laugh, but this song... i just don't feel it, i think they tried too hard, and i was like ".__." all the video and i can't even remember the song rn lol

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  105. I watched it once and didnt like it. I watched it again to see if it could change my mind and it didn't. This was on the same day of its release and I haven't even contemplated watching it again since then nor do I think I'll ever.
    Gangnam Style, even though I've seen it played over a thousand times, I wouldn't mind watching a few times more.
    Honestly I wasn't expecting anything extraordinary from PSY this time because I knew that no matter what he put out it was not going to be as good. The signs were all there-- the media play, the changing of song titles, editing the song over 20 times, etc...It just seemed all too uncertain. I just didn't think he'd put out something as cheap as 'Gentleman'. It's not even because it's sexually suggestive, it's because it didn't stick. It was cheap comedy.

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  106. i know that. that's why ga-in is in it or else beg fans will scream plagiarism!

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  107. It's sexy in the kinda trailer trash meth addict with 3 kids and saggy tits that drop down to the knees kinda sexy.

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  108. can gentleman stay popular as long as the irritating gs?
    gs has those who doesn't want to be left out doing the horse dance over and over again.

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  109. Wow, you nailed it with your comment! Many of those who kept defending Psy and his history of making 'controversial' MVs do not realise that this time, it is DIFFERENT. This MV has a lot riding on it because he is under a lot of pressure not to be seen as a 'one hit wonder' in the western world. Thus, the desperate attempt to 'bulk' it up with the casting of the Infinity Challenge crew and Gain, repeated reedits if the song, going over the top, etc. Like you, I didn't mind watching GS repeatedly, but with Gentleman, I watched it once and never wanted to even bat an eyelid at it ever again. I listened to it several times, find it palatable without the visuals (MV) but yet still can't remember a single tune from the song.

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  110. LOL there are more Korean themes in Psy's MVs than any other idol's tho. I mean Gangnam Style... was basically a showcase of popular Korean modern sub-culture. Just bc Psy isn't singing about his first love with oppa in all white matching outfits... doesn't make his music LESS Korean. Furthermore, I don't think you understand that idols are under scrutiny because their primary market is children/teens while Psy's market has always been adults. There are reason's why Psy's concert are usually 19+ and he has spoken about his "adult" image or w/e.

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  111. Idols: for children/teens aka equivalent of Disney Channel
    Psy: for adults
    Same reason why LMFAO can hump and girate all they want in a speedo but if Hannah Montana does it, parents have their pitchforks and angry phonecalls ready.

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  112. I agree the mv is too much the way Psy treats women and etc, however I disagree with this part '' since he's not really spreading Korean culture but rather something closer to American culture.''

    What? Korea is a lo misogynistic and there is also a lot korean man that abuses women and not much is done. Woman are treat ike objects and I eve heard people I know saying that sometimes some man just beats the woman in the streets and nobody cares/bother to help.

    It is funny how the reporter wants to say this isn't something from Korean culture and trying to say only ''american'' do it... please.

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  113. Not disagreeing with you but you know how Gangnam style was a satire of the hyperbole people expect Gangnam to be I think a similiar undertone of that comes through in this Mv. The fact that you are so disgusted by it means its worked.
    you know the Mv, you know the character PSY is playing but the question is, is he endorsing this type of behaviour? The women (while being subject to ridicule) do look victimised and the same with all the other people PSY's character disturbs/hurts/pranks and most people think it is bad. That people are having those responses are good. That people liked to see Ga-in get one back on him shows some amount of wanting women to stand up for themselves. ( also the sexual objectification of women makes hundreds of videos misogynistic, at least he's not standing there with semi gland ladies gyrating on him desperately rapping about how he's going bang them all and leave in the morning because he is cool like that).

    By the end of the video everyone is partying so I don't even know. Overall I didn't like the video. I give him the benefit of the doubt but I am neither convinced nor did I enjoy the video that much so I am not watching it again. It was the sexuality or innuendos that put me off and my scale of trashy to classy humour is quite broad and it would have been nice to see him get a stronger comeuppance at the end than Ga-in moving his chair. In a way it does celebrate 'low' life freedom at the end but it doesn't redeem the mean things his character does (and they not funny enough to a lot of people on their own) so its understandable that you're left feeling uncomfortable the more seriously you take it.
    I disagree with the journalist saying its aimed at the American market as the gags are more Korean derived and the sexual content is merely overly suggestive and quite tame. I do think the outcome is dissatisfying on the whole as I am not as clear what is and is not meant to be funny and I can not interpret one way or the other about parts of the video.
    E.g. Is PSY saying its funny to be mean to women or is PSY showing you'd have to be a real low grade a'hole to be mean to women but if its the latter why is that attractive to the heroine (Ga-in)? Is it about women needing to let themselves go and assert themselves more against crude men, is it about them being better if they are crass as well. Is he making fun of the gentleman image or the lowlife guy? Is this actually very serious and I am looking for jokes that are not there? Whereas Gangnam was simple amusing this is harder to interpret and the random IF cameos don't help.

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  114. No, I'm saying if you're gonna attack Psy you might as well start talking about all the other idols out there who get away with actually doing raunchy things too.


    How you gonna talk shit about Psy but not point out that actual k-pop idols (as Psy is not a k-pop idol) do the same thing and then some?

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  115. "if that mv was done by idols, all hell will break lose."


    ^ I was saying that MVs with a similar raunchy concept have already been done by idols.


    And YES, I KNOW THAT GA-IN'S MV FOR "BLOOM" WAS SUPPOSED TO DEPICT SEX IN A BEAUTIFUL WAY. But that didn't matter to Koreans, did it? Because both her choreography and bed scenes made it raunchy to them and therefore inappropriate.


    Omfg.


    Fine. Let's all just hate Psy and call him a hypocrite even though we're all just as hypocritical for refusing to accept that unnir and oppar are just as filthy-minded.

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  116. Honestly i'm not the prude kind but i did feel embarassed watching the MV and i watched it only one time too. It was indeed very cheap imo.
    GS became a hit without Psy expecting it so it's ok but it gave him a larger public including kids. And knowing that everyone were waiting for his next song, he should have thought about the message and image he would be giving to these kids.
    He has kids after all, i wonder how he explaibed the MV's meaning to them.

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  117. "and just because he's become the Obama of our media"


    wut

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  118. wait, are netizens mad because of the erotic content or the abuse of women? Though they both count as misogyny in a way, it's not clear if netizens seemed more pearl-clutchy about all the sexy stuff.

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  119. IMO WHATEVER he would have done after Gangnam Style would have come out as second rate or "try-hard". He really couldn't win. It's not that Gangnam Style was necessarily better, its success was just less expected. Now it seems like w/e Psy does, he's just trying to recreate his success which may be a little true but he's ALWAYS done funny mvs and songs so it's not like he's changed drastically or smth. He didn't even make his song English so...

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  120. Though it is a bit rich that the media, who criticize and tear female actresses/idols/entertainers apart on a regular basis, is now suddenly concerned with misogyny.

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  121. Big Bang has done their fair share of sexy ass performances (shit GD almost got arrested for being too sexy). And you're right... most people did love it. Do not worry about Big Bang. Worry about your faves' repressed sexuality and fakeass 'innocent' image instead.

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  122. oo my critical thinking classes mean I know what you're going on about. Nice.

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  123. I dont think there are alot of trolls...most prob ppl dont even like the song nor the mv

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  124. Media literacy is a repertoire of competences that enable people to analyze, evaluate, and create messages in a wide variety of media modes, genres, and forms. (wiki) Are you telling me that having some scope of critical analysis and understanding of media marketing in regards to the media as a subject is the equivalent to the entertainment industry influencing our thoughts? I'm sorry your derisive comment is lost on me.

    I'm just saying people should be educated outside of the media and that's their choice and maybe their parents. If an individual chooses to only take in what the media shows them and ignore all other avenues of thought that is their choice and not the responsibility of the person they decide to follow. If you will being given some ability to be critical of the media is good but it doesn't mean that form of media should be stopped.


    Are you making the point that Psy is being used as a media tool and needs to mold his behavior in respect to that expectation people have put upon him?

    Art is supposed to influence and maybe challenge culture. People who put out 'shocking' material do it either for marketing or profit or because they have a point they wish to impress. However it is still up to how the audiences chose to interpret it and that tends to depend on the environment they grow up in and their level of intelligence.

    Adverts, indoctrination, brainwashing try and program the human brain to think a particular way and I think its nice that there is a variety of people around who challenge the norm so that there is balance in the media as it dilutes the re-enforcement and makes us consider what really is right or wrong. In the western media you get all sorts of extremes and everything in between, people then choose what they gravitate towards to. The publication media can choose to write about them a certain way, they can choose to present themselves a certain way, we can be influenced to be desensitized or overly sensitive to different things through the media but the effect is greater if there is no diversity to balance it out. Hence Psy should be allowed to do his thing, people can criticise/praise him for it and ultimately no one dies as a direct result.

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  125. LMFAO and PSY have the best music and MVs ever.

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  126. Only if you're not educated enough. Only if you chose to raised by the media alone. wtf.

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  127. butthurt PSY lovers don't want to see how this MV has many trashy and tacky parts.

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  128. Trasy and Lame.

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  129. Yeah there was that scene where he take of the girls' top bikini or idr, it would have been funnier if... I don't know, he took down YJS's pants? lmao

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  130. Wow. International fans are now delicate virginal flowers that cannot handle Ga In eating a fishcake provocatively. Oh noes save our innocent eyes. All we can handle now are videos of oppar singing to non-existent chicks about clean pure abstinent love. And really graphic pornfics about our ships.

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  131. IKR?
    PSY is way more loved and he is more popular than Won bin will ever be.
    people won't accept but PSY is the new Korean God.

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  132. Basically this. Kpop fans have reached new heights of hypocrisy and pathetic-ness.

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  133. What part of America do you come from?! LOL Any rap video from here is like ten times worse than this @__@ I thought Psy's video was tasteless but omg, the tastelessness in a lot of American music videos.. I don't wanna go anywhere near our rap scene lol

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  134. Kdrama fans and their hate for Kpop fans in this site LOL

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  135. Do you have a reading comprehension issue?? The original poster is saying I-netizens will always hate or dislike whatever Knetizens love.
    Won Bin, PSY, Kim Taehee, Knetizens admire these people. They never said anything PSY being more popular than Won Bin overseas Did you totally miss the point?

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  136. LOL no. Won Bin is still Knetizens Ideal celebrity. He is scandal free, A Good Actor and Handsome I don't know why I-netizens freak out about this.

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  137. when i saw ga in eat the rice cake with white sauce, i saw the same thing...

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  138. K Drama fans do not hate Kpop Fans. Just when you guys start to spew BS about things you do not have any knowledge about it gets annoying. Like the whole Idol vs Actor thing. A lot of I-fans start hating on actors and questioning if they are really good looking,acting skills and how kpop & idols are more famous overseas(which is bs) when you don't know shit. Just because Knets talk crap about your idol bias that does give you reason to be immature and hate on actors or question them.

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  139. won bin stans won't agree with you but PSY is in fact more popular in the world than wb.

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  140. Only on Netizen Buzz you will see people comparing PSY and Won Bin.

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  141. To be honest, I had great expectation for this movie because of Gain.
    The mv was quite funny yes, but really 'gross'. I didn't watch it twice. They could've done better.

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  142. Well because they are a bunch of little immature bitches who are upset than netizens love him more than their idols.

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  143. Well logic is definitely something that falls short on Netizen Buzz.
    Why so many thumbdowns? lol

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  144. Please. I do not for one minute believe Kpop fans, inventors of "Oppa Didn't Mean It" (TM), are now worried about the portrayal of women as sexual objects in an MV. INTL KPOP FANS. The #1 consumer of porn fics about their ships (probably), bulge-part starers, going-gay-for-unnir/oppar-ers, thirsty ass mofos and legion of sexually frustrated pre-teens... are now complaining about sexual innuendo in an MV. INTL Kpop fans who have probably watched American MVs 1000x worse than this with little to no qualms... are complaining?

    I'm sorry if I really do not believe it that is the case. Knowing Kpop fans childishness and stupidity, they are probably 100% mad because Psy is more successful than their faves. Y'all were just waiting for Gentleman to be a total flop so you could reaffirm that Psy was just a one hit wonder bc he is the 'stereotypical asia funny man' (as opposed to your super talented idols with significant gifts to contribute to the intl music scene am I right??). But people are actually watching the video. So, now you must find another way to drag Psy down (while at the same time acting all elitist to people who just now got exposed to 'kpop' and claiming you knew Psy/kpop before gangnam style). I'm not even a Psy fan and I think his MV sucks but I just find Kpop fans' hypocrisy so appalling, I can't help but take his side.

    Lawd. If I didn't love my faves as much as I did and took interest in the kind of environment that fostered the growth of their career.... I am just. 100% embarrassed to be a kpop fan.

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  145. LoveKeepGivingItOutApril 18, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    Well miss Netizen Buzz has even said this herself in an older article she made: "He's just the ideal Korean celebrity to netizens, I don't know how else to explain it to the new readers who are freaking out over this whole concept. "

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  146. LoveKeepGivingItOutApril 18, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    You can all question if he is a one hit wonder, he affirms asian stereotypes in the west, or how people actually view him in the West or whatever... A lot of those people are upset because their faves will never make bank or get any actual fame or recognition that PSY has gotten. I'm not even a fan of him but people should just calm down about it.

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  147. trashy parts? where? LOL

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  148. I'm a Kpop fan. I'm just not a dumbass who can't take other people being praised except my faves.

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  149. Dude, you completely missed the point.

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  150. The thumbdowns show their butthurt!

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  151. um i wasn't hating on psy???? nor did anyone call him a hypocrite because HE did nothing hypocritical its just how some korean netizen's reacted that was so.
    i think ur confused.

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  152. I agree, although I did not see anything sexual in Ga in sausage scene tbh. Also I did not find any sexist scene. if it had been the other way, women would be laughing their asses off.

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  153. LoveKeepGivingItOutApril 18, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Welcome to Kpop! That type of trashy behavior runs rampant in the Kpop fandom. Just look at all of the stupid fan wars.

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  154. I could care less about it being sexual but it would have been a little funnier if it involved more men being messed with too like Yoo Jaesuk.
    Either way, it seems silly to get worked up over a Music Video that we all know was trying to point out how not to be a gentleman.

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  155. i just think he over did it. i don't know what he's singing about since i don't speak korean nor have i looked up translations, but sometimes the video correlates to what he's singing.

    personally, i find subtle sexual innuendos, sarcasm, and pranks to be HILARIOUS. but, if you overdo it, then it becomes disgusting and lame. i think that's the biggest difference between gangnam style and gentleman.

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  156. It's unfortunate that this kind of thing is what's considered to be simliar to American culture.

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  157. People here really need to read this comment

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    You people are really funny. You’re saying “Psy tries too
    hard but Gain is awesome in it.” LOL really? Don’t you think Gain’s sausage scene is the most trash thing in the MV? You guys just want to hate Psy. I bet if it was Hyuna, then she would’ve got slutshamed and all the blames as well as Psy, but you’re all defending Gain and makes it seem like Psy is the only fault here.

    Another thing you guys are saying is, “just because it’s not sexual to Americans, doesn’t mean that he gets a pass. It’s sexual for Korea”. Let me give another LOL. You all defended Jay Park when he put his middle finger picture on his Instagram because “he’s American and it’s no big deal to flick in America”. Why didn’t you guys respect the Korean culture when you defended JP like you’re doing now? Besides, Psy is not really promoting in Korea, he’s targeting the US. Go and watch American singers’ MVs, they all have much worse sexual scenes in their MVs and comparing to them, Psy’s MV is nothing new.

    Last thing, Psy has always been a sexual artist since his debut and he always had sexual contents in his songs/MVs, so Gentleman is pretty much his style. And yet people here are whining that “Psy should do his original music and stop being a tryhard.” LOL, clearly, you guys don’t know any of Psy’s music besides Gangnam Style. So why are you even saying that he should do his original music?

    I knew NB was full of Psy haters when people here disagreed that “Life of Psy” was disrespectful when all of other websites agreed that it was. You’re all mad that Knetizens love Psy and get recognized when your favorite idols are hated. Psy is hated for the same reason as Won Bin.

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  158. Butthurt i-fans everywhereApril 18, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    I-fans first started saying that Psy's follow-up will be a flop because he's a one hit and that no one will care about him anymore. Now that his follow up is sweeping iTunes chart and is doing extremely well, i-fans turned their target to his music video. Hahaha i-fans just want to hate Psy

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  159. Honestly Psy's popularity in Korea right now is because they consider him the champion of hallyu in the West. Not throwing shade here, but if he ever starts to flop the public will most likely turn on him in the blink of an eye, especially given his past enlistment scandal.

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  160. because kpop fan likes sex they can't say a video is tacky towards women? mmmkay

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  161. well they sure as hell shouldn't act like Ga In eating a fish stick is the nastiest thing they thought about that day.

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  162. Well Western Media does not allow Attractive, Handsome East Asian men in their media. They only allow people like Jackie Chan, Jet Li and PSY. Let's actually name attractive asian men that are popular in the west. Even your idols are not included, so just stop.

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  163. That's the way it goes with Kpop fans. Psy just does not have the fandom (in intensity and number) to hold himself up against all this hatin.

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  164. Yes. That exactly why Kpop fans are into Kpop. Quality music~~ :)

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  165. Yep. This is true. What asian male sex symbols exist in the West? None. Daniel Henney, Won Bin etc wouldn't become popular in the west. However men who affirm asian stereotypes will.

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  166. satire people. i agree it's sexually suggestive but you gotta understand it's sarcasm. my golly. some people took it way too seriously and literally.

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  167. So many downvotes when it comes to positives of Psy LMAO but anyways I have so much to say about this but it will basically have the message of why is everyone taking a comedic video so seriously?

    Its not trying showcasing Korean culture so vividly like GS and so what it was a little sexual, its not like the fishcake was carved to look a penis. Why are people so scared of seeing sexual things anyway. How do you think people think you got here inthe first place? By a pelican? Jeez

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  168. well stupid kpop fans only care for gay oppas

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  169. people on this site are so hypocrite

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  170. most music videos are trashy and tacky

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  171. I mean imo. I don't see what everyone's so butthurt about saying that he's mistreating women and whatnot, I agree on that behalf, but the how point of the video was to show irony against the title, thus being called "Gentleman" yet he's going around doing gruesome things to women. It all really depends on how you see it I guess. REMEMBER, IMO.

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  172. Because of those kind of things, I don't eat much of hotdogs, corndogs, sausages, and popsicles. It's uncomfortable, especially when someone watches you eat lol.

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  173. This song and MV, like Gangnam Style was satire. K-Pop fans are too immature to understand that, so I'll break it down. You are supposed to feel uncomfortable because your world view is being challenged.



    It's called Gentleman, and in the MV, Psy acts like anything but. I think he is criticizing people like you and other netizens who claim to be "gentlemen" but yet have no problem advocating the sexual repression of men and women. Ga-In participated in this MV of her own free will, and in fact, her last MV, Bloom, was all about sexual liberation. Gentleman also satirizes the objectification of women - you can see the sort of asshole Psy is portraying and how he treats women, while again claiming to be a Gentleman.


    Look at the scene where he is bullying the kids in the soccer game. He is imposing himself on the youth, akin to politicians always claiming "We're doing this for the kids!" But how does it benefit the kids...Psy's character is only gaining satisfaction for himself. When he's drenched by the sprinkler, that's another theme - usually people wearing suits don't like getting wet for no reason.


    The scene where he's sitting with the women at the pool. All three are dunked into the water, not just the women. I think he's making a clear argument here: when you objectify women, you're hurting yourself too.


    Now, I admit you may run into a problem when you're trying to satirize hypocrisy and the sexual objectification of women when your MV obviously has a bunch of hot, scantily clad women. But this is an issue you could spend years with, going around in circles, and I doubt anyone here will appreciate going into this issue so I'll just mention it for the sake of fairness.

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  174. There's nothing American in his music video. Psy has always been a sexual and a comic artist. Gentleman fits his original characteristics so I don't understand why i-fans are saying that this is American.

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  175. It's weird, I am American and I have come to think that American culture is not explicit overtones of sexuality (just sex) but to be proud of your sexuality- not even proud, just open like you don't have to hide from the fact that you are a human and humans can be in control of their bodies and what they do with it- maybe because I'm at university and that's how the progressives here think about it, but I find it sad that people automatically assume all Americans find this appealing or that it's our "culture"- I don't particularly like sexual videos, so hence I don't watch them- but I don't tell other people not to watch them...

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  176. It's sexy and isn't mean to be taken seriously, Koreans are just conservative and butthurt as usual...

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  177. It was a distasteful approach to a video. It's just tacky. Sexual references can be made in an obvious manner, but when its obvious and obnoxious it just makes it even harder to watch. And, obviously, a bit more repulsive. No one said American music doesn't make sexual references, but we rarely see any of our artists sloppily deep throating a fishcake stick. That's simply disgusting.

    Its not hypocritical, its just true. The visuals were stereotypical and childish.

    He's not doing anything for K-Pop but making it look like a joke. Other fans are mad because there are K-Pop groups with talent and substance, but Psy thrusts his pelvis and rides an imaginary horse and crosses international lines.

    ...If you feel like that's true artistic talent in music, I encourage you to take a seat.

    He has other music that's good, but after one joke of a song, maybe he should start trying to showcase his actual talent in order to prove that there's more to him, and to Korean music, than silly dances and dumbass lyrics.

    Whether he knows it or not he's setting a standard and proving a stereotype.

    He's not making anyone, including himself, look good.

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  178. You really can't say he is spreading Hallyu. Majority of the people that watch GS or GM don't give a shit about Korea and they still don't after watching these MV. Its harsh but i'm quite sure its true.

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  179. but gentleman has nothing to do with hyuna
    so why bring her in

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  180. I definitely agree with you and Sorry Sorry up there. I've never been on this site except for this article and I'd rather stay off this site if these are the articles coming out of it. To me it seems like everyone is mad at how sexual it is.

    Probably because of the fact that it's a guy who has girls being sexual in it. Instead of an actual girl group being sexy themselves. Which I can see the differences in. But everyone is overreacting on this website, and I know why... but I don't agree at all. And usually when a guy has girls being sexy in it that's usually something very western and everyone 'hates pop music that isn't kpop' so I can see where your hate is coming from.

    I also think it's more of the fact that Ga-In took the role of being a 'western idol' by being overly sexual than being a 'role-model' that she's become to a lot of kpop fans from her 'Talk about S' album.

    What I don't like the most though, is the fact that fans disrespect and talk shit about decisions that idols themselves have made. They don't need your approval to do anything.

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  181. psy having so much presure from gangnam style and when i watch "gentleman mv" you can feel... he try to hard, and somehow i think why he choose gain bcs he use abracadabra dance,i still feel gangnam style from his new mv.

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  182. BAM. An argument that no one can reply to. Thank you for this.

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  183. Gangnam style was funny, from kids to older people like it but Gentleman is trashy and kind of gross :/

    My grandma didn't want to see it again.

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  184. some Kpop ANTI is writing long ass comments trashing idols everywhere in this post.

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  185. this comment again? stop copying the same thing over and over again please.

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  186. I'll address the so-called "misogynistic overtones." The MV was satire, and Psy was playing a character.


    I mean, come on, look at the juxtaposition between the title and his actions in the music video. Do actual Gentlemen go around acting like an asshole? Obviously not, he is implicitly criticizing people who talk all high and mighty but who are actually terrible people.


    The scene that quite explicitly demonstrates the satirical nature of the MV is when Psy and the two women are thrown into the pool. That's right, not just the two women while Psy watches and laughs. ALL THREE OF THEM. His character has been acting like a douche, so he gets exactly what he's been dealing out. Afterwards, they're happy and dancing, which asserts the sexual liberation aspect that I'll go over now.


    Ga-In is quite obviously a sexually liberated woman, or at least she tries to be. BEG have always been about pushing social boundaries see Abracadabra, Sixth Sense, and Ga-In's own Bloom (which like I said below was all about female sexual liberation). She gets one over Psy when he kicks over his chair in the food stand, and both of them make sexual gestures with the food. It isn't just Psy being showcasing his sexuality, both of them have accepted it and that's why they run out together.


    Of course, unless you're someone interested in media and communications, you're probably not going to see this. You're going to see a douchebag degrading women and a bunch of hot babes dancing for the man's enjoyment. I'm pretty certain though that Psy was not trying to go out of his way to demean women, he's a socially conscious guy who likes ripping on the absurdities of every day life.

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  187. It's alright, they'll just down vote me because they don't have the intellectual capacity to actually dispute my points.


    Or do they? Click that down arrow boys and girls, it's easier that actually standing up for your opinions and using critical thinking.

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  188. Lol quit hating. Who cares if they are conservative? It's their culture! It's funny how your criticizing someones else culture and saying they are butthurt when it is genuinely a problem to them....your a joke

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  189. Finally, the journalist questions whether Psy really is a 'Hallyu spreader' like everyone seems to think he is, since he's not really spreading Korean culture but rather something closer to American culture.

    This part is so true. I feel like PSY has a great chance in showcasing what Korean culture is since a lot of people seem to forget about Korea. I was kind of annoyed with Gentleman because it looked like it was meant for American culture compared to Gangnam Style which didn't give that kind of feel?

    The song was really not funny, and it you can see how hard he tried it to be better than Gangnam Style. Gangnam Style was definitely better compared to Gentleman, and his older songs were better than what he puts out now....

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