And you can quote me on this, I hate (see: abhor) ‘Gangnam Style.’ Not only is this craze ridiculous to me, the content is absolutely pure crap by my standards. This synth pop ear worm-fail is as generic as can be, poorly-conceived and created as a gimmick with the status of a ‘Youtube sensation’ within it’s trajectory from the get-go. What’s the word– oh right, ‘contrived.’ As most things as such, it has a substantial lack of substance. So why all the views, Youtubers?
People who buy into tho craze makes me despise it even more– the people who aided in the South Korean popstar’s Guinness world record of most-liked video in Youtube history. At now (Friday, December 21st) over 1 billion views, it’s crazier to believe that nearly one-sixth of the world’s population has been exposed to that silly ‘Ride that Pony’ dance variation and the retching “Oopa,” than it is to believe that there are repeat-offenders out there. And lots of them. People actually are into this stuff, I realize as I shake my head in disbelief, feeling embarrassed for these others. Shame on you all.
Go away, Psy. You’ve done a terrible thing, now vanish. Cash out and retire somewhere in a fancy palace with your herd of yes-people tickling your inflated web-generated ego; it’s the noble thing to do. Fade instantly into obscurity, speeding up that process where your collective image morphs from somewhat ‘non-ironic’ and ‘kinda cool’ by some standards, to the “wow, can you believe that really happened?” file of people’s brains — the section where Jnco jeans and big hair are embarrassingly kept; where Myspace.com ended up.
Be proud to be one of your nation’s first cross-ocean success stories but please post no more videos, Psy. I’m completely alright with knowing very little about you and your musical history, so please stop showing up in my news feed? Thanks!