Some amusing behind the scenes is that the Norks are being driven bonkers by that silly “Gangnam Style” song and music video.
For both of you unfamiliar with it, the Gangnam district in Seoul is known for its wealth, ostentation, trendiness, and conspicuous consumption. A South Korean pop star named ‘Psy’, kind of a pudgy type, did a song and music video making fun of all the Gangnam excesses.
And it became a huge international hit. In the music genre known as ‘K-pop’, the video stars several well known Korean celebrities, including his female dance partner, the guy in the yellow suit, and the hip thrusting guy.
Well, pirate copies of this made it to North Korea, and though extremely illegal, were soon everywhere, showing the Nork elite youth both the wealth of South Korea, and more importantly, that they are having *fun* down there; something not permitted in the North.
The video itself is just silly, but worth a look so you know what everybody is talking about.