Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ Praised by the New York Times
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The New York Times praised Psy’s “Gangnam Style.”
Recently, an article was released by the New York Times regarding Psy’s “Gangnam Style” and its global recognition that is growing each day. The article was give the title, “Viral Video Gets Propaganda Treatment” and refers to Psy by his real Korean name, Park Jae Sang.
The article mentions, “Park Jae Sang, the South Korean phenomenon behind a dance video called Gangnam Style, got an even clearer sign of success” and explained that North Koreans used the video as a propaganda to make fun of a South Korean presidential candidate.
The New York Times article emphasizes the explosive success of the viral music video and mentions, “Gangnam Style is a big enough hit that even reclusive apparatchiks know of it.”
The article continues to praise Psy by criticizing other K-Pop bands and explaining why they all failed to succeed in the United States. The New York Times article concluded that Psy’s secret to success was, “his willingness to allow himself to be made fun of with a buffoonish performance.”
The article is accessible at http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/21/world/asia/gangnam-style-video-gets-north-korean-propaganda-treatment.htmlpsy gangnam style lyricsGMANAM STYLE