Gangnam Style in popular culture

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"Gangnam Style" is a single released by South Korean rapper Psy on July 15, 2012. It has achieved widespread international recognition and became the most viewed YouTube video, becoming the first one to gain a billion views on December 21, 2012.[1] Gangnam Style's unprecedented worldwide popularity was acknowledged by YouTube, who called it a "massive" hit at a global level "unlike anything we've ever seen before" while Billboard noted that "Gangnam Style" was nothing short of a pop culture phenomenon.[2] As a result, it has influenced worldwide popular culture in many aspects.

Television[edit]

  • During VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live show, the television host Carrie Keagan told the audience that everyone in her office is "completely obsessed" with the dance moves of "Gangnam Style", which she later performed with Jason Dundas.[4][5]
  • South Korean boy band Shinhwa also showed their interests in "Gangnam Style" (especially lead vocalist Shin Hye Sung) with the members dancing to the "horse-riding choreography" repeatedly on episode 24 of their own variety show "SHINHWA Broadcast", which was aired by JTBC.[6]
  • During the late night comedy talk show Chelsea Lately, the American stand-up comedian and actress Chelsea Handler told the audience she considers Psy to be a "revolutionary musician, dancer and sex symbol". She also compared him with the Latino pop singer Ricky Martin.[7]
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno has presented several jokes involving the dance. On August 31, Leno showed parody video footage of US presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who made his entrance at the Republican National Convention "Gangnam Style".[8] The October 8 "Headlines" segment started with the fake headline "Joe Biden will debate Paul Ryan 'Gangnam Style'.".[9] On October 25, the day after Barack Obama's appearance, Leno shows parody footage of a KTLA news story about Obama on ABC's Dancing with the Stars dancing to the song with another contestant.[10]
  • Big Brother Australia created a commercial with the housemates dancing to "Gangnam Style" to promote the 2012 series.[11] It was danced again on the series finalé on 7 November 2012 by the ex-housemates with a taped recording of Psy appearing to announce the start of the performance.[12][13]
  • The Pakistani telecommunication company Zong created a mobile phone network advertisement in which actors were seen performing Gangnam dance moves. The advertisement also loosely imitated some scenes from the original Gangnam style music video.[16][17]
  • The Mexican television series, Sabadazo, aired by Televisa, uses "Gangnam Style" as the series' theme song. The show also features a parody of the dance itself, named Sabadazo Style, which is danced differently than the actual "Gangnam Style" dance.
  • Animated series, South Park episode "A Nightmare on FaceTime" featured a Halloween party in which a large portion of the attendees dressed as Psy and danced to "Gangnam Style". Stan attends the party in disguise as, "Gangnamstein", wearing a Frankenstein costume sporting a hairstyle similar to that of PSY and sunglasses.[18]
  • In the German television show Wetten, dass..? broadcast by ZDF, the television host Markus Lanz challenged the city of Bremen to find 100 residents willing to dance "Gangnam Style" on stage, which the city eventually completed just before the end of the programme.[21][22]
  • In the British television show Strictly Come Dancing, the contestants with their partners as well as the judges and presenters danced to "Gangnam Style" on the Halloween Show.[23]
  • The retired Brazilian footballer Ronaldo danced "Gangnam Style" during the Brazilian TV show Medida Certa Ronaldo Fenomeno as part of his weight loss programme,[25] prompting sports journalist Michael Cummings of Bleacher Report to write that "Gangnam Style" is already "out of style a few weeks ago", but Ronaldo is now jumping onto the "bandwagon" like everyone else.[26]
  • In the Phineas and Ferb episode "Happy New Year", Phineas, Ferb, Isabella, and the Fireside Girls do the "Gangnam Style" dance. Phineas is dressed in a blue suit as PSY; Ferb is dressed in a yellow suit as Yoo Jae-Seok as they dance in a parking garage.[27] Disney has also featured "Gangnam Style" in some of their promotional material in South Korea.[28] On the videocast Doof's Daily Dirt, Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz comments on the video, and calls it Open Quantum Style.[29]

Film[edit]

  • The song was used in the 2013 comedy, This Is the End.[33]
  • The song was used in the 2013 documentary, Linsanity.[34]
  • Despite the song not being used, A minor character dances Gangnam Style in a scene of the Fall Formal Dance from My Little Pony: Equestria Girls
  • This song appears during the credits of the 2014 film,"The Nut Job" with the animals and humans from the movie dance to the song. An animated version of Psy also appears.

Flash mobs and folk culture[edit]

Children performing "Gangnam Style"

The earliest "Gangnam Style" flash mobs were held in Pasadena, California,[35] and Sydney, Australia.[36] On September 12, Times Square in Manhattan was filled with a flash mob dancing to the music of "Gangnam Style" during ABC's Good Morning America.[37] Five days later, Psy appeared in a flash mob organized by the American entertainment TV show Extra in Los Angeles. The dress code was either "something comfortable" or "Psy-inspired clothing."[38] A "Gangnam Style" flash mob in front of the Obelisco de Buenos Aires national monument in Argentina was shown on the national news programme Antes del Mediodía.[39] In Indian film Rangrezz, the song is an official parody of Gangnam style featuring Jakky Bhagnani as PSY. All the scenes are from Gangnam style video converted into Mumbai. In the Siberian region of Kemerovo, residents dressed themselves in costumes designed to look like the ape-like creature Bigfoot and danced "Gangnam Style" to celebrate and mark the birthday of Bigfoot.[40] The state-funded television channel Russia Today labelled the celebrations "Yeti-style", a reference to another ape-like creature similar to Bigfoot.[40] In Thailand, officials from the Dan Sai municipality in Loei Province shot a video of people wearing masks and performing "Gangnam Style" during the Phi Ta Khon "ghost" festival. According to the Thai newspaper The Nation, villagers and spiritual leaders from Loei province have felt "uneasy" and also "greatly offended" about this "Gangnam Style" performance which tarnishes the image of a 400 year-old tradition.[41]

Sports[edit]

"Gangnam Style" has also made its way into various sporting events:

Association football[edit]

Cricket[edit]

  • Jamaican cricketer Chris Gayle danced "Gangnam Style" twice during the West Indies' match against Ireland and then repeated the act again when he took a wicket during the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 match against England. He also told his fans that he will keep celebrating "Gangnam Style" as the competition progresses.[72] He and teammate Andre Russell had held a late-night "Gangnam Style" party, which resulted in three British female guests being briefly arrested by guards from Sri Lanka's. After the West Indies won the World Cup, the whole team, including non playing members, celebrated with a mid-pitch "Gangnam Style" dance. Gayle continued this for the night, including the medal ceremony and the team photo. Ministerial Security Division.[73]
  • On December 8, Bangladesh national cricket team celebrated their ODI series win against West Indies cricket team with "Gangnam Style" dance.[74]

National Football League[edit]

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Technology[edit]

Robotics[edit]

  • During the Industrial Summit Forum in Hangzhou, China, one particular robot was programmed to dance "Gangnam Style" and eventually won a dancing competition.[89][90]
  • The Human Interface Technology Laboratory at the University of Canterbury programmed its robots to dance "Gangnam Style" for a "better understanding of human-robot relationships".[91]

Applications and video games[edit]

  • Just Dance 4, a dance game by Ubisoft, released "Gangnam Style" as a Downloadable Content on November 20, 2012 for the XBox 360 and Wii, November 27, 2012 on the Playstation 3, and January 3, 2013 (PAL) and January 24th, 2013 (NTSC) for the Wii U. The dance routine includes most of the choreography from the official video and the live performances, some rearranged or improvised.[92]
  • Just Dance 2014, another Ubisoft game, released this song as a recycled DLC, mostly for the PS4 and Xbox one, because those games did not gets Just Dance 4, it was a December DLC, the DLC is also available for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, and Wii U.
  • Dance Central 3, a dance game by Harmonix, released "Gangnam Style" as a Downloadable Content on November 27, 2012 for the Xbox 360. The dance routine includes most of the choreography from the official video and the live performances, some rearranged or improvised.[93]
  • In September 2012, app development company Workprint Innovations created Dance Video App, with a collection of "Gangnam Style" inspired dancers. Within this collection, users can choose between four Gangnam Style dance situations while capturing video with their iPhones.[95]
  • For a short time, characters in the Facebook game, FarmVille 2, would dance "Gangnam Style" when the player leveled up.[97][98]
  • Psycho Bear Studios posted a Gangnam Style Story "endless runner" game on iTunes.[99]

Parodies and reaction videos[edit]

In Geneva, Switzerland, about 300 people gathered at the International Monument to the Reformation for a parody of "Gangnam Style" organized by a local radio station.[101] According to The Christian Post, "Gangnam Style" was parodied by Inri Cristo, a self-proclaimed reincarnation of Jesus Christ, to attract the public's attention.[102] Another noteworthy parody is "Jerusalem Syndrome Gangnam Style", which is shot at the Old City of Jerusalem and includes important heritage sites such as Mahane Yehuda Market, Western Wall, Zion Square, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. It also includes a special cameo appearance by the Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat. The Times of Israel described the parody as "a unique Jerusalem twist to the song".[103] The Argentine TV series Graduados made another parody, danced by the Argentine-Korean actor Chang Kim Sung.[104] Obama Gangnam Style![105] is a parody by Barack Obama impersonator Reggie Brown.[106] The musical television series Glee covers the song in their season 4 episode "Thanksgiving" with Jenna Ushkowitz on lead vocals.[107] The rapidly growing popularity and international recognition of "Gangnam Style" has spawned many user generated videos, some of them have received international media recognition, such as:

Students reenacting the elevator scene at the University of Bradford's atrium in West Yorkshire, England
  • According to The Wall Street Journal, the Canadian couple Simon and Martina Stawski from the video blog Eatyourkimchi were among the first to review and do a parody of "Gangnam Style" on July 23, 2012,[108] before T-Pain's tweet[109] on July 29 "sent it into the stratosphere."[110]
  • Teens react to Gangnam Style,[111] produced by the Fine Brothers. Jeff Yang of the Wall Street Journal wrote, "Ha ha, the Fine Bros. got around to exposing PSY on their panel of unsuspecting adolescents. Turns out, however, that most of them already listen to K-pop."[112]
  • 'Gangnam Style' Also Calms Fussy Babies, Meredith Bennett-Smith of The Huffington Post wrote, ""Gangnam Style" may have broken a Guinness World Record for being the most "liked" video in online history, but it seems the tune and its "horsey-style" choreography also calms down fussy babies...The first video,[113] which was posted on September 23, has already gone viral, amassing more than 400,000 views. It features Claire, a rather unhappy baby, who only calms down when the Korean pop song is played."[114]
  • Hongdae Style,[115] a parody by Trend Factory, was mentioned by The Wall Street Journal as one of five must-see Gangnam Style response videos.[116]
  • Pyongyang Style,[117] a parody that "mocks North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il", is mentioned by Kate Stanton of United Press International.[118]
  • PSY Gangnam Style MV Reaction,[119] by K-Pop bloggers Katie and Mindy Anderson. Evan Ramstad of The Wall Street Journal writes that "The Andersons’ reaction video is fun because of their spontaneity, laughter and creeping realization of what’s going on."[120]
  • Gangnam Style Meets Metal,[121] by Eric Calderone, was mentioned in the Daily Mirror, a British national newspaper.[122]
Students from the Colegio de la Preciosa Sangre de Pichilemu performing the final scene of Gangnam Style
  • Minecraft Style is a parody of "Gangnam Style" released on October 26, 2012 by Jordan Maron, who goes by the username Captain Sparklez. It received over a million views in its first day of release.[134] It is a shot-by-shot remake of the original "Gangnam Style" using Minecraft,[135] a video game about building with blocks and objects. That parody has since been taken down, as Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Universal Music Publishing Group have both filed copyright infringement claims on the lyrics of the original song. Originally brought down on December 7, 2012, the video was available to be viewed five days later before it was taken down again on January 9, 2013, and has remained that way since.
  • Gundam Style by KatsuhonoProduction, is a parody of "Gangnam Style", where it plays on people's mistaken interpretation that Psy is talking about the iconic mecha of the Gundam franchise. The parody video utilizes the heads of various Mobile Suits seen in the Gundam franchise pasted onto many of the people seen in the video. The video parody was noted by Kotaku[137] and G4TV.[138]
  • 'Rangrezz Gangnam Style was a parody that featured Jackky Bhagnani for the 2013 Bollywood film, Rangrezz. It was shown towards the end of the film.[139]
  • A YouTube video named Irish Paddy Style was uploaded as a parody of Gangnam Style. It replaces the original lyrics with words about popular Irish culture. It has been featured on Uploaded, a programme shown on 3e.

China[edit]

  • 草泥马 style (literally, "Grass Mud Horse Style"), was uploaded onto YouTube and other Chinese websites by the political activist and dissident Ai Weiwei. In this parody, Ai Weiwei dances "Gangnam Style" with a pair of handcuffs as a symbol of his arrest by Chinese authorities in 2011. According to the Associated Press, government authorities had removed the video from almost all Chinese websites the next day.[140][141] In an interview with Reuters, Ai Weiwei remarked, "After we had uploaded it, a few hours later...we found that a lot of people, tens of thousands, had already watched it. Now, in China, it has already been totally removed, deleted entirely, and you can't see it in China".[142]
  • 转账style (literally, "Transfer Style" ), is an anti-scam video produced by local police in Shanghai to raise public awareness of various tools and techniques used by telecom swindlers. According to the Shanghai Daily, "The whole story is reenacted in a humorous manner, similar to South Korean phenom Psy's global hit". The newspaper also wrote that this particular adaptation of "Gangnam Style" has garnered almost as much attention in China's blogosphere as the original "Gangnam Style" music video.[143][144]
  • 消防style (literally, "Firefighting Style" ), was produced by firefighters from Yulin, Guangxi. A spokesman from Yulin's firefighting department told China News Service that their version of "Gangnam Style" was produced to inform the public about their daily activities, responsibilities, and also to attract more people to join the firefighting service.[145][146]
  • 蚌埠列车员style (literally, "Bengbu Train Conductor Style") is a controversial version of "Gangnam Style" in which a man in train conductor's uniform is seen performing "Gangnam Style" while pointing his middle finger at the camera and spewing vulgarities. Although a significant portion of China's blogosphere described the train conductor as "talented" and "fun", others felt that he had tarnished the image of his occupation.[147] According to the Shanghai Railway Bureau, the train conductor was subsequently suspended from service because of this video.[147]
  • 36中学版江南style (literally, No. 36 Middle High School Gangnam Style) was produced in Dalian, Liaoning, as part of a physical education programme in which almost 1100 students participated.[148]
  • Original Painting is a music video (MV) inspired by "Gangnam Style" and produced by Christopher Doyle and the Chinese singer "Uta". The English language daily newspaper China Daily described it as a "Gangnam Style-like MV".[149]
  • Aircraft carrier style is a parody of Gangnam Style and refers to the crouching and pointing position taken by two technicians on the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning to give the green light to the fighter pilots. On November 25, 2012, the first Chinese flight landing on an aircraft carrier was successfully conducted on the Liaoning with the Shenyang J-15.[150] An official photo showed two technicians on the carrier crouching and pointing to give the green light to the fighter pilots.[151] Many photos of web users positioning themselves similarly can be found online, making aircraft carrier style an internet meme. The people in the pictures are usually in bedrooms and wearing a sticker with the Chinese characters 起飞 (meaning flight) on their backs, just like the Chinese Navy personnel.[152] The pose was referenced at the end of the skit 《你摊上事儿了》 (meaning, roughly, you're in trouble) which was performed at the 2013 CCTV New Year's Gala.[153][154]

Europe[edit]

Middle East[edit]

United States[edit]

Popularity among notable people[edit]

Politicians[edit]

Through his song Gangnam Style, PSY has become an
international sensation, with his satirical song’s video clip
- and its horse-riding-like dance moves – viewed more than
half a billion times since its release in July.

—The United Nations,[207] October 24, 2012
Gangnam Style was mentioned during a U.S. State Department briefing on October 3, 2012, when a reporter asked spokeswoman Victoria Nuland if it may lead to a deepening of ties between South Korea and the United States.[208]
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon performing "Gangnam Style" with PSY

On October 3, 2012, "Gangnam Style" was mentioned during a U.S. State Department briefing when a reporter asked spokeswoman Victoria Nuland if she had heard about the song, to which Nuland replied: "No, but I bet you my daughter does. She loves Korean pop." She also told the international media that she planned to "dial it up" and watch the video.[208]

A few weeks later Nuland described "Gangnam Style" as "fantastic" and added that both her daughter and her husband Robert Kagan "all love the Gangnam Style" and that she had mastered its dance moves by watching the video clip "for weeks and weeks."[209]

On October 9, Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, held a speech at the 2012 Conservative Party Conference, where he admitted that "Gangnam Style is very good".[210] He talked about the vast variety of exports that originate from London, including television aerials which the Koreans use to watch "Gangnam Style". He also told the audience that he and the British Prime Minister David Cameron have danced "Gangnam Style".[211] A few days before the conference, they performed the dance at Chequers Court in Buckinghamshire. One of the guests who witnessed the dance remarked, "It was uproarious – they [Johnson and Cameron] completely brought the house down".[212]

On October 17, "Gangnam Style" was performed by George Christensen, a member of the Australian House of Representatives.[213] During an interview with the French news agency AFP, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon revealed that he has watched "Gangnam Style" several times. He hailed the song as a "force for world peace" and added that "there are no languages required in the musical world. That is the power of music, that is the power of the heart. Through this promotion of arts we can better understand the culture and civilisations of other people. In this era of instability and intolerance we need to promote better understanding through the power of music."[214]

Congressman John Lewis from the U.S. House of Representatives recently danced "Gangnam Style" to promote voting.[215]

"Gangnam Style" has been used by presidential candidates during elections. Ju-min Park of Reuters mentioned that a few of South Korea's normally staid presidential candidates are imitating Psy's moves in an appeal to voters.[216]

In Chile, the dance was also used by students during massive protests across the country[217] and the Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei, who was detained by Chinese authorities in 2011 for his political activism, danced "Gangnam Style" with a pair of handcuffs as a symbol of his arrest and uploaded a video titled "Grass Mud Horse Style" onto YouTube and other Chinese websites. According to the Associated Press, government authorities had removed the video from most websites the next day.[140][141]

The Colorado Democratic Party celebrated U.S. President Barack Obama's victory at the 2012 U.S. presidential election by dancing "Gangnam Style" during the Denver Democratic watch party.[218]

During his speech in front of the Parliament of Malaysia, the politician Bung Mokhtar Radin drew comparisons between the youth of his country and "Gangnam Style". He remarked "They should be like PSY and Gangnam Style. He, his styles and his group is very popular. Millions of people are watching his video clip, not like our youths…destroying our image of our country and our people."[219]

In Bali, Indonesia, The Committee for Environmental Advocacy staged a protest against the building of a suspended highway connecting Ngurah Rai International Airport with the city by dancing "Gangnam Style".[220][221] In the Philippines, students commemorating the 40th anniversary of the declaration of Martial law in the country danced "Gangnam Style" at Chino Roces Bridge during a protest against the former President Ferdinand Marcos' use of the military during his 14-year dictatorial rule.[222]

The following political leaders have mentioned "Gangnam Style" on social media platforms or through speeches:

Politician Position Quote
Jim Yong Kim President of the
World Bank
I love Gangnam Style, my three-year-old son dances around doing Gangnam Style all the time[223][224]
Song Sang-Hyun President of the
International Criminal Court
Let me apologize in advance if I slightly overstep the conventional time limit allocated to speakers.
I am afraid I could not stay within say, 10 minutes even if I were to speak in Gangnam Style"[225][226]
Barack Obama President of the
 United States
I just saw that video for the first time. I think I can do that move. But I'm not sure that the
inauguration ball is the appropriate time to break that out. Maybe do it privately for Michelle.[227]
Tara Sonenshine Under Secretary of State
for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs
Of course, we all know about Gangnam Style. Well, the man behind it – Psy – went to Boston University and the Berklee College of Music[228]
Lee Hsien Loong Prime Minister of
 Singapore
Enjoyed this Singaporean parody of “Gangnam Style”, produced for Children’s Day.[229][230]
Najib Razak Prime Minister of
 Malaysia
Been hearing about Gangnam Style all of last week, even in the news.
What's your view that makes it so popular?
[231]

The following political leaders, Congressmen and Members of Parliament have performed the dance moves of "Gangnam Style" at various locations:

Politician Position Location of "Gangnam Style" performance
Ban Ki-Moon Secretary-General of the
 United Nations
United Nations Headquarters[232]
David Cameron Prime Minister of the
 United Kingdom
Chequers Court, Buckinghamshire[212]
Boris Johnson Mayor of London
Rob McKenna State attorney general of Washington International District, Seattle[233]
John Lewis Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district YouTube video[234]
Mike Honda Representative for California's 15th congressional district YouTube video[235]
George Christensen Representative for the seat of Dawson (Australia) Mackay, Queensland[236]
Lim Swee Say Minister in Prime Minister's Office (Singapore) Promontory @ Marina Bay, Singapore[237]

Celebrities[edit]

On August 16, 2012, Nelly Furtado performed the song at her concert in the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Manila, Philippines.[238] One of the main factors that has led to "Gangnam Style" receiving worldwide media attention is its popularity among notable celebrities. According to The Wall Street Journal, T-Pain was among the first to have "sent [the video] to the stratosphere" when he tweeted about it on July 29.[110] It was then picked up by Neetzan Zimmerman from the social blog Gawker, who asked "Did this underground Hip Hop artist from South Korea just release the Best Music Video of the Year?"[239] on July 30.

The English actor Peter Serafinowicz called it "one of the best music videos ever made".[240] while the German model Heidi Klum, who performed "Gangnam Style" at the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards, revealed that her children have been obsessed with the song and that she has been holding "Gangnam dance parties" with them.[241][242]

Celebrity comments with more than 1,000 retweets
Name Quote Source Retweets Significance
Robbie Williams P.S. Try watching this and not smiling I dare you.... (Not even a lip curl)[243][244] Personal blog N/A Earliest celebrity comment in late July. According to Emma Harrison from The Oxford Times, "Psy told the Oxford Union that it was Robbie Williams who uploaded it to his blog – which triggered a tweeting frenzy and the craze that took over the UK."
Justin Bieber Heyyyy sexy laaady[245] Twitter account 151,850 Mentioned by Allkpop,[246] Soompi[247] and Mnet Media[248]
T-Pain Words cannot even describe how amazing this video is.[109][249] Twitter account 2446 This tweet by T-Pain had "sent [the video] to the stratosphere" [110]
Josh Groban It's a Gangnam Style world, we're just living in it. Amazing video.[250][251] Twitter account 1102 Mentioned by The Korea Herald,[252] Seoul's official website,[253] a blog post published by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation,[254] and Billboard[255]
Katy Perry Help, I'm in a Gangnam Style K-hole[256][257] Twitter account 12,822 Katy Perry's tweet further increased the song's popularity in the United States[258]
Vanessa Hudgens I am so amazingly obsessed. GANGNAM STYLE! Yeahhhha[259][260] Personal blog N/A
Britney Spears I am LOVING this video – so fun! Thinking that I should possibly learn the choreography. Anybody wanna teach me?[261][262] Twitter account 4,573 Led to Psy's first appearance on
The Ellen Degeneres Show[263]
Tom Cruise Think @psy_oppa (Psy) would make a
good future co-star Gangnam Style?[264][265]
Twitter account 1,940 Possible future collaboration[266]
LMFAO Check out #PartyRock .... Gangnam Style![267][268] Twitter account 1,842 Mentioned by Hankook Ilbo[269]
Scooter Braun How did I not sign this guy!?[270][271] Twitter account 1,175 On September 4, 2012, it was confirmed that Psy was signed to Braun's Schoolboy Records.[272]
According to Jasmine Gardner from the London Evening Standard, this tweet also played a role in spreading the song's popularity among Western celebrities.[273]
James Corden I am so into Gangnam Style its insane![274] Twitter account 1,717
Darren Criss Could not be more proud of the human race that PSY's Gangnam Style is one of the biggest things in the world right now.[275] Twitter account 2,337
Hilary Duff You guys... Gangnam style? I just..... I can't ....[276] Twitter account 2,924
Ashley Benson A lil late to the party but, better late than ever right?!
I’m obsessed with this guy. I die. PSY -Gangnam Style[277]
Personal blog N/A

Others[edit]

The Korea Tourism Organization has launched a "One day Gangnam tour" that begins with some "gangnam styling" at a beauty salon, shopping at the Apgujeong & Cheongdam boutiques, coffee and brunch, followed by the casino and clubbing.[278] Romeo Beckham, the son of the British footballer David Beckham, had danced "Gangnam Style" while watching a matching between the Los Angeles Galaxy and the San Jose Earthquakes, according to The Sun.[279] In Thailand, two local gangs provoked each other by dancing "Gangnam Style", eventually leading to a gun fight with more than 50 rounds fired.[280]

During a presentation of the beauty pageant Miss Earth 2012, some of the contestants including Miss Philippines, Miss Czech Republic, Miss Brazil and Miss Panama danced "Gangnam Style".[281] The controversial Dutch artist Tinkebell danced "Gangnam Style" to promote a newly released nude calendar.[282]

In its review of Oriental Brewery's Golden Lager, beer website Unquestionable Taste used the title "Oppan-Golden-Style" for the review's page.[283]

Rick Warren, an American evangelical Christian pastor and author of The Purpose Driven Life, is also known to be a fan of the song.[284]

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