So SNSD‘s “Dancing Queen” is awesome … because it’s Duffy‘s “Mercy” except in Korean, and I didn’t have an issue with it because they look amazing in the music video. However, what I wanted to talk about was Sunny‘s … interesting hat towards the end.
Like … how am I supposed to take that?
It doesn’t come off as ironically clueless like KARA‘s “Best Fucking Five” shirt or G-Dragon‘s “CUNT” beanie, because SM Entertainment obviously realized that it’s a profanity and censored it. Therefore, the only thing I can think is that this is a conscious choice to try and make Sunny … what? Hood?
“Welcome Motherfuckers” from the same idol who has constant aegyo competitions is just … confusing. Worse yet, the spoken word over it at the time is, “Ayo stop, let me put it down another way.”
NO PLEASE NO DON’T GO THAT DIRECTION ESPECIALLY IN AMERICA UGH
I’ve complained about this before, but the reason why K-pop comes off as inauthentic for me is that 99% of the time their personas completely contradict their ever-shifting “concepts”.
BUT … it gets point from me because “Welcome Motherfuckers” is EXTREMELY close to the line from Dexter‘s Sergeant James Doakes that I use in real life all the time:
So there’s that.