Monday, April 08, 2013

A-Pop

Oh, Anna Kendrick, is there nothing you can’t do? Hold your own with George Clooney. Rise above sparkly vampires. Turn the beat around with your red cups. Charm us with your Tweets. And now master K-pop. Look, I’ll confess to knowing very little about K-pop, except the small energetic snippets I’ve seen and heard. The video features real-life K-pop girl group f(x), which features a mix of South Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese and Asian-American members. What I particularly like about it is these young women and their “foreigness” aren’t the butt of the jokes. It’s Anna’s unfamiliarity and clumsiness that are being laughed at instead. Score one for non-stereotypical Asian representation. Also, who doesn’t love a good diarrhea joke?



p.s. Does short-haired, deep-voiced f(x) member Amber ping anyone else? Just checking.

7 comments:

concorddawn said...

Ping? Pingpingping! kekekeke

Tammy said...

Ping. Ping ping ping ping ping. Novel reading. Ping. Ping. Ping.

Also, Anna Kendrick is unfathomably adorable.

NorthWorst said...

Ping? No, more like the collective sirens responding to a five alarm fire.

baems said...

There has never been a mention of her being a lesbian in korean media but her teammembers said that Amber feels unconfortable when changing with the others lol

e said...

PING? Um, yeah.

TheWeyrd1 said...

Snort! Also...PING!?! That's not a ping...that's a sonic boom.

JW said...

RE pinging - well.. the grp is manufactured, so i won't be surprised if the manufacturers want to maximize target demographic.