Cês já devem ter visto o vídeo do Gangam Style, né? Eu conheci através do Lucas Lima, veja você. O lance é que saiu um artigo no The Atlantic sobre como o vídeo é uma crítica subversiva ao estilo de vida, classe e riqueza na Coréia do Sul.
“I think it all ties back to the same thing: the pursuit of materialism, the pursuit of form over function,” Hong said. “Koreans made extraordinary gains as a country, in terms of GDP and everything else, but that growth has not been equitable. I think the young people are finally realizing that. There’s a genuine backlash. … You’re seeing a huge amount of resentment from youth about their economic circumstances.” Even if Psy wasn’t specifically nodding to this when he wrote the song and shot the video, it’s part of the contemporary South Korean society that he inhabits. “The context is all of these tensions going on where Koreans are realizing where they’re at, how they got there, what they need to do to move forward.”
É uma ótima leitura.