2013 Penang Thaipusam goes Gangnam Style: Religion meets Modernity


2013 Penang Thaipusam goes Gangnam Style


Perhaps, ORGANIZERS of all religious festivals should put up a sign, “NO GANGNAM STYLE ALLOWED”.


‘Gangnam Style’ Gets Banned for Safety Reasons?

CJ E&M enewsWorldBy Stewart Ho | CJ E&M enewsWorld – Fri, Aug 31, 2012 5:05 PM SGT

Psy’s Gangnam Style is proving so popular it may even be getting ‘banned’ for safety reasons.

Recently on an online community site, one user posted a humorous post titled, ‘Emergence of a Gangnam Style ban sign’.

Included was a picture in which the user could be seen standing in front of a wall outside with a series of signs posted on it. Among the signs were the standard, ‘No Smoking’, ‘No Pets Allowed’ and ‘No Littering’ signs but underneath the ‘For Safety’ part, listed among such signs as ‘No Cycling’ was, comically enough, a sign that read ‘No Gangnam Style’ with a silhouette of Psy doing the ‘horseback riding’ dance.



Free Malaysia Today

Gangnam style at Thaipusam


B Nantha Kumar | January 29, 2013

A kavadi bearer and his friends berated for making a mockery of the festival by fulfilling a vow to the beat of South Korean pop star’s mega hit.

PETALING JAYA: Thousands of netizens are up in arms over a video clip showing a kavadi bearer and a group of his friends dancing to South Korean pop star Psy’s Oppa Gangnam Style.

The embarrassing 46-second video clip uploaded on YouTube has registered close to 6,000 hits since it was uploaded on Saturday, with angry viewers expressing their disapproval.

The clip titled, “2013 Penang Thaipusam goes Gangnam Style”, is believed to be taken in Penang. It shows a kavadi bearer and four Indian youths dancing to the pop song.

There’s even a little boy who appears mid-way in the clip mimicking the moves of the Korean pop star whose song recently passed one billion YouTube views.


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