10:28 pm - 12/06/2012

Jay Chou Wants "Gangnam Style" Craze To End

JpopAsia Article:

Jay Chou has called upon Chinese artists to stop doing the "Gangnam Style" dance, stating that Chinese music is better.

The singer spoke to reports before the Golden Horse Awards ceremony in Beijing, urging Chinese artists to unite and stay ahead of Korean wave.

"All artists should unite. Don't 'Gangnam Style' anymore," he said.

To bring Chinese music back into the spotlight in China, Jay Chou also urged Chinese people to listen to more Chinese music and support the country's artists. He sees the Hallyu wave as becoming too powerful in the country because Korean artists are getting more attention than Chinese ones.

Despite his call for a national focus on Chinese music, some people believe he is being hypocritical. The singer recently dyed his hair blonde, which many people point out is also a trend for Korean artists.

"Blonde hair is European and American, right? Plus in the MV 'Fine Day' I dyed my hair. I've never had blonde hair since I debuted," the singer said in defense of his new hair.

CNA article:

Taiwan singer Jay Chou urged Mandarin music stars to "unite" and stay ahead of the Korean wave during an awards ceremony in Beijing on Sunday, reported Taiwan media.

"All artistes should unite and don't 'Gangnam Style' anymore," said Chou.

Chou described "Gangnam Style" as being quite humorous, but said Mandarin music is cooler.

He added that Mandarin music fans should support Mandarin music, and not let the Korean wave get too strong.

Interestingly, Chou sported a head of blonde hair when he made his statement, a look that resembled those sported by Korean pop stars.

However, Chou dismissed allegation that he had copied their look, and said that he dyed his hair blonde to match his killer abs.

While nobody can say for sure whether K-pop inspired his new look, it is clear that he does have killer abs.

The superstar had showed off his well-defined eight pack in recent promotional photos taken on the set of his new music video.

Chou revealed that he now weighed only 62kg and is in top physical shape.

"I used to pant when I sing 'Nunchucks' (a high-energy song), now I find it much easier," said Chou.

Source: Jpopasia, ChannelNewsAsia
well his new songs are meh to me, still preferred his old songs. Was really a huge fan of him since young till 3-4 years ago?

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sonicphotonic 6th-Dec-2012 08:23 pm (UTC)
He's bitter as fuq
mjspice 7th-Dec-2012 07:15 pm (UTC)
ninjacandy 6th-Dec-2012 08:37 pm (UTC)
Oh, come on, the absence of an international Mandarin pop wave is not because stars like Jay Chou aren't making good shit.
mediumpurple 6th-Dec-2012 08:25 pm (UTC)
uh....no the abs jay
jeit91 6th-Dec-2012 08:26 pm (UTC)
i liked his song from "Curse of the Golden Flower"
uledy 6th-Dec-2012 09:05 pm (UTC)
Ugh, I looooove that film. So fucked up but visually gorgeous~. He was pretty fine in that too.
diplodorkus 6th-Dec-2012 08:26 pm (UTC)
"said that he dyed his hair blonde to match his killer abs."

asth77 6th-Dec-2012 09:40 pm (UTC)
lol irl
miyozari 6th-Dec-2012 08:29 pm (UTC)
he sounds pressed.
ninjacandy 6th-Dec-2012 08:33 pm (UTC)
Doesn't he have some young girls to seduce or something?

As salty as he is, he shouldn't worry. The Hallyu Wave has yet to materialize anything close to the hopes that the record labels or fans had, and with the Hallyu Wave's dwindling popularity in Japan (and China from what I've heard) he can sleep calmly at night.
p_jae 7th-Dec-2012 02:29 pm (UTC)
Doesn't he have some young girls to seduce or something?

benihime99 6th-Dec-2012 08:34 pm (UTC)
if I dye my hair blond will I get abs?
yasmine2009 6th-Dec-2012 09:24 pm (UTC)
No abs for you!
rabu_parade 6th-Dec-2012 08:36 pm (UTC)
ninjacandy 6th-Dec-2012 08:40 pm (UTC)
"Blonde hair is European and American, right?"

So, you're trying to look white?
lee_chikin 6th-Dec-2012 10:21 pm (UTC)
MTE. Out of the frying pan into the fire, how come he didn't receive even more criticism?
88keyz2nun 6th-Dec-2012 08:56 pm (UTC)
YALL LEAVE Kato ALONE!!!....he'll bust yall asses for disrespecting him, seth got his back
lee_chikin 6th-Dec-2012 10:22 pm (UTC)
The only saving grace of that film. And even then, I couldn't finish it.
;__; his coffee art.
caribgirl98 6th-Dec-2012 08:58 pm (UTC)
What does blond hair have to do with Kpop?

People have been doing that for years...so only Kpop artist can do it in Asia?
uledy 6th-Dec-2012 09:03 pm (UTC)
"Blonde hair is European and American, right"

Oh really?

You a right damn fool.

"Chou dismissed allegation that he had copied their look, and said that he dyed his hair blonde to match his killer abs"

teukattack 6th-Dec-2012 09:08 pm (UTC)
i used to think you were cool jay chou! eff u! ! !
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