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.
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?