11:44 pm - 06/19/2012

4minute releases an aegyo filled parody Volume Up MV

Source | fergiename
pivotandsway 20th-Jun-2012 04:44 am (UTC)
I know it's for a show now and even tho it's called a parody it doesn't seem like they're trying to be that funny or mocking so I was hoping this was like a present for their Indian fans or something although I'm assuming they don't have that many. I'm glad they actually tried to sing in Hindi even if it's not necessarily well-pronounced. It seems like they tried their best. idk. it's still cultural appropriation.
girlsday 20th-Jun-2012 04:54 am (UTC)
In a way it was. In the show they spoke about the different places they'd traveled and dances they'd like to learn or do. Sohyun was interested in belly dancing which brought them to India and how no one from Korea has ever done a Hindi release. They thought it'd be interesting to do for fans there.

The saxophone player is an Indian actor living in Korea and he helped them with the 'MV'. The only part I can see people taking offense to is the Korean actor but he's not in brownface IMO, he's tanned but it's nothing extreme.

I think it's a cute and adorable production. ^^
pivotandsway 20th-Jun-2012 04:58 am (UTC)
yeah I was just wondering b/c I didn't have any context for it. thank you for being so thorough ^__^ is the show being subbed?
mjspice 20th-Jun-2012 05:28 am (UTC)
belly dancing which brought them to India

Somebody should tell them to go to Egypt instead. XDDDDD
deerlike 20th-Jun-2012 05:43 am (UTC)
Or Lebanon! :)
mjspice 20th-Jun-2012 05:45 am (UTC)
Or any country in the Middle East! Belly dancing isn't even Indian in the first place! XDDD
deerlike 20th-Jun-2012 06:10 am (UTC)
Yeah seriously. And even the hip swaying and jiggling you see in Bollywood movies,

well, it's not belly dancing. Although I love that the person who edited this video used Middle Eastern pop music.
mjspice 20th-Jun-2012 06:19 am (UTC)
HAHA! Yes! The "Latkas" & "Jhatkas" as they are so called. XD

The only Indian Belly dancer I know is Meher Malik. She's quite good too:

But best Belly Dancing I ever seen is this IMO:

deerlike 20th-Jun-2012 06:25 am (UTC)
Sadie is AMAZING.
empressmaruja 20th-Jun-2012 08:01 am (UTC)
Damn gurl, those isolations! Amazing!
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