PSY Teaches 'Gangnam Style' Dance to UN Boss

As Ai Weiwei releases weird parody
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2012 10:43 AM CDT

South Korean rapper PSY has taught his insanely popular "Gangnam Style" dance to Britney Spears and Ellen DeGeneres and even Wolverine, aka Hugh Jackman—but his latest student may be his most impressive yet. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon did the "horse dance" alongside PSY at UN headquarters in New York yesterday, Sky News reports. Ban also joked that he's jealous of his fellow South Korean. "Until two days ago someone told me I am the most famous Korean in the world," he said. "Now I have to relinquish."

And PSY has another high-profile fan: Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei. Ai has released what the Washington Post calls an "odd" parody of the "Gangnam Style" video, which basically features a pink-shirted Ai dancing around to the song as scenes from PSY's video are spliced in. "At one point, the artist starts waving a set of handcuffs, which he later uses to attach himself to another man in the video. I can’t claim to understand the significance of this, if there is any," writes Max Fisher. "Chinese police arrested Ai for almost three months in 2011 and later placed him under house arrest. Does anyone have any insight to this, or is it just Ai having a bit of fun?" (Read more Gangnam Style stories.)

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