Friday, August 2, 2013

The Twerkvasion Continues

THE DAY HAS FINALLY COME.

Twerk Queen Min opened the gates for her people, now we get the first ever OFFICIAL KPop twerking concept.



A lot more after the jump.

New KPop girl group "WASSUP" (inb4 cultural appropriation cause only black people are allowed to use "Ebonic slingo") is getting ready to debut, and their first ever concept is, you guessed it, all about twerking. They've released 3 teasers so far in rapid succession. Check out the rest for yourselves:


NOTE: The original copy of this uploaded on what seemed to be their official
Youtube channel was deleted for "Violating Terms and Services..."
Scandalousssssss~



Alright, I admit it. At first I was really really excited for this. I mean after all, if the song quality in KPop is getting trashier and trashier by the release, I don't see why concepts can't follow suit. Korea could use a good twerk session to the face to shake things up, and WASSUP seemed like the group to do it at first blush. The first thing I saw was this:


I thought to myself, "DAMN. FINALLY, A KOREAN BROAD WHO CAN SHAKE IT LIKE A PRO? AND WITH REAL ASS+HIPS TO BOOT (heh)?!" For the most ephemeral of moments, it felt like the golden age had finally come upon us... until I saw the rest of the package (heh).

Not only are most of the girl group UNABLE to twerk very proficiently, we get this shit on top:

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FUCKING SHIT.

The most twerk-capable member of the group just had to be the most derpy, borderline ugliest one of all? Life is cruel. At least there's a Taeyeon-ish look alike that seems like the second-in-command.

If you squint, you can pretend it's Taeng out there poppin' that goo...
If you know what I mean.
It honestly seemed like these gals sprang up out of nowhere, until Allkpop ran an article on their impending debut.
New girl group Wassup will be coming your way soon and they're aiming for a sensational debut by bringing the dance craze of twerking to Kpop!

Sony Music Korea and Mafia Record joined forces to create the 7-member hip hop girl group which will stick out from the crowd with their 'dancehall' genre of music. The group has been training for the past 3 years and is set to bring in all eyes as they utilize twerking for their debut.

Sony Music Korea stated, "Wassup will differentiate themselves from other girl groups with their eye-catching concept. They will aim to spread hip hop music through their various activities."
Whoa whoa whoa.

First of all, they've been put through the KPop idol training factory for at the past 3 years and can only twerk at this level of proficiency (aka not that great)?? Goddamn it Korea, who are you apprenticing these girls under?! If you want authenticity, you gotta travel to the heart of Twerktown -- ATL, Miami, New Orleans, Houston, LA... Where people with asses actually know how to shake those asses?

Secondly, they want to "spread hip hop music" through "various activities?" l0l Now they're really asking for butthurt accusations of "cultural appropriation." It wasn't enough that they were stealing hallowed and time-honored traditional dance from black people, they've gotta take their music too? What horrible and nasty (not nast-aaaaaayy) girls. In all seriousness though, Korea has really got to stop labeling anything even vaguely attached to American urban subculture as "hip-hop."

You know you're authentic hip-hop when you rock the Ramones cutoff.
It's certainly not one of the more talented/attractive debuts in recent times, but at least they've got the noise marketing down. You cannot believe how many preteen fangirls nearly had aneurysms over this shit.

Scintillating discussion in the Allkpop comments section as usual. 
Youtube philosophers.
It's like the collective force of Kpop fangirls descended on poor TravelingBeauty007
and said, "MUST DOWNVOTE LOGIC/REALITY."
As you can see, the majority of the reactions can be divided into 3 camps:

  • slut-shamers (eg: "l0l look at these sluts, wtf so trashy")
  • KPop "purists" (eg: "OMG KPOP IS NOT ABOUT TWERKING, DO NOT WANT")
  • anti-cultural appropriation (eg: "twerking is black, why they trying to take an important part of our culture")
All of them are stupid, but I find the KPop purists to be especially hilarious. It's as if they have this mental image of KPop as this pure, beautiful virgin who is only capable of aegyo and eating kimchi or some shit. The moment something encroaches on this fantasy, especially if that something reeks of American pop culture, the protective side pops out and tries to shit the invader in hopes of "keeping it out" of Korea. The whole notion is hypocritical at best, especially considering how most of these comments are probably coming from the same people furiously masturbating to things like Yura's ass, a grainy picture of a picture of Kai's nipple, or SuJu kissing each other on stage. It'll take a whole separate article to talk about this phenomena, but suffice to say, this kneejerk reaction is laughable. And if the "westerners" are flipping their shit about this, just wait til we get a hold of the Korean reaction to these "filthy Westernized cockgobbling whores shaking their asses for fame." 


At any rate, I hope for their sakes that they ignore the haters and just twerk it on out. God know we could all use a good laugh/fap.

46 comments:

  1. I am not anticipating this, I am not a big fan of twerking, I particularly hate gangsta hip-hop songs that they use in the teasers (I know the song isn't theirs, but it just didn't give me a good impression).

    All they've been promoting is twerking, I really hope they have a good singer and rapper, CL is enough annoyance already.

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    1. "I really hope they have a good singer and rapper, CL is enough annoyance already."
      Yup, that's why they shouldn't have ANY rapper in this group, this trend of idol rappers should stop.

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    2. Might as well say "the trend of those with no singing talent shouldn't be in kpop groups???"
      Same logic, therefore, it ain't gonna be extinct anytime soon.

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  2. lol the girl with grey pants is ugly? At least she doesn't look like most Korean singers. When kpop will be more about substance than narrow conventional looks, it'll get a bit better
    And taeyeon's gif is funny...she's so skinny, she can dance but she's too thin damn.

    As for kpop embracing this dance style, it's not surprising. Kpop would be nothing without American and Caribbean music. I don't mind them using black stuff, I just cringe (or laugh) when they suck at it and make a fool of themselves. It's all about finding a way to be hyped and get people's attention...nothing more than that. No concept. Nothing new.

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  3. Not a fan of twerking of myself. Seeing KFC and McDonald's grease shaking doesn't turn me on.

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    1. What if it was Han Ye Seul twerking?

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    2. I hate twerking, I hate seeing people twerk (regardless of what they look like), and I hate the overall concept of twerking.

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  4. I don't really care, tbh... it's just that the only one who has a real ass is the one with the grey tights. People on the comments are so butt hurt about it, damn.

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  5. these bitches are gonna break their backs

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  6. I like it, but let's see if the song it's good that's the most important thing for me and if they can rock the stage vocally and with the choreography at the same time.

    Twerking is black... Ok.. Music and dance doesn't belong to a ethnic bcos if it was the case Kpop wouldn't exist, because it's a rip off of American music culture, euro pop, Japanese pop culture and all the Shit we know.

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  7. wally wally wally wally wally wally WORLD
    wally wally wally wally wally wally WORLD
    wally wally wally wally...

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    1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU9c0j4iOtw

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    2. YAY

      GROCERIES GROCERIES G-G-G-G-GGROCERIES
      GROCERIES GROCERIES...

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    3. I thought you meant National Lampoon's Vacation, since it's the only "Walley world" I know. lol

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  8. "The most twerk-capable member of the group just had to be the most derpy, borderline ugliest one of all?" - WAIT, that katoi ("Thai trap" for you uninformed people) is actually IN THE GROUP !?

    Other than that, I'm sure I won't stand their music.

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  9. Ew... I sure as hell wouldn't call this cultural appropriation, because I don't even like chicks here do it (it just looks trashy as fuck). I seriously want to see how well these chicks do in their debut video; it looks like it's gonna be all kinds of hilarity :3

    Also, K-Pop wholesale copies American music trends, who the fuck is dumb enough to think otherwise?

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    1. I bet this is gonna be another Rania- too much hype, imminent fizzle.

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    2. But hey, at least it's good for business, unlike Japan who has been struggling to stay relevant beyond the Otaku. I am all for something like this if it ruffle the feathers of JPOP Fans who's artists are sexually repressed and the KPOP audience who behave like luddites when it comes to sex


      Regardless of that though, talent wise they leave very much to be desired and we could use a female K-Hip Hop group, this isn't the way.

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    3. I take offense to that "another Rania" comment. :/

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  10. She looks nothing like Taengoo, check those eyes, fool.

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    1. More like the pink-haired love child of Taeyeon and Yoona the more I look at her.

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    2. she reminds me a little of nana

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  11. there are so many idols who trained for ages and ages and i just wonder what the fuck they were doing because they are forgettable at best and the ones that only trained for a few months before being thrown into a group blow them out of the water

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  12. Lol and yet these kpop purists worship BB and 2ne1, whose songs are practically what you hear on US radios, only in Korean.

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    1. They don't base their music around stasteless sex appeal like this. I mean I don't mind but I am just one guy with a heavy bias towards anything that makes me feel like a grown up listening to the music

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  13. omg, the only person that has more swagger than this girls is min *_*

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    1. or i said min or i said suzy, and believe me you don't want to see suzy doing twerks

      :0

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  14. "Click to EXPAND"

    Fuck you, Zaku. Not in a million years.

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  15. "DAMN. FINALLY, A KOREAN BROAD WHO CAN SHAKE IT LIKE A PRO? AND WITH REAL ASS+HIPS TO BOOT" the Fuck? u compare her to JAV actress, then I would Understand this False Statement.
    I look to see who write the article. "zaku"

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  16. They have smaller booty than Post-Lipoboxy Sulli :-(((
    I need Sulli to do this dance, ASAP

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  17. More twerking? I was sick of it when it started, I was sick of it when my sister and her braindead friends did a twerking video, and I'm STILL FUCKING SICK OF IT. It's such a short lived thing, there will eventually be another popular, stupid dance to replace it... it's like the fucking harlem shake. *facepalm*

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    1. I think harlem shake is fun to watch, it's just some people randomly flailing shit, it's just all fun and everyone can do it.

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    2. I predict a line dance craze in the future of kpop. MEH

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  18. anti-cultural appropriation (eg: "twerking is black, why they trying to take an important part of our culture")

    what da fuck are you talking about with this one. Even the one token black fan that comment in your article wasn't even for twerking nor saw it as an "important part"of black culture.

    you were race baiting with that one asshole

    who gives fuck if Wassup twerk

    you still got your zombie pretty girls gliding on poles to keep you sane
    http://cdn.popdust.com//wp-content/uploads/2013/06/After-School-First-Love-Feature.jpg

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  21. Pull Over That Ass is Too Flat

    Baby Got Lower Back

    Pop Your Spinal Chord

    Back That No Azz Up

    No Ass Ass Ass Ass Ass Ass Ass Ass Ass Ass

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  22. twerking,popping,clapping,bouncing,shaking,whining . bitches been doing this since at least the 80s in america and WAY before that in the caribbean,west indies, nigeria,cameroon,ghana etc. in different variations. its levels to this shit.

    fuck everyones psuedo outrage. dancing is dancing.
    but at the same time, their ass shaking game is stressful. my butt isnt big[sigh] but it has shape. & i still know how to move it right.

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