City Council outraged by ‘Gentleman’
A member of the Seoul Metropolitan Council said Wednesday that it is not appropriate for Psy and his backup dancers to perform at Seoul Metropolitan Library as it is a public place.
“After watching the music video, a foreigner could come and record himself dancing at the library,” Jung Se-hwan said. “We have shown [the public] that it is OK to run around [the library].”
He cited trouble that began at the Spanish Steps in Rome after Audrey Hepburn ate ice cream there in the classic film “Roman Holiday.” Despite warning notices, people still eat sweets there to this day.
In a separate move, KBS decided not to air the music video as Psy kicks a traffic cone set up to block cars from parking in an alleyway. Officials there said they would not tolerate such destruction of public facilities.
“Gentleman” was ranked 12th on the Billboard Hot 11 as of yesterday.
By Lee Sun-min