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Gangnam Style Protests

Dec 21, 2012: "Gangnam Style," the unexpected phenomenon by Korean pop star PSY, has broken a world record with over one billion Youtube views. The song has given birth to not only a new style of dance but a new trend for the world to imitate and parody.

Ai Wei Wei, a Chinese artist and activist released the first Gangnam Style satire. In the video, "Cao Ni Ma Style," or "Grass Mud Horse," he is seen dancing while wearing handcuffs. "Cao Ni Ma" is the first of ten mythical creatures created by Chinese people to express their resistance towards online censorship.
The names of the animals are also homonyms of profanities. This video was banned in China.

With "Gangnam Style" continuing to take the world by storm, many more artists and activists are using it as an opportunity to bring people together and make their voices heard. This playlist compiles other examples of activists leveraging this global sensation to spread awareness of human rights issues.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
The Daily Beast:
http://thebea.st/O4gTam

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Dec 21, 2012: "Gangnam Style," the unexpected phenomenon by Korean pop star PSY, has broken a world record with over one billion Youtube views. The song has given birth to not only a new style of dance but a new trend for the world to im...
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