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Gangam Style and the Last Laugh

Nathan W. Richardson | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Nathan W. Richardson

I can remember from my personal school days, the bullying children encouraging a rather overweight boy to sing and dance. He relished the opportunity to perform, and his act was greeted with great applause and laughter, and yet he couldn't see that they were laughing at him. This is a crude analogy, but it is rather the same thing. Negative celebration. Psy, and One Pound Fish Man, (the latter admittedly to a lesser extent,) have been heralded by millions, set up, and subsequently laughed at.