Extra! Korea

July 20, 2009

(Updated) Has Park Jin-young unwittingly thrown the Wonder Girls to the wolves?

Filed under: music — extrakorea @ 3:34 pm

According to the Korea Times, the Wonder Girls are scheduled to appear on the Wendy Williams show today. So, who is Wendy Williams?

In 2003, Wendy Williams caused controversy while interviewing Whitney Houston on her alleged drug habits and tumultuous marriage to Bobby Brown. At several points in the interview, Houston berated Wendy with expletives and told Williams “if this were back in the day in Newark I’d meet you outside, but not now, because I’m a lady with class.”

If she can do that to a musical icon like Whitney Houston, then I wouldn’t expect any quarter for the Wonder Girls. Wait, there’s more.

Wendy asks her [Brooke Hogan, daughter of professional wrestler Hulk Hogan], “At what age did you lose your virginity?”

Williams is fortunate that she’s a woman, or Hulk might have barged into her studio and given her a body slam and elbow drop.

Speaking of the Wonder Girls, they recently performed for President Obama’s daughters as they opened for the Jonas Brothers. Wouldn’t it be funny if their fans started harassing them? Or maybe not.


Both Pop Seoul and All K Pop have news of their appearance. Williams was nice to them. I kind of expected this, since they’re foreigners and English is not their first language. If she had wanted to, it would have been like shooting fish in a barrel. When she asked, “What are your names?” So-hee got the group to do their rehearsed, “Hi, we are the Wonder Girls,” to which Williams clarified, “No, what are your names?” Besides, it’s one thing to try to take down a hugely famous and wealthy star like Will Smith; it’s quite another to bully around a group of relative unknowns. Speaking of which, the funniest part of the video was the way Williams towered over them like a giant. It was like when Gandalf visited the village of hobbits. Some commenters at Pop Seoul said that they looked like they lip-synched part of their song. I hope for their sakes that they don’t. You can get away with lip-synching in Korea, but in America, if you are ever found out, that will be the end of you.
Park Jin-young wrote on Twitter, “They killed it! US national TV… They always deliver in crunch time. They r just amazing. They r truly da “Wonder” Girls. This is amazing..” Well, he’s always saying stuff like that. Do you know who he’s reminding me of? Do you remember Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf, the Iraqi Minister of Information during the 2003 invasion of Iraq? Also, Park needs to realize that he is neither black nor gangsta.

1 Comment »

  1. From what I saw, it looks like Williams was very kind. Besides, do the Wonder Girls have any real skeletons?

    Comment by The Expat — July 21, 2009 @ 5:38 am

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