Extra! Korea

July 23, 2009

(Updated) MC Mong’s new, insensitive music video

Filed under: music, Uncategorized — extrakorea @ 8:00 am

To add to his past offense of flagrantly ripping off Unkle‘s “Rabbit in your Headlights” video, MC Mong has now released his music video of “Indian Boy.”
If you want, I’ll spare you the pain. Dressed up as a Native American, Mong goes around chasing people with a bow and arrow, because that’s what Native Americans do. In his defense, the people are after his treasure, so what’s an In-di-an In-di-an In-di-an boy to do? People around him beat drums and shout war-whoops and “Hoo, hoo, hoo!” because that’s what Native Americans do. At one point (2:37), they carry somebody off on a spit, because as everybody knows, Native Americans are cannibals. His followers lower and raise their heads and arms to him in a gesture of worship, because as we all know, Native Americans are superstitious.

I wonder how Mong would feel if an American singer released a music video in which people in hanboks tied a dog to a spit while the he sang:

I’m a Ko-re-an Ko-re-an Ko-re-an boy
(A-ee-go!)
Ko-re-an Ko-re-an Ko-re-an boy
(That dog looks tasty!)

Edit/Update:

There’s something that I didn’t notice before, even though it was staring me right in the face. (Perhaps my brain got overwhelmed by the war bonnet and other nonsense.)

The video begins with elephant sounds and Mong on a safari. I guess the makers of the video thought, “Africans … Indians … What’s the difference? Spear-chuckers, arrow-chuckers, who cares if they’re on opposite ends of the earth? Let’s just make the video.”

5 Comments »

  1. why, why, why?

    Looks like his fans love it, though, judging by the crap at the bottom of that allkpop post.

    Comment by Brian — July 23, 2009 @ 12:00 pm

  2. I doubt if it really means to stereotype native americans.. As long as the lyrics doesn’t say anything bad about them.. Of course they have to do the Indian Costume because that’s what the song is all about.. Isn’t it weird that he wears a hanbok or whatever it is called while singing indian boy? Im not a korean so I don’t know what the lyrics all about.. I just like his lively/upbeat music..

    Comment by yo.. — July 27, 2009 @ 8:18 am

  3. It is set out to stereotype Native Americans. From mixing a jungle setting with a apparent Plains feathered bonnet, the whooping effect and other stuff, it is evident that the music video perpetuates Native stereotypes. It’s one thing to expect that kind of thing from Euro-Americans but from Asians?

    Comment by KC — July 31, 2009 @ 2:27 am

  4. […] of this blog might recall that I am not a fan of the plagiarizing Mr. Mong. Leave a […]

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  5. […] will go on trail. Frankly, I’m happy. In addition to the fact that Mong is a plagiarizer and makes ignorant music videos, this also means that there will be one less buffoon on Korean TV. If only there were some way to […]

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