Extra! Korea

July 7, 2010

North Korea wins Justin Bieber world tour contest

Filed under: music, North Korea, the Internet — extrakorea @ 5:02 am

North Korea has won the online contest at Justin Bieber’s world tour site. See here for yourself.



Of course, the effect will be limited. First of all, while North Korean bureaucracy decides whether or not to issue young Mr. Bieber a visa, there will be time for the guffaws to die down. In the unlikely event that an invitation is actually offered, he can just come out and honestly admit that he’s been pranked. And let’s say, just for the sake of argument, that he actually decides to go. It wouldn’t be the first time that foreign pop artists have performed in the north. Check out the now-defunct K-pop group Baby Vox performing there.

The Norkbots will, as in the video above, just look on impassively* and then give polite applause, as instructed to, and then they’ll recycle the footage as evidence of western decadence.

* Or stifle laughter, as at 0:39 in the video above.

1 Comment »

  1. Urgh…I couldn’t get through that video. Too awkward. Should have sent a ballad singer or someone.

    Comment by Gabby — July 8, 2010 @ 3:10 am

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