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I suppose I'm one of those fellows my father always warned me against.
Funny/Not Funny? Take your pick 
14th-Jun-2009 08:31 pm
Grr_Spork!
You know that hilarious video of that Korean guy singing Mariah Carey's Touch My Body making its round on teh Internetz0r?

Yeah, really not that funny. -.-







Theoretically, it's supposed to be funny. English!fail pictures/jokes usually are. Like that LOTR screencaps with bad subtitles? Those were funny. Misspelt roadsigns and signboards? Those are pretty hilarious too.

Unless you happen to be an Asian dude who doesn't even speak English as a second language with your face and voice plastered all over youtube with people commenting in various forms, "Haha, your English is atrocious! Thanks for the entertainment"

Then it becomes less of a funny English!fail joke and more of a 'Yea, let's make fun of the awkward effeminate Asian guy attempting to sing an English song and failing badly'. Because it's for jokes ya?

Right.
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14th-Jun-2009 03:30 pm (UTC)
IKR?

I hoped that was intentional, but I don't think the guy was putting it up on his YT as a joke. I don't know.

I want to see some of these people try to pronounce Korean. Or Japanese. Or Chinese. Or Hindi. OR TAMIL. I will lol forever. I would kind of prefer them to make fun of his voice or something, I don't know :| Some people will be like, "LOL DUDE GET A SENSE OF HUMOUR", and that's just sad.
14th-Jun-2009 05:24 pm (UTC)
Man. Exactly! 'Specially sad since to so many of them, he was just this Asian dude - everyone kept mixing him up with being Vietnamese and didn't even care, meh.

I only came across it cause was stalking Cheeks' favourites on Youtube and found this there. I was like, "I think you're awesomesauce, Cheeks, but seriously? DNW."

Epic Fail :(
14th-Jun-2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
Depressing thought: how many of the people poking fun at him are ethnically East Asian? A lot, I bet.
14th-Jun-2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
p. s. also, dude, how did your thing go? Or did they postpone again?
17th-Jun-2009 11:45 am (UTC)
I am Noname
Don't tease Koreans' English pronunciation...or their Konglish =(

=P

Oi, this vid was up long long time ago. Coincidentally, Syn also linked the vid on her FB recently. Anyways, I think he's Mariah's fan coz on his channel, he covers few of her other songs too. By the way, he got Korean songs too, and he sounds, uhm, like a male.
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