Have we not had enough of members of seeing members of Joe Public performing the insufferable dance to the ubiquitous 'Gangnam Style' yet? Seems like you can’t even walk down the street these days for fear of being swept up in some kind of sloppily choreographed version of K-pop rapper Psy’s dance routine.
Anyway, the latest group of dancers to perform the dance do perhaps have more excuse than most, given that they’re in prison and there generally isn’t very much to do in prison. The Associated Press reports that 70 of the 4,500 prisoners currently held captive at the Bangkok Remand Prison in South Korea put on a show on Tuesday (November 27) for the media and corrections department executives after competing in a dance contest. The idea behind the contest, apparently, was that it would relieve stress and help keep them fit. We’d be more of the surly, pump iron in silence prisoner types we reckon, but fair enough.
Anyway, this flimsy event comes amidst the backdrop of the original video for ‘Gangnam Style’ becoming the most watched clip on YouTube ever, a feat it achieved earlier in the month. It’s currently heading towards the 838 million viewers mark.