Ai Weiwei's 'Gangnam Style' parody blocked in China

26 October 2012 / 4 years 4 hours ago

Source: The Straits TimesChinese Internet authorities on Thursday blocked a "Gangnan Style" parody by dissident artist Ai Weiwei, which took aim at the government's efforts to silence his activism.The four-minute music video, a parody of South Korean artist Psy's viral hit, was uploaded to China's video-sharing site Tuduo on Wednesday.But it was removed by Internet censors after getting thousands of hits, Ai said on his microblog web page.The parody can still be seen outside China on the video-sharing site YouTube, which is blocked inside the country.In the video, Ai sports a neon-pink T-shirt, black jacket and dark sunglasses and energetically mimics rodeo-style dance moves made famous by South Korean rapper PSY whose original video became an Internet sensation.

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