Psy Negatively Reacts To The Use Of Tax Money For A Golden Gangnam Style Statue Worth 357000 Usd

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Psy negatively reacts to the use of tax money for a golden 'Gangnam Style' statue worth 357,000 USD
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Psy negatively reacts to the use of tax money for a golden 'Gangnam Style' statue worth 357,000 USD

A golden statue featuring the iconic 'horse dance' hand motions from Psy 's hit song "Gangnam Style" was established at COEX last year. The sculpture is reportedly worth 400,000,000 KRW, which is equal to approximately 357,142 USD.

What are Psy's thoughts on this? Does he approve?

On July 24, Ilgan Sports sat down with the world star for an exclusive interview. Psy honestly stated, "I think it's just too much. It's also funny how they only created the hands."  

He then went on to explain, "I understand that everyone was so hyped and excited after the song went viral but this is my occupation after all. I didn't do it for the country or anything. I really appreciate the fact that they used tax money to create this but I really think it's just too much."

Fans Shocked By The Outrageous Price of This 'Gangnam Style' Statue
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Fans Shocked By The Outrageous Price of This 'Gangnam Style' Statue

PSY is continuing to make headlines with his 5-year-old hit song "Gangnam Style." Recently, the Korean Government used tax payers money to make a statue in his honor, both the outrageous price shocked both PSY and fans of the song and singer.

The sculpture is reportedly worth a whopping 400,000,000 KRW, which is equal to approximately $357,142 USD. Can you say crazy? The statue was built last year at Gangnam's major tourist attraction, 'COEX.' PSY reacted as anyone would expect and revealed his thoughtson the statue during an interview with Ilgan Sportson July 24th.

PSY Talks About His Plans Now That The “Gangnam Style” Hype Has Faded
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PSY Talks About His Plans Now That The “Gangnam Style” Hype Has Faded

In an interview with Reuters, PSY discussed what he feels like and what his plans are now that the Gangnam Style craze has finally died down.

Gangnam Style went viral online in 2012 and has hit 2.8 billion views on Youtube, making it the worlds most watched video in May 2017.

Gangnam style has been both a blessing and a curse for PSY.

The hit song gave PSY international recognition but with his fame came some trials.

In a recent episode of JTBC‘s Knowing Bros, the artist revealed that he worried that he would not live up to peoples expectations and had difficulty not comparing his new releases to the global hit.

Psy's 'Gangnam Style' is no longer the most watched video on YouTube
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Psy's 'Gangnam Style' is no longer the most watched video on YouTube

Psy's "Gangnam Style" is no longer the most watched video on YouTube.

It's been edged out by Wiz Khalifafeat. Charlie Puth's"See You Again". At the time of writing, "See You Again" has2,894,526,001 views while "Gangnam Style" has2,894,182,054.

Still, "Gangnam Style" stayed at #1 for an impressive 1,691 days and will always remain the first ever video to hit over 1 billion views on YouTube.

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PSY's 'Gangnam Style' Loses Title of 'Most Watched YouTube Video'
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PSY's 'Gangnam Style' Loses Title of 'Most Watched YouTube Video'

It seems that the worldwide phenomenon PSY and his record-breaking hit video "Gangnam Style" is no longer the talk of the town anymore. The video has recently lost its title of "Most Watched Video" and YouTube and was beat out by another artist.

The video was shockingly beaten by American rapper Wiz Khalifa. Wiz Khalifa'slatest song feat.Charlie Puth'stitled "See You Again" is the latest hit to strip PSY of his title. While PSY's song still reigns supreme being the first video to ever reach over 1 billion views, it seems there are other one-hit wonders and talented artists reaching into PSY's claim to international fame.