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Let’s begin by saying that this is our least favourite Kpop video ever, that we’ve ever reviewed, ever. EVER. The first thing we thought of when we started looking closer at the video was this cat:

WTF

As you may recall from our Supa Luv review, we were really disturbed by the guy in the shower, who looked was acting like a pedophile. We were quickly corrected by swarms of angry people who told us that it was Eric from Shinhwa, and he can’t be a pedophile, because he’s Eric from Shinhwa! His purpose in the video wasn’t to gross out those who don’t know who he is (re: mostly everyone outside of Korea) but to appeal to the older women. Teen Top, in its essence, is a teenaged band. Their main demographic, as a result, would be teenagers. By including a sexy old guy, then women will like Teen Top and their music, because there was a sexy old guy in one of their videos. It makes perfect sense…in somebody’s mind. FYI, our next post is going to have a picture of John Cleese, because we find that our 50+ audience isn’t really that strong. Surely, having a picture of him will get the older demographic hooked!

Anyhow, Teen Top’s brilliant management decided to take this one step further. Now, those older women, the noonas, who have been hooked into loving the band because of a cameo appearance in a music video, have now transferred their love of older Eric to younger teenaged boys. The classic bait and switch! Oh you thought you’d get to be with this sexy older guy! Ha! No! Here’s a teenaged boy instead. Is anyone else getting uncomfortable with this? The older noona in the video is clearly unhappy with the exchange, since she looks utterly freaking miserable throughout the entirety of the video.

Pedonoona from Teen Top

Oh look at the joy in her eyes! She loves dating young boys!

So let’s all agree here: the marketing strategy here tried to overreach a bit, and in trying to appeal to a wider demographic, has crossed into some really creepy territory.

Next, what in the butterslaps is up with the terrible message of the song? Don’t wear perfume because my younger girlfriend will suspect me of cheating on her? Is the older girlfriend supposed to be ok with this, with the fact that her twerp of a boyfriend is blatantly cheating on his younger girlfriend? And he can tell her what she can and cannot wear? Is this really the message that a teenaged boyband – whose main audience is teenaged girls – really wants to send? Hey! Young girls, remember: Teen Top doesn’t really like you anymore. They’re into the older ladies now! Great way to alienate the people who support you the most!

Also, how about the fact that the scumbag blatantly breaks his younger girlfriend’s heart. Remember? The cute one that was introduced to all of the members of Teen Top, where they were all laughing together? Great way to crush that girl, douchebag. How easily do you think she’s going to be able to trust another guy in the future? How much of an awkward strain did you just put on all of the relationships she will have from now on? What did she do to deserve such horrendous treatment? Why couldn’t you call her beforehand and break up with her kindly? Instead, she sees you at the club with another woman, and all you do is smile at her like an inconsiderate ass?

Seriously. This song and video and marketing strategy are so royally messed up that this is without a doubt the worst video we’ve ever reviewed. There’s next to nothing good we can say about this, apart from the fact that the melody’s a bit catchy, but we’re so opposed to everything the song and video stand for that we can’t even enjoy the song at all. Teen Top’s management, stop this stupid crap. Give them some good songs they can all equally sing and dance to (rather than just having two main singers and what looks like a bunch of backup dancers), and stop trying to appeal to an older audience. You chose the name Teen Top, chose a bunch of teenaged boys to be your talent, so work with what you’ve been given. You can’t feed vegetarians meat, no matter how you try to season it, without making them sick.

Anyhow, on a less angry and upset note. Here are the bloopers from this week’s video! We were going to include that singing scene right after we said how singing about cheating on your girlfriend might make it acceptable, which is why Simon sings a song about robbing Martina’s house with his friend, Ronnie.

 
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  1. The title of this song makes me laugh everytime.

  2. It’s Ouran! Aiishhh:D I LOVE that anime! It was the first one I ever watched! Yeahh!
    In relation to the video, I agree completely with EatYourKimchi, as I have been cheated on before, and I don’t think it’s something to be a conceited ass about. ;D
    But, I still love TeenTop. Just…disappointed this song was created.

  3. Just a not Martina you look gorgeous in this video. Love the hair and shirt.  Really cute.

  4. I kind of find the song catchy :S Each to their own I guess and was happy that Eric made an appearance… However their song Crazy was much better :D

  5. I love when Martina comments on what it was like to work as a barista, even if just implicitly.
    ‘You dont deserve this name taaag!’

  6. I so agree. The whole song was REATARDED,

  7. You know the irony of that “I was promised a date with Eric” gif is that Park Si Yeon IS Eric’s ex-girlfriend LOL.  Eric in the first video and now Si Yeon in this one LOL

  8. Excellent commentary. Love the dating show skit.

  9. ok…im very jealous becuz chunji just want to kiss the girl..waaaa!!

  10. SHINee!! “all of the menbers” xD!  i was died in this part :D excellent review!

    cheers from Chile

  11. I’m not a big time shinee fan but I love their dancing so I vote shinee..^_^

  12. I’m not a big time shinee fan but I love their dancing so I vote shinee..^_^

  13. I’ll say the same that I said in the video coments: (Correcting all my errors *-*)
    I as a fan of Teen TOP have to agree with you. The lyrics isn’t appropriate for them, much less the MV, despite all the other songs on the mini-album are beautiful, “No More Perfume On You” was not written by them and yes an older man. Although the lyrics to be good, looking for a hand, would give more certain with an older group. Maybe all the fans are thinking that I am not a fan at that time. But I argue and criticize what ‘they’ (agency) do with our boys. So much so that this lyrics doesn’t fit in everything they’ve done. It has an addictive beat, an amazing dance, although some parts as you spoke to didn’t help. As a Brazilian fan and owner of a Brazilian site about Teen TOP, I understand the agency’s ‘bad shot’ of marketing, and I don’t agree with it. I would rather the other songs (of the mini-album) like singles, like “Beautiful Girl” or “First Kiss”. But as a return, this single made ​a big impact, and many conflicting opinions. But fans have to agree with some things you said, because fans will criticizes and support what they do with our idols. And well, that’s it (I talked a lot, sorry). I love the beat and dance but the lyrics are too macho for them, even more than boys are wonderful. I’m sure ChunJi will never betray his girlfriend, then he knows acting.

    Sorry if have errors (again)

  14. Couldn’t get through the music video. Too revolted. But got through ALL of your video – laughing all the way. Love you guys! Go Shinee. ;)

  15. AHH! Thank you for giving voice to my exact thoughts! I vote for Shinee! 

  16. I agree that the concept of this music video is wrong, and really? teenagers clubbing? They aren’t girls so it doesn’t work quite as well, doable, but if they were attractive girls it would be cake. Shinee is much better than Teen Top in my opinion, and all o Shinee’s members are of legal age. 

  17. Fantastic review..couldn’t agree more. I vote for SHINEE!!!

  18. Fantastic review..couldn’t agree more. I vote for SHINEE!!!

  19. The cat is super cute …. And how could you not talk about the awesome  handshake L.JOE & C.A.P (i think that is his name) did,,

  20. Before I talk about the main thing, I just need to say these 2 things:  Martina, you look pretty today! :D And I love the Ouran wallpaper = I used to be obsessed with that series so much, and I have a poster above my bed, ha ha ha! XD

    Even though I’m a pretty huge Teen Top fan, I really found this latest music video disturbing O.o I really love the song (even if Niel and Chunji are once again the only ones singing the main lines, at least they’re more dominated by the electronics this time XD), but the video made me step back for a sec and think, “what the heck?!” I actually became less of a Chunji fan because of his arrogant @$$hole-ness in the video; seriously, did he just smirk at the younger girl in the end?! *kills Chunji* I really do hope they either switch management soon or at least the management should get a freaking wake-up call to the baaaaaad things they’re promoting :P

    Good job Simon and Martina! :D

  21. Before I talk about the main thing, I just need to say these 2 things:  Martina, you look pretty today! :D And I love the Ouran wallpaper = I used to be obsessed with that series so much, and I have a poster above my bed, ha ha ha! XD

    Even though I’m a pretty huge Teen Top fan, I really found this latest music video disturbing O.o I really love the song (even if Niel and Chunji are once again the only ones singing the main lines, at least they’re more dominated by the electronics this time XD), but the video made me step back for a sec and think, “what the heck?!” I actually became less of a Chunji fan because of his arrogant @$$hole-ness in the video; seriously, did he just smirk at the younger girl in the end?! *kills Chunji* I really do hope they either switch management soon or at least the management should get a freaking wake-up call to the baaaaaad things they’re promoting :P

    Good job Simon and Martina! :D

  22. Am I the only one troubled by the fact the that only two of the members actually sing more then one line in this song?

    also, slightly unfair showdown XD

  23. I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH!! you guys are just so great! (no sarcasm i swear)
    btws love the Ouran High School Host Club wallpaper on your computer <3 (unless somehow my mind is tricking me and it really isn't OHSHC……..)
    anyway, I will definitely vote for SHINee!! <3
    btws, your shirt is so cute Martina ^^

  24. I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH!! you guys are just so great! (no sarcasm i swear)
    btws love the Ouran High School Host Club wallpaper on your computer <3 (unless somehow my mind is tricking me and it really isn't OHSHC……..)
    anyway, I will definitely vote for SHINee!! <3
    btws, your shirt is so cute Martina ^^

  25. I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH!! you guys are just so great! (no sarcasm i swear)
    btws love the Ouran High School Host Club wallpaper on your computer <3 (unless somehow my mind is tricking me and it really isn't OHSHC……..)
    anyway, I will definitely vote for SHINee!! <3
    btws, your shirt is so cute Martina ^^

  26. I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH!! you guys are just so great! (no sarcasm i swear)
    btws love the Ouran High School Host Club wallpaper on your computer <3 (unless somehow my mind is tricking me and it really isn't OHSHC……..)
    anyway, I will definitely vote for SHINee!! <3
    btws, your shirt is so cute Martina ^^

  27. I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH!! you guys are just so great! (no sarcasm i swear)
    btws love the Ouran High School Host Club wallpaper on your computer <3 (unless somehow my mind is tricking me and it really isn't OHSHC……..)
    anyway, I will definitely vote for SHINee!! <3
    btws, your shirt is so cute Martina ^^

  28. this song really impressed me bacause i had really high satndart about moral in korea, this is a real shame. it’s true martina, who the think they are to treat womens like garbage!!! 

  29. i hardly know korean but i could tell its was a bad song.  its catchy … and the dance is good… and the SEXY HAE had me loling and replaying it over and over … but now i’m like D: oh my god teen top … noona no like this … but i have to admit that using perfume is a clever way to avoid detection that you are having an extra-relationship affair… clever …. but really horrible …
    now i’m also pissed that the minstry of what ever they hell its called for like being in my eyes biased for banning songs. Mirotic by DBSK and Be My Girl by ZE:A really aren’t that horribly sexual lyric content wise but the stage performances were a bit sexual (but nothing over the top or anything that i havent seen other groups do before and since without reprimand) but they get banned/forced to change lyrics while this is advocating cheating and nothing happens … seriously …. no me gusta

  30. i hardly know korean but i could tell its was a bad song.  its catchy … and the dance is good… and the SEXY HAE had me loling and replaying it over and over … but now i’m like D: oh my god teen top … noona no like this … but i have to admit that using perfume is a clever way to avoid detection that you are having an extra-relationship affair… clever …. but really horrible …
    now i’m also pissed that the minstry of what ever they hell its called for like being in my eyes biased for banning songs. Mirotic by DBSK and Be My Girl by ZE:A really aren’t that horribly sexual lyric content wise but the stage performances were a bit sexual (but nothing over the top or anything that i havent seen other groups do before and since without reprimand) but they get banned/forced to change lyrics while this is advocating cheating and nothing happens … seriously …. no me gusta

  31. I REALLY LOVE THE STICKER ON YOUR LAPTOP!!!!!!! <3 it's so cute =3 I wish I could have one~~

  32. I REALLY LOVE THE STICKER ON YOUR LAPTOP!!!!!!! <3 it's so cute =3 I wish I could have one~~

  33. they actually had some English in this song but it just”go away, trouble maker and no more”( around 2:38 and the line translates to “glitter, perfume GO AWAY. this between my girlfriend and me is a TROUBLE MAKER. NO MORE frowning on your face”)and yea they are talking bout cheating… and they don’t care who they hurt… that’s sad Teen Top :[ well i vote 4 SHINee cuz they aren’t horrible, dirty, evil, sick, need to hop off a cliff scumbag!!!! ^^ SHINee is the good guys!!!! Teen Top your going down a BAD road!!!!

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