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Psy “Gangnam Style” – Vote for him here!

 

AYYYY! SEXY LAY DAY! UH! GANGNAM STYLE!

Yeah, we asked you to vote for this for our last Kpop Music Monday on 2NE1’s “I Love You”. We did so with the laptop actually saying “Vote for Psy” and also with us, well, saying out loud, VOTE FOR PSY!

We love this video. Love it! It’s like Itaewon Freedom. We’re so scared to review it, though, because it’s on another level. We’ve never tackled anything as epic as this. It’s like, we’re watching Master Chef now, and when people are given really expensive ingredients, and they worried that they’re just not good enough cooks to work with something that good…I feel that way about Psy’s video. It’s amazing, we love it, and strongly recommend everyone vote for it.

Nu’est “Action” – Vote for them here!

 

Sooo…Nu’est fans. I’m sure you read our above paragraph and weren’t too pleased. Well, some of you weren’t too pleased, I’d assume. Yes, we’re not giving fair and equal treatment to everyone on the KpopCharts. That’s because we don’t like everyone fairly and equally. Buuuut, our like of one thing doesn’t necessarily mean we don’t like another. For example: you go to a grocery store, and you see a Banana and an Orange. Some days you feel like eating an orange (unless you’re Junsu, in which you will ALWAYS CHOSE BANANA). Does that mean that you hate bananas with all your heart and soul, and want them to suffer and die? No! Just…sometimes you have different tastes.

We like to express our opinions on stuff. It’s what we do. Just big bags of opinions, we are. And we’re not about fairness and equality in opinions, not about giving everyone a fair chance. We don’t treat our site as a fair chance, a platform where artists are judged objectively and compete for some honour. Nope. We just talk about the videos you want us to talk about. Hopefully, those videos you want us to talk about we also want to talk about. That’s all! Ah. It’s so difficult walking down this line. Long story short, the comments in the Nu’est thread left us feeling really shitty, and instead of enjoying ourselves and scripting something that could be fun, we’re busy trying to explain ourselves to people who are upset at us and make us feel upset in turn. Boo-urns to that.

Brown Eyed Girls “One Summer Night” – Vote for them here!

 

Brown Eyed Girls are back! Yay! They’re not kicking ass and taking names like they were before, unfortunately, but that doesn’t mean that this isn’t a good song. It’s just a different approach from what we’re expecting. It’s a really pretty song! And a really pretty video! And it’s set in Japan, I think. That’s Japanese writing on the bus, isn’t it? Also, sorry for my terrible D’angelo rendition. Martina made me do it. I know D’angelo is better appreciated in silence. Martina had to learn the hard way.

And, lastly, I’m sure some of you will say “Y U NO INCLUDE B.A.P. NO MERCY?!?!” Easy. Same reason we didn’t include Nu’est last week. We filmed this on Wednesday night. We usually film them later, but – with Martina being ill and all – I wanted to get filming done as soon as possible, so that we can have an easier weekend for when we’re filming Music Monday. If we had to film KpopCharts Update, and the K Crunch Indie, AND Kpop Music Monday, while Martina’s still recovering, well, that would suck for her. Sorry guise! We’ll include B.A.P. in next week’s playlist!

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  1. Lol so I knwo this comment is like ageessss later but as a NU’est fan I feel like I have to voice my opinion on this.

    FIrst of all, I would like to apologise on behalf on NU’est fans. Not all of us are like that. Nu’est fans who disagree with me, you are probably gonna rage at me and be like, “I didn’t ask you to represent me” and say all kinds of evil things. STOP RIGHT THERE. Why do you like Nu’est? Nu’ests songs are about freedom of expression and being yourself. And that means SImon and Martina are allowed to have favourites.

    Seriously, death threats?!

    I was gutted that none of Nu’ests songs were in for KMM, but this isn’t even a review!! This is an update, and even if they did do this last week they probably wouldn’t talk about it much cas it had a high chance of being in KMM and they wouldn’t want to spoil it if it did get voted in (if that made any sense whatsoever)
    Honestly, this is the one time that I feel quite ashamed to be a Nu’est fan. I thought Nu’est songs were anti bullying and about being yourself. Unless you are an escaped murderer I don’t think that death threats are part of your normal personality.

    FInally, I am basically through with my rage for fellow Loves. Although I have only edited 2 dance covers in my whole life, it is unbelievably hard! It took me a whole day to shoot and edit a 10 minute video. I want Simon and Martina to knwo that I appreciate their work and that you should be able to say whatever the hell you want cas this is your channel and if people don’t like it then that’s their problem. Loves, calm your farms,…. And EYK, I would like lkike to say that I value your opnions and I look forward to watching you videos every week.

  2. congrats simon and martina to be the first people (with influence) to call out how awesome gangnam style MV is. i wonder where all those angry nu’est fans are now…XD

  3. I think everyone should just take lessons from PSY’s very profound and deep MV.

  4. p.s. i know i left a comment on youtube asking for BoA in the next update, but also Muzie, half of UV? his new song and video remind me of a mashup of Prince and Michael Jackson, sprinkled with Bobby Brown. i would appreciate that! but i promise not to kill you if you don’t! :D luv u guise!

  5. PLease Review PSY!! GANGNAMSTYLE!! is SO FREAKIN’ ADDICTIVE!! AND DON’T TAKE PERSONAL ALL THE GARBAGE that people who think that their opinion is the only one that counts so please try to forgive those little fans…

  6. I love how the end of PSY’s MV 유재석 dances his famous “Cricket Dance” (메뚜기춤)
    And 노홍철’s dance was LOL

  7. Okay, for PSY, you know that little boy at the beginning who dances that… dance? I saw him from Star King. He actually danced like that in front of many hyungs and noonas

  8. I want to thank you guys so much for your videos! I love how honest you guys are about videos and it is the reason i watch! If you liked every video it would become so boring!!! Never give in to them!! Obviously sometimes you dislike things that I love but I laugh it off and we move on!! Crazy KPOP people why do you not understand this concept?!?!?!

  9. I think the word “bias” gets thrown around a lot in the kpop world by people who don’t know/have forgotten what it means.
    A review is UNbiased if:
    – it’s based on the merits of the song/video alone and
    – its criticism is based on the same criteria as every other MV.

    In other words, consistent evaluations. In no way does this mean that you/we/they can’t form opinions or dislike something. From what I’ve seen, this is what S&M do.
    So, if Big Bang’s next video relied heavily on Face-Arousal-Raunchy-Thrusting, they would get called out for it. But if instead they don’t rely on easy mv cliches and come up with something more creative and interesting, they will get a better review.

    EYC FIGHTING!

  10. Simon & Martina, I’ve not always agreed with your views but I never thought you were biased (wait, isn’t being biased based on opinion… which is the point of your videos? ;/ then why are people not okay with that?).

    You’re here to review videos and amuse the masses, not sing accolades to every KPop band in existence when it isn’t deserved. If that was the point of your videos they would quickly become boring.

    I can’t believe you get death threats! Some people are just psychotic and take things too seriously. If they want to unsubscribe– good riddance.

  11. Seriously, threats!!! That’s so not cool, we should respect different opinions, and as a NU’EST fan (not the phsyco type of fan) it makes me feel sorry for the people that are closed minded and can’t understand the truth. The video didn’t got picked, so what?! That doesn’t make it a bad video. There will be other opportunities in life!

  12. I’ve never heard about Nu’est, but gosh are they pretty Y_Y

    I love love love BrownEyedGirls they always come up with such excellent plots for their videos. Cleansing Cream was so poignant. This song is quite cute. Though I’m not sure what exactly happened there ;s

  13. The girl from the Psy video looks like Hyuna

  14. When you were imitating liking everyone, you sounded like Taya from yugioh abridged :)

  15. People really sed that to u guise? =0
    aww… i feel sorry for you =

  16. I had no idea that the NU’EST voting got out of hand like that, I’m so sorry! I didn’t see comments like that… I realized things got a little passionate and some people were upset you didn’t include their video in last weeks update (they didn’t know it would be included in this one though, I think if they had most comments would be gone.) I admit I was a little sad as well but more in an ‘oh well, better luck next time’ way than a ‘OMG THEY HATE NU’EST THEY’RE DOING IT ON PURPOSE’ kinda way. Maybe it came across wrong though, I’m sorry D: Of course you can’t like everything either, that would kinda defeat the purpose of doing reviews anyway! I just can’t believe you got death threats and were accused of rigging the votes… Unbelievable. NU’EST fans always came across as nice to me. It’s a little scary that such a new group has such fans already. (Apparently they’re the Korean version of Tokio Hotel. Fantastic. Just when I thought I had escaped fandom drama.) Either way, I apologize and I hope some of the crazies get a serious reality check and realize that you don’t owe them anything. You can do whatever you want! I’d almost suggest you take down the kpopcharts and just review whatever you want, but that probably won’t solve anything either… We’re not all crazy ;__;

  17. gangnam style is awesome why would anyone not want it to get reviewed? i don’t know why people even wants their “biases” to get reviewed. there is always a high chance that EYK will say something negative in their review and thus the chances of these fandoms feeling butthurt is just so much worse (remember SNSD’s the boys?)
    another thing, why do so many people think that EYK reviewing MVs they really want to review will solve this whole voting system? if that happens there may be a zero chance of their “biases” getting a review.

  18. I would like to second this sentiment!!!! I think all of us Nu’est fans who were shocked by the whole thing are really grateful that SImon and Martina were still good enough to include at least a little bit about the video itself in spite of it all. Thank you Simon and Martina!!!

  19. In my opinion Nu’est new video sucks (my cat is watching me really weird so I’m going to do this quickly before I die) it sucks totally the outfits and the dance ugggh but that’s just my opinion and this song “gangnam style” it’s…different it sound good also…..WHAT HAPPEN WITH THE ZE:A’s ALBUMS? I want one D: I SERIOUSLY WANT AND NEED ONE, I’m not going to find one in Mexico :$
    Anyway hope Martina gets better :D MARTINA FIGHTING !
    Hugs from Mexico

  20. First, I’d like to apologize. I did make a comment about how I felt it was unfair to promote another video. I felt EYK was vote-base only, but I came around in February to vote BigBang, then I stuck around because I liked the site and all of what you do. I feel bad for waving the “unfair flag,” since it’s not fair given this is your site.
    Now, last week, I started voting for 2ne1 but switched to Nu’est since they’re an up-and-coming band and, good or bad, regardless of if you like the video/song or not, I felt a review would help Nu’est a bit. I never felt it was unfair that 2ne1 won; they have a bigger fanbase. However, the “vote for Psy” bit felt wrong, but again, it is your site, and I apologize for my comment. BUT, after I saw some of the mean comments, I started to vote for Psy since meanness gets one nowhere, plus, it’s a fun video. After hearing that there’s been death threats, I have to say I’m disappointed, angry, and saddened by these actions. It’s a music video, not the end of the world! To those sending death threats: Shame on you! It’s just a song!

    Good luck, Psy. I hope you win because I want S&M to dance.

    Also, am I the only one who hears “open condom style?”

  21. It makes me so angry and annoyed to hear/see that you are getting these sorts of comments…and death threats!!!! OMG seriously people!! Do they not realise you do this by choice? That you started this for fun and could just as easily stop when it is no longer fun. That you could simply choose to stop doing KMM altogether. Then they would never see their favourite group reviewed again. ARGH! I’m so annoyed at these people and can only imagine how you guys are feeling!!
    I’ll admit sometimes you’ve given a bad review to a song/MV I like but I still enjoyed and got a laugh out of the review! In fact I don’t think you’ve ever done a review in which I didn’t find myself laughing at some point! So please keep up that AMAZING and AWESOME stuff that you are doing!! Far out even K-POP IDOL themselves LOVE you and what you’re doing!! So just remember that while there are a small bunch of petty people trying to bully you and bring you down, there are far more of us who LOVE you guys and what you do!!
    Keep smiling and when you see negative comments just look at Dr. Meemersworth, Spudgy or each other!!

  22. Believe actually got it’s KMM

  23. Lol Mushy Mush-ball. Hey Simon and Martina, I just wanna say that I hope Martina gets better by the time you two film for Music Mondays! Also, DAMN ALL TO NETIQUETTE SCHOOL who don’t appreciate the fact that this blog is interactive enough to consider the viewers’ and subscribers’ k-pop “needs” by allowing us to vote for our faves. If we really want something reviewed or talked about we should get to voting and not to sending two really awesome people that we’ve never met before inapropro things. Word, son. Now to vote for Psy!

  24. Death threats?! Seriously!? Gees

  25. 안 녕 하 세 요! I’m a huge fan of Eat Your Kimchi. <3 While I love Korea and everything Korean, I love Simon and Martina's videos because they're informational, entertaining , but most important : they're funny. Freaking hilarious, actually. Even if i'm having a pretty bad day, eat your kimchi can always give me a great laugh. Of course every fan has their own opinion on which kpop songs our bands they like, and they won't always be the same as Simon and Martina's. But one thing is certain : All of us here love kpop, just like Simon and Martina.
    So eat your kimchi fans, please don't be hard on Simon and Martina if they don't review/ or give a good review for the song or band you like. They almost always say good things in a review along with the bad, and even the bad things usually have a certain amount of truthfullness whether we agree or disagree. We love Simon and Martina because they're fun and they make us laugh :) You can tell they do their absolute best each week to make all the videos they do for their fans. Please support them, everyone.
    Even if you get upset at something they do, its absolutely no reason to stop subscribing to their channels if you really love them. Would we all love their videos if they sugar coated every video so everyone would be happy? probably not. Instead of criticizing them we should thank them for working hard us Kimchi Eaters every week <3 감 사 합 니 Simon and Martina! <3 :DD,사 랑 해 요 Eat your Kimchi 화 이 팅 ~

  26. Honestly, I wouldn’t trust their reviews if they had positive things to say about every artist and every song.

    Not all kpop is equally good. It just isn’t. Even among my favorite artists, there are some songs I like more than others. I love FTIsland’s “Bad Woman” more than any of their other songs, for example. And even as someone who identifies first and foremost as a Primadonna, I thought the MV for “Severely” was fucking ridiculous. (Which annoyed me, because the song was awesome, but no one could get past the stupid MV.)

    If S&M only said nice things about all the artists or legitimately thought that all the artists were on the same level, then I wouldn’t feel like they actually had a good grasp of kpop or the music or the idols’ talents. Because LOL at the idea that NU’EST is on the same level as someone like Psy. (Or that BAP, who I love wholeheartedly, is on the same level as Big Bang. Or that Hello Venus is on the same level as SNSD. You get the idea.)

  27. Simon, you so rocked that LL Cool J moment!! Hope Martina gets better soon! You guys are awesome…

  28. That’s what I don’t understand about Kpop fans. I am a die-hard fangirl, like I have a Kpop Tumblr, listen to Kpop almost constantly, and prefer it over my home country (USA)’s music. But in all my time for liking Kpop I’ve never freaked out over the fact that one of my favored groups wasn’t treated “as well” as others. My top two groups are Super Junior and EXO (bias toward M) when EXO-K gets more love than EXO-M I don’t freak out and scream at other people. Who cares? It’s music! If Panic! At the Disco got more love than Fall Out Boy (two of my favorite non-Kpop bands) I wouldn’t throw a fit. I don’t think other people would either, but as soon as their Oppars are involved they turn into rabid beasts and give Kpop fans in general a bad name. Anyway I love Simon and Martina regardless of who they prefer, bash, discredit, love, or whatever. EYK Fighting~!

  29. Why do I keep watching Gagnam Style?? I’ve watched it like four times now and I haven’t the rest of your playlist :p

  30. Midnight Sun isn’t on the kpop charts yet :(

  31. Well said Simon. That’s why I respect Simon and Martina even more. Usually people try to sugar coat their opinions in fear they will get backlash from crazy over-the-top- K-pop fans(some, not all) but you guise tell it how it is and are not afraid to express your opinions. Im an American and I have been a fan of K-pop for quite some time know and at first i thought K-pop artist had a better fan base then American artist because they seemed like they were dedicated to their artist. But once I started to familiarize myself with K-pop culture i realized that SOME k-pop fans were crazy, creepy, and quite frankly just plain annoying. Those type of fans give others a bad name and basically i find it odd that they can still feel worthy of supporting their artist in the way they do. I know Eat Your Kimchi has gotten very popular these past few years but somehow i like it better back when EYK fans were more respectful and kind with each other. Now it seems like crazy fans overrun EVERYTHING and try to destroy everything in there paths! grr…( lol reminded me of Godzilla only I would be insulting Godzilla if i did). Any who I love EYK and i will continue to support it in every way I can and I hope true K-pop and Eat your kimchi fans will continue as well. Fighting Simon and Martina! Fighting Spudgy and Dr. Meemersworth! I look forward to many more Years of EYK. Love From California, USA.

  32. I agree with you fully Simon. I’m a NU’EST fan, and I was a little sad that it didn’t get reviewed. But I saw it at 26th, and I’m like: If I keep voting, maybe it’ll be reviewed. It worked for a little, but then I didn’t go on the KPop charts for a few days and can’t find it. >.< But I brushed it off.
    I'm so sorry that you guys had all that bashing. It's ridiculous and rude, and I would understand if you wouldn't want to review Action. I wouldn't if I were in your shoes. Some things should not be said and done to people who didn't do anything. All the KPop songs that made it to the top where really popular and had good videos and songs to it. They deserved the review.
    Anyway, you guys are the best and GET BETTER MARTINA!!

  33. Oh Simon, you really slayed that D’Angelo song… like a dragon on Skyrim. *moment of silence for a murdered hit*

  34. Haters gonna hate! XD Can’t wait to see the PSY review!

  35. Don’t take the negative comments to heart . . . heck, don’t even take them seriously -.-
    They should be thankful for what you do.
    I love kpop music mondays (among your other concepts ) and I like how you two are honest and open-minded.
    Some people just don’t get it ( and probably never will ). And there are people who like to lash-out on others instead of biting their tongue , stop and think for a moment.
    Like I said, don’t take them seriously ^-^ and keep up the great work ^-^

    Now, can’t wait for this weeks kpop music mondays ^-^ . . .

  36. As a Nu’est fan, I hope you guys don’t think we are all….Well. Big fat meany heads who can’t accept when people don’t like our taste in music. ( to be honest, anyone who was saying rude/mean things to you really don’t deserve to be a LO/E, much less a fan of the two of you. ) You guys deserve WAYY more respect than that. Since when it comes down to it, you are just two people ( awesome ones! xD ) with your own opinions. And even though I may be sad they don’t get reviewed, my respect and love for you guys won’t decrease. :) Just means us fans have to kick it up a bit next time around! xD Hopefully your opinions of Nu’est and their fans won’t be tainted completely by this incident. We’ll show you just how lovely we can be in the future! :) Be ready to be rocked and shocked ( that sounded better in my head than it did when I typed it, anywayyyy ) by Nu’ests increasing talent!

    Edit: Oh, and to be honest, I can’t wait to see what skits and stuff you have planned for Psy’s video. xD
    Oh, and you guys need more videos of that kitten! > u <

  37. It’s not easy expressing your own option in this world where people get easily butthurt. Well, I just have to say that I love your videos. Everyone of them. I remember that you guys started kpopmusicmondays so that people will have something to look forward to on a Monday which everyone hates, and I have to say that you guys have done well. I hope you guys will forget the bad words and threats? that you get and only focus on the good ones which are, YOU GUISE ARE TOTALLY AWESOME. Because of you I have laughed a lot and learned a lot so I hope that you guys will continue with these videos for a long time. You guys have lots of fans too, never forget that! I love your kitty btw. It’s so cute!

  38. Simon and Martina, please don’t take those comments to heart! You have given the K-pop world so many things, like the “rolling down your sexy window”, and “I lost my pants,”.
    I’m sorry for not expressing my appreciation more – there are plenty of NASTIES who love you for your opinions and honesty. You were able to make this your living because of your out-of-the-box ideas. And you’ve brought artists to my attention who I would’ve never noticed if it weren’t for your reviews. So keep up the good work!

  39. I think that we should just be thankful that we get to vote. I’m pretty sure that Simon and Martina have videos that they like and want to review, but are not able to because we don’t vote for them. If they want to review Psy then we should at least give it to them since they work hard every week. And for all those that say they are YG bias I have watch their reviews and they don’t always like the songs or the videos. I love Big Bang, but I don’t hate Simon for sometimes making comments that I probably don’t agree with. Also I think that they should have a free pass once in a while where they can review the video they want regardless of the ranking, I think that they should also have a vote in what they review.

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