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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. winnerg123

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

  7. winnerg123

    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. KATHyphenTUN
    KATHyphenTUN

    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. I agree, I just think people should just calm down and let simon and martina do their jobs, video editing takes alot of time, girls, don’t take it to heart.

  11. Please do not let those fans be a representation of K-Pop fans as a whole, some of us are actually pretty nice and understanding. The truth is, this happens in every single fandom, there are always fans who are dissatisfied no matter what, leaving people in a very damned if you do, damned of you don’t situations. The only problem is a lot of the good fans end up getting grouped with them, and we all look bad. We really aren’t though. These reviews should be for fun purposes, and no one should be complaining if their song doesn’t get reviewed. There’s always a chance that you’ll be able to review Nu’est’s next song, and that’s good enough for me.

    And I can’t believe people would go so far as to send death threats, that’s absolutely ridiculous, and should be grounds for banning.

  12. loooooooool WTF did I just saw??? Why I can’t stop laughing!!!! looool “Gangnam Style” daebak!

  13. ally_makher

    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.

  14. 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!

  15. ally_makher

    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

  16. ally_makher

    The girl from the Psy video looks like Hyuna

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

  18. People were sending you death threats? First off, that is completely ridiculous and they need to get over themselves. Honestly, you should be able to review a group/soloist you guys like because you do so much for us subscribers and fans. You take your time and make these videos for us. The least we can do is appreciate what you guys do and let you pick what group/soloist you want to review. You guys do so much for us and I’m sorry that some people don’t recognize that. Some people just need to realize that life isn’t fair. :/

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

  20. 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 ;__;

  21. 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.

  22. Catherine Bishop

    Oh man…I can’t believe that this whole thing with Nu’est has even gone as far as it has. Even as someone who really enjoys their songs, I’m kind of ashamed to admit it here now because of all this. Simon and Martina – we love you, please keep kicking ass!!!

    And even as someone who would have loved and been overjoyed to have Action reviewed on any other week, the simple fact is that the review for Gangnam Style would be so much fun both for us as viewers and for Simon and Martina that how could I argue against it? In any other week, I would have said ‘Action’ all the way, but it just can’t compete with something that is as awesome and different as Gangnam Style. Like Simon said – it’s so invigoratingly different! As much as I love Action, it’s a basic, everyday kpop song, even if it has really meaningful lyrics. Gangnam Style, on the other hand, is too awesome for words.

  23. OMG I can’t believe they’ve been getting death threats!!! Seriously people??? They do this for fun and it’s entertainment for us. We’re lucky that they’re willing to share their amazing video’s in the first place. To me it’s entertaining seeing what other people think and the way they sometimes demonstrate how I feel too about parts. They only do this once a week it’s not like they have the time to do every single MV that comes out year round. With so many groups now debuting it would be impossible. I’m happy with the current format of voting etc. Either enjoy it for what it is or don’t watch. But sending death threats is no laughing matter. If people killed everyone that pissed them off I’m sure none of us would be living anymore because everyone has pissed someone off in their life. Kpop Music Monday’s is the celebrate Kpop Music as a whole not any one particular group. So please don’t partake of fan wars on their website.

  24. Hi, I’m a Nu’est fan^^ I’m really sorry about the other fans who were sending so much hate to you two. I love your videos and I quite frankly find it stupid how some people think you’re ‘biased’ for having your own opinions. Honestly, I wouldn’t mind if you were biased, cuz everyone’s a little biased at heart. For example, I can proudly say that I am Nu’est biased.
    Please don’t take their comments to heart and thank you so much for saying a little bit of what you liked about “Action.” I really appreciated that :)

    • Catherine Bishop

      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!!!

  25. Go Simon and Martina~!! HWAITING!!!

  26. aww~ it’s ok. i was about to comment on your youtube to include b.a.p next week bcoz – well, you’re still humans, not robots. keep up the good work though guise!! YOUR LOYAL FANS STILL LOVE YOU!!! :D

  27. ps its gonna be epiclly sad if Martina cannot partake in the Gangnam style dance-a-thon.. I think she would rock it,, and im so looking forward to Simon’s nasty version (although slightly afraid for my virgin eyes)..

  28. 1) Death threats? really c’mon thats just scary.. I mean death threats because of Simon’s singing maybe but because of a song review thats just psycho! (ps just kidding simon your singing was like angels) 2) unfortunately kpop fans are seriously intense and mostly teens. I am semi old (26) and I love kpop but i also have a job. soo.. I don’t have time for death threats.. 3) You guys are great and def bringing more awareness to kpop and your totally making an impact… but no offense Simon saying that TOP said the word “trauma” wrong or saying that you didn’t like the storyline of a video is not gonna make or break the band.. I mean as far as I know they still make a bagillion dollars selling their crap regardless of whether you gave them a 3 out of 5 or a 5 out of 5 for their english.. lol.. when Gdragon’s Bently gets repo’d because he lost money because Simon&Martina made fun of his hair then maybe they have a point but im pretty sure he still has his Bently..lol.. You crazy fans are lucky they freaking let you vote.. If it were I, I would just review what I liked and thats that… maybe as you mature you will see that different opinions make the world go round.. ok rant over! NOW GO VOTE FOR PSY! cause well he is just epic! I am a proud PSYCHO!!!

  29. 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

  30. AWW WAE again no Kim Hyun Jun or Kim Kyu Jong here? wae??? i thought u liked ss501 :(

  31. Leina Grace

    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?”

  32. Shell2011

    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!!

  33. As a NU’EST fan, it’s a shame that our own fandom is doing such terrible acts to sweet, funny people like S&M. I did want Action to win as a way to get back from the lose of Face to MAMA, but I am dissapointed with how some fans were acting there. I love PSY as well and just because one video ALMOST got picked but didn’t doesn’t mean everyone can be all butthurt. I STILL LOVE YOU GUYS!

  34. Rychele Kalilikane

    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!

  35. feel better soon martina. and yes, some kpop fans have been going a bit crazy..its just a review people, chill out. I love you guys, and I never thought you would actually get death treats. really? well when I go back to uni this fall, I want to start a eat your kimchi fan club at my school, so we can all get together and watch your music mondays…and squee over dr meemers and the spudgy.

  36. Death threats?! Seriously!? Gees

  37. 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 ~

  38. 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.)

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