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Teen Top – No More Perfume on You: Kpop Music Mondays

August 22, 2011

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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. Best Boyfriend has got to be SHINee! Of course, hands down, no question. No cheatin’ heart with the SHINee boys.

    9 years ago
  2. Best Boyfriend has got to be SHINee! Of course, hands down, no question. No cheatin’ heart with the SHINee boys.

    9 years ago
  3. Best Boyfriend has got to be SHINee! Of course, hands down, no question. No cheatin’ heart with the SHINee boys.

    9 years ago
  4. I hope you have John Cleese naked in the shower, otherwise it won’t work to hook those 50+.

    Thanks for sticking up for morals. I haven’t seen the mv yet and not sure that I want to now. Personally, I’m not a huge TT fan; I try to keep my Kpop idol drooling to the >20 set. No pedonoona here!

    I’ll join you for that ever rational, ever PMS fulfilling Spudgy with x-choc x-whipped & skim :)

    9 years ago
  5. Nev

    Wow…. watched the vid, and eeeuuuuwwwww >.<  not a great advert for Teen Top. You totaly nailed my reaction to this vid and the lyrics. 

    9 years ago
  6. yay!!! I wanted you guys to review teen top bc I knew you would totally bash the video. lmao. When I first watched it I really liked the video and song! Then I saw the lyrics……Why do they all look so happy? Jeez, I was hoping the girl would have slapped the smile off his face, but sadly no =( This song is wrong is so many ways, which makes it sad bc I really like the song.

    Oh and my vote goes to Shinee!!!! 

    9 years ago
  7. yay!!! I wanted you guys to review teen top bc I knew you would totally bash the video. lmao. When I first watched it I really liked the video and song! Then I saw the lyrics……Why do they all look so happy? Jeez, I was hoping the girl would have slapped the smile off his face, but sadly no =( This song is wrong is so many ways, which makes it sad bc I really like the song.

    Oh and my vote goes to Shinee!!!! 

    9 years ago
  8. yay!!! I wanted you guys to review teen top bc I knew you would totally bash the video. lmao. When I first watched it I really liked the video and song! Then I saw the lyrics……Why do they all look so happy? Jeez, I was hoping the girl would have slapped the smile off his face, but sadly no =( This song is wrong is so many ways, which makes it sad bc I really like the song.

    Oh and my vote goes to Shinee!!!! 

    9 years ago
  9. yay!!! I wanted you guys to review teen top bc I knew you would totally bash the video. lmao. When I first watched it I really liked the video and song! Then I saw the lyrics……Why do they all look so happy? Jeez, I was hoping the girl would have slapped the smile off his face, but sadly no =( This song is wrong is so many ways, which makes it sad bc I really like the song.

    Oh and my vote goes to Shinee!!!! 

    9 years ago
  10. yay!!! I wanted you guys to review teen top bc I knew you would totally bash the video. lmao. When I first watched it I really liked the video and song! Then I saw the lyrics……Why do they all look so happy? Jeez, I was hoping the girl would have slapped the smile off his face, but sadly no =( This song is wrong is so many ways, which makes it sad bc I really like the song.

    Oh and my vote goes to Shinee!!!! 

    9 years ago
  11. yay!!! I wanted you guys to review teen top bc I knew you would totally bash the video. lmao. When I first watched it I really liked the video and song! Then I saw the lyrics……Why do they all look so happy? Jeez, I was hoping the girl would have slapped the smile off his face, but sadly no =( This song is wrong is so many ways, which makes it sad bc I really like the song.

    Oh and my vote goes to Shinee!!!! 

    9 years ago
  12. agrees with the cat

    9 years ago
  13. While I do love the members of Teen Top and I do think they have done the best they could with what they have been given, I have to agree in terms of their management… What the f*** are you doing?  Can’t wait for Andy to get his hands back on the wheel of these boys’ careers…

    As for the question… I can safely say SHINee without feeling like a pedo, because TaeMin is now legal in my country!  :D

    Seriously, though, even though I hate the message and the video, I have been watching Teen Top perform this on the music shows, and they have improved so much I can’t help but be proud of them, even if their company is a bunch of f***ing idiots.

    9 years ago
  14. SHINee, yeah

    9 years ago
  15. SHINee, yeah

    9 years ago
  16. SHINee, yeah

    9 years ago
  17. SHINee, yeah

    9 years ago
  18. Of course, I pick Shinee. Now, if it was a choice between Niel and all of Shinee……

    I completely support your hatred of this video. It’s got an awful message (though a very cute dance). I don’t speak Korean which is why I can distance myself from the lyrics and just enjoy the music. Cheating is terrible and underhanded, Chunji winking just makes it worse. 

    9 years ago
  19. I’m a fan of this song but I agree with your point. I don’t understand the korean so I can turn a blind eye but I  don’t like the message it sends about cheating, and the whole “cougar” ish undertones. The video is cute for what it is (chunji) but I don’t like cheating aspect at all.  I wish they had this same melody with different lyrics because the song is just so awesome.
    Nice dramatic reading though!

    (And I think I’d take SHINee over chunji any day)

    9 years ago
  20. Now I watch videos for bands I am not even fan of just because of EYK. I see the original song just to see what you think of it. I am not fan of this Teen Top but I agree with all you said about the story.
    I am in love with this show.. thanks for making me laugh and opening my mind..

    9 years ago
  21. Amen! 
    Oh, and all the way, SHINEE!!!! <3

    9 years ago
  22. definitely shinee <3
    :D

    9 years ago
  23. Teen Top’s no more perfume on you is just… garbage. Cheating on your girlfriend is trend? is something to be happy about? sorry guys, your manager sucks. But L Joe… you look sooo fine xD love his hair.
    Shinee no doubt.

    9 years ago
  24. DEFINITELY SHINee! 

    BTW, 
    I totally agree with your review! :D 
    And yes, the Cat is totally awesome! ;) 

    9 years ago
  25. PREACH IT!  
    WORST MV EVER! 

    9 years ago
  26. SHINee!!!! YAY!!!!

    9 years ago
  27. Agree with your review completely.   When I first saw the video I was SO creeped out, which is sad because I do really like Teen Top, but can’t I get into a song that teaches how to cheat on a person who cares about you no matter how catchy the song may be. What were they thinking?  How will this endear them to any women at all?  What is the target audience this song is aiming for?  The cat summons up my feelings perfectly, I had the exact look the first time I watched the video.  On a side (and Teen Topish creepin style) note, Martina, you look fantastic in the review.

    9 years ago
  28. Agree with your review completely.   When I first saw the video I was SO creeped out, which is sad because I do really like Teen Top, but can’t I get into a song that teaches how to cheat on a person who cares about you no matter how catchy the song may be. What were they thinking?  How will this endear them to any women at all?  What is the target audience this song is aiming for?  The cat summons up my feelings perfectly, I had the exact look the first time I watched the video.  On a side (and Teen Topish creepin style) note, Martina, you look fantastic in the review.

    9 years ago
  29. Agree with your review completely.   When I first saw the video I was SO creeped out, which is sad because I do really like Teen Top, but can’t I get into a song that teaches how to cheat on a person who cares about you no matter how catchy the song may be. What were they thinking?  How will this endear them to any women at all?  What is the target audience this song is aiming for?  The cat summons up my feelings perfectly, I had the exact look the first time I watched the video.  On a side (and Teen Topish creepin style) note, Martina, you look fantastic in the review.

    9 years ago
  30. Agree with your review completely.   When I first saw the video I was SO creeped out, which is sad because I do really like Teen Top, but can’t I get into a song that teaches how to cheat on a person who cares about you no matter how catchy the song may be. What were they thinking?  How will this endear them to any women at all?  What is the target audience this song is aiming for?  The cat summons up my feelings perfectly, I had the exact look the first time I watched the video.  On a side (and Teen Topish creepin style) note, Martina, you look fantastic in the review.

    9 years ago
  31. II really don’t understand what the lyricist and director were thinking. You think they were trying to draw attention to Teen Top?

    9 years ago
  32. II really don’t understand what the lyricist and director were thinking. You think they were trying to draw attention to Teen Top?

    9 years ago
  33. Wow I really feel bad for Teen Top fans.
    I agree you don’t have to like every song and video out there and I also agree to stand up for your beliefs and all, but I thought this video was kind of rude, like you seem really mad and I don’t know why, did you guys were cheated in the past? :/

    9 years ago
    • Lol, whether or not they were cheated in the past, it’s of no consequence because cheating is an absolutely terrible thing. Seriously, think for yourself, isn’t there some sort of misplaced logic here? In what way does cheating your gf with a lady waaay older to you look right at all? 

      9 years ago
  34. SHINee^^ perfect boyfriends^^

    9 years ago
  35. SHINee^^ perfect boyfriends^^

    9 years ago
  36. Inu

    Lol sorry Teen top, SHINee are the best boyfriends ever!!!

    9 years ago
  37. Shinee :D

    9 years ago
  38. What surprises me the most is that people aren’t commenting on the awesomeness of the cat in the post.  Do you see that cat?!  WTF is it doing?!  It’s so cute!  

    9 years ago
    • The power of your videos are greater than the cat’s. :D

      I think I’ve seen that cat somewhere among the endless pile of cute animal videos that I’ve gone through. :D

      9 years ago
    • You are wrong. Jarek below has already praised you for that cat :)
      I´m thinking of sending that cat to colleagues someday in the afternoon in order to stop them work and going out to drink some beers :)

      9 years ago
  39. WAIT WAIT! Since he’s younger than her, what do we call him? Is he Jailbait?

    9 years ago
  40. The sulky noona was actually Eric’s ex-girlfriend…What are the chances huh!! Now the video seems more weird…

    9 years ago
    • Really? That does make it weirder.” I’ll get back at you for showering in SupaLuv. See me with lil’ Chunji, aren’t I cool now…jailbait!”

      9 years ago