Psy's "Gangnam Style" has become such an Internet sensation that it's even crossed over a place where most folks can't even see it: North Korea.
Yes, according to The New York Times, the South Korean sensation's video has been co-opted by the not-so-friendly neighbors to the North, and turned into a bit of propaganda.
The North Korean version of "Gangnam," published on a government website, takes images from the original, opening with a man mid-dance. The face of South Korean presidential candidate Park Geun-hye has been pasted onto the figure, and the clip goes on to poke fun at Park's father, Park Jung-hee, a former South Korean leader. It's not clear who posted the video, though it's clearly meant to mock Park and the nation itself.
A rep for Psy could not be reached for comment on the video by press time ... though, his original is slightly political itself, needling wealthy residents of the Gangnam neighborhood in South Korea, though Psy himself prefers to think of it as a "nonverbal" bit of social commentary.
"Already like 160-something million people saw the video all over the world," he told MTV News. "So for this song I think verbal is not that important ... I think just the dance moves and how it sounds and how it looks I think that was the point of the story."
In recent weeks, Psy has been capitalizing on the sudden success of "Gangnam Style," signing with Justin Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun, making triumphant appearances at the 2012 Video Music Awards and the Ellen DeGeneres show (where he taught Britney Spears his signature moves), and doing a whirlwind round of press in the states.