You’d think a guy with the most popular music video of all time would be pretty recognizable. But apparently, a bunch of people can be fooled by a guy who only kinda-sorta looks like him.
Given what a ritzy event the Cannes Film Festival it is, it’s not a total shocker that one of the most successful music artists of the past year shows up. (Even if Cannes isn’t exactly his scene.) Stars like Skyfall’s Naomie Harris and Oscar winner Adrien Brody posed with a Korean superstar… or at least, thought they did... until the real Psy responded that he wasn’t in France at all.
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So yeah, this is crazy. Some guy just dressed in Psy’s distinct “Gangnam Style” attire and showed up to a bunch of hot parties at Cannes to rub elbows with the stars. The guy wasn’t famous at all ― until now, that is, considering that he’s in the news for this outrageous stunt.
In addition to posing for pics, psych-out Psy was also in a video for a French radio station teaching them the “Gangnam Style” dance. At least he came prepared!
Psy wasn’t mad about it, though ― it takes a lot to get him mad, apparently, since even being likened to “herpes” earns a “thank you!” After being tagged in tweets from people at Cannes, he tweeted: “seems like there's another ME at cannes...say Hi to him @scooterbraun lol #PSYinSINGAPORE,” ending the faker’s ruse.
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The celebrities and others who mistook him for the real Psy must be pretty embarrassed, especially since this doesn’t exactly look good from a PC standpoint. (Can one Korean person be mistaken for another so easily?)
But given the recent robberies and gunshots during TV interviews, we suppose this is only a minor disaster in comparison.
Do you think fake Psy looks like real Psy?