Heyyyy wealthy ladies!
That’s right. K-pop and American politics have finally mated. The result? Mitt Romney Style.
As the Gagnam Style parody videos continue their hailstorm through the interwebs, a political one of note has begun to make its rounds. Created by the often hit or miss humor site, College Humor, it has the sophisticated production aesthetic to set it apart from other home-made rivals. And it is quite funny.
This version, dubbed Mitt Romney Style, features a lean and dapper-suited Mitt sporting mad dollar bills and hanging out at an equestrian club. And it is throbbing with that delicious K pop energy. The camera cuts around, showing, among other things, Romney smoking cigars with some torso-baring 1 percenters and making fun of a ’47%’ white-coated waiter at a charity banquet.
The riff isn’t anything too original, but, in its lack of originality, has achieved a satisfying cohesiveness that usually only comes from an obsessive focus on one issue. What do we learn from this video? Romney is loaded. And not just in the I-have-a-five-bedroom-house type of way. The lyrics banter about his multiple Caymen Island accounts, undisclosed tax records, corporate takeovers, and generally lackadaisical monetary attitude. Some of the shots (like him lounging, mojito in hand, in the sandpit of a golf course) are priceless (no pun intended).
While we’ve definitely heard it all before, it some how comes together in a way here that feels funny and refreshing.
My favorite part? Paul Ryan’s two lyric cameo as a pimp in a sesame-street yellow suit, rapping about his hot bod.