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K-Pop music video takes on Trump-Kim summit

K-Pop music video takes on Trump-Kim summit

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The summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un has created a new hope for peace on the Korean Peninsula, but not everyone is optimistic. While conservative South Korean protesters say the meeting puts them all in danger, much of the remaining population views the meeting as a step towards ending a war that's waged since the 1950s.

K-Pop music video takes on Trump-Kim summit. Picture: YoutubeSource:Supplied

A SOUTH Korean popstar is taking on some tougher subject matter in a new song wh ich is rapidly going viral worldwide: politics. More specifically, the historic Trump-Kim summit held in Singapore in June.

In a new video from Lee Seung-hyun, better known as Big Bang’s Seungri, the K-Pop star crashes a tense meeting between the two world leaders before hijacking it and turning it into a dance party.

In one scene, the dodgy, comical lookalikes of US President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un sip on champagne arm-in-arm while the song’s chorus pumps.

Lookalikes dance arm-in-arm and sip on champagne in the K-Pop star’s new music video. Picture: Youtube

Lookalikes dance arm-in-arm and sip on champagne in the K-Pop star’s new music video. Picture: YoutubeSource:Supplied

The music video also shows Seung-hyun on the front cover of Time magazine, possibly alluding to Mr Trump’s many controversial Time magazine covers since bec oming president in 2016.

Covers featuring Mr Trump have already caused a stir twice this year.

One depicted the president towering over a widely-shared photo of a crying immigrant girl with the words “Welcome to America”, in reference to his controversial zero-tolerance immigration policy which separated children from their parents at the US-Mexico border.

TIME magazine’s provocative cover shows Donald Trump morphing into Vladimir Putin.

TIME magazine’s provocative cover shows Donald Trump morphing into Vladimir Putin.Source:Supplied

Another featured a provocative photo illustration of the president morphing into Russian president Vladimir Putin, referencing his contentious summit with the Russian dictator which was slammed by commentators worldwide and described by a former CIA director as “nothing short of treasonous”.

In another possible cheeky reference, the start of the music video is set up like a live news broadcast, which mirrors the style of a CNN news broadcast.

Mr Trump has a very public dislike for the broadcaster, persistently berating CNN and its reporters on social media.

The music video had already been viewed more than 3 million times since it was uploaded just days ago on July 26, at the time of writing.

Source: Google News K-Pop

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