PSY’s Music Video Accused Of Being Abusive To Women — Is It Sexist?

Mon, April 15, 2013 10:11am EST by 56 Comments
PSY 'Gentleman' Music Video
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On April 13, the ‘Gangnam Style’ singer took the music world by storm again when he released his video for ‘Gentleman.’ However, the video is getting quite a bit of backlash!

PSY definitely knows how to make a music video — his first hit “Gangnam Style” has over one billion views on YouTube. Unfortunately, the video for “Gentleman” seems to be too controversial for a number of fans, as many feel it’s disrespectful toward women.

PSY ‘Gentleman’ Music Video Causes An Uproar

The music video for “Gentleman” surprised viewers when it premiered on April 13, but not in a good way.

Viewers took to Twitter to express their feelings about the new song, and many were saying that it’s offensive to women.

“PSY’s new dance move looks like Michael Jackson‘s Thriller. This music video is also super sexist. #gentleman,” one fan wrote on Twitter.

Other tweets included:

“Is it just me or is the video for PSY’s Gentleman all about abusing women?”

“The title is not Psy – Gentleman … but should be Psy – Women Manipulation.”

Ouch! In his defense, the irony is funny! The song was titled “Gentleman,” and the video was filled with PSY and co. doing various activities that were the opposite of gentlemanly — like pulling out a chair from underneath a girl and turning up the treadmill while a girl was running on it until she fell off.

At the end, he found the one girl who could put up with his crazy fun ways and even be playful back!

We totally get the irony and find it funny, but was it too much?

PSY Gets Some Positive Feedback

While “Gentleman’s” music video isn’t a favorite among fans, that doesn’t mean people didn’t watch!

The video got over 20 million views in the first 24 hours it was out, breaking the record for views in one day on YouTube. The record was previously set at eight million by Justin Bieber‘s “Boyfriend.”

“51 million views in 40 hours!! My God~!!!” PSY tweeted in the early hours of Monday, April 15.

The video is now up to 58 million views on YouTube, and is no. 21 on the Top 100 Singles Chart on iTunes.

Watch the video below and let us know if YOU think the video is sexist! Or do you think it’s all in good fun?

WATCH: PSY – Gentleman

– Emily Longeretta


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Posted at 9:56 AM on July 14, 2013  

It is not called being “Sexist”, it’s called being “Comedical”. To haters, stop being so ignorant. If the title is Gentleman, and Psy was TRULY living up to the title’s name and being a Gentleman (like carrying bags for the ladies, etc.) it wouldn’t be fun(ny), would it?

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Lucas Novaes

Posted at 1:05 PM on May 2, 2013  

Is Not.

There are a lot of clips with women literally beating and humiliating men. Why the video PSY is sexist? Who says it is hypocritical.

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Posted at 8:06 AM on May 7, 2013  

… and the videos where women are literally beating and humiliating men are also sexist.
Who cant see it is ignorant.

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Posted at 10:24 AM on April 25, 2013  

nice song….

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Posted at 11:33 PM on April 18, 2013  

I somewhat agree, but some matters should be done a bit differently

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Posted at 12:15 AM on April 18, 2013  

i wish psy would re-shoot his gentleman mv as soon as now, i downloaded the mv and discarded it immediately after watching the whole thing once, i was stunned beyond….did psy find his mv entertaining? The mitigating section of the mv was…where? which part? the-blink-of-an-eye only part? not enuf. Anyway, to each his own, i dun wanna upset anyone, really.

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Posted at 2:31 PM on April 17, 2013  

People need to STFU and have a sense of humor. I’m a woman and I didn’t find it at all offensive-it’s supposed to be funny-he’s playing on the stereotype of a “gentleman” so obviously it would make sense to use females for the parts where he plays pranks on them. People need to chill out and stop looking for reasons to raise their pitchforks-it’s not like he said “women are inferior and need to get in the kitchen” or tried to make a political statement with the video-it was clearly not made to be taken seriously. JEEZUS. Can’t even enjoy a music video nowadays without having to worry about people looking for things to hate on.

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Posted at 5:01 PM on May 14, 2013  

finally some who understands it. and the rest of you people should really get a life
I’m with you jean nice copmment

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