Korean R&B pop sensation, Rain, was on The Colbert Report earlier this week. The Michael Jackson of Asia was in LA for the promotion of his movie, ”Speed Racer” and decided to pay the funny man Stephen Colbert
a visit for a dance off. The segment was pre-taped due to Rain’s
limited English proficiency. This is how it started—In 2007, Time
magazine conducted an online poll of the 100 most influential people of
the year and Rain was number 1 while Stephen tailed him as the runner
up. Ever since then, Rain had become Stephen’s arch nemesis and the
comedian even joked about him and imitated a scene from his music
video. (You can download high quality clips of their performance after the jump.)
All I can say is, never underestimate the power of the Asian female
teens. There is no way that Rain’s fans are avid Times magazine
readers. They all probably got online to vote for their prince charming
once they got news of him being in the poll. It can be any poll, like
the best dressed celebrity list or the
who-do-you-want-to-sleep-with-the-most list, Rain can be assured that
he has the undying support of his fans who would spread the news on
their various fans’ websites and mobilized the whole nation of Rain
fans to vote for their idol. By the way, what is with all these Asian
female teens idolizing male performing artists who look like them!?
Remember the former Taiwanese pop group F4? I swear my sister was more butch than the four of them combined!
Speaking of Rain, he seems to be everywhere these days. Besides showing
up on “The Colbert Report”, he is starring in the movie “Speed Racer”
that is opening in the U.S. today. The pop sensation has also been
listed in the Year in Review 2007 of the Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Apparently he is the third Korean to be included on this list after a
famous poet and a former president. I think that’s a tad ridiculous. At
the risk of having Rain’s female fans bombard this site with death
threats, I think his talent is overrated and he is not doing it for me
in any way. There, I finally said it! Now you can start sending me hate
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