The Korea Tourism Organization has a new promotional video featuring Psy that has left some locals bemused about the portrayal of their country.
It shows the singer introducing some Korean places, food and traditions under the concept “Wiki Korea.” In one segment, Psy is shown at a flashy dinner party with Latin music eating “samgyeopsal” grilled pork with champagne.
Anyone who’s enjoyed Korean barbeque will be unfamiliar with the location and the choice of music and beverage. Samgyeopsal is most often washed down with beer or soju in a simple restaurant setting.
“It’s kind of misinformation. It’s standard Korean food but it’s not served that way,” says Park Chan Soo, an office worker in Seoul.