PSY Goes To Harvard
The creator of “Gangnam Style” went to school in Boston, but not Harvard, where he gave a speech.
He recalled spending four years studying management at Boston University while marveling at Harvard from afar. He joked about his academic performance while at school in Boston, saying he was known by a nickname of WWF – which, he said, stands for withdrawal, withdrawal, failure.
The pop star, whose real name is Park Jae-sang, also joked that he’s heard that he is the first person to make a speech at Harvard without a written script.
Harvard professor of Korean History Carter Eckert says the discussion is looking at PSY as a modern global digital culture phenomenon.
PSY cracked jokes throughout this speech and said he was very shocked as his “Gangnam Style” video went viral. He said he was overwhelmed by its success and doesn’t realistically expect to replicate the feat.