Bobee: Lotus Wang's Taiwanese 'Single Ladies'
Bobee: Lotus Wang's Cover of Bo Peep Bo Peep
Taiwanese pop star Lotus Wang's Bobee video is reaching viral-vid critical mass, accumulating over 1.2 million views. Comparisons have been drawn between Bobee and Beyoncé Knowles' Single Ladies, though the two videos start to look very different, very quickly.
While Beyoncé's Single Ladies video stuck with simplicity, Lotus Wang's Bobee video involves cartoon spiders, puppets, cutout animation, multiple costume changes, and what looks like lunchmeat. Also, as with Single Ladies, Bobee is inspiring all manner of mashups and tributes, which we'll include below.
Bobee is actually a cover of South Korean star T-ara's Bo Peep Bo Peep.
Bobee: So Weird, It's Familiar
Once you get past the "OMG, it's Asian, so it's weeeiiird" reaction, you'll see that tracks like Bobee are quite similar to what we get in the West, such as Los Angeles-based Far East Movement's Like a G6 or Ke$ha's We R Who We R.
By the way, we at NowPublic sincerely apologize for making you go, "Bobee bobee bobee bobee..." for the rest of the day.