Psy to Appear in Super Bowl Commercial, Facebook Sweepstakes

January 10th, 2013 at 2:09 am
 


Psy may have announced that he retired “Gangnam Style” on New Year’s Eve, but apparently he has some commitments to finish first before he could lay the song that elevated him to global popularity to rest.

The South Korean superstar is set to appear in an upcoming Wonderful Pistachios Super Bowl campaign, using “Get crackin’ — “Gangnam Style” as its tagline, in reference to Psy’s music video that hit 1 billion views on YouTube. This marks Psy’s first appearance in a U.S. commercial, and on the country’s most-watched TV event no less.

While the commercial does not air until February 3rd, Wonderful Pistachios is already building buzz for the campaign, especially on Facebook where a photo sweepstakes kicks off this week.

Although some fans are excited about the promo, others commented that Psy is a poor choice of an endorser, citing his performance of an anti-American rock song in 2004, when sentiments against the United States were high in his home country. Psy has since apologized for what happened.

Source: Mashable

 

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