Singer Lee Hyori has once again find herself in the midst of controversy over her new MV teaser from her third studio album “It’s Hyorish” out today.
Her “U-Go-Girl” MV teaser has been accused of plagarising Christina Aguilera “Candyman” MV with scenes looking similar after comparison and also for Hyori’s nurse outfit in the MV being too scandalous and demeaning to nurses.
In the teaser, the low cleavage nurse outfit that Hyori was wearing was deemed to be overly scandalous and over the top. One netizen even went as far as starting an online petition to motion for Hyori to refilm her MV.
This netizen criticized the MV, “Frankly, nurses go through a lot of hard work and practice before being allowed to work as one. Their job is really tough and hard work. But in hospitals, they are usually the targets for sexual harassment or being ogled by male patients with dirty thoughts. And because of these twisted images of nurses being portrayed by music videos like this, it only means that nurses would continue to be looked down upon in society.
Another netizen agreed with the petition starter, “After seeing the sexy nurse uniform, my heart fluttered. But I reflected on my actions and regretted it. I have signed on the petition. I was wrong.”
But on the other hand, this had instead created free publicity and increased curiousity among netizens to see what the whole issue is about. Many netizens have since seen the MV through UCC websites and Youtube.
This is not the first time that nurses have been undermined by such things. In 2004, singer Park Mi Kyung also came under fire from the Korean Nurses Association for portraying a scandalous nurse image in her “Hot Stuff” MV.
Even her “It’s Hyorish” album cover bears an uncanny resemblance to a Japanese t-shirt that has Japanese actress Aki Hoshino on it.
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