Korean pop sensation Psy has been making the rounds at various events during the Cannes Film Festival. Except…that wasn’t Psy. “Seems like there’s another ME at cannes … say Hi to him,” the real Psy tweeted yesterday.
Those who didn’t realize their mistake include actress/Bond girl Naomie Harris, Portland Trail Blazers player Nicolas Batum, and Adrien Brody. Even the photo service FilmMagic was initially fooled, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Psy, meanwhile, seems to be keeping tabs on his clone, tweeting a photo of someone else’s photo with the impostor.
The festival hasn’t issued a statement on the mix-up. It teaches us so much — about the truly global appeal of K-pop; about gullibility of French festival organizers — while leaving us with more questions: Who is this impostor? Where did he buy those Psy-a-like clothes? Did he ask his barber for “The Psy” before heading to Cannes? My kingdom for some answers.
Take a look at three more who were fooled.
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