Taeyong is the George Clinton of K-pop

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron
Fan Gran
Published in
3 min readJun 7, 2023

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Lee Taeyong, SHALALA, YouTube

As you’ll surmise after watching the video below, I could’ve said Taeyong was the…Pablo Picasso of K-pop. Or the Marcel Duchamp, or the Rene Magritte or the Jackson Pollack or Salvador Dali — or even the R. Crumb or Hunter S. Thompson of K-pop.

Some of you see where this is going. The rest of you get to Googling. I don’t have time to provide links to all that outrageous art — I’ve got a novel that has to be finished by October 1st.

I will give you a sample of George Clinton chosen because there’s a line in the chorus that kinda matches a line in the chorus of that song up there. Must also note that while you don’t see it in this video, like Taeyong, George Clinton has had hair all the colors of the rainbow for decades. (More extensive history here: https://youtu.be/WG5k7YM4ehw)

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Cynthia Dagnal-Myron
Fan Gran

Award-winning former features reporter for the Chicago Sun Times and Arizona Daily Star, HuffPo contributor and author.