A recently released K-pop music video features Fahmi Reza's infamous Najib-clown cartoon, leaving the artist amused
It caught the attention of Malaysians when the graphic artist posted about the cameo appearance in a tweet, asking if the K-pop artists knew who is the person in the caricature.
"These K-pop artists don't know the face of the cartoon is the face of Najib Razak? Even a protest symbol of anti-corruption from Malaysia can find its way to a K-pop music video," Fahmi tweeted yesterday.
The Najib-clown cartoon, which appeared twice in the music video 'Falling In Love', has over a minute's worth of screentime
It was hung on the wall of one of the more colourful sets.
The K-pop duo, Woo Jin Young and Kim Hyun Soo, were the finalist of the Korean survival reality show 'MIXNINE'
Originally uploaded in June this year, the music video has been viewed over 450,000 times at the time of writing.
Apparently, the K-pop group did not seek permission from Fahmi Reza to use the cartoon in the music video
He was asked whether permission was asked to use the cartoon, to which he replied, "nope, honestly I don't even care."
In February this year, the same cartoon had landed Fahmi behind bars for a month:
He was found guilty under Section 233(1)(a) of the Multimedia and Communications Act 1998 for publishing online content deemed "obscene, indecent, false, menacing or offensive in character with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass another person" and was also fined RM30,000.
A crowdfunding initiative that had Fahmi selling his Najib-clown merchandise was started to pay off his fine.
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