Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010

The Colbert vs. Rain Dance-Off

While Stephen Colbert's parodying of right-wing pundits may earn him a few enemies, it's always been clear who his personal nemesis is: Rain. Why? Well, let's just say it's TIME's fault. On multiple occasions, the lithe, decidedly apolitical Korean pop megastar beat out Colbert when readers of voted online for their most influential person of the year. Smarting from being upstaged by an Asian dancing-singing phenomenon, Colbert made his own mock Korean music video. In 2008, Colbert aired his beef and then a video message of Rain trash talking the American comedian that had been taped by TIME reporters in Hong Kong. How did it end? In a dance-off, of course. And let's just say, for the record, that Colbert should generally stick to his suits.