Voice Actors Create YouTube Impersonation Sketch of President Park and Former President Lee Myung-bak
In this parody of phone calls between President Park and former President Lee Myung-bak, the two chat like old friends dishing about the latest tribulations at the Blue House. Released by self-described 'Korea's representative progressive media' outlet Media VOP, these videos have been daily since the presidential scandal broke out.
The two voice actors do very realistic interpretations of the presidents' speech patterns. In this video, Park asks whether Lee thinks she's looking good lately. He says yes, but that she's spending too much attention to her looks. She says she's been shopping with tax dollars on beauty injections. She even does the 'mirror mirror on the wall' and then Lee asks whether she knows that her friend Choi Soon-sil had talked behind her back calling her a princess. Park then says even though she was betrayed, she and Choi just got along really well and that she should have had more fun spending time with Choi had she known this was all going to happen.
We have entered a whole new era of political commentary and parody in South Korea.