Chinese dissident goes ‘Gangnam style’

Ai Weiwei

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei is the latest to go "Gangnam Style'' — but in a trademark act of irreverence, he has thrown in a pair of handcuffs and a poke at Chinese censors.

In a video posted on YouTube, Ai sports a neon-pink T-shirt, black jacket and dark sunglasses and energetically mimics rodeo-style dance moves made famous by South Korean rapper PSY, whose original video became an Internet sensation.

Ai said he and several friends made the video Wednesday and uploaded it overnight. In one scene, he swings two pairs of handcuffs while dancing. The video also was posted on Chinese websites, but censors apparently had scrubbed it off many of them by Thursday morning.

On Thursday, Ai said that he decided to make the video after learning that the family of his friend Zuoxiao Zuzhou, a famous rock star in China, was losing their home to a demolition crew.

The video is titled "Grass Mud Horse Style,'' in Chinese, a sly insult Ai coined as a stab at the country's Internet censors.

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