I am very confused. So it has been brought to my attention that there is a new Upin & Ipin Music Video that was posted 3 days ago and people online are torn between liking it or hating it.
Upin and Ipin is a very popular Malaysian kids television series produced by Les’ Copaque. The company tweeted the music video titled “Goyang Upin & Ipin” on their official Twitter page and it has left fans of the show confused and divided.
In the music video, the characters from the show are seen dancing and singing to a ‘dangdut’-style song. They also invite listeners to join them and dance to the beat. I’m good, thanks.
“I can’t understand why Les’ Copaque would promote the ‘gelek’ (belly dancing) and ‘dangdut’ culture to children. There are many other dances from the Nusantara region that are more modest and cultured. Sorry to say, but this new video from Upin & Ipin is almost on the same level of the memes and videos that I criticised before this,” wrote motivational speaker Akhi Fairuz on Twitter.
This opinion is shared by other twitter users as well since the video premiered.
While some netizens do not agree with the dance being used on a kids’ show, there are also netizens who are just more concerned about people overreacting to the video. They’re not technically wrong because in the video itself, it doesn’t show the characters being ‘sexy’ or ‘inappropriate’ but rather just having fun dancing.
One user expressed his opinion that kids are not going to get affected by the dance and that the older generation is overreacting.
‘Dangdut’ music arose in urban Indonesia as their own version of folk pop music. The music also comes with dance moves—as the word ‘dangdut’ literally means dance. ‘Goyang Upin Ipin’ now has more than 4.7 million views and 90,000 likes since its YouTube premiere.
I, for one, do not know how to feel about the music video. Maybe I’m part of the older generation. What do you guys think of the music video? Love it? Hate it? Check it out on YouTube and share us your thoughts.