A charitable Delhi Hippie Band is suing Psy for stealing their idea for his YouTube hit Gangnam style. Speaking to reporters in the aisle of a commuter train the group claims the original idea for the song was sampled from a single titled ‘Gangrape Style’ off their yet to be released album Jugaad .
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The Album is a parody of their sub continental society and their callousness on many matters including women, the caste system, curry and bathing on the river Ganges.
According to our reliable sources the group also plans to sue the Korean Pop star for emotional distress and loss of revenue.
Asked why they didn’t release the single earlier the Band blamed government red tape for the delay.
“We had to be approved by the Indian film and censorship board first and that meant deleting and/ or modifying some content which they found offensive which meant we had to go back to the studio” said Vimal Ramamurthy.
“In short Psy beat us to it, he got there first and on YouTube it’s all about who gets there first. It seems like we turned up on Friday for a cricket match that was played on Sunday afternoon [previous week ]but that doesn’t mean we don’t own the game” added Vimal.
Fans agreed but critics asked why now, what were they waiting for all that time. Their lawyers admit luck was not on their side either.
“ We were working on presenting a solid case gathering electronic evidence and reliable witnesses and that takes a little bit of time then came this….you know, that bus thing” their lead counsel said referring to the gang rape of a twenty something college girl in a bus, who later died in hospital while undergoing treatment.
According to their lawyers the Delhi Band was reluctant to go ahead with litigation in the first place preferring the release of the “Gangrape Style” on YouTube to go head to head with the intellectual property thief ‘Psycho’s’ so lame “Gangnam Style”
“We figured maybe if we just download it [on the internet] netizens will see through it and hopefully we will be able to rest the case on who is the real McCoy and who is the Joseph Kony” said a confident Vimal apparently the defacto spokesperson of the Band.
“But Bam!! Another 29 year old woman is raped, it’s on the networks and we decide screw it!! We’re suing.” Added Vimal.
Pundits and government officials agreed in unison it was a wise decision for two main reasons. Number one, they were screwed anyways and like most things charity they needed the money badly.
Number two, posting such a potentially viral video like “Gangrape Style” by an Indian group, after back to back horrific headline hogging (f)actual gang rapes had the potential of doing more harm than good.
“ First, there is a chance of Pakistan promoting it in a bad way, then it goes viral and that would be a moral nuclear holocaust to our social standing no matter how noble the original intention. It would make India look bad. Second, it would be considered insensitive to the families and friends of those affected. ” said India’s home minister Sushilkumar Shinde in a statement some noted was sort of misplaced in priority, and paranoid.
As of time of press, the Delhi Band Lawyers were discussing an out of court settlement following a proposal by the Band dubbed ‘One Pepper Spray A Lady [OPSAL]” but Psy lawyers warned on the logistical nightmare of providing more than half a billion pepper sprays in a country 758 times the size of Kenya…and their effectiveness as most new cases were evolving to gang rape style.