Najib and other BN leaders were left embarrased after repeated invitations by the emcee for Psy to join in the tossing of the Lunar New Year salad failed to prompt the global superstar to come on stage. Check out the video.
An eye-witness at the scene said the crowd at the back was not sure what exactly was going on on stage as all they could make out were people walking around during the tossing of the yee sang, but it seemed obvious that Psy was not there at the time.
The video above provides a clearer account. The BN leaders’ look of anticipation and excitement slowly turned to embarassment. Is it my imagination or did their faces assume the same hue as their attire? Even the cajoling – by asking the crowd to join in the clapping to pile on pressure on Psy to appear on stage – failed to persuade the Korean artiste.
After Psy failed to show up, observe Najib fiddling with his smartphone while former PM Abdullah Badawi’s hand-clapping gradually slows.
Whatever the reason for Psy’s no-show, it was another public relations boo-boo.
Psy’s fans had earlier urged him on Facebook not to allow himself to be used by BN leaders for their political mileage. From the looks of it, their pleas did not go unheeded.