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Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly just doesn’t understand how PSY’s “Gangnam Style” can be so popular that it is now the most-viewed video in YouTube’s history. He needed the help of the network’s medical contributor, Keith Ablow to explain it.
“Remember 'The Pony'? He's just doing the Pony! He's jumping up and down,” O’Reilly yelled at Ablow during Tuesday’s show, notes MTV News. “800 million views of this? What's going on?”
O’Reilly said that he can understand the popularity of Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and “even Justin Bieber. I got all that, but this is something more."
In Ablow’s medical opinion, he explained, “I think what this fellow is tapping into... is the fact that people don't want any meaning right now. It is just is sort of like a drug and that seems to be what most people seem to want right now. Not reality, not feeling, not meaning.”
“So it means nothing, but it's got a nice upbeat to it but you can do the pony and ride around,” O’Reilly replied.
“The meaning is that it means nothing,” Ablow said, notes The Huffington Post.
“This is Internet driven,” O’Reilly figured out. “And it looks to me that the Internet is just a place where people want to ... numb themselves to some degree.”
At the end of the six-minute long segment, O’Reilly finally decided that “Gangnam Style” isn’t going to harm you, so there’s that. “I don't see anything wrong with this, if you want to waste your time looking at this, or you like the beat, you might lose a few pounds jumping up and down like a pony,” he said.
“Gangnam Style” became the most-watched YouTube video in history over the weekend and is now up to 840 million views. That’s a lot of people who want to “numb themselves.”