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V of BTS Just Recreated an Iconic Gatsby Meme in Peakboy’s New MV

On July 25, South Korean musician Peakboy put out the music video for his new single “Gyopo Hairstyle” and it included some familiar faces – including BTS member V.

In the video for the dance track, written and composed by Peakboy, BTS’s V (real name Kim Taehyung) is seen clad in a fittingly purple suit carrying an aquamarine-colored drink for our protagonist, Peakboy himself. Just before handing the musician the drink, V raises the cocktail glass as if making a toast and smirks at the camera. 

The image immediately recalls that of Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2013 movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. In one of the movie’s most instantly recognizable scenes, DiCaprio uses an eerily similar gesture after introducing himself as Gatsby to Tobey Maguire’s Nick Carraway, the film’s narrator. The scene has also since become a popular GIF reaction and meme online.

As expected, fans clocked the resemblance as soon as the video was released and took to Twitter to point it out. Others even went as far as to highlight the resemblance with Song Joong-ki’s reenactment of the same reference in Netflix’s popular K-drama Vincenzo.

But, of course, V was not the only newsworthy cameo. Peakboy’s music video also featured Parasite’s Choi Woo-shik as well as actors Park Seo-joon and Park Hyung-sik, who starred together with V in the 2016 K-drama Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth. If you have been following these five friends for a while, you’ll know they affectionally refer to themselves as the Wooga Squad and often make appearances in each others’ social media and at events. As noted by Soompi, Peakboy’s company, Neuron Music, confirmed the Wooga Squad would be part of the video earlier this month. (South Korean model ​​Han Hyun-min, who recently starred in Netflix’s So Not Worth It, also has a prominent role in the MV.)

Watch the music video for Peakboy’s “Gyopo Hairstyle” in full below:

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