K Pop group Girls' Generation leaves "The Late Show with David Letterman."
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Welp, I think the image above just confirms that two of 2011's most impactful debuts—K Pop and SpiritHoods—aren't going anywhere any time soon. In fact, they're only growing in ubiquity. South Korean female supergroup Girls' Generation made its American network television debut on last night's Late Show with David Letterman and flat out kiiiiiilled an Anglo remix of their hit single "The Boys". All nine Girls hit Pussycat Dolls meets Spice Girls choreography HARD in black lace and sequins and patent knee-high boots with heels. They performed their faces off and left it all on the Late Show stage while Superbowl-costumed Bill Murray and Regis Philbin looked on from the sideline. After their milestone performance, they hit the road, this time conquering a different kind of pop star staple: the furry animal hood.
GG's Hyoyeon wore this Red Wolf hood while exiting the Late Show studios and successfully solidified the K Pop group's position in American pop culture. You see, in some ways, K Pop is a lot like SpiritHoods. The steady incline to omnipresence. The fervent early adopters. A general population of some people not completely understanding right away. But neither of them are leaving any time soon, so you better hop aboard this ship before it leaves you behind. We won't continue to align the two as they're obviously totally separate entities and one street snap sighting does not an ironclad connection make, but it's just, you know, an interesting idea.