Bad Lip Reading turns BTS’ ‘Idol’ into a pasta theft anthem


If you haven’t heard of the Korean boy band BTS yet, its brand is wrapped up in protecting young men from negative stereotypes. Literally, BTS means “Bangtan Sonyeondan,” or “Bulletproof Boy Scouts.” The group’s latest hit, “Idol,” is full of self-positive lyrics about being confident in who you are, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the latest video—or the Bad Lip Reading version that parodies it.

The music video for “Idol” is something else, with a Bollywood level design sensibility, a shark that bounces in tune with the singing, and 80-foot tall CG versions of the seven band members looming overhead.

Bad Lip Reading managed to make the song even more ridiculous, turning the boys’ lyrics into…a song about casual pasta theft? Quite frankly, it makes just as much sense as anything else in this fever dream of well-groomed 20-somethings. Give it a look below, and then check out the original video too. Maybe just don’t take any drugs before doing so.

Joseph Knoop

Joseph Knoop

Joseph Knoop is a gaming writer for Daily Dot, a native Chicagoan, and a slave to all things Overwatch. He co-founded the college geek culture outlet ByteBSU, then interned at Game Informer, and now writes for a bunch websites his parents have never heard of.