Mad Monster Is the Viral Duo Taking Over K-Pop With Face Filters and Auto-Tuned Vocals
Here’s everything you need to know about the rising act.
Those who follow K-pop may have seen Mad Monster, a rookie duo that has gone viral across Instagram, YouTube and more. Upon releasing their debut track “Mine Rudolph,” the rising music act has garnered millions of streams, while getting dressed in Prada fits for major publications like Esquire and Arena.
The duo, who call themselves Tan and Jay Ho, is loved for many reasons, but particularly for their close-to-perfect faces achieved through a magic filter as well as their auto-tuned vocals. These K-pop idols are actually alter egos created by comedians Kwak Bum and Lee Chang Ho that began as a parody. Reaching celebrity status in a matter of weeks, Mad Monster has received attention not only from the public but also musicians like Jay Park, who commented: “Why does the song sound good…so annoying, lol.” On top of that, the duo’s single “Mine Rudolph” made its way to local music charts.
The auto-tune singers, whose faces sometimes return to normal when partially covered, have explained in multiple interviews that haters have been using “deepfake” technology to alter their faces. “It’s quite funny some of our fans decided to photoshop someone else’s faces onto our bodies. I think the two people we’re mistaken for are some comedians?” they shared.
Watch Mad Monster above and below, and head to the Bbang Song YouTube channel to watch the comedy duo’s vlogs, choreography videos and more.