When learning a new language, the first thing we always want to pick up are insults. As it turns out, GOT7’s BamBam (뱀뱀) is no different.
Malaysian artist Andi Bernadee (real name: Andi Azrul bin Andi Mapangile) released a teaser on Instagram yesterday (4th January). Apparently, not only did Andi manage to meet BamBam, he also taught the GOT7 group member how to insult someone in Malay!
According to the Malaysian artist, he met BamBam when they were filming for “Master In The House Malaysia”. The filming took place early November last year (2021). Several other famed artists like Datuk Seri Siti Nurhaliza, Datuk Yusof Haslam, Datuk Rashid Sidek, BTS’ choreographer Son Sung Deuk, Serhson Lian and Usamah Zaid were also in attendance.
In Andi’s Instagram post, the simple video showed the singer looking at the camera with BamBam behind him. “Mak kau hijau (Your mother is green),” Andi stated, pronouncing the words as clearly as he could. The phrase was one often used online by netizens as an insult. BamBam repeated the words with a slight accent and Andi immediately started laughing, leaving the K-pop idol looking confused.
According to news site OhBulan!, the 31-year-old singer-actor explained he’d taken the spontaneous video with BamBam as a joke. “It wasn’t to teach him vulgar words,” Andi explained. “It was just to (mess around).” Andi added that he had explained the meaning of the phrase and BamBam had laughed because it was funny. “Actually,” he stated. “(BamBam) also taught (me) a few vulgarities in Korean.”
There were plenty of comments on the video, but hardly any criticising the duo for the supposed insult. It seems most netizens were merely tickled by BamBam attempting to say the viral phrase. A good thing too, as Andi had nothing but praises for the Thai-born idol.
“During the two days of filming with BamBam, he was very humble and treated us well,” the Malaysian singer recalled. “He never (acted) like he was a superstar.” Andi continued commending the GOT7 member for his teamwork. “It was easy to work with him, we could talk, eat and learn languages together,” Andi said.
As it turns out, Andi’s teaser is only the tip of the iceberg. The Malaysian singer has promised more of such moments in the show. So, look forward to seeing “Master In the House Malaysia” which will be airing on 15th January at 10pm!
Check out the vid here: