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Nearly a full day later, Meg Whitman's spokeswoman is still linking to cross-dressing Korean bass player

 KjfreaksLest anyone think that this election season couldn't get any weirder, enter the latest character to make his way into the Meg Whitman-Jerry Brown race for California governor.

Last night Whitman's spokeswoman, Sarah Pompei, used Twitter to attempt to disparage  Brown.

"SD Cnty Sheriff Assoc says @Whitman2010 4 gov! RT: @Murphy4MegNews: CA Cops get it: Jerry Brown is too soft on crime," Pompei tweeted and included a link, PolitiCal reported last night.

Small problem: She left out a letter in the link, and when the hyperlink-shortener company got hold of the incorrect URL, the Twitter followers of Pompei were sent to a cross-dressing bass-wielding Korean phenom who goes by the moniker H.J. Freaks, who apparently is a YouTube star.

Freaks, whose given name is Hyunmo Kim, earned millions of visits on YouTube with his pretty cosplay outfits and talented bass lines. He appears to jam to his favorite tunes while wearing women's clothing in a form of ax-wielding karaoke. Kim says on his MySpace page that he "hopes to be the world's greatest stupid idiot bass player." 

Speaking of: How smart is it of Pompei, or Team Whitman, to allow the tweet to remain on the spokeswoman's Twitter stream? Here it is 22 hours after the faux pas, and there is the tweet with the link to our new friend Mr. Kim.

After the jump, the video that Ms. Pompei is still linking to, as well as H.J. Freaks' best videos.

For nearly 24 hours Meg Whitman's spokesperson has been linking to H.J. Freaks playing along to the Japanese manga cartoon K-ON! When told last night that her link was going to the YouTube page of a transvestite, Pompei replied with an "oopsie".

Kim doesn't always rock out in women's clothes. Below, he is playing along to the Iron Maiden classic "Aces High." Sadly, only 127,000-plus people watched this.

Clearly people want to watch him dressed like a pretty girl; maybe Pompei does too, based on results. So below we find him in full jazz fusion mode, in a dress, on a video that has been seen more than 1.3 million times. Please enjoy:

-- Tony Pierce

Photo: H.J. Freaks in his room Credit:

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Ya gotta laugh!!! No crime here, except what the Brown camp will twist it to. Lay off Brown before your oopsies come to surface!'s NOT a crossdressing's one of those Latino's who looks Asian!

AGAIN. this bass player is Japanese NOT Korean. Please get this correct.

> trolley
He is korean. Go check to his blog.

Might this just be guerrilla marketing? Especially in light of her leaving it up, even after the "oopsie"? She's had more eyes on her tweets and therefore Whitman's message than that lame tweet ever could have done on its own if it had the "correct" link.

He is Korean. Check his Youtube page.

Anyway, he is awesome and I'm glad that mistake happened so I could discover him.

Nutmeg will lose as will Carly the tremendous failure of HP, don’t come crying to me if the GOP, keeps finding weak candidates, its like Mccain with the half-term Governor Palin all over again, what a joke that was, I mean comedian, talk show guest, commentator, now her new BS on the (of all places) The learning Channel, jack of all trades, master of none.

June 14, 2010, The New York Times, Ebay paid out $200,000 because Nutmeg assaulted an employee, so it’s not the first time she has mistreated an employee.

“The Whitman campaign issued a statement signed by Ms. Whitman that described Ms. Young Mi Kim as a “respected colleague and valuable asset to the company. In any high-pressure working environment, tensions can surface,” the statement said. ” Not quite a denial, what a fool she is.

I must say one thing about Nutmeg is that she is a good parrot:

The domain name with ".ly" means Libya. (registered in Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya) The bass player's outfit is kind of silly, but really, why is a California candidate using a Libyan-registered service instead of a California ".com" or ".us" company?

Mrs. Margaret Whitman is now most well known candidate for California governor in Japan. I wish her the best of luck!

It came from the Japanese famous blog site.

He is a super-star in the "Niko Niko Douga" which is the No.1 video sharing site in Japan!!! We do love him^_^ And he is a member of the Korean band "Oriental Express" . This band is also fantastic!!! One of the best fusion band in the world~

'he' is an awesome player! finally i found his personal blog!

"Japanese manga cartoon"

You make me sad Los Angeles.

he is japanese

......... He isn't Japanese,
He is Korean
Let's check to his blog...


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