Why An Apink Song Is Trending Nearly A Decade Later

It’s all because of TikTok.

A song from 2nd Gen girl group Apink is trending nearly a decade later for an unexpected reason.

Apink released “Mr. Chu” as the lead single for their 4th mini-album Pink Blossom in 2014. The MV has 26M views at the time of writing. The cute, catchy song about a crush is still a bop today!

So, it shouldn’t be surprising that it’s become a trending song on TikTok nearly a decade later. Yet, the reason why might be surprising.

It’s all because of this man…

Shou Zi Chew | Ore Huiying via The New York Times

Shou Zi Chew is a Singaporean entrepreneur and businessman. He has been the CEO (chief executive officer) of the video-sharing app TikTok since 2021. Currently, there is a legislative effort to ban TikTok in the United States of America due to data security concerns. So, recently, he testified before the U.S. Congress. 

Since then, Shou Zi Chew has taken over our TikTok FYPs…


mr chew dominate my fyp i guess , aint complaining 😆👌 #ceotiktok #tiktok #shouzichew #teamchew

♬ original sound – 🎟️ – 🎟️

TikTok users don’t just love the app. They love the man behind it now. They are not only praising his responses to U.S. Congress but straight-up simping over him.


🤴 CEO BIAS #CapCut #tiktokceo❤️ #tiktokcongress #congresshearing #shouchew

♬ insomniyuuuh – ghorl

They even joke that he’s their new bias and the K-Drama male lead of our dreams.

| @eggetez/TikTok
| @star_sh_98/TikTok

So, there are now numerous fan edits of Shou Zi Chew on TikTok, and most use the appropriately titled song “Mr. Chu” by Apink. If you ignore the spelling, it’s perfect for him!


I find these edits so funny so I just had to!!! Also I cant get over how stupid our government is 😭 they dont even get the basics of wifi!!! #tiktok #usa_tiktok #shouchew #mrchew #tiktokcongress #kpop #shouzichew

♬ Mr. Chu – Apink


MR CHEW🫶🏼😮‍💨 #teamchew #tiktok #tiktokceo #tiktokban #fckcongress

♬ Mr. Chu – Apink


It’s Mr. Chew #tiktok #shouzichew#congress #kpop#fyp#apink#politics#Mrchuu

♬ Mr. Chu – Apink

Hopefully, TikTok doesn’t get banned because what will we do without fan edits?!

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