Back before Psy was breaking English and dance moves in Gangnam Style, he wasn’t singing nice songs about Americans.
Eight years ago, he was protesting the U.S.’s involvement in Iraq, and the deaths of two Korean schoolgirls, who were accidentally hit and killed by a U.S. military vehicle. And he performed this song called ‘Dear Americans’ in Korean. One of the lyrics said, “Kill those [effing] Yankees who ordered them to torture . . . kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers . . . kill them all slowly and painfully.” Psy didn’t write this song himself but was asked to join in on it during a protest concert.
Well now that Psy has found fame in the US, he’s deeply sorry for singing that song so many years ago.
He released a statement saying, “The song was part of a deeply emotional reaction to the war in Iraq and the killing of two Korean schoolgirls that was part of the overall anti-war sentiment shared by others around the world at that time. While I’m grateful for the freedom to express one’s self, I’ve learned there are limits to what language is appropriate and I’m deeply sorry for how these lyrics could be interpreted. I will forever be sorry for any pain I have caused by those words.”
Psy performed at the taping of the ‘Christmas in Washington’ special. President Obama and his family were there. The President shook Psy’s hand after the concert but didn’t acknowledge him during the speech.
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