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'Gangnam Style' PSY’s Vitriolic Anti-American Past: Does PSY Hate America?

Fef 2012/12/07 19:56:23
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PSY, the South Korean rapper made famous worldwide by his "Gangnam Style" YouTube video, previously protested against America and made a rap song against American soldiers. The lyrics are disturbing to say the least.

PSY's song “Dear American” has these disturbing lyrics calling for the death of American soldiers in Iraq: Kill those f^(%!ng Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives / Kill those f^(%!ng Yankees who ordered them to torture / Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers / Kill them all slowly and painfully
MEDIAITE.COM reports:
He has the most-watched YouTube video of all-time, an international phenomenon of a mega-hit in Gangnam Style, has made appearances on nearly every American morning talk show under the sun from Today to Ellen, and is scheduled to appear at the White House later this month. It's safe to say that Korean pop star PSY is now the most-liked entertainer on the planet.

It has recently been unearthed in the states, however, that eight years ago, long before achieving this massive stardom, the mega-star rapped about slowly and painfully killing American military members and their families.

stardom mega-star rapped slowly painfully killing american military members families

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  • Xerxes 2012/12/07 20:06:31
    No
    Xerxes
    +38
    No more than most European and Asian countries, america is not very liked or respected except in america

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  • ghostrider 2013/01/07 03:42:41
    No
    ghostrider
    I doubt it ... besides, does it really matter ... he, like everyone, is entitled to his (at one time) opinion ... how many American rappers have had 'songs' about killing cops?
  • Dawnatilla the Hun 2012/12/15 19:24:33
    No
    Dawnatilla the Hun
    I dont think so...he was expressing a dislike for government...and for people in his country acting western..If he really hated america (and could u blame someone...based on US war activity?) he wouldnt have done the show, maybe...at any rate..it doesnt matter...because Im sure it was a ploy. they knew about the song being perceived as a hate song for america..
  • S123 2012/12/14 19:37:37
    No
    S123
    It sounds like he DID hate America or at least the American military, but that was years ago.
  • Kaleokualoha 2012/12/13 04:53:47 (edited)
    No
    Kaleokualoha
    Gosh! For some reason you neglected to mention his apology:

    [QUOTE]

    (CNN) -- Is this the end of "Gangnam Style" mania?

    Korean pop star PSY -- who rose to fame through his YouTube record-breaking video "Gangnam Style" -- apologized Friday for anti-American lyrics he rapped back in 2004.

    That performance resurfaced on CNN's iReport and then circulated widely online. It included lyrics calling for the death of American troops serving in Iraq, not long after news of the brutal slaying of a South Korean hostage by Iraqi insurgents -- an incident which sparked anti-American sentiment in South Korea.

    In his apology, PSY said his performance had been emotionally charged and was a response to events in the war in Iraq.

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    "I understand the sacrifices American servicemen and women have made to protect freedom and democracy in my country and around the world," he said in a statement.

    He said 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."

    The girls were struck and killed by a U.S. military vehicle.

    PSY continued: "...





































    Gosh! For some reason you neglected to mention his apology:

    [QUOTE]

    (CNN) -- Is this the end of "Gangnam Style" mania?

    Korean pop star PSY -- who rose to fame through his YouTube record-breaking video "Gangnam Style" -- apologized Friday for anti-American lyrics he rapped back in 2004.

    That performance resurfaced on CNN's iReport and then circulated widely online. It included lyrics calling for the death of American troops serving in Iraq, not long after news of the brutal slaying of a South Korean hostage by Iraqi insurgents -- an incident which sparked anti-American sentiment in South Korea.

    In his apology, PSY said his performance had been emotionally charged and was a response to events in the war in Iraq.

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    "I understand the sacrifices American servicemen and women have made to protect freedom and democracy in my country and around the world," he said in a statement.

    He said 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."

    The girls were struck and killed by a U.S. military vehicle.

    PSY continued: "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.

    "While it's important that we express our opinions, I deeply regret the inflammatory and inappropriate language I used to do so."

    The lyrics of the song, titled "Dear America," were written by the South Korean rock band N.E.X.T., and PSY was one of three performers rapping out the lyrics on stage.

    The lyrics were posted on a then-unvetted CNN iReport in October. The English translation of the Korean lyrics has picked up steam online since then, drawing thousands of views, and then exploding on blogs and social media this week. CNN reached out to the iReporter who brought attention to PSY's anti-American lyrics, but did not receive a response.

    CNN was able to translate the lyrics as saying," Kill those f--ing Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives and those who ordered them to torture," and going on to say, "Kill them all slowly and painfully," as well as "daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers."

    PSY shook hands with President Barack Obama over the weekend at "Christmas in Washington," a charity music concert where he performed alongside stars such as Diana Ross and Demi Lovato.

    Before PSY's D.C. performance, his controversial lyrics led to a petition on whitehouse.gov demanding that he be dropped from the concert. Even as conservative websites picked up the story, the petition was deleted later in the day. The White House website claimed that it violated terms of participation.

    Commenters on the original CNN iReport responded with varying viewpoints on the lyrics.

    Some expressed outrage over the Korean pop star's alleged call for the slaying American troops. Commenter shin000 said on October 31: "Whatever the reason is, the fact that PSY insulted American Army and their family is changeless. He sang this song because of that accident and public opinion?"

    Others praised PSY for speaking up and expressing his anti-war sentiments. Commenter SavvyMike said on October 30: "As an American, this makes me like Psy even more. Glad to see he has the balls to call out America when we are doing evil."

    Other commenters lashed out at the iReporter, saying that he misrepresented PSY in his iReport contribution. Commenter jsong9172 said on October 30, 2012: "He is criticizing the US Army, not the country. Do a thorough background research before you scribble something otherwise you'd ruin one's life."

    After the lyrics from the 2004 performance surfaced, there was an often vitriolic response on Twitter:

    "So Mr. 'Gangnam Style' @psy_oppa made a song before about America and how all U.S. soldiers should be killed....guy should flee the US now," said @TheOfficialTate.

    Fashion publicist/reality star Kelly Cutrone said his "words against the women in my country" were "disgusting," and referred to him as a "poseur faker freak."

    @eclecticbrotha defended him saying, "Oh look, we're supposed to hate Psy because he once joined protests against American imperialism."

    As for PSY's handling of the criticism, Matt J. Duffy, a journalism teacher from Atlanta, tweeted, "His statement is lesson in good crisis PR."

    It's unclear what the fallout of the revelation of these anti-American lyrics will be.

    But it has us wondering -- what do you think the consequences should be? Should a rapper be held accountable for what he said in 2004? Let's talk about it in the comments on this story. You can be sure we'll continue this conversation on CNN for the next few days.
    [END QUOTE http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/07... ]


    American rappers Ice-T, Snoop, and N.W.A. seem to have been "rehabilitated" for their offensive lyrics. Why not PSY?
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  • TheEbonyAphrodite 2012/12/13 02:32:26
    Yes
    TheEbonyAphrodite
    Awkard moment when you and other classmates made a video to this song....for a deputy who was at our school and got deployed.....
    Awkaaaaaard....
  • Leprachaun999 2012/12/12 23:23:02
    No
    Leprachaun999
    +1
    Why does he have to like America?
  • Azrael-In GOD we trust 2012/12/12 00:05:03
    Yes
    Azrael-In GOD we trust
    +1
    On the other hand, he loves America's money he gets.
  • Mannoon Hamdy 2012/12/11 01:20:09
    No
    Mannoon Hamdy
    +1
    This rap song u r addressing was written after some american soldiers ran over 2 INNOCENT school girls and were never judged for their crime. These american soldiers , may I add, were in a country that IS NOT there country , KILLING the people OF that country and all in the name of good old peace and freedom.
    The song was justified because it was addressing a war crime that every one chose to over look and forget.
  • yabbadabbadoo 2012/12/10 19:05:43
    Yes
    yabbadabbadoo
    he has a point though....
  • Nickolie 2012/12/10 18:34:41
    Yes
    Nickolie
    Who cares, I say we see how much they like us when we're gone and big brother to the north marches in.
  • The Patriot 2012/12/10 17:53:29
    Yes
    The Patriot
    PSY can eat my -
    poop
  • KB 2012/12/10 17:34:58 (edited)
    No
    KB
  • yabbada... KB 2012/12/10 19:06:16
    yabbadabbadoo
    hmm?
  • Squiddie 2012/12/10 17:31:11
    Yes
    Squiddie
    screw him his music sucks anyways
  • zbacku 2012/12/10 17:00:24
    Yes
    zbacku
    +1
    Never heard of him before this, but yes, he hates America.
  • hiram 2012/12/10 16:06:45
  • FordCrews 2012/12/10 15:53:54
    Yes
    FordCrews
    Like most, he's not very bright, thinks Islam is peaceful, and Americans are evil, to bad there are so many rich liberal Americans that insist on making billions off the rest of the world, or we could just let them alone and see how well they liked the world then.
  • Mamaknows FordCrews 2012/12/10 18:50:02
    Mamaknows
    http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/ab...

    obama and his family seem very cosy with him....
  • Mary Mary Mamaknows 2012/12/19 12:18:18
    Mary Mary
    STH KOREA AREN'T COMMUNIST !!!


    Lol

    Lol
  • ArisBoch 2012/12/10 15:40:47
  • Mary Mary ArisBoch 2012/12/18 12:32:38
    Mary Mary
    OMG Sth Korea isn't communist lol derrrr
  • ArisBoch Mary Mary 2012/12/18 15:12:19
    ArisBoch
    Close enough.
  • Mary Mary ArisBoch 2012/12/19 12:16:16
    Mary Mary
    OHHH dear they are completely different LOL
    Lol

    Lol
  • ArisBoch Mary Mary 2012/12/19 14:11:46
    ArisBoch
    OOoops, I didn't read his comment thoroughly enough, of course South Korea isn't communist! OTL orz
  • Mary Mary ArisBoch 2012/12/19 14:19:51
    Mary Mary
    +1
    Silly boy :-)
  • ArisBoch Mary Mary 2012/12/24 05:19:08
    ArisBoch
    ¯\(°_o)/¯ To err is human
  • QC 2012/12/10 14:57:12
    No
    QC
    I don't know if making a YouTube video amounts to anything more than a desire for attention at any cost...
  • CielPhantomhive.BN-0 2012/12/10 14:30:48
    No
    CielPhantomhive.BN-0
    +2
    He can feel however he wants.
  • andydahviehellojay 2012/12/10 13:41:49
    No
    andydahviehellojay
    +3
    does it matter i live in america and i dont think its that great ...
  • Mom3cri... andydah... 2012/12/11 00:23:46
    Mom3critters
    Then leave!
  • andydah... Mom3cri... 2012/12/11 16:42:06
  • SuJuKiss 2012/12/10 13:20:19
    No
    SuJuKiss
    +2
    He has already issued an apology. Its like hating on Britney Spears for having a melt down way after she built her self back up again. Its the past people, let it go.
  • Scout 2012/12/10 13:18:19
    No
    Scout
    He can feel any way about that American that pleases him. He sure likes American dollars, though.
  • Mamaknows Scout 2012/12/10 18:51:07
    Mamaknows
    http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/ab...

    and his dinner at the white house with his number one fans.....
  • Mom3cri... Scout 2012/12/11 00:28:56
    Mom3critters
    He sure does. He has been singing for 12 yrs, but has achieved his biggest fame when his music caught on with Americans. If it wasn't for mostly the US & other United Nations troops during the Korean War, he would be living in a communist country & no one would know anything about him.
  • King of Gummy Bears 2012/12/10 13:12:19
    No
    King of Gummy Bears
    anybody can change their feelings or their views at anytime
  • Vieuphoria 2012/12/10 12:46:21 (edited)
  • CielPha... Vieuphoria 2012/12/10 14:31:16
    CielPhantomhive.BN-0
    Actually, he can't be anti-killing.
  • Mamaknows Vieuphoria 2012/12/10 18:53:36
    Mamaknows
    Kill those f^(%!ng Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives

    Kill those f^(%!ng Yankees who ordered them to torture

    Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers

    Kill them all slowly and painfully

    Oh yes that is ssso anti killing of innocent children....I hope you are being facisous....
  • Vieuphoria Mamaknows 2012/12/10 20:11:24
    Vieuphoria
    I like punk music, I like a band called NoFX. They are quite political, but also comedic. They once released a song called 'Kill All The White Man'.... it was not condoning the death of all whites.

    The performances and song on which this article is article is based, were protests against the killing of an innocent child by American soldiers.
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