3:17 pm - 12/10/2012

PSY's controversial performance surfaces



A partial video of singer Psy's controversial anti-American performance has surfaced, showing the "Gangnam Style" superstar destroying a mock military tank during a South Korean protest concert against the United States military.

On Friday, YouTube sensation Psy, otherwise known as Park Jae-Sang, made headlines when it was revealed that the "Gangnam Style" star sanglyrics from South Korean rock band N.E.X.T.'s song "Dear American", including: "Kill those f---ing Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives" and "Kill them all slowly and painfully."


The contentious Anti-American lyrics and photos from a 2004 protest concert were first posted on CNN's iReport in October. CNN reported that anti-American sentiment flared in the country after the brutal killing of a South Korean hostage by Iraqi insurgents in June that year. Earlier, in 2002, anger ignited when two South Korean schoolgirls were accidentally struck and killed by a U.S. military vehicle.

A video from Psy's anti-American performance has now surfaced online. In the choppy video, Psy smashes a mock military tank. He was protesting the death of the two Korean schoolgirls, according to Mediaite, and rapped anti-American lyrics.

Psy issued an apology for the lyrics, saying, "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 anyone by those words.

Despite his anti-American past now surfacing, Psy is still confirmed to perform at "Christmas in Washington" on Dec. 21, TNT confirmed to NBC News. President Barack Obama and his family will be in attendance.

Psy topped Justin Bieber to have the most-watched YouTube video of all time for his "Gangnam Style" visuals, which became a viral hit in the U.S. and around the world in 2012. The Associated Press calculated that he will rake in nearly $8 million this year.


source: the huffington post + TheZigzaggler
melany2110 10th-Dec-2012 08:01 pm (UTC)
Some of the comments on Youtube are absolutely ridiculous....
muzegrey 10th-Dec-2012 08:01 pm (UTC)
Well it's pretty interesting that they didn't translate the worst of the lyrics.

Of course anything on HuffPo is going to agree with anything anti-American.
defacetheessays 10th-Dec-2012 09:47 pm (UTC)
ya ok
hisjulliet 10th-Dec-2012 08:05 pm (UTC)
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the_erotomanic 10th-Dec-2012 08:55 pm (UTC)
he's wearing something similar to what he wore when he performed for obama. i guess he really likes red and sequins. lol!
uledy 10th-Dec-2012 09:25 pm (UTC)
some things never change. psy oppa is consistent XD
benihime99 10th-Dec-2012 08:55 pm (UTC)
This is getting ridiculous tbh
For once an artist is making a proper apology (whether one thinks he had to apologize or not, this is a well worded apology and he actually sounds sincere) yet he's getting more hate than any rapper making song about rape, killing cops and drug... or at least those articles make it sounds like it (I don't know how this is perceived in the US)

And those people asking for him to be on a terrorist watch list need to sit the fuck down


Edited at 2012-12-10 08:56 pm (UTC)
maffinoyobiai 10th-Dec-2012 09:01 pm (UTC)
MFTE.
asth77 10th-Dec-2012 09:02 pm (UTC)
lol irl "anti-american"


poor americans.
yasmine2009 10th-Dec-2012 09:10 pm (UTC)
Oh yay. Another post of ignorant comments!
mellamochelsea 11th-Dec-2012 05:21 am (UTC)
Seriously. I am sitting here slack-jagged at some of these comments.
spread 10th-Dec-2012 09:47 pm (UTC)
People always trying to being a POC down, tbh...
/smh
45s 10th-Dec-2012 11:11 pm (UTC)
Lol seriously.
defacetheessays 10th-Dec-2012 09:57 pm (UTC)
privileged ass americans need to shut the fuck up and think about some serious shit; do you want your freedoms to be taken seriously or only applied to those who fit within your narrow concept of "right"? i understand that psy isn't an american citizen, but the whole fucking point of our fucked up democracy brigade (see also: operation iraqi freeom) is to allow others the same rights we have, which include freedom of speech AND TO PETITION THE GOVERNMENT for the fucked up shit they do! a goddamn protest song is pretty standard in the american discourse, but it's a goddamn terror alert if a south korean does the same thing?
uledy 10th-Dec-2012 10:14 pm (UTC)
Well, I mean, we were built on the concept defining who's "right" and who's alloted what amount of freedom, inside and out of the US. Guess some folks just want to build on that legacy...smh.

Edited at 2012-12-10 11:14 pm (UTC)
reelrecnizereel 10th-Dec-2012 10:19 pm (UTC)
LMAO Amerikkka stay pressed.
I think a lot of Amerikkkans who despise seeing any POC gaining success just wanted a reason to hate him, and they searched & searched took the bait and ran. They are sooo mad he's not just a thoughtless entertainer. He was standing up for his people.
PSY get all the money you can and get back home to your family & fuck these butthurt Amerikkkans.

Amerikkkans need to eat a bag of dicks and move on.

shuureii 10th-Dec-2012 10:47 pm (UTC)
Ah, how eloquent.
anconeous 10th-Dec-2012 11:14 pm (UTC)
Oh them poor, poor Americans. Their lives are sooooo hard and not everyone likes them.

Whatever.
lovelyxbeauty 11th-Dec-2012 12:19 am (UTC)
aww poor Americans :( always getting hated.

but seriously, while I think the lyrics are, kinda disgusting, you really have to research what was happening in South Korea at that time. How would America feel if a foreign military came into their country to 'help protect them' and killed two school girls and were then found not guilty of the crime, America would be out for blood (unless it was a POC that was killed ofc).
Also PSY, in my opinion, gave a good apology. I mean I know America is used to the 'I didn't MEAN to offend!!!!!!111!!' apology, but PSY sounded sincere in his.

America was the one that gave PSY fame in their country, he didn't seek it.
jeit91 11th-Dec-2012 01:34 am (UTC)
it was taken down
frantastic 11th-Dec-2012 02:41 am (UTC)
wow YG, I didn't expect them to take it down...

lemee see if I can find another one~

edit: it's been replaced.

Edited at 2012-12-11 02:44 am (UTC)
ideservestars 11th-Dec-2012 03:21 am (UTC)
oh wow. you all are so completely biased. people get shit everyday in america for being bigoted, racist and having prejudices. not everyone here is a backwoods, fox news watching, tea party moron. i would assume this last election would be a convincing notion of that.
however, SOME people don't appreciate that psy just happened to come over the pond to make millions only to have an anti-american record. the lyrics are fucking offensive, no matter what country you're from.

msgrottesca 11th-Dec-2012 12:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you for not being a complete and utter imbecile. Wish I could say the same for more people in here.
dreameth4 11th-Dec-2012 03:35 am (UTC)
lol ammuricans, how i love thee and our shining bright country.
itskimbitches 11th-Dec-2012 03:51 am (UTC)
lolz i'm dead at this post. the "poor americans" comments are killing me and showing so much bitterness it's so cute. but srsly not all americans are benefiting from (insert assumed privilege), y'all lives must really sux. must be some belarus realness rn, if not move along.
sadistic_dance 11th-Dec-2012 04:04 am (UTC)
belarus realness
Oh my God.
b1gay4 11th-Dec-2012 04:32 am (UTC)
hope yall kno not all amerikkkans are pressed i kind of am tho but not at psy at the ppl callin all americans pressed
but then again what should i care im a "g Orea boi" i should just be worrying about how much i hate japanese people and dokdo is my land right??
edanz_castle 11th-Dec-2012 05:28 am (UTC)
Wow....these comments.

All Americans, including me, aren't press. Half of us care...half of us don't. This won't be erased with just an apology. I'm sorry but that's just the way it is.

Me personally I don't care. Psy apologized and he's keeping it moving. Don't know what his U.S. career holds for him but I wish him the best of luck.
yingmoon26 11th-Dec-2012 06:00 am (UTC)
there's a yahoo article on this and as usual there are a ton of buttfaced people (assumed americans since it's yahoo.com) complaining

to be honest, the lyrics are pretty offensive, and definitely an apology won't be able to erase this...but then there are those stupid ignorant comments who are like 'AMERICAN SOLDIERS DON'T RAPE AND KILL SHUT UP' and stuff like 'GO BACK TO NORTH KOREA IF YOU HATE OUR COUNTRY' then when someone sensible points out that not all soldiers are holy and wonderful that person gets downvoted like mad.

but then again. it's yahoo. an article on baby's farts can turn into a moronic argument about religion or politics. youtube comments are only a bit better.
chihiropi 11th-Dec-2012 06:03 am (UTC)
While I think this has gotten blown out of proportion all of the hate he is receiving is racist and disgusting, I also don't agree with everyone acting like this is just a reaction by "privileged Americans".

It would be the same thing if the tables were turned and this was an American in S. Korea. You really think it would be overlooked? Look at all the crap Jay got back in the day just for saying Korea was gay. xD

shintotchi 11th-Dec-2012 08:30 pm (UTC)
Mte. The day I read about this, first thing that came to mind was " Now if it was South Korea, that American would get the anti-fan treatment and he wouldn't be allowed anywhere near the SK president."

Double standards are pretty ugly. :/
6rystalis 11th-Dec-2012 09:45 am (UTC)
Somehow, I knew this would comeback to haunt some kpop stars
mjspice 11th-Dec-2012 01:52 pm (UTC)
Meh no1currs & no1shoulcurr tbh. He apologized. Nuff said.
shintotchi 11th-Dec-2012 08:42 pm (UTC)
I understand why Psy was protesting with the rest of SK, but this is still not a good look. I thought his apology was sincere, and a good start, but it won't be enough to erase what he did. Honestly consider how you would feel as a soldier who could die any day getting excited over this artist who even comes to give you a special concert, and then later reading the lyrics to that song? How betrayed and angry you would feel.

It's like opening your house to a guest and being happy they're there, but when they leave you discover a youtube video of them saying racial slurs. Sure at the time they were angry because some POC wronged them or their family in some senseless murder, but wouldn't you still be upset that they had that darkness in them to begin with? That they even had that much anger/hatred in their hearts that they could generalize to a whole race of people they had never even met before?

It'd be one thing if it was just a song aimed specifically at the soldiers involved in the incident, but because all Americans were brought into it, it's alot more horrifying.Everyone has the right to express themselves. But as he said in his apology, you can only go so far with it. :/ Good luck to him.
falling_empress 15th-Dec-2012 12:13 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure I understand why this is a "hate Americans" post for OMONA's...haha.
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