5:13 pm - 12/09/2012

PSY apologises for Anti American lyrics.

On December 7, singer PSY who is currently residing in U.S. made an official statement concerning his past Anti-American behaviour. He stated, “I regret using such aggressive and negative words in the past. I apologize to everyone who was hurt by my words.”

He continued, “As a proud Korean and someone who has studied in U.S., I am perfectly aware of the sacrifices the American soldiers made to keep peace in the world. The song I sang eight years ago was in response to the death of two Korean girls by the American military tank and also to the war in Iraq. I still believe in the freedom of expression, but recently I have realized that words should be used carefully. I feel terrible that my lyrics may have been interpreted erroneously andhurt others.”

PSY added, “For past few months, I had the opportunity to perform in front of the U.S. soldiers. I felt truly honored. I again apologize for my past actions. I hope that the U.S. citizens can forgive me.”

In 2002, PSY has participated in the demonstration against the presence of U.S. military in Korea. In 2004, he has also written rap lyrics that were strongly Anti-American. Due to these past actions, some has argued that PSY should not be performing at the White House on December 8 for U.S. President Obama.

Source: Soompi

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kiminikaeru 9th-Dec-2012 07:01 pm (UTC)
avex_girl 9th-Dec-2012 07:04 pm (UTC)
Totally overblown..
izabera 9th-Dec-2012 07:09 pm (UTC)
//some has argued that PSY should not be performing at the White House on December 8 for U.S. President Obama//
There's a typo, this event is due to take place later this month, I think it's on Dec. 21
lishalishalisha 9th-Dec-2012 07:22 pm (UTC)
Lawd, they're not anti-american, they're anti-war. Which a lot of americans were at that time.
Oh misleading titles giving people angry feels.

Edited at 2012-12-09 07:23 pm (UTC)
avex_girl 9th-Dec-2012 07:26 pm (UTC)
Right? I think everyone has forgotten the feelings from 2004 when this happened.
swhyeon1991 9th-Dec-2012 07:31 pm (UTC)
morbidoutlook 9th-Dec-2012 07:33 pm (UTC)
I was wondering when this was gonna get posted here.
boncoup 10th-Dec-2012 05:20 am (UTC)
Same here.

Also, nothing says ''anti-war'' like ''kill their daughters''.
royu_kiyo Your 15 minutes are up.9th-Dec-2012 08:09 pm (UTC)
I forgive him. Sadly, the rest of America will not forgive.
bettiepepper Re: Your 15 minutes are up.9th-Dec-2012 08:23 pm (UTC)
Agreed. So true.
And the few people that I got to listen to kpop because of him will now be like "AW HELL NAW, he's a (insert racist term here)"

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muzegrey 9th-Dec-2012 08:22 pm (UTC)
No one wants their Kpop breakthrough to look bad.
muzegrey 9th-Dec-2012 08:20 pm (UTC)
Nice time for an apologize. Funny it only came after he could make money here. Convenient.
akaich0u 9th-Dec-2012 08:29 pm (UTC)
Honestly, I have to agree. I like Psy (and also disliked the war in Iraq) but if this were directed toward anyone else it'd be dismissed on the basis of how it's a "Sorry you were offended" apology...and not met with "BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO APOLOGIZE! UGH AMERICA" reactions. I personally accept his apology but yeah. People hate the US but love its money.
annhh 9th-Dec-2012 08:24 pm (UTC)
Things change.
porandojin 9th-Dec-2012 08:24 pm (UTC)

Kill those f****** Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives
Kill those f****** Yankees who ordered them to torture
Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers
Kill them all slowly and painfully

angel_9_lives 9th-Dec-2012 08:38 pm (UTC)
*blinks* those are the lyrics?

have to agree with the person saying that it's anti-WAR, not just anti-american.

anyway, can't exactly give him shit for it, since I tend to feel the same way towards people that torture others, and/or order it to be done.
45s 9th-Dec-2012 09:11 pm (UTC)
In before this thread turns into some clueless (most likely white/American/from a first world country that benefited from colonialism and imperialism) nerd goes on about how two wrongs don't make a right/some colorblind we all bleed red/one race human race bs all while failing to understand anger how us imperialism has adversely affected Koreans for generations and not bothering to display an ounce of empathy for the millions affected by shitty selfish foreign policy.

But legit think a lot of western kpop fans have absolutely no clue about how Korea was prior to hallyu or are willing to like, learn.

Knew this would be used to tear him down. Ah well.
asth77 9th-Dec-2012 09:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
b1gay4 9th-Dec-2012 09:18 pm (UTC)
you should see the comments on E! news haha
inb4 koreaboos defend him like crazy
avex_girl 9th-Dec-2012 09:20 pm (UTC)
I was just thinking, why is he getting shit but Green Day made a fortune off of American Idiot?..
obviousgirl 9th-Dec-2012 09:23 pm (UTC)
Probably the same reason the Dixie Chicks got shit and death threats for apolgizing for the war.
rylee900 9th-Dec-2012 09:24 pm (UTC)
Honestly smh at everyone getting so upset at the lyrics about killing innocent bystanders.
The song is anti-war. The lyrics are supposed to make you feel that way. Do you care that American soldiers are killing innocents all the damn time?
The lyrics make sense and idk why people can't see what they're saying.
muzegrey 9th-Dec-2012 09:36 pm (UTC)
Soldiers from all nations have killed innocents. Did most Koreans forget about what Korean soldiers did in WW2 or the Vietnam War?

It's a bad situation, but there is no "victim" and no "evil" here that comes in the form of a whole entire nation.

Of course America should try to stop this as much as possible we haven't been doing so hot on that lately, but this is not criticism, this is hatred, pure and simple and has no place to go within the discourse of whether or not American soldiers should be in Korea.
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