UPDATE: Friday evening December 7th–Psy wants to apologize for wanting to kill all of us, especially our daughters, mothers, daughters-in law and fathers. (Not our brothers however). Here’s the link: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2012/12/07/psy-gangnam-anti-american/1755079/
This guy has made at least $8 million on this one time novelty record, most of it in the US. He’s got to backtrack quickly. He’s managed by Scooter Braun, who also manages Justin Bieber. Braun no doubt wrote the apology. Whatever.
Korean performer Psy, the guy who’s made a mint on “Gangnam Style,” has quite an interesting past. CNN reported on a blog in October — and it’s now spreading to blogs and websites–that Psy was once a very outspoken anti-American. On an iReport from October: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-853509 came this reveal: around 2004, Psy performed a song in Korea with other singers that went like this:
Kill those f–ing Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives
Kill those f—ing Yankees who ordered them to torture
Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law, and fathers
Kill them all slowly and painfully
This posting ran on November 28th: http://busanhaps.com/article/exclusive-psys-once-passionate-protesting-past
You can see the video posted by the iReport poster here from October 31st: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt9O_TjSwxY
Needless to say, Psy is a singing different tune now that he’s made millions here in the US this fall with his crazy novelty single and dance moves. America is the land of opportunity for everyone! It’s also the land of Free Speech. So maybe Psy is just as American as everyone else. But you might think twice the next time you’re dancing Gangnam style….