Monday, April 15, 2024

Korean Gangnam Style Singer Psy Apologizes for: “Kill Those F—ing Yankees”

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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….

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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