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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 06:43 PM

PSY is apologizing to Americans for participating in anti-US protests several years ago.

PSY is apologizing to Americans for participating in anti-US protests several years ago.

Park Jae-sang performs as PSY and issued a statement Friday after reports surfaced that he had participated in concerts protesting the U.S. military presence in South Korea during the early stages of the Iraq war. At a 2004 concert he raps about killing "Yankees" who have been torturing Iraqi captives and their families.

The 34-year-old "Gangnam Style" rapper says the protests were part of a "deeply emotional" reaction to the war and the killing of two Korean school girls. He says he "will forever be sorry for any pain I have caused by those words."

Earlier Friday, the White House confirmed President Barack Obama and his family will attend a Dec. 21 charity concert where PSY is scheduled to perform.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/obama-attend-psy-performance-despite-protests#overlay-context=article/shadowy-donor-behind-record-super-pac-checks

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Reply PSY is apologizing to Americans for participating in anti-US protests several years ago. (Original post)
The Straight Story Dec 2012 OP
liberalmuse Dec 2012 #1
JI7 Dec 2012 #2
antigone382 Dec 2012 #4
Enrique Dec 2012 #3
pinboy3niner Dec 2012 #5
alp227 Dec 2012 #6

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 06:46 PM

1. Bullshit. But he has to sell records, so...

I don't know that people who buy his records really care.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 06:47 PM

2. so it's all about the money ?

why would you apologize for the protest ? there was nothing wrong with it. it's understandable. even if some things might have been said that went to far the original reasons for the protest remains. in fact he specifically referred to Americans to did bad things, not all americans.



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Response to JI7 (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 06:52 PM

4. There were a few lines of the song that were pretty over the top.

Stuff about killing American fathers, grandmothers, daughters, etc...emotions were understandably high and the protest itself might have had merit, but I read this as an apology for the over the top words. I think the apology is OK.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 06:49 PM

3. not enough

I won't forgive him til he does a video singing "God Bless the USA" with Lee Greenwood.

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Response to Enrique (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 07:00 PM

5. Forgot the sarcasm thingie, did you?

Good one!

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 02:11 AM

6. Well, right wingers voted for a guy who shook hands with KID ROCK.



Yep, Kid Rock whose classy, wholesome songs include "Fuck That" and "You Never Met a Motherfucker Quite Like Me", and whose song "Cowboy" includes lyrics like "real women come equipped with scripts and fake breasts...watch lots of crotch". And yet that guy is allowed to perform his softer, country-pop songs at USO sponsored events (Wikipedia has a photo of him performing at a USO event!)

So until RepubliCONs start trashing Romney over being endorsed by Kid Rock their POUTRAGE over the "kill the fucking Yankees" rapper Psy is BULLCRAP.

Cenk Uygur had a great take on how Fox News was silent about Kid Rock's raunchy songs:

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