We forgive you PSY, but we can’t speak for A-Rod and Jeter. Korean pop sensation PSY wants us to know he deeply regrets making anti-American music back in the day.
Via TMZ reports:
PSY- the pop singer behind the hit “Gangnam Style” — says he “will forever be sorry” for performing a song in 2004 that called for the killing of “Yankees” … and is begging for Americans to accept his apology.
The song in question was called, “Dear Americans” … and featured the lyrics, “Kill those fawking Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives.”
He continues, “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.”
In response to the outcry over his past racism Psy issued the following statement:
“As a proud South Korean who was educated in the United States and lived there for a very significant part of my life, I understand the sacrifices American servicemen and women have made to protect freedom and democracy in my country and around the world. The song I featured on in question from eight years ago — was part of a deeply emotional reaction to the war in Iraq and the killing of two Korean schoolgirls that was part of the overall antiwar sentiment shared by others around the world at that time. 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 by those words.
I have been honored to perform in front of American soldiers in recent months — including an appearance on the Jay Leno show specifically for them — and I hope they and all Americans can accept my apology. While it’s important that we express our opinions, I deeply regret the inflammatory and inappropriate language I used to do so. In my music, I try to give people a release, a reason to smile. I have learned that thru music, our universal language we can all come together as a culture of humanity and I hope that you will accept my apology.”
While this would surely get him banned from performing at any RNC functions we can’t really fault this guy considering how much we love us some good ol’ Ice-Cube, Ice-T and NWA songs that have helped us through our own issues with America.
Do you think this is going to hurt his career or should PSY be forgiven, considering that Chris Brown is still allowed to have a career?
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