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Andrew W. K. cancelled: US State Department says singer’s invite to save Bahrain was ‘a mistake and not appropriate’

by | 26th, November 2012

andrew WK bahrain Andrew W. K. cancelled: US State Department says singers invite to save Bahrain was a mistake and not appropriate

IT’S true! Andrew W. K. was invited by the US Department of State in partnership with the US Embassy in Manama, Bahrain, to visit the Middle East to “promote partying and positive power. In the tradition of the American Jazz Ambassadors who traveled the world in the mid 20th century as examples of American culture and spirit, Andrew has been invited by the State Department to travel to the Middle Eastern country of Bahrain and share his music and partying with the people there.”

Stop press: It’s been cancelled.

Andrew was scheduled to make the trip in December. He was to visit “elementary schools, the University of Bahrain, music venues, and more, all while promoting partying and world peace”.

Said Andrew:

“This is a tremendous invitation. I’m very thankful to the Department of State for giving me the opportunity to visit a place I’ve never been before. And I feel very privileged and humbled by the chance to represent the United States of America and show the good people of Bahrain the power of positive partying. I can hardly wait for this adventure!”

You might know Andrew form his hit song Party Til You Puke:

We dent, We rob
We choke, We gun
We kill, We stab
We rob, We steal

We dent, We rob
We choke, We gun
We kill, We stab
We rob, We steal

Party ’til you puke…

GO!…

Sadly, Andrew will not be making the trip:

After a year of planning and development, the US State Department has unexpectedly canceled their plans for Andrew’s trip to the Middle East this week, after changing their minds and deciding that it was “a mistake and not appropriate.” More information and a statement from Andrew, coming soon.

Those are the words of Noel Clay, a spokesperson from the State Department. It was “a mistake and not appropriate“.

No. Bahrain is a mistake and not appropriate. Andew. Take them awayyyyy!

 



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