Millions of reasons why Psy no longer wants American children to die ‘slowly and painfully’
SOUTH Korea’s pop sensation Psy once had a few words to say about the Americans. In his song Dear American, the singer rapped in 2004:
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.
Psy has now seen the error of his ways. He issues a heartfelt apology:
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 sentimentshared 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 …
While it’s important that we express our opinions, I deeply regret the inflammatory and inappropriate language I used to do so.
Wow! That’s some change of heart. Let’s hope no-one killed and torture American kids on Psy’s say so. But what could have changed his mind from a man keen on murdering Yankees to one so respsectful of their sacrifices?
In unrelated new, Psy has not made all that much money from his YouTube hit Gangnam Style. He does, however, hope to be be the face of global brands and earn in excess of $8 million a year.