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Internet sensation Psy says "Oops, I hate America"

Dec 07th | categories: Music News

Actually what he said is much worse than that. Turns out the man responsible for world wide magahit, Gangnam Style isn't exactly the kind of person America wants to be supporting. Despite a high profile appearance at this years AMA's I have a hunch his Grammy invite is getting lost in the mail after it was revealed that in a 2004 track, Psy sang about killing American Soldiers and their families. The track came out just after a video of Koreans being executed by Terrorists due to the nations support of American policy surfaced. The lyrics are as follows...

Kill those fucking Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives
Kill those fucking Yankees who ordered them to torture
Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers
Kill them all slowly and painfully

OOPS, guess we don't like him afterall. (Personally, I still haven't watched the video but my guess is he can kiss any momentum he had in North America Goodbye, I think.) Tell us your thoughts on this story on Facebook. (via CoS)


Internet sensation Psy says "Oops, I hate America"
| December 07, 2012 at 11:24AM
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| December 07, 2012 at 2:08PM
He may despise Americans but I'm sure he loves our money. Spoiled rich brat

| December 07, 2012 at 3:27PM
I knew there was a reason I couldn't stand this guy!!

| December 07, 2012 at 6:25PM
Hell yea! Why should he like us? I think being anti torture's a pretty smart idea.

| December 07, 2012 at 7:29PM
This doesn't imply he hates America. He hates the practice of torture and expresses, through an artistic medium (do we not believe in the freedom of speech and art?), an emotional and exaggerated desire for them to be punished horribly. I don't see anything wrong with that. We all say things to express very strong feelings that sometimes go overboard, even on purpose (called hyperbole). Jumping from him using a disparaging slang (Yankees) to refer to Americans who had tortured, to asserting he hates America is an ignorant and stupid jump to make. This kind of unthinking thought is what is wrong with the world. Shame on you, author of this article. You are preemptively informing readers' opinions and conclusions. Save it for an opinion piece. In music NEWS, why don't you report what happened objectively.

| December 07, 2012 at 8:03PM
How is this a freedom of speech issue? He is still free to say what he wants to say and Americans are free to choose not to support him for saying, "Kill those fucking Yankees" I personally like Gangnam Style, the video entertains me, but Idraw the line when the "artist" starts singing/talking about killing people.

| December 07, 2012 at 8:03PM
How is this a freedom of speech issue? He is still free to say what he wants to say and Americans are free to choose not to support him for saying, "Kill those fucking Yankees" I personally like Gangnam Style, the video entertains me, but Idraw the line when the "artist" starts singing/talking about killing people.

| December 07, 2012 at 9:59PM
He can say whatever he wants; but if those Yankees, he wants dead, weren't in South Korea there wouldn't be a South Korea.

| December 08, 2012 at 1:34AM
He clearly doesn't like Americans, and his reasons are clear. You think he thinks of every American individually? No. To him, we all torture and we all deserve to die. And he's from Korea. I don't think he even knows what freedom of speech is.

| December 08, 2012 at 3:00AM
"'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 was featured in – 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,' [Psy] said." "'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 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 though music, our universal language we can all come together as a culture of humanity and I hope that you will accept my apology.'" Aka chill out. I agree these lyrics are quite rude and over the top, but the guy regrets it (8 YEARS LATER! How mature were you 8 years ago?) His words were simply reactions to turmoil going on in his country which is completely understandable. His choice of words was regrettably distasteful but it's worth a little more research before you slander him as an anti-American terrorist just because you don't like Gangnam Style. Or, you know, you hate other cultures ~invading~ yours because you're a closed-minded American lol.

| December 08, 2012 at 8:40AM
This is simply an ingorant racist. A under talented self proclaimed artist , whose main following are the masses. I know it is en vogue to proclaim to be anti american abroad, but perhaps he needs to realize that but for the U.S. military he very well could be simply Korean and I doubt his life would be anything close to the one he has today. The best remedy for this behavior is to ignore. This is his 15 mins, and I beleive they are up.

| December 08, 2012 at 11:55AM
I farted on Santa's LAP!

| December 16, 2012 at 1:18AM
The fact he targets "tankers" in the lyrics is outrageous. I'm not saying that we haven't tortured or that we should, but the plain and simple fact is many nations and groups have tortured. The fact is he targeted Americans specifically in that song and its an outrage that he thinks just saying I'm sorry will make it better.

| December 18, 2012 at 5:06AM
Just shut up and you racist brat I know you wanted this to be only for your stupid south Korea .

throw the first stone
| February 09, 2013 at 1:48PM
Everyone has experienced this type of hate. I'm black and hands felt it, I also have forgotten and dished out hate. We all are human and feel strongly about thing that bother us profoundly, but we all are guilty of most things at some point wether in thought or in deed.

| July 22, 2013 at 9:49PM
Paula deen used a racial slur 20 years ago and look at the backlash he is getting!!! This idiot said far worse and he gets away with a public apology to all Americans?!! If an American made a song about a Muslim and said these things the media would go nuts!!! But this guy gets a pass because 8 years ago he wasn't as mature as he is now??? You're right..Gangnam style is much more mature....

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