Psy of 'Gangnam Style' Fame Has an Anti-American Past (VIDEO)

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psy gangnam styleSouth Korean pop star PSY rocketed to international popularity over the summer with his surprise hit “Gangnam Style,” which recently became the most watched video on YouTube of all time.

How could it not? The video is AWESOME. The music is catchy and makes you want to dance, PSY’s giddy-up style dance moves are hilarious, and the whole thing just makes you smile. SNL even did a skit on the feel-good nature of the song, playing it whenever one of the characters felt sad. PSY has become such a sensation that he’s been scheduled to appear at a D.C. charity concert this month with President Obama in attendance.

It’s the song that just makes you happy. Which is why the following news just plain sucks: PSY might be profoundly anti-American.

Over the past ten years, PSY has been filmed on stage smashing a miniature U.S. tank, as well as singing about killing the “fucking Yankees.”

In 2004, he rapped as part of an anti-American protest against the war in Iraq:

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

Kill them all slowly and painfully? Mothers and daughters? Regardless of your opinion on the Iraqi War, surely we don’t all need to die. Heck, we had our fair share of protesters over here!

Should President Obama reconsider PSY’s invitation? He is the commander-in-chief of our armed forces -- some of whom, by the way, keep South Koreans safe by keeping psycho North Korean dictators in check -- he doesn't need to be partying with an America-hater.

Maybe. Maybe not. After the news came out, PSY issued an apology for his “inflammatory and inappropriate language,” and praised American servicemen and women for their valor in protecting freedom South Korea and around the world. Party on, PSY! You’re ok in my book. Meanwhile, let this be a lesson to us all to choose our words carefully.

Do you think PSY's apology is sincere?


Photo via officialpsy/YouTube

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Ashle... AshleyB1984

Then please don't give him any American money. Don't buy his music and don't pay to have him on our talk shows. Let him enjoy South Korea and all it has to offer.

Crystal Foose

Jessy and tuffymama: America is headed for downfall on its current course because it is not being run as the founding fathers intended.  I guess I should have said that I believe America should be or was exceptional.  The whole answer to the question would be an extremely lengthy history lesson, so I will spare you that.  I believe the majority of dislike for Americans (but certainly not all, as I am aware of  atrocities committed by our gov't) is pure and simple jealousy.  Similar to the class warfare that is happening within our borders now.  (BTW- I am not a rich person thinking all the poor people are jealous of me, Obama's tax plan would benefit me financially but I can see it has a very negative affect on the country as a whole and I know that jealousy, greed, and selfishness are human vices that I need to be careful to avoid when making choices that affect the society as a whole.)

2cent... 2centsCDN

Crystal, I would dearly love to hear why you think the U.S. is the best country in the world? Perhaps you should google world standings for things like healthcare, technology development, manufacturing, quality of life etc to see that there really aren't many areas that the U.S. comes in first. I am by no means anti-american but seriously, the biggest issue your country faces outside of its own borders is its own arrogance, not helped by ignorant comments such as "we're the best and we won't apologize for it."

ashes... ashes2ashes831

Disgusting as my husband is a veteran you can bet he's banned from my house "irregardless" of his apologies. He only made it because he's getting money for appearance disappointing

the4m... the4mutts

How is this any worse than Green Day's "Ameican Idiot?"

Psy was speaking out of anger, and it was crude. No doubt. But it seems more like anger over a situation, one that the entire world SHOULD be angry over, Americans included. He expressed himself, and while I say it wasn't the right way, he's free to have his opinions.

Green Day analyzed, seriously thought out, an nit picked anything they could to cram into a 4minute rant about America. They didn't rant about a bad situation. They spoke about our lifestyle, our military, our media, our intelligence, and how they think we view other nationalities.... and they do concerts here on a regular basis.

Is one really worse than the other?

Celia... Celiacelia

Agree with the4mutts completely!

We have Americans saying worse things about other Americans! While I believe that he was wrong in the words he used, he was certainly speaking in anger but I'm sure this is no worse than what Americans have said about people in other nations especially South Korea

nonmember avatar gimme a break

Of course if this were a WHITE MALE musician saying these things about the people of an asian country etc..his career would be effectively over ,called a xenophobe,a racist wouldn't even be debating it fools.

stara... starandseen

He rapped those words from the comfort of South Korea when he was an unknown in the USA.

It figures that he would apologize now only because he's made it big here, so big that he gets to meet the president. Even he admits if you make it big in the US, you made it. I bet he loves this country now. Without it, he wouldn't be the huge star that he's become or help set that YouTube record.

Shahid Khan

ohh what he was antiamerican sounds ridiculous

Albond86 Albond86

He's SORRY? Ummm no he's not! He doesn't have to like us. But don't offer a FAKE apology just because he is suddenly famous in the country he hates! Maybe he should be THANKFUL that his country is such good friends with ours and he has the FREEDOM to say he hates us.

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