"Kill those —— Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives~Psy, 2004
Kill those —— Yankees who ordered them to torture
Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law, and fathers
Kill them all slowly and painfully"
That song and painting yourself gold and smashing a model of a US military tank to the stage is a far cry from "Hey, sexy lady" and riding an imaginary horse.
But now tons of Americans that thought Psy was just a funny distraction are coming to learn that he has been a part of some pretty hardcore anti-US military protests and sentiments.
And, though the White House is well aware that Psy rapped about killing the mothers and daughters of US troops "slowly and painfully," they invited him to perform at the "Christmas in Washington" concert last night.
News or who cares?
Does this explanation ease your mind any?
Or the fact the he apologized on Friday as the story began to break:
'"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," the rapper said in a statement.
"I will forever be sorry for any pain I have caused by those words," he added.' (source)
A part of me thinks that nothing cures anti-Americanism like American dollars (though not true in the case of George Soros), but the other part has to wonder what our troops think of someone that has so publicly expressed these radical views against them performing for their Commander in Chief..........?!