“Heyyyyyyy sexy lady, op, op, oppa Gangnam style… And kill Americans and their Yankee families!” This seems to be the hot topic on the interwebz today. Apparently PSY made some statements in a song that called for killing Americans and their families. How and why did this come up? Well Mr PSY is due to perform for President Obama, and I guess some people have taken issue with that.
I have mixed feelings about this topic after reading tons and tons of comments and articles online about the topic. Comments that range from statements defending him to others condemning him. PSY issued an apology stating that he recognizes his words were hurtful. He said that these statements were made a long time ago and that he said them out of anger because of the war in Iraq and the beheading of a Korean missionary.
In addition, he and many other Koreans were/are also very angry with Americans about a tank killing (running over) two fourteen year old girls in Korea. The young girls were trying to make their way home from school when they were run over and killed by the tank. The American GI’s were let off and claimed that it was an accident. Many people (including some Americans) don’t believe that it was an accident.
All this being said, I don’t know how I feel about PSY and his performing for our President now. I mean, it doesn’t really matter either way, but I can’t help but wonder if he still harbors ill will and hatred towards our people and our country. On that same note though, can you blame him or any Koreans for saying those things? I can’t imagine how terrible it must have felt for the Korean families, and the parents of those 2 little girls to have the men that killed their daughters walk away unscathed.
What do you think, are we overreacting towards PSY?
Here are some of the comments I have read on the topic:
“If this clown said these things about homosexuals, the media would be going nuts, Obama would say how wrong the comments were, and Obama wouldn’t go the the concert. But since PSY’s comments were ‘ONLY ‘ about the military – all is forgiven.”
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