Psy performed a brutal anti-American song
years ago, in 2004, Psy, who gave us “Gangnam Style,” performed a
brutal anti-American song called “Dear Americans,” which featured the
lyric: “Kill those [effing] Yankees.”
He was protesting the U.S.’s involvement in Iraq, and the deaths of
two Korean schoolgirls, who were accidentally hit and killed by a U.S.
”Dear Americans” is not a goofy pop song like “Gangnam
Style,” it’s some sort of metal-rap song. “Kill those [effing] Yankees who ordered them to torture…kill their
daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers…kill them all slowly
Well, now that the U.S. has helped Psy become massively famous and
rich, he’s softened his position on America, and he wants us to
know he’s super sorry.
In a statement, Psy says, “As a proud South Korean who was educated
in the U.S. 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 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
anti-war 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.”
It’s worth noting:
While Psy performed “Dear Americans,” he didn’t write it. It’s actually
by another Korean band called N.EX.T.