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#1 key2thecup

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:03 PM

Does South Korean Rapper PSY Hate America?

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PSY has been taking over America with his surprise smash hit “Gangnam Style” but there’s new information on the South Korean pop star that will soon change his popularity among U.S. fans.
It turns out PSY has been involved in several anti-American protest performances. According to Mediaite.com he smashed a model U.S. tank while onstage in 2002 to oppose 37,000 U.S. troops that descended on the Korean Peninsula.

A few years later, PSY cursed Americans after a South Korean missionary was executed. His song “Dear American” sets the record straight.

“Kill those ... Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives/Kill those ....Yankees who ordered them to torture/Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers/Kill them all slowly and painfully,” he raps.

PSY is slated to perform for President Obama for a Christmas In Washington special to air on TNT Friday, December 21. As a result, a petition to rescind his invitation has been created by outraged Americans for his anti-American song lyrics.

Looks like PSY’s 15-minutes of fame are just about over.

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Does Psy Hate America? Before Gangnam Style, Psy Rapped About Killing Americans

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"Gangnam Style" may have made him an international superstar, but it appears that Korean pop idol Psy's popularity in the United States is about to undergo a massive overhaul. On Friday, news surfaced that at a 2002 protest concert, years before he reached international fame, Psy rapped about killing Americans "slowly and painfully."

The concert was staged in opposition to 37,000 American troops who were stationed on the Korean peninsula at the time, as well as a response to the death of two Korean schoolgirls who were killed in a collision with a U.S. military vehicle. Psy, in protest, took to the stage at the concert. Wearing gold face paint and a red sparkling outfit, Psy lifted a model U.S. tank over his head and smashed it to pieces on the stage.
Two years later, in 2004, Korean missionary Kim Sun-Il was kidnapped and executed in Iraq by the Islamist group Jama'at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad. The killing was understood to be a revenge killing due to Korea's plan to send 3,000 troops to support the U.S. and the War in Iraq.

In response, protests spread across South Korea and Psy was involved once again. Psy, along with several other artists, performed a song live which included the lyrics:
Kill those ... Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives
Kill those .... Yankees who ordered them to torture
Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers
Kill them all slowly and painfully.

What happens now to Psy in the public eye is anyone's guess. American audiences have forgiven American artists for incendiary comments and actions in the past: the career of Chris Brown proves that point. But, understandably Americans are decidedly less forgiving when criticism adopts a tone of international violence or national attack.

Psy may go from being the most adored entertainer of 2012, to being the most hated entertainer of 2012. Or, he may emerge relatively unscathed. The deciding factor will be what American audiences choose to do with this information, and whether or not they are interested in forgetting, or even forgiving.

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Edited by hockeyville88, 07 December 2012 - 02:49 PM.
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:08 PM

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:09 PM


PSY's 15 minutes of fame cares
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:17 PM

"Looks like PSY’s 15-minutes of fame are just about over."

We can only hope.
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:20 PM

I was sick of 'gang-nam style' by the third time I heard it. Hope I never have to listen to it again.
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:21 PM

Psy's been known for his controversial songs anyways. He has run into a lot of problems with Korean censorship in the past.

It sucks how people dislike Psy because of his terrible song and how it's been presented and overplayed. I hope people realize that "Gangnam Style" is the type of music that is widely accepted in Korea. The music industry in Korea is completely different; it's foundation is based on "trend-following." Unfortunate yes, but that's how it is, and has been for the last 15 years.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:22 PM

I was sick of 'gang-nam style' by the third time I heard it. Hope I never have to listen to it again.


I am sick of it without hearing it .. :lol:
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:23 PM

Americans also rap about killing Americans.

Better ban them too.
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:23 PM

PSY's 15 minutes of fame cares

He'll still be super famous in Korea, like he's always been.
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:24 PM

I am sick of it without hearing it .. :lol:


You haven't heard it yet? I envy you.
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:27 PM

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Well it is a big deal... If he's scheduled to preform for Obama. That makes zero sense, and I'd be mad if I was American.
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:28 PM

Are blue collar conservatives really the ones listening to Gangnam Style anyways?
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:34 PM

I am sick of it without hearing it .. :lol:


thought I was the only one
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:34 PM

Well it is a big deal... If he's scheduled to preform for Obama. That makes zero sense, and I'd be mad if I was American.


Nope, pretty sure it is still irrelevant.
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:36 PM

Meh
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:41 PM

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:44 PM

Wow this song has stayed around longer than Coolio's gangsters paradise.
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:51 PM

This is the hill this song will die on.


My ears can now be at peace.
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:07 PM

This is the hill this song will die on.


My ears can now be at peace.


Hey, he didn't say anything about Canada. Maybe he'll do a concert with Bieber.
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:07 PM

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:11 PM

thought I was the only one


I too have never heard it.

Anti-American protests happen quite regularly in South Korea. My roommate was over there one time, and suddenly had to get off the street because a big one broke out seemingly spontaneously.
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:13 PM

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:23 PM

He's a rapper?
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:17 PM

U.N. chief to meet South Korean pop star, Austrian skydiver

UNITED NATIONS | Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:14pm EDT
(Reuters) - It's not all war and peace at the United Nations. U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon added pop music and supersonic skydiving to his agenda on Tuesday by scheduling meetings with "Gangnam Style" South Korean singer Psy and Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner.
Ban's spokesman, Martin Nesirky, told reporters that while the secretary-general deals with weighty issues such as the conflict in Syria and crises in Mali and the Sahel region, he also believed it was important to engage other parts of society.
"For example, those who have been enthused by the scientific aspects of Felix Baumgartner's leap from the edge of space, and in the case of Psy ... he firmly believes music has great power, particularly in helping to overcome intolerance," he said.



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

Kill them all slowly and painfully.



Lol.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:20 PM

The most shocking part of any of those articles is this:

PSY is slated to perform for President Obama for a Christmas In Washington special


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Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:31 PM

I was sick of 'gang-nam style' by the third time I heard it. Hope I never have to listen to it again.


I just came back from 9 weeks holidays in Thailand and Cambodia. I must've heard it at least a hundred times there as all the bars and clubs were playin' it. :sick:
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:11 PM

Meh.... I only focus on the hot chicks in his video, lol
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:33 PM

Before he got drafted. Twice.



Just look at him go. I guess he's come a long way since then.
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:33 PM

I just came back from 9 weeks holidays in Thailand and Cambodia. I must've heard it at least a hundred times there as all the bars and clubs were playin' it. :sick:


Was it any better on siem reap happy pizzas?
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:39 PM

Psy's been known for his controversial songs anyways. He has run into a lot of problems with Korean censorship in the past.

It sucks how people dislike Psy because of his terrible song and how it's been presented and overplayed. I hope people realize that "Gangnam Style" is the type of music that is widely accepted in Korea. The music industry in Korea is completely different; it's foundation is based on "trend-following." Unfortunate yes, but that's how it is, and has been for the last 15 years.


Uh, what? LOL, are you serious?
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