Recently leaked onto the internet was a news release that discovered Psy- the artist of the sensation “Gangham Style” and considered the most loved entertainer on the planet, performed at an anti-american concert in Seol in 2004.
As if his participation in the concert isn’t bad enough, Psy rapped in a song some very shocking and violent lyrics about America and our soldiers:
“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.”
According to Gawker, this story was first reported in English on a CNN reporting site called ireport. In this article the author states that he is a Korean American and has learned of Psy’s sucess through Korean media. The author discussed how Psy is so “opportunistic” and discusses the event of the concert. The author then writes,
I really do not believe that this individual, who had claimed to kill American soldiers and their families, should be able to boldly rise as a part of the icons of America’s pop culture. It is just unbelievable.
It seems as the feeling is mutual as this news begins to break out. However, the Guardian shines an interesting light on this newsbreak and discusses Psy’s music as a protest to what is really going on in the world that American’s don’t know about. This article displays the news releases of Psy’s music and also releases some information itself about America,
Whatever else one wants to say, the US is a country that, for more than a decade, has loudly and continuously declared itself to be a “nation at war”. It’s not “at war” in any one county, but in many countries around the globe.
The article continues to discuss America as a militant ruling country trying to take over the world. Drones, the imprisonment of Muslim journalists, and the process of suffocating a nation of 75 million people. I strongly recommend reading this article.