Saturday, December 8, 2012

Should PSY "Gangnam Style" Popularity Take A Nose Dive?

He played the game and if anyone asked him if he cared less eight years ago what Americans would think of him he'd probably have told them he couldn't care less. The story is about PSY of the famous "Gangnam Style" a utube dance sensation. News has come out that PSY held extremely strong and excessive views against Americans. This was largely due to a situation taking place eight years ago in the middle east where one South Korean missionary Sun-il  was beheaded in Iraq by militants.
I remember the incident in the news and felt a lot of sympathy for this Korean man they declared they were going to kill which they subsequently did. Many Koreans took it hard which they had every justifiable right in doing.  Instead of channelling his protest against middle eastern terrorist PSY directed it rather against America and it's citizens. In a rap song from 2004 it's reported that PSY sang the following,
"Kill those f---ing Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives/Kill those f---ing Yankees who ordered them to torture/Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers/Kill them all slowly and painfully."
This now coming out PSY has issued an apology. PSY stated, "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."
Sorry for how these lyrics could be interpreted? How else could they be other than he wanted to see Americans any Americans be treated in a brutal barbaric fashion...kill their mothers and daughters...slowly and painfully? Could the real truth be that this Mr PSY should offer up a second apology for thinking American people would be so stupid as to interpret his words to mean anything less than what he stated?  
PSY played the game...the game of saying whatever he wanted and as they say, not giving a damn concerning possible ramifications for isn't that what his opinion would have been in 04.  Fair enough but our actions many times has a cost or price we might have to pay and seeing his world-wide fame take a total and absolute nose dive might be that very thing. On another front, just when you wouldn't think this story couldn't get any stranger PSY is slated to perform with other music stars at a Christmas event in Washington on Dec 21 where U.S. President Barack Obama is slated to attend. 
The White House has confirmed the President is still going. One wonders if he doesn't appreciate the political hot potato this could become over the next 14 or so days before the event. How could one not imagine that there'll not be a growing public outrage insisting that PSY be removed from the event. Is it really something that should be deemed worth keeping on for the night of entertainment?   December 21st marks the day according to the Mayan calendar the world is supposed to end. I highly doubt it. It might be the day however in which common sense and understanding of what's the right thing to do takes a back seat as PSY will probably be applauded, given a smile and a pat on the back and told how much everyone enjoyed his performance.  If that's not a shame what exactly could be? 


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