YouTube sensation Psy is being haunted by an anti-American song called “Dear American” he performed at a protest in 2004.
According to The Hollywood Reporter he sang:
“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.”
The 2004 concert was against the killing of Kim Sun-il, a South Korean missionary who was beheaded in Iraq by militants. South Korea planned to send 3000 troops to support the US war in Iraq, despite warnings from an Islamist group. After South Korea refused to back down, Kim’s execution was videotaped and the executioner said: “Korean citizens, you were warned, your hands were the ones who killed him … your soldiers are here not for the sake of the Iraqis, but for cursed Americans.”
Below is the song Psy performed with N.E.X.T., a South Korean metal band.
Psy apologized for the lyrics in a statement to MTV News: “While it’s important we express our opinions, I deeply regret the inflammatory and inappropriate language I used to do so. In my music I try to give people a release, a reason to smile. I have learned that though music, our universal language we can all come together as a culture of humanity and I hope that you will accept my apology.”
What do you think of his apology?
Listen to the song here: