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PSY

'Deeply Sorry' for Singing

About Killing Americans

12/7/2012 2:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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PSY -- the pop singer behind the hit "Gangnam Style" -- says he "will forever be sorry" for performing a song in 2004 that called for the killing of "Yankees" ... and is begging for Americans to accept his apology.

The song in question was called, "Dear Americans" ... and featured the lyrics, "Kill those f*cking Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives."

He continues, "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.”



Now, PSY has released a statement explaining, "The song I featured on in question from eight years ago -- 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 antiwar 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."

He continues, "While it’s important that 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 thru music, our universal language we can all come together as a culture of humanity and I hope that you will accept my apology."

Read the whole statement after the jump ...


PSY'S STATEMENT:

"As a proud South Korean who was educated in the United States 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 I featured on in question from eight years ago -- 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 antiwar 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.

I have been honored to perform in front of American soldiers in recent months -- including an appearance on the Jay Leno show specifically for them -- and I hope they and all Americans can accept my apology. While it’s important that 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 thru music, our universal language we can all come together as a culture of humanity and I hope that you will accept my apology."
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31.

CLINT    

None of this really matters because in a year or so we will all be saying, "Psy who?" Just like the Macharena, Achey Breaky Heart and the Spice Girls, and many other fly by night acts, this too shall pass.

581 days ago
32.

KnuckleDragger    

F*ck off, Psy! You say what you say. Own it, nobody likes a flip-flop!

581 days ago
33.

Obamais still aracist    

we should forgive him,I mean look to our darling Hanoi Jane who sat with the barrel of a large gun pressed up against her sex hole that was used to kill American,(the gun not her hole,but that to may have been used) and then came back and made movies and lots of money

581 days ago
34.

Sarah    

Regardless, I think he was going to be a one-hit wonder.

581 days ago
35.

Toallthehatersoftheworld    

Idk

581 days ago
36.

verlinda    

HAHAHAHAHA..Love em one day...hate em the next...lol

581 days ago
37.

hotrn216    

**** hangman style!!!

581 days ago
38.

ray    

not even just "no" but rather F^CK NO.

581 days ago
39.

wyatt    

he became famous in America now he loves us or are money

581 days ago
40.

mouse    

Typical North Korean wants Americans dead..

look at all that American money he made $8 million +/-

581 days ago
41.

ohyesidid    

OF COURSE he's sorry now that the money is rolling in! Didn't get a dime from me for that stupid song, but apparently someone's paying to hear that crap. Anyway, whatever, he means nothing, his apology means nothing. Slow news day!

581 days ago
42.

Jexica    

And all you stupid sheep who jumped on the band wagon with all that GANGnam style crap would be first. He was like a pied piper.

581 days ago
43.

KnuckleDragger    

I think Psy is Margaret Cho with short hair.

581 days ago
44.

Richard    

Looks like he'll be packing his bags tonight and heading back to Korea!

581 days ago
45.

kerrplunk    

Who's keeping the Koreans safe? Yeah us Yankees!

581 days ago
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