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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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smurfya    

Aaaand that's the end of his career!!

601 days ago
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the_truth_hurts    

sure he's sorry now that he's makeing millions here, I hope he is paying taxs on his homo song...

601 days ago
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Xsjado    

Oh, well... More people have done waaaaaaaaay worse...

601 days ago
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CJ    

Yes, responding to violence with an encouragement of violence is always the best, most enlightened thing. What a dumbsh!t.

601 days ago
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rudynjudyjudy    

Like americans don`t kill americans

601 days ago
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tmzdon'tsurf    

Making millions off American dollars... now I'm sorry.


"Kill their daughters... mothers... daughters-in-law..."


No apology can make up for that. Stuff your sorry down your ****ing throat. Hate that ****ing song anyway.

601 days ago
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탑 TOP    

Y'all are trying to make it seem like it was his song... He was featured in it

601 days ago
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rudynjudyjudy    

he tryed to kill me also by stealing my dance and songs and I`ant even from here

601 days ago
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rudynjudyjudy    

time to see him dance bling blam

601 days ago
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moribundman    

I'm having a deep emotional reaction right now. No wait, it's indigestion.

What's wrong with the guy's face? Does he have special needs?

601 days ago
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탑 TOP    

Newsflash Americans! : You kind of have pissed off every country at some point.

601 days ago
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Raquel    

I like how he's apologizing now....when people are finding out about it and 8 years too late

601 days ago
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Marie    

Not really an apology. He just said that he's sorry he said it in an offensive way, but it's not like he said, "I was wrong and I didn't mean it."

601 days ago
14.

Charlie Sheen's Watch    

Oops!

lol Dumb ass.

601 days ago
15.

Mel    

He had a bad day!!

601 days ago
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