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'Pumped Up Kicks'

Yanked from L.A. Airwaves

After Newtown Massacre

12/19/2012 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Foster the People
's hit song "Pumped Up Kicks" -- whose lyrics depict a violent school shooting -- won't be getting ANY airplay whatsoever in the wake of the Newtown massacre ... at least on L.A.'s #1 hit music station.

Sources at KIIS-FM tell TMZ, the station has completely pulled "Pumped Up Kicks" from its rotation after the shooting at a Connecticut elementary school last week.

Foster the People frontman Mark Foster has said the song was written about a psychotic, homicidal youth to help bring awareness to gun violence in schools -- and was partly inspired by the Columbine tragedy.

Here's the song's chorus -- All the other kids with the pumped up kicks, / You better run, better run, outrun my gun. / All the other kids with the pumped up kicks, / You better run, better run, faster than my bullet.



As we reported, Ke$ha's song "Die Young" has also plummeted from the charts due to its inopportune lyrics.

Our sources say KIIS-FM hasn't yet made a decision about yanking "Die Young" entirely -- but "Pumped Up Kicks" is definitely off the air for the foreseeable future.

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Livvie     

This song was still being played?

653 days ago
2.

Scardycat311    

I like that song. Btw I hate Kiisfm, eww!

653 days ago
3.

JesusSaves    

Never heard of the band or the song.

653 days ago
4.

awesomewave    

Who?

653 days ago
5.

JAMES LAKOVISH    

why are people so stupid, this song kesha sound had nothig to do with the kids getting killed, people go on a rant wave just looking for thangs to complain about, complete stupid idiots

653 days ago
6.

Rocco    

The song's over a year old. Why would it still be in rotation? Sounds like a publicity stunt.

653 days ago
7.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

Oh good, now that that song (which I like, actually....) has been banished, our schools, cities and societies are free from a-hole lunatics with guns, killing everybody. Problem solved, ha ha.

653 days ago
8.

Tabitha    

I didn't even know those were the lyrics. If it wasn't so damn catchy...

653 days ago
9.

Marie    

This song is well over a year old. This is a non story. Let me guess... they are pulling Pearl Jam's "Jeremy" as well.

653 days ago
10.

drgnFlyWlf10    

Jesus this country is going down the **** hole, I could see pulling that disgusting butt face white girls song for being awful but this other song? Going overboard now

653 days ago
11.

Babydoll0630    

Ppl still listen to the radio? I listen to CD's or pandora.....idk.

653 days ago
12.

joey1978    

Now they are doing g too much. This song represents good times not shootings. They wanna blame musicians and gun control!!!! Blame the ducking economy

653 days ago
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joey1978    

****ing I mean

653 days ago
14.

HillbillyHell    

Next they'll ban The Boomtown Rat's "I Don't Like Mondays".

653 days ago
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joey1978    

They can't do this. This song was output way before all this. Wtf!!!!

653 days ago
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