12:30 pm - 12/07/2012

'Kill Those F---ing Yankees': PSY's Anti-U.S. Past Surfaces

"Kill them all slowly and painfully," the artist rapped at a 2004 anti-U.S. protest concert.

South Korean pop sensation PSY, aka Park Jae-sang -- might have won Americans over with his infectious breakthrough single, "Gangnam Style," but has America won him over? The singer will be forced to face those kinds of questions as several anti-American protest performances from his past have begun to surface.

At a 2002 concert staged in opposition to 37,000 U.S. troops stationed on the Korean Peninsula, Mediate reports, PSY took to the stage in gold face paint and a glittery red outfit, then lifted a model U.S. tank over his head before smashing it to pieces on the ground. The performance was a response to the death of two Korean school girls, killed in an accident with an American military vehicle, according to Korean website BusanHaps.com.

Then, two years later, a South Korean missionary was executed in Iraq -- a revenge killing for the country's support of the U.S. war in Iraq. During a protest concert, PSY rapped on the song "Dear American," "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."

PSY has appeared on Ellen and the Today show in support of his smash hit song, which has been downloaded 3 million times on iTunes, is the most-viewed video in YouTube history and has earned him more than $8 million, according to some estimates.

p2bab 7th-Dec-2012 06:12 pm (UTC)
Oh please as if those other countries are so innocent themselves.
bent_ley 7th-Dec-2012 06:13 pm (UTC)
headswillroll88 7th-Dec-2012 06:16 pm (UTC)
Ikr? I can understand hating the US government but to hold a grudge against millions of people is a bit much.
kurai007 7th-Dec-2012 06:17 pm (UTC)
p2bab 7th-Dec-2012 06:28 pm (UTC)
gaybash 7th-Dec-2012 06:32 pm (UTC)
lanavis 7th-Dec-2012 07:29 pm (UTC)
I see you trolling.
lavished 7th-Dec-2012 06:30 pm (UTC)

like I don't believe in American superiority but I also don't think we're just so ~disgusting
riookierin 7th-Dec-2012 06:31 pm (UTC)
Spoiler alert: I was specifically talking about America, though.
tlcspice 7th-Dec-2012 06:45 pm (UTC)
sexyvegeta 7th-Dec-2012 06:53 pm (UTC)
I know, the whole world is shitty. ppl need to stop.
megalixer 7th-Dec-2012 06:58 pm (UTC)
mte, I used to have a major guilt complex about america but living abroad has taught me that no one else is really that much better. our fuck-ups are on a larger scale and get more press because we're a larger/more powerful country.

tl;dr all humans are bastards
ellenelles 7th-Dec-2012 07:37 pm (UTC)
givemethepeasx 7th-Dec-2012 11:00 pm (UTC)
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