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.

riookierin 7th-Dec-2012 09:05 pm (UTC)
No, more Americans NEED to say it. It's not being 'unpatriotic', it's recognizing that we're not the center of the universe and have some real fucking problems that the government doesn't address truthfully, if at all.
foureyedgirl 7th-Dec-2012 09:08 pm (UTC)
I live in Texas, saying things like that could get your ass beaten. I was afraid to put my Obama magnet on my car for fear of it being vandalized/fucked up. But yeah I know what you mean..but at the same time most Americans (at least the ones I've come into contact with) don't know shit all about our history and all of the horrific things this county is done so it would be a never ending shit storm trying to explain that we're justified in calling the us' bullshit.
riookierin 7th-Dec-2012 09:45 pm (UTC)
Ugh, very true. God, this is all so frustrating.

foureyedgirl 7th-Dec-2012 09:48 pm (UTC)
mfte. :(
existential 8th-Dec-2012 12:21 am (UTC)
i live in texas and it took me like a month after receiving my obama sticker to have the guts to put it on my car
foureyedgirl 8th-Dec-2012 01:06 am (UTC)
exactly..I think for me it was a couple of months..thankfully nothing has happened, and I still have my magnet on.
existential 8th-Dec-2012 01:08 am (UTC)
yeah i was living in a rural town of about 3000 ppl at the time so i was worried cause i knew i'd be the only car in town w/ an obama sticker. nothing happened, thankfully, so i added two more hehe now i work and live in austin so it's nbd
foureyedgirl 8th-Dec-2012 01:24 am (UTC)
Oh damn yeah I would be super scared too. I live in Houston and as much as people say oh it's so liberal blah blah, most of my encounters with people have been backwards as fuck racist crazy people.
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