Psy, the artist who has the most viewed music video on YouTube and #1 on TIME's list for 'Top 10 Fleeting Celebrities of 2012' has an 'Anti- American Past?'
Major American media outlets such as The Hollywood Reporter, the Huffington Post, and NYMag have picked up a story on Psy's alleged "Anti-American" past.
According to the reports, Psy expressed anti-American sentiments during a 2004 concert where he was seen smashing an American tank.
According to busanhaps, all of this stemmed from a tragic incident when an American military armored vehicle killed two middle school girls during a training exercise. The American soldiers involved in the incident were later acquitted and it was ruled as an accident by the American military courts. This set off a lot of anti-American protests in South Korea.
Then in 2004, during a performance in Korea he participated in a song titled, "Dear American." Some of the lyrics include, "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."
This was because of the beheading of a Korean Christian Missionary Kim Sun Il in Iraq by the militants. This would've never occurred if America wasn't waging a war against Iraq and this set off negative sentiment towards the American troops stationed in Korea.
The song is actually by Korean Rock Band N.EX.T and Psy was just one of the artists that featured on the track.
What do you think? Should Psy still be condemned for incidents that happened long ago?
UPDATE: Psy's apology can be found here.
[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]
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