PSY of ‘Gangnam Style’ fame rapped about wanting American soldiers and their families killed

South Korean internet sensation PSY dominated 2012 with his unavoidable “Gangnam Style.” It is already the most watched clip in YouTube history but something tells me that his popularity in the United States may soon take a serious hit.

It has been revealed that on a song from before his horse dancing viralness, PSY rapped about the murder of American soldiers as well as their families.

During a 2004 protest against the U.S. presence in Iraq following the beheading of a Korean missionary, PSY, during a song called “Dear American” by the band N.E.X.T., rapped the following lines:

Kill those fu**ing Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives
Kill those fu**ing Yankees who ordered them to torture
Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers
Kill them all slowly and painfully

As of this post PSY is scheduled to perform on Sunday at the National Building Museum’s Christmas in Washington concert, with President Barack Obama in attendance. I got a feeling there are some White House staffers busy trying to figure out how to handle this mess.

UPDATE: Psy performed at the event after he issued this apology:

“I understand the sacrifices American servicemen and women have made to protect freedom and democracy in my country and around the world,” he said in a statement.
He said the song “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 anti-war 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.
“While it’s important that we express our opinions, I deeply regret the inflammatory and inappropriate language I used to do so.”

Does PSY’s previous lyrics, rapped in protest, change your opinion about the South Korean pop star?

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  • WOW. I agree, torture is wrong but bringing in the daughters, wives, and female relatives? WTF. Protest is one thing, and this is a completely different animal. I’m glad I didn’t purchase his song, or support him other than watching his video twice!

  • Nathan

    Does it change my opinion about him? How could it not? I don’t care what your opinion is on the war in Iraq, this type of hatred is unacceptable. It’s a shame this wasn’t found out earlier, before Americans made this guy insanely wealthy.

    • I’m in the military right now over seas and I have to read and hear about his crap? wow….

  • Liz

    And now look at how much money he had made off of the people he hates. Jokes on us I guess.

  • I never listened to his song and lined his pockets, now I think he’s just a douche. That’s not music, that’s someone seriously disturbed.

  • brittney

    Maybe he should go home….

  • ohhhhno

    Who is this guy and why does anyone care about him? This is despicable.

    • ohhhhno

      I just Googled him and turned his stupid song off after 20 seconds. Horrible. How do these people get famous?

  • brandy

    Go back to Korea, we don’t need you.

  • No. It doesn’t.

    Didn’t stop Nugent, didn’t stop a number of other artists from seeing the president…shouldn’t stop PSY.

    • Nathan

      I don’t think Ted Nugent every sang about wanting to see American troops and their families murdered. And, yes, anyone who says something that outrageous should not be allowed to see the president.

    • Aren’t you the guy that debates circumcision on facebook?

  • Beth

    Thought he pretty much was a douche before this came out.

  • Christopher Fedelia

    Does not change my opinion. He still sucks and he still is a one hit wonder that will now fade away even quicker then he would have before.

  • Who gives a shit

    Psy has a right too his own personal opinion. I may not agree with the point of view expressed in his rap but he still has the right to say or believe whatever he wants. And it just was one line from a rap he did at a protest 8 years ago, it’s not that big of a deal. Get over it.

    • Jay

      Might not be a big deal to you. I take it personal! I am a soldier that served two tours in Iraq! Just wonder if he knows why he can bad mouth US Soldiers. Oh yea there is this place called North Korea! There is a reason he is alive today. Because South Korea is not apart of North Korea!!!!!!!!!

    • Jason

      You are an idiot….and who cares that he said we should all be killed??? Really???? That no protest ..that’s real deal terroristic threats!!! It just blows my mind that people who think like you still exist…you should be boycotted right along with him…you dummy

    • Your momma

      It’s only free speech idiot if your part of the country. He’s from Korea. Maybe you are from somewhere that hates America to dumbass

  • Unknown

    YES… I am a Korean and a American Marine veteran and I am furious!!1

  • Hopefully his performance is cancelled. As a soldiers wife I find this disgusting and allowing him to perform for the President should not be permitted. I did like this song, way to screw up Psy.

  • mom of 4

    He shouldn’t be allowed in this country

  • tab

    it’s time to boycott this person. of course he’s changing his opinion, he’s super popular in America right now. just goes to show how brainwashed other countries are about us. it’s very scary.

  • Jason

    Absolutely it does!!!!! Screw him…he is a huge P.O.S….our mothers,sisters,brothers etc….really???…..ill be spreading the word about him

  • No. Pop stars say stupid S all the time. “Ice-T” plays a cop on TV in a popular show even though his rap sond “cop killer” stayed true to its name. They’re paid to entertain, not for their opinion or commentary

  • Arrest him as soon as he walks on stage—terrorist threats. Maybe have a few Marines to “escort” him out.

  • Kenmakiryu

    I find stuff like this appalling. Not the message he is claimed to have rapped, but how this article has no proof of a song name or link to the song’s translations. I hate doing research on my own, that’s the writer’s job. Right now until I find the facts this is all BS!

    • kenmakiryu

      woops I need to read better. song is listed there. gonna research it now.

      • kenmakiryu

        …and it’s not Psy’s song. Stop trying to hurt a man who was wrapped up into someone elses issues. We destroyed the Dixie Chicks because of their political and religious rights. We are all doomed because of crap like this.

        • kayla

          Can you not read again? It isn’t his song but he did rap that part. So no, he isn’t wrapped up in someone elses issues. They are his own.

  • Just goes to show that people have to be careful about what they like and give their money to. I was never crazy about him in the first place, but now I dislike him even more. He feels this way about Americans, but he’s still enjoying American support for his music (or at least he was). Singing about killing people is bad enough, but to add women and children to the mix is beyond reprehensible. Shame.

  • Seeing as this site is called “starcasm”.net, its hard to say if this is serious or not..

  • 2sides

    Despite the awful lyrics, please take time to research the origins of where they come from. In South Korea at the time, a U.S. military tank on its way to training camp accidentally struck and killed 2 Korean school girls who were on their way to a birthday party. Accident vs. negligence was debated under U.S. judicial system rather than Korean judicial system (because it happened while u.s. soldiers were on official duty). The U.S. judicial system acquitted the U.S. military officials driving the tank of negligent homicide. Picture U.S. media if roles were reversed, and Korean military ran down and killed 2 teenage girls (even by accident, whatever is being reported in media) and our response/ american atmosphere at the time of those Korean military officials being acquitted of any crime. We’d be infuriated. Not defending PSY’s anti-american contribution to lyrics, just understanding the immature bias during the political atmosphere of South Korea at the time.

  • K:)

    My husband is an American soldier and this doesn’t change out opinion because of the fact we don’t believe this is him 🙂

  • ohmygeez

    Didn’t think much of him to begin with. He’s a joke.

  • deathgoat

    I think Barry should put him on the Kill List.

  • elicvetic

    Psy and millions of other able bodied south koreans, should defend thier own country, and not count on the US. Israel defends thier own country with israeli troops, not Americans.

  • buffy

    This Guy is no worse than Ted Nugent. Ted Nugent belongs in a mental institution

  • lindz

    Yah know a few years ago had you asked any American how we felt about middle eastern people majority responded with wanted to kill them all. In the heat of war terrible things are said people run their mouth. And what he said was terrible but this source is hardly reliable and he has apologized for it recently and a while ago. So I am not condemning the man. Bc my family has been guilty of wishing death and terrible things on a group of people they were once mad at.

  • sdfsddssd

    in this country where i live, called the united states of america, we have a constitution which protects freedom of speech. i disagree with this korean bastard, but he can say what he wants. god bless freedom.