Last night, President Obama attended a taping of a television show called, "Christmas in Washington." And, one of the stars was none other than one of our favorites, PSY.
Until a few months ago, PSY was a South Korean wannabe pop star. Americans, and millions around the world, have been captivated by his video, "Gangnam Style".
Most of you had no idea that Gangnam was a suburb of Seoul and that PSY offended thousands of the residents of that area.
You also had no idea until three days ago that PSY hoped American military men and women should die. In a rap video in 2004, he sang the sweet words, "Kill those f–ing Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives and those who ordered them to torture,” and going on to say, “Kill them all slowly and painfully,” as well as “daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers.”
We did. He's on our "Koreans We Don't Hate" list.
The Obama's joined good old PSY for a happy Christmas television event last night that will air on TNT which means it will get less viewers than our average rant on the interweb.
President Obama, feel worry-free to join us.
Read our press release using the same language as PSY. We never back off from our stance. We never say that our beliefs are wrong. We never promise to not do it again. We just neatly say all you need for cover to come join us in our celebration of Christmas.
“We understand the sacrifices American servicemen and women have made to protect freedom and democracy in our country and around the world."
“While we're grateful for the freedom to express one’s self, we’ve learned there are limits to what language is appropriate and we're deeply sorry for how these lyrics could be interpreted. We will forever be sorry for any pain we have caused by those words."
“While it’s important that we express our opinions, we deeply regret the inflammatory and inappropriate language we used to do so.”
Isn't that swell?
And to top it off, we are actually Americans!
See you Sunday, Mr. President.
And your family can join our family in a sing-a-long that you'll remember long after PSY has faded into pop culture history.