Kid Dances With Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders – Gangnam Style
What a great video. A young boy dancing Gangham style with the Buccaneer cheerleaders! And he looked great doing it. Watch the video, then below it read about Psy, the Korean dude who created the dance that’s a world wide sensation and what he has said about America previously. First, watch the Vid.
‘Gangnam Style’ rapper Psy apologizes for past anti-American performances
From the Washington Post
Psy, the South Korean rapper whose viral pop hit “Gangnam Style” has been viewed more than 900 million times on YouTube, participated in two anti-American performances about a decade ago, a story that finally trickled into English-language media this week. Although the K-Pop star quickly issued a public apology, the controversy could build, as Psy is slated to perform Sunday night at “Christmas in Washington,” the annual holiday concert held at the National Building Museum in Washington, with President Barack Obama and his family in attendance.
As of Friday evening, Psy was still scheduled to perform, according to a publicist for the program.
“Kill those f—— Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captive / Kill those f——- Yankees who ordered them to torture / Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law, and fathers / Kill them all slowly and painfully,” Psy sang at a 2004 concert in South Korea, held in protest of the United States and its military. The lyrics are not his — the song, “Dear American,” is by South Korean metal band N.E.X.T. — but the performance is in stark contrast to the smiling, good-natured pop star that Americans have been introduced to over the past six months.
“Gangnam Style” recently became the most-viewed video in YouTube’s history, and the song — along with its silly accompanying “horse dance” — has been largely inescapable since it starting dominating the Internet this summer and eventually became the subject of countless pop culture parodies and references.
The performances that have gotten Psy — the 34-year-old whose real name is Park Jae-sang — in trouble come from a time when he, like others of his generation in South Korea, was caught up in a wave of anti-Americanism, driven by complicated cultural and political circumstances, including the Iraq War and a 2002 incident in which a U.S. military vehicle struck and killed two 14-year-old girls walking along the side of a road outside Seoul.
“The song I was featured in — eight years ago — 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 antiwar sentiment shared by others around the world at that time,” Psy said in a statement released Friday afternoon. “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.”
Easy to say now that you are laughing all the way to the American bank with U.S. dollars in your briefcase, you jerk.