UPDATE: Welcome Michelle Malkin readers and everyone else linking to this posting. I have since published an additional posting on this issue in regards to PSY’s recently issued apology. You can read the posting at this link.
Bobby McGill over at Busan Haps has a really good article published about Korean rap star PSY’s anti-American past that I recommend everyone check out. He has a lot of background information about PSY’s past in the article, but here is how he wraps up his piece:
PSY’s political prose aside, suffice it to say that while the entertainment world has given us wonderful artistry and life-changing talent, it has also given us some serious cause for pause.
Have other performers around the world, at some point, spewed harsh words in the name of protest? Yes. Have entertainers taken advantage of the moment, ignoring even principles that they themselves hold dear just to make a buck? Most definitely. Should we really even care?
That’s up to you.
Many Americans, familiar with the US protest culture and generously blessed with acute short-term memory, will likely give PSY a pass.
And why not? Americans gave Ice-T a pass for rapping about killing cops. Eminem and Chris Brown were given a pass for rapping about and actually beating on women. And, unlike the latter two, who continue to bank their fame on anti-social behavior, PSY has been nothing but gracious in the handling of his global popularity. [Busan Haps]
I recommend reading the rest at the link, but like I mentioned in my earlier article I think PSY should be asked about his involvement in the anti-US movement by someone in the news media. I think he should answer to his fans in the US if he still believes in the lies that were spread by the leftist anti-US groups after the 2002 Armored Vehicle Accident that led to mass anti-American protests in South Korea. If he gives an answer that he just got swept up in the emotions of 2002 and realizes in hindsight that he was duped by the anti-US groups I really would not have a problem with him or any other entertainers that tried to make a name for themselves back then. There were a lot of people in Korea duped by the anti-US groups so I would have a hard time holding that against him. However, if he stands by his past anti-US remarks than his fans in America should know this before going out and purchasing any more music from him.