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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on January 31st, 2013 at 2:33 am

PSY To Perform at Park Geun-hye’s Inauguration

This really shouldn’t be too surprising that Park Geun-hye would have arguable Korea’s most well known celebrity internationally to perform at her inauguration:

Popular rapper Psy, who recently apologized for advocating the killing of U.S. troops in 2004, will perform at South Korea’s presidential inauguration next month, according to the committee handling the event.

Psy, whose full name is Park Jae-sang, will be among several performers at the Feb. 25 inauguration of Park Geun-hye at the National Assembly. The event is expected to be attended by 60,000 people, according to the inauguration committee. ………………..

Park Sunkyoo, spokesman for the president-elect, said this week that he was unaware of Psy’s anti-U.S. military statements so it was “inappropriate” to comment about whether the rapper should perform at the inauguration, given the large U.S. military contingent — 28,500 servicemembers — stationed in South Korea as a deterrent to North Korea.

Multiple other officials, including a second spokesperson for the president-elect, members of Park’s transition team and the head of the inauguration committee, did not return repeated phone calls seeking comment.  [Stars & Stripes]

You can read the rest at the link, but I don’t buy that the transition team did not know about PSY’s past anti-US statements.

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  • kangaji
    5:33 am on January 31st, 2013 1

    This isn’t about PSY or President Park. Stars and Stripes is criticizing President Obama indirectly because UCMJ.

  • Onezime
    7:10 am on January 31st, 2013 2

    Didn’t he appear on some talk-show in the US in front of an audience of American soldiers? He was young, he did something stupid. He probably regrets it now, and not because of the controversy it has caused.

  • TOM
    4:42 pm on January 31st, 2013 3

    Blind fold him with dental floss and send his a$$ back to the gong show!

  • MTB Rider
    6:48 pm on January 31st, 2013 4

    You’re not the Real Tom! And I’m not sure if the Real Tom is still around, to be honest. The last guy to post under Tom’s name didn’t sound like him at all either…

    Can we use Google Maps to find the gulag the Real Tom has been tossed in? :lol:

  • Baek In-je
    5:00 pm on February 1st, 2013 5

    So…what song will he be singing?

  • Kingkitty
    6:55 pm on February 2nd, 2013 6

    I just wonder if he is going to Lip Sing his song or not.

    Tom imposter go home


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