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A South Korean Rapper, Forgiveness, and Restitution

Anominus Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 11:07 AM
“The song–from eight years ago–was part of a deeply emotional reaction to the war in Iraq and the killing of two innocent Korean civilians that was part of the overall antiwar sentiment shared by others around the world at that time." Translation: Others were doing it too, so I was perfectly justified at the 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." Translation: It's all in how you look at it, so it's your own fault if you're offended. "I will forever be sorry for any pain I have caused anyone by those words.” Translation: I'm required to say this for the sake of appeasement. Buy my music!

After his YouTube video went mega-viral, the South Korean rapper named PSY received an invitation to sing and dance at a White House Christmas party. But it was quickly learned that in 2004, he had rapped lyrics wishing for the death and torture of American troops in Iraq, along with their families. PSY quickly issued a humble apology to the American people, and the White House reaffirmed that PSY’s show would go on. Was this the right thing to do?

In case you haven’t heard of PSY, his Korean rap video “Gangnam Style” has been viewed more than 900...