“Gangnam Style” singer should not apologize for anti-US war concerts
ACTIVISTS in the Philippines belonging to the fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) said “Gangnam Style” singer Psy should not apologize for taking part in two concerts critical of the US war policy.
“The Gangnam Style singer did the right thing when he joined two anti-US war concerts in 2004. That is the politically and morally correct thing to do and that advocacy against Washington led war on terror and war of aggression is always a correct position which is highly appreciated by anti-US war and freedom loving people all over the world,” the group said.
“Gangland Style” policy on the United States should be condemned to the highest order and Psy, the South Korean pop singer behind the global success of :”Gangnam Style” should stick with this political advocacy against US military aggression.
Psy should not be sorry with this anti-US war stand. It is always a welcome news for billions of people opposed to imperial America,” the group said.
The South Korean singer apologized on last week for taking part on concerts protesting the US invasion of Iraq in 2004.
Psy issued the public apology ahead of his scheduled concert in the United States to be attended by re-elected US President Barack Obama.
Psy had protested the deaths of two teenage South Korean girls who were run over by a US tank stationed in the country. The Gangnam Style singer said he was deeply sorry for putting highly critical lyrics against the US military during two of his concerts in 2004.
The popular “Gangnam Style” is now the most watched dance video on You Tube, with more than 900 million views since it was uploaded last July.
In one of his performance, Psy criticized the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and its occupation, which the South Korean government supported.
The official noted more than 60 percent of the crimes in South Korea involving US troops were not sent to court. Citing a report published in the Seoul-based broadsheet The Korea Times in 2011, 218 out of 344 criminal cases involving US troops in South Korea were not brought to court.
About 28,500 US troops are still stationed in South Korea in a bid to check countries critical of US presence in Asia Pacific like China and North Korea.