Does Anybody Really Care About Psy's Anti-American Rap?
|Joseph McCarthy would have had a field day with Psy.|
But now we know that Psy is not really going to kill anyone and his sentiment, which boils down to "fuck America for all its done," is one shared by most young people in America, i.e. Psy's audience.
It's really no different than Ice-T, who rapped about killing cops. Sure, he attracted controversy, but nobody took it really seriously in the end, and now he plays a cop on TV. Or how about when Common played the White House? O'Reilly had a fit about that one, but we all know Common's lyrics aren't reality and if Obama likes Common's music, then let him play at the White House. Who cares?
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And who really cares about Psy's comments? We're just going to forget about them shortly. If Psy's career takes a turn for the worse, it will only be because people got sick of his schtick, not because he said some bad things about America in 2004. Hell, we all said some bad things about America in 2004.
No, Psy's comments don't really mean anything to anyone. It's just another manufactured media controversy so right-wing commentators can squawk about a new threat to America's dignity and safety for a week.