As we all know, Psy has made his way to the top of the charts with his song Gangnam Style. It didn't only make it to the top of the charts though, his music video has gone viral. His offical music video is now at 1,474,518,172 views on YouTube. It is widely the most viewed video on YouTube. But what does all this mean for this Korean celebrity? As Psy grow in popularity, other videos came out the wood works. Psy had a few videos in particular that didn't make American's to happy.
During a 2002 protest concert against the presence of 37,000 American
troops in Korea, PSY took lifted a miniature "American tank" and smashed it
on the ground to massive applause
After a Korean missionary was captured in Iraq by Islamists who demanded that South Korea not send troops to aid America in the war
in Iraq. This resulted in massive protests throughout Korea against both Muslim extremism
and the U.S. military for indirectly bringing this fate upon a Korean
As part of the protests in 2004, Psy and several other
popular Korean musicians put on a live performance of a Korean rock
band's song "Dear American." Lyrics went as followed: Kill
those fucking Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives Kill
those fucking Yankees who ordered them to torture Kill their
daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers Kill them all
slowly and painfully.
As soon as Psy's popularity spread to the US, these videos were found and released. Outrage grew and the web blow up through news sites, YouTube and Twitter. Psy is still not treating his new-found American fans with respect. He has been known to throw up the middle finger and reject his fans because of the Iraq War. This is still all after he apologized for his anti-American videos. Even shortly after this videos came out about Psy, he still performed for our president.
Through this viral video and Psy's popularity, we found out a lot about his past and even present. Psy might not be the person we think he is, and that's all thanks you YouTube.