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Old 12-07-2012, 08:38 PM   #192 (permalink)
Join Date: Oct 2006

speaking of the devil

As a proud South Korean who was educated in the United States and lived there for a very significant part of my life, I understand the sacrifices American servicemen and women have made to protect freedom and democracy in my country and around the world.

The song in question from eight years ago was part of a deeply emotional reaction to the war in Iraq and the killing of two Korean schoolgirls that was part of the overall antiwar sentiment shared by others around the world at that time. While Im grateful for the freedom to express ones self Ive learned there are limits to what language is appropriate and Im deeply sorry for how these lyrics could be interpreted. I will forever be sorry for any pain I have caused anyone by those words.

I have been honored to perform in front of American soldiers in recent months including an appearance on the Jay Leno show specifically for them and I hope they and all Americans can accept my apology. While its important we express our opinions, I deeply regret the inflammatory and inappropriate language I used to do so. In my music I try to give people a release, a reason to smile. I have learned that though music, our universal language we can all come together as a culture of humanity and I hope that you will accept my apology.
it reads like a very "orchestrated" apology? for the lack of better words? can't put my finger on it.

it's a lot better than a lot other celebrity apologies where they put in an undertone that they think people shouldn't be mad in the first place though. you know, those "i don't think i did anything wrong but i'll admit i did if it makes you feel better" type...
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