The YouTube sensation known as Psy, aka Park Jae-Sang, is best known for his viral video "Gangnam Style." America loves him But he hasn't always loved America so much.
But a recently unearthed video shows the singer performing in 2004 as part of a protest against the 37,000 U.S. troops stationed in South Korea, the singer smashed a camouflaged American tank onstage, according to Mediaite.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, it wasn't the first time Psy expressed anti-American sentiments. In a song titled, "Dear American," he reportedly delivered the lines, "Kill those (expletive) Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives," during a 2002 concert in South Korea.
He sure doesn't seem minding spending all those Yankee dollars though, does he?
"Kill those (expletive) Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives/Kill those (expletive) Yankees who ordered them to torture/Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers/Kill them all slowly and painfully," he continued.
Nice. He doesn't quite seem so cuddly anymore, does he?
The 2004 concert was in protest against the killing of Kim Sun-Il, a South Korean missionary and translator who was beheaded in Iraq by militants. Sun-Il was murdered after the South Korean government proceeded with plans to send 3,000 additional troops to the country, CNN reported.
Psy told Rolling Stone he was sorry and blamed the episodes on his "emotional reaction" to the war in Iraq.
"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," said Psy in a statement. "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. While I'm grateful for the freedom to express oneself I've learned there are limits to what language is appropriate and I'm 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 it's 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."
We'll think about it.
ROYAL FAMILY REACTS TO DEATH OF NURSE: The royal family has reacted to the news of the death of Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse who earlier this week unwittingly released news about Kate Middleton's medical condition to Australian radio hosts impersonating Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles.
In related news Friday, the two DJs behind the prank announced they have taken themselves off the air. It was not known when they would return.
"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Jacintha Saldanha," read a statement from a St. James's Palace spokesman. "Their Royal Highnesses were looked after so wonderfully well at all times by everybody at King Edward VII Hospital, and their thoughts and prayers are with Jacintha Saldanha's family, friends and colleagues at this very sad time."
The duchess was admitted to the hospital Monday and was discharged Thursday.
A U.K. Metropolitan Police spokeswoman told E! News that police were called at approximately 9:35 a.m. Friday to a report of a woman found unconscious at an address in central London. Medical personnel pronounced the 46-year-old married mother of two dead at the scene, which according to the New York Daily News, was just yards away from the hospital. Police would not confirm if the death is being ruled a suicide.
"It is with very deep sadness we confirm the tragic death of a member of our nursing staff, Jacintha Saldanha," said a statement from a King Edward VII hospital spokesman. "Jacintha was an excellent nurse and well-respected and popular with all of her colleagues. We can confirm that Jacintha was recently the victim of a hoax call to the hospital. The hospital had been supporting her throughout this difficult time."
According to E! News, Saldanha fielded the prank call from Mel Greig and Michael Christian, hosts of an Australian radio show called "2 Day." She reportedly transferred the call to another nurse who provided medical information on the Duchess of Cambridge, who was being treated for hyperemesis gravidarum, an acute form of morning sickness. Buckingham Palace later publicly castigated the hospital for the "breach."
The radio station later issued an apology after the prank, stating, "We thought we'd be hung up on as soon as they heard our terrible accents. We're very sorry if we've caused any issues for Kate or the nurse. It was honestly meant as fun and hope the nurse and Kate are OK."
The DJs have since taken themselves off the air, effectively suspending themselves. Southern Cross Austereo, the company that owns the station, said a statement "SCA and 2Day FM are deeply saddened by the tragic news of the death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha from King Edward VII's Hospital. SCA and the hosts have decided that they will not return to their radio show until further notice out of respect for what can only be described as a tragedy."
According to TMZ, SCA said the CEO has spoken with both DJs, who are "deeply shocked" over the tragedy.
LINDSAY LOHAN MAY HAVE SCORED HERSELF A HUNK: Max George of boy band The Wanted and Lindsay Lohan might be in a romance after all.
After denying he invited Lohan to the group's Philadelphia show, according to TMZ, he's now confessing he really did. And somehow, afterward, she ended up on the band's tour bus on the way to its Thursday night show in Boston.
Maybe he appreciates how much she really, really appreciates their music.
Sources told TMZ that Lohan was on the bus as George's "guest."
So that's what the kids call it know -- being each other's "guest."
Supposedly, "George doesn't want a girlfriend, but doesn't mind having Lindsay around," a source told TMZ.
George made headlines when he was identified as a possible cause for a New York nightclub fight in which Lohan allegedly punched a Florida psychic. Lohan was charged with assault after the incident.
TOM BRADY AND GISELE BUNDCHEN BREED AGAIN: Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen now have a second totally unlucky child.
The NFL star and his model wife welcomed their second child on Wednesday, a baby girl named Vivian Lake, who will, no doubt, grow up without looks, money, smarts or charm.
Should we be considering the ramifications of these two breeding? If they have enough children, will the rest of us even have a chance?
According to E! News, the 32-year-old Bundchen shared the news on Facebook Friday morning, along with an adorable photo of her holding her new daughter's hand.
That's right, I said "adorable." And I'm not getting all misty ... at all.
"We feel so lucky to have been able to experience the miracle of birth once again and are forever grateful for the opportunity to be the parents of another little angel," she wrote.
"Vivian Lake was born at home on Dec. 5. She is healthy and full of life. Thank you all for your support and well wishes. We wish you and your families many blessings."
OK ... (sob). Thanks.
The couple also has a 3-year-old son, Benjamin.
DECEMBER 8 IN HISTORY
Saturday is Dec. 8, the 343rd day of 2012. There are 23 days left in the year. The Jewish Festival of Lights, Hanukkah, begins at sunset.
1776: During the Revolutionary War, Gen. George Washington's retreating army crossed the Delaware River from New Jersey into Pennsylvania.
1854: Pope Pius IX proclaimed the Catholic dogma of the Immaculate Conception, which holds that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was free of original sin from the moment of her own conception.
1941: The United States entered World War II as Congress declared war against Japan, a day after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
1949: The Chinese Nationalist government moved from the Chinese mainland to Formosa as the Communists pressed their attacks.
1961: A fire at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut resulted in 16 deaths. The Beach Boys' first single, "Surfin'," was released.
1972: A United Airlines Boeing 737 crashed while attempting to land at Chicago-Midway Airport, killing 43 of the 61 people on board, as well as two people on the ground; among the passengers who died were Dorothy Hunt, wife of Watergate conspirator E. Howard Hunt, U.S. Rep. George W. Collins, D-Ill., and CBS News correspondent Michele Clark.
1980: John Lennon was shot to death outside his New York City apartment building by an apparently deranged fan.
1982: A man demanding an end to nuclear weapons held the Washington Monument hostage, threatening to blow it up with explosives he claimed were inside a van. (After a 10-hour standoff, Norman D. Mayer was shot dead by police; it turned out there were no explosives.)
1987: President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev signed a treaty at the White House calling for destruction of intermediate-range nuclear missiles.
1992: Americans got to see live television coverage of U.S. troops landing on the beaches of Somalia as Operation Restore Hope began (because of the time difference, it was early Dec. 9 in Somalia).
2002: Iraq's massive dossier detailing its chemical, biological and nuclear programs arrived in New York; the U.N. Security Council agreed to give full copies to the United States and the four other permanent council members: Britain, France, Russia and China.
2007: The Justice Department and CIA announced a joint inquiry into the spy agency's destruction of videotapes of interrogations of two suspected terrorists. Florida quarterback Tim Tebow became the first sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy.
2011: Former MF Global CEO Jon Corzine was called before Congress to explain the collapse of the securities firm just over a month earlier; Corzine told the House Agriculture Committee he didn't know what happened to an estimated $1.2 billion in missing clients' money. The 161-day NBA lockout ended when owners and players ratified the new collective bargaining agreement.
Actor-director Maximilian Schell (82), rock singer-musician Gregg Allman (65), reggae singer Toots Hibbert (Toots and the Maytals) (64), Actress Kim Basinger (59), rock musician Warren Cuccurullo (56), rock musician Phil Collen (Def Leppard) (55), rock musician Marty Friedman (50), actress Teri Hatcher (48), singer Sinead O'Connor (46), actor Dominic Monaghan (36).