(Jareen Imam’s article appeared on CNN.COM, 12/8.)
Is this the end of "Gangnam Style" mania?
Korean pop star PSY — who rose to fame through his YouTube record-breaking video "Gangnam Style" — apologized Friday for anti-American lyrics he rapped back in 2004.
That performance resurfaced on CNN's iReport and then circulated widely online. It included lyrics calling for the death of American troops serving in Iraq, not long after news of the brutal slaying of a South Korean hostage by Iraqi insurgents — an incident which sparked anti-American sentiment in South Korea.