Recently, Psy appeared on the music television network FUSE. The host brought up an insult towards the Korean artist made by Billie Joe Armstring -the lead vocalist and guitarist of American punk rock band, Green Day. Armstrong had tweeted a picture of Psy along with the caption “This dude is the herpes of music. Once you think it’s gone, it comes back. #herpes #flareup #pleasegoaway”
In his record breaking music video “Gentleman”, Psy is seen dancing in a vulgar manner, tripping women from their chairs, and essentially being the opposite of a gentleman. As it turns out, this is not how he handles his haters.
After the host explained to him that herpes is a sexually transmitted disease, Psy calmly thought it over. While many artists may have reacted in anger or given an insult back, Psy gave a classy response. He thanked Armstrong, said he thought it was pretty cool, and said he appreciated the comment.
Check it out below:
Its no secret that we still face racism today. Every time I start to believe that I live in my ideal/equal world, acts like this bring me back to the reality that we still have a long way to go. From men making videos discussing why they hate Asians to teenagers making instagrams titled Asiansareugly, racism continues to use social media for its brutality.
Recently, tons of Twitter users have spoken against the Asian community after watching the film Olympus Has Fallen. Now I understand anger towards an antagonist of a film, but this is no excuse for attacking an entire community. Why on earth are you going to perpetuate hate for all Asians just because you see a film where the villains happen to be Asian? If you see an antagonist that is Caucasian, do all Caucasians suddenly deserve your hatred as well?
We’ve witnessed this too many times in real life to simply take this as a joke. You may say we’re overreacting and being sensitive, but trust me- if you were told that someone wants to physically harm and/or kill you simply because of the way you looked, you’d be angry too.
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This song is so catchy, I can’t get it out of my head. Also featuring MC Hammer, Twitter founder Biz Stone, will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, former 49er Ronnie Lott, former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, and San Francisco Giants pitcher Brian “The Beard” Wilson.
Fear the mustache!
Will Harry Shum, Jr. finally be able to shed his moniker as Glee‘s “Other Asian” this season?
From a non-speaking role that was only supposed to last an episode to series regular, Shum’s Mike Chang has finally been promoted to a series regular for season 3 of Glee. Yay!
He, along with the ever-popular Darren Criss (who plays Blaine) will follow in cast-mates Heather Morris and Naya Rivera‘s footsteps to a season with hopefully better story arcs and funnier lines.
We know one person who will be thrilled about Shum’s promotion–longtime friend and collaborator, director John M. Chu.
Chu has already concocted a storyline for the smooth-moving Mike Chang. Chu tweeted to Audrey Magazine:
Hope you take note of that, Ryan Murphy!