(CBS Local) On Friday, the media erupted after news of two performances surfaced in which South Korean rapper PSY made offensive innuendos about Americans. He has since issued an apology
"The song I was featured in – 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 I'm grateful for the freedom to express one's self, 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 by those words," he said. The controversy didn't stop him from performing at the Christmas In Washington event.