“While I’m grateful for the freedom to express one’s self, I’ve learned there are limits to what language is appropriate,” he continued. “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.” His apology was accepted – the outrage died down and Psy still got to meet Obama as planned. He even shook his hand.
People were excited to see what the follow-up to “Gangnam Style” would be. After the “Dear American” incident, Psy was very careful about his public image. When he learned that the title of his new song could potentially be offensive to Arabic people, he changed the name to “Gentleman.” And it was a big success, racking up 100 million YouTube views in just three days.