Over the weekend Psy found himself — and his especially sparkly red sweater! — at the White House’s annual Christmas in Washington charity holiday concert, performing a Oppan Christmas Style remix of “Gangnam Style” for President Barack Obama and the First Family just days after footage of his perhaps too-spirited anti-American protest performance from 2002 had brought the Internet’s love affair with the giddy-up dance to an awkward halt. Psy was quick to apologize, accounting the song’s graphic lyrics to “a deeply emotional reaction to the war in Iraq and the killing of two Korean schoolgirls” and expressing regret for “any pain I have caused by those words,” and the President reportedly politely shook his hand post-performance. And so while some may still be concerned by Psy’s less giddy past, we’re going to go ahead and rejoice that fact that Christmas this year may be very merry and Gangnam style after all.
A penitent Psy brings ‘Gangnam Style’ to Washington [Washington Post]