In the wake of last week's tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, it's not all that surprising to learn that Ke$ha's "Die Young" has been taken out of rotation at radio stations across the country ... even if the song is very much about celebrating life, well, there's really no way of getting around that chorus.LINK
Again, in many regards, Sandy Hook stands alone. But it is far from a singular incident. And I understand the reasons behind pulling "Die Young" from the airwaves ... but, to me, it seems to be fueled by little more than empty sentiment, not to mention a bit of hypocrisy. No matter how you feel about Ke$ha, "Die Young" is only a song, and whether or not it's played on radio will not bring back any of the victims of Sandy Hook, or any other crime. Here's hoping that, as the nation seems to finally be willing to address larger, more important issues, we possess that same perspective, and push for a world where the chorus of a pop song is merely that.
Anyone else feel like this is a repeat of Marilyn Manson being blamed for the columbine shootings?
I'm not trying to be offensive but why are America blaming song artist who's lyrics are about celebrating life... When so many American rappers are talking about carrying guns and shooting people? Is the problem music or guns seriously? We have songs over here. Take Adeles something like you, did we pull it cause of it being a depressing song? No because it didn't kill anyone. It's a song.
At the end of the day a crazy guy got access to a firearm and killed people. Whatever he was motivated by is a different issue, why don't you question why he got the gun instead of why he was crazy.
It really is pathetic for them to pull a song, how about you pull the weapon instead? Keshas album was released in Australia and Europe before America and I haven't heard any stories about those countries producing mass murder cases....