Who just appeared in a Super Bowl ad for pistachios?
Why, it’s PSY, the South Korean performer whose YouTube video has the most hits in history (more than 900 million); the same guy who performed at the White House in December; and most importantly, the singer who once penned a song he performed calling for the slaughter of American soldiers and their families with lyrics like these:
Kill those fucking Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives
Kill those fucking Yankees who ordered them to torture
Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers
Kill them all slowly and painfully
The response on Twitter was immediate, with tweets like these:
I’m amazed that someone spent four million dollars for 30 seconds of Psy dancing with pistachios
Psy for Pistachios was our low point as a planet so far
Pistachios, we love you, but that PSY ad is one of the craziest/worst things we’ve ever seen.
I’m puking.Why is psy dancing with pistachios
Worst thing about the Super Bowl was Psy doing that pistachio commercial
Gangham style pistachios? Looks like Psy likes capitalism now
Oh, so Psy likes our American pistachios?
Worst pistachio commercial ever…. No one likes you Psy.
No American should buy any products that are advertised using Anti-American hatemonger PSY of ?#idiot Gangnam
Giving money to anti American psy ?@getcrackin, you just lost my business forever.
If you want to complain to the ?#pistachios people about their use of the American-hating Psy
Did pistachios forget that psy has songs talking about killing American soldiers?
There is synchronicity here; the original pistachio tree came from those America-loving countries, Iran and Iraq. No wonder PSY wound up being their spokesman.