I'm so so so sorry for anyone who has been effected by this tragedy.and I understand why my song is now inappropriate. words cannot express.—
ke$ha (@keshasuxx) December 19, 2012
The pop singer’s Top 40 hit “Die Young” was yanked from radio airwaves yesterday in response to the Newtown, Conn., school massacre. She took to Twitter earlier to express her sadness:
She also urged her fans to contribute to a Newtown-related charity:
We’re not sure what she means when she claims that she was “forced to” sing the song, on which she is listed as a co-writer. Maybe that’s her excuse for this verse:
Young hunks, taking shotsStripping down to dirty socksMusic up, gettin’ hotKiss me, give me all you’ve gotIt’s pretty obvious that you’ve got a crushThat magic in your pants, it’s making me blush
In any case, there’s considerable debate about whether it should have been pulled. What do you think?