K-pop artist PSY is still under fire today for belting out lyrics that called for the murder of U.S. soldiers and their daughters, mothers and fathers. But it’s a different offense that has some Twitter users fuming and frothing: his nomination for a Grammy Award.
Oh, the humanity! Or, um, oh, Twitter. You and your hoaxes.
PSY won’t be taking home a Grammy award because he wasn’t even nominated. Despite his viral success with the “Gangnam Style” video, PSY didn’t get a nod from the Recording Academy. (For the record, he still gets a nod from President Obama.)
Of course, PSY’s absence from the list of Grammy nominees didn’t stop this rumor from spreading out of control on Twitter. It appears especially popular with Beliebers outraged by Justin Bieber’s Grammy snub.
Bieber’s bodyguard didn’t help matters when he congratulated PSY on the nomination.
— Kenny Hamilton (@KennyHamilton) December 6, 2012
And hell hath no fury like a Belieber scorned:
Can we talk about that 1D, Justin and Demi aren't nominated for Grammy but Psy and Carly are. Ok we talked. Now let's unite fandoms and kill
— larry af ♡ (@datsexymalik) December 6, 2012
Kill? Whoa there, little buckaroo.
i swear I'm going to kill some1. psy and carly nominated for a grammy? justin works hard everyday and they made ONE good song wtf
— Darko Vegas (@Darko_vegaslist) December 6, 2012
Justin actually is BETTER THAN psy. But, he didn't get nominated. Okay. Grammy, 31 million people here will kill you. Lol
— j u s t i n (@SongsOfKidrauhl) December 6, 2012
I swear I kill someone if Psy wins a Grammy. If Justin can't win a Grammy he definitely can't ether.
— b r o k e n (@ouravonking) December 6, 2012
If PSY wins a Grammy and Justin don't,I'm gonna kill a bitch. #NoBieberNoGrammys
— ❤️ (@asdjklIbieber) December 6, 2012
What kind of SHIT is this? Fuck that if Carly or PSY win a grammy before Justin I WILL kill someone. @thegrammys you can just go die
— ️ (@dayIights) December 6, 2012
PSY has a one hit song and gets nominated for a Grammy. while Justin's Believe album went Double Platinum and no Grammy nomination. W T F.
— ♛ (@PlanetBiebah) December 6, 2012
PSY is nominated for a grammy and Justin isn't. Can we just kill society please?
— x (@SheeranCuddles) December 6, 2012
I can't believe PSY is nominated for a Grammy and bieber isn't!! Wtf
— Siana Smith (@sianalou) December 8, 2012
Since Google is awfully hard, here’s the complete list of 55th Annual Grammy Awards nominees.