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Psy Criticizes Asian Singers in America Trying to ‘Americanize’ Themselves

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2012.12.01 12:34 Mwave Stewart Ho

With Psy continues to topple records and break barriers, the singer has shared he plans to maintain his roots without change, unlike some of his peers.

The global superstar recently sat down with QTV’s talk show program, Talk Asia, where he reflected on his success.

Psy Criticizes Asian Singers in America Trying to ‘Americanize’ Themselves

In the interview he shared, “I think a lot of Asian artists, though I don’t know why, seem to try and act like Americans. But I am not an American and as such it doesn’t make sense to me that I need to act like an American. I want to maintain my identity, work and citizenship as it is,” taking a light jab at some of his other Asian artist peers in America.

He also discussed how this mentality came to be incorporated into his overseas strategy as he explained, “When I got on that first plane to America, I studied different strategies of how to introduce myself. It was a consideration of what sort of appearance I needed to show. At the end of my contemplating, the basic strategy came up - it was to ‘be a Korean like myself’ and this was also why when I appeared on The Ellen Show, I gave a self introduction before I began dancing.”

Psy will also discuss his music life, the rise of Gangnam Style, its criticisms and more in his interview which will air on December 1 on QTV.

Photo Credit: QTV


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