[ View the story "Malaysians call on Psy to cancel concert" on Storify] Malaysians call on Psy to cancel concert Netizens say upcoming show being used as political tool.
The Stream· Tue, Feb 05 2013 10:55:29
Dear our idol, PSY. We love your song and we love how Gangnam Style could rock the party. However, please do not come to Malaysia. We hope that you will not attend the celebration party held by the Barisan Nasional in Penang, Malaysia in the coming Chinese New Year.facebook.com
If you come to Malaysia, you will become the political tool and your performance will be politicized by Barisan Nasional. It is a political party which is seriously corrupted and always abuses the power to persecute Malaysians.facebook.com
Barisan Nasional can spend millions of the people’s money to invite you to perform without a second thought but we, the citizens are the ones who will have to pay for it. The children in Sabah and Sarawak are struggling: walking miles of road to school and feeding on the leftovers as they could not afford to buy fresh vegetables every day. All the other citizens will never have enough money to live a better life; they’re forced to pay the tax which is spent arbitrarily.facebook.com
Others added individual messages:
Dear PSY, I truly admire your song and I have even learnt your dance. But pls do not come to Malaysia on 11 Feb 2013, I guess you do not want to be paid by corrupted and dirty money from the party of Barisan National!Eugene Tan
Hey PSY, your coming trip to Penang is a trip to support a bunch of hopeless politicians in Malaysia. Shame on you, bro.TF SoulGolfer
A few even countered with support for the show:
Im a malaysian and I for one, wont boycott Psy. He is just doing his job as an artist.Cronos William
dear idol, we really hope to see you in penang, all my family r really happy that our prime minister brought you here to celebrate chinese new year with us!!! We are looking forward to c you here !!! Thanks our PM !!!Eric Ng Kuan Yap
One user called on her fellow Malaysians to stop posting on Psy's page and instead turn the concert into an opposition rally:
Malaysians, stop it already. If he wants to come, let him. We'll just go and enjoy the celebration, free show and grab some free food. And not to forget, wear yellow. This is the perfect opportunity to turn this into an opposition event. Attend the festival, but we'll still vote for PKR. There's no need to tell PSY not to come to our country. That's embarrassing. PS: Our future relies on us only, not on a Korean superstar. You make your own choice. Now stop spamming, if you're not an idiot.Hijra D'nine
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