i understand. I had my very own issue with “die young” for this reason. I did NOT want to sing those lyrics and I was FORCED TO.
— ke$ha(@keshasuxx) December 19, 2012
The pop singer’s Top 40 hit “Die Young” was yanked from radio airwaves yesterday in response to the Newtown, Conn., school massacre. She took to Twitter earlier to express her sadness:
my heart goes out deeply to the people of Newtown, Connecticut
— ke$ha(@keshasuxx) December 14, 2012
She also urged her fans to contribute to a Newtown-related charity:
Its beyond words what has happened. Help families affected by the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary by donating here: indiegogo.com/OneRepublicFor…
— ke$ha(@keshasuxx) December 18, 2012
We’re not sure what she means when she claims that she was “forced to” sing the song, on which she is listed as a co-writer. Maybe that’s her excuse for this verse:
Young hunks, taking shots
Stripping down to dirty socks
Music up, gettin’ hot
Kiss me, give me all you’ve got
It’s pretty obvious that you’ve got a crush
That magic in your pants, it’s making me blush
In any case, there’s considerable debate about whether it should have been pulled. What do you think?
@keshasuxx how is your song inappropriate? It’s about living life to the fullest, not about dying! 🙁
— ψ (@marksuxx) December 19, 2012
@keshasuxx In reality its not your fault tho! How we’re you suppose to know? At least you’ve said your peace & hopefully they can respect it
— Nathan Bucher (@OfficialNathanB) December 19, 2012
I don’t think anyone sees that song as similar to shooting children. RT @keshasuxx so sorry for any1 who has been effected by this tragedy..
— Jasmine Marie (@jasminejamboree) December 19, 2012
Not Your Fault KeshaWe still love you so much and will always support you. Stay strong. @keshasuxx
— Team Ke$ha (@crazykeshafans) December 19, 2012
Why take @keshasuxx‘s Die Young off the air but not Pumped Up Kicks which was actually about mass shooting?
— lazypadawan (@lazypadawan) December 19, 2012