Obama meets Psy at ‘Christmas in Washington’ concert, days after ‘Gangnam Style’ singer apologized (Photo)By Angel Cuala on Dec 11, 2012 in Concerts, Entertainment, International, Music, Politics, United States •
US President Barack Obama meets Psy for the first time, during the ‘Christmas in Washington‘ concert on Sunday, December 9, 2012, as shown in the photo below. The meeting comes just days after the ‘Gangnam Style‘ singer apologized for his anti-American statements in song lyrics back in 2004.
President Obama meets Psy and shook hands,
as Scotty McCreery looks on
Image Credit: AP
As noted in a post at the official White House blog on Monday, December 10, President Obama attended the annual ‘Christmas in Washington‘ concert, which was hosted by Conan O’Brien, and featured the performances of Diana Ross, Demi Lovato, Megan Hilty, among others.
“Tonight is a chance to get in the Christmas spirit, to spread some joy and sing along with artists who have much better voices than we do.” President Obama jokingly said in his speech, noting that it is also the chance to help patients at Children’s National Medical Center, where the show proceeds will go.
“Many of these kids and their parents are going through tough times right now, and your support helps give them a reason to hope –- not just during the holidays, but all year round. And that’s really what Christmas is all about.” Mr. Obama added, who was joined by US First Lady Michelle Obama.
“So yes, tonight is about Conan and Diana Ross and Santa and all the other talented folks on this stage. But it’s also about the Americans who are spending this holiday in a hospital bed, or a shelter, or protecting our freedom on a battlefield far from home.” The US President said further.
Meanwhile, President Obama and the South Korean superstar were seen on stage shaking hands and with all smiles, along with host Conan O’Brien and American Idol Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery. The ‘Christmas In Washington‘ concert will be aired on TNT on Friday, December 21, 2012.
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