December 9. 2012
President Obama goes "Gangnam Style" on Sunday night, even after the creator of the dance craze apologized for an anti-American song stemming from the Iraq War. Obama and his family attend the taping of the annual "Christmas in Washington" special, which includes a performance by Korean rapper Psy.
As his song-and-dance "Gangnam Style" quickly became the most watched You Tube video of all time, Psy's past performances began to draw critical scrutiny.
In his apology, the 34-year-old singer sad that performance reflected a "deeply emotional reaction" to the Iraq war.
"I will forever be sorry for any pain I have caused by those words," he said, adding: "While I'm grateful for the freedom to express one's self, I've learned there are limits to what language is appropriate and I'm deeply sorry for how these lyrics could be interpreted."
Psy is one of several performers scheduled for the "Christmas in Washington" concert, now in its 31st year; others include Diana Ross, Demi Lovato, and Scotty McCreery.
Comedian and talk show host Conan O'Brien hosts the special, which will be taped Sunday night and airs Dec. 21 on TNT.