In the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, all radio stations across the US have pulled out of rotation Ke$ha’s latest single, “Die Young,” it has emerged.
Lifted off the album “Warrior,” the song is actually a celebration of life, as MTV News also points out, but it also happens to have the lyrics “We’ll keep dancing ‘till we die” and “Let's make the most of the night like we’re gonna die young.”
Considering that the victims of the Newtown shooter were mostly children – 20 children and 6 adults, to be more exact – radio stations bosses believe the song will be considered offensive at this particular moment in time.
As word started to spread about the “Die Young” ban, Ke$ha took to her Twitter to apologize for unwillingly causing offense and, at the same time, to lay the blame entirely at the doorstep of the record label.
Those tweets have since been deleted, but GossipCop can confirm they were online at one point.
“I understand why my song is now inappropriate. 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,” the pop star told her fans and followers.
“I’m so so so sorry for anyone who has been effected [sic] by this tragedy,” she added.
These three tweets have now been replaced with just, “I'm so so so sorry for anyone who has been effected by this tragedy.and I understand why my song is now inappropriate. words cannot express.”
Here is the single and the official video. There is no doubt that “Die Young” is all about enjoying life and making the most of every experience it has to offer but, even so, it’s apparently impossible to ignore the chorus.