Ke$ha's 'Die Young' Yanked Following Connecticut Shooting


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Radio stations began pulling the song out of their playlists in respect of the victims of Newtown, Connecticut massacre.

TV shows and movie premieres are not the only things pulled following the shooting in a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school. Ke$ha's latest hit "Die Young" reportedly is being yanked out of the airwaves in the wake of the tragedy that killed 20 children and 6 adults.

On Friday, December 14, "Die Young" was till number three on radio charts with 167 million hits. However, the massacre led to a decline in the number of listeners worldwide with only 148 million tuning in on Monday. The next day, it plummeted further with 98.5 million listeners nationwide, TMZ reported.

Radio stations began pulling it out of their playlists for fear of its sensitive content. Ke$ha previously explained that "Die Young", which is the first single from her latest album "Warrior", is "kind of an anthem. It's a celebration song, which I'm obviously known for writing those, but this one, the concept of it was to live each and every single day like it's your last and to always remain having a youthful spirit no matter how old I get."

The pop artist herself has expressed her condolences for the shooting victims' family, tweeting, "My heart goes out deeply to the people of Newtown, Connecticut."

The exclusion of "Die Young" from the playlists may further damage the sale of "Warrior". The second studio album only managed to debut at number 6 on Billboard Hot 200 chart in the first week of sale with 85,000 copies sold. In contrast, her first album "Animal" entered the chart at number 1 after moving 152,000 units.

© AceShowbiz.com


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Comments

  •  
    vocalbabe
    Dec 18, 2012

    @yankeeforever.....How do you know she is singing in her underwear unless you we're watching the video??????? Sounds like your the sick one here!!!

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    vocalbabe
    Dec 18, 2012

    @yankeeforever....what is wrong with you? You have no clue what you are talking about. Saying someone is a slut that you don't even know is mental. Maybe you should seek some counseling and figure out why you are so angry at someone you don't even know. Rude Rude Rude

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    therichwilsonshow
    Dec 18, 2012

    The person who has his own radio show and who manages radio station I can say in all honesty I'm not pulling the song off my radio show. The song has nothing to do with shootings the song has nothing to do with murder it is simply enjoy your life like it's going to end tomorrow which is something that a lot of people should live by.

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    yankeeforever
    Dec 18, 2012

    She is a slut and she is what's wrong with the morals of our Country. To stand there and sing in her underwear is OBNOXIOUS and only the SICK MINDED would think she's great. Her morals and the lowest and she should be banned along with that song. A SLUT FIRST CLASS.

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    Caligula
    Dec 18, 2012

    The song is absolutely pathetic to begin with. It should never have gotten any air play at all. It has nothing to do with the tragedy though. Thank God I'll hopefully never have to hear it again. Too bad she makes such bad music, cause she's super hot. Maybe she'll do like Pink and move over to rock and make some credible music.

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    Really?
    Dec 18, 2012

    Yeah, but is perfectly acceptable to play "Pumped Up Kicks". I guess it is ok to promote violence, but when violence occurs, we pull a song with lyrics that do not even pertain to the tragedy at hand.

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    SAP
    Dec 18, 2012

    This is pathetic. Ugly girl, bad music. H-wood is banking on the shooting Children died!I care! Buy my shitty album!

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    Jcaus
    Dec 18, 2012

    smh, youre right, these shootings never happen. but knee jerk reactions don't help.

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    Jcaus
    Dec 18, 2012

    PC police in action. It's a society full of hypocrisy.

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    mike
    Dec 18, 2012

    Agreed annoyed. All part of the plan. Its working quite well I must say.

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    smh
    Dec 18, 2012

    Overreaction?...you are underreacting! This just shouldnt happen anywhere.

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    phuckurcomment
    Dec 18, 2012

    Glad they pulled that WHACK song off the airways. The video has Satanic messages trying to be cool. Celebration Anthem...get the phuckoutta here with that garbage. One Love SHES!

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    Paul
    Dec 18, 2012

    To be quite honest, to release a song called Die Young is very irresponsible no matter what happens.

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    annoyed
    Dec 18, 2012

    Pull a song that has nothing to do with the shooting because it has the words “die” and “young”…meanwhile, the same people (and young kids) can listen to all the other songs out there about sex, drugs, etc….all this overreaction needs to stop

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