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

December 18, 2012 18:19:01 GMT

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

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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.


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posted by vocalbabe on 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!!!
posted by vocalbabe on 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
posted by therichwilsonshow on 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.
posted by yankeeforever on 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.
posted by Caligula on 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.
posted by Really? on 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.
posted by SAP on 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!
posted by Jcaus on Dec 18, 2012
smh, youre right, these shootings never happen. but knee jerk reactions don't help.
posted by Jcaus on Dec 18, 2012
PC police in action. It's a society full of hypocrisy.
posted by mike on Dec 18, 2012
Agreed annoyed. All part of the plan. Its working quite well I must say.
posted by smh on Dec 18, 2012
Overreaction? are underreacting! This just shouldnt happen anywhere.
posted by phuckurcomment on 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!
posted by Paul on Dec 18, 2012
To be quite honest, to release a song called Die Young is very irresponsible no matter what happens.
posted by annoyed on 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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