"Now I realize there is no excuse, nor should there be any tolerance, for anyone who thinks or expresses any kind of pro-American sentiment," McCartney said in a statement issued by his publicist. "I want to apologize specifically for the vitriolic and harmful song that I wrote and performed to an audience of New York firefighters, police, and rescue workers after 9/11."
It was during that performance that the ex-Beatle's pro-American sentiments went way above the posted limit. When the ACLU squad approached McCartney they smelled "Jefferson and the Bill of Rights" on his breath, and a thoughtcrime test showed that his pro-American content was 0.9, while the New York legal limit is 0.001.
"My pro-Americanism was a moment of temporary insanity," the embattled author of Let It Be said. "I am grateful to the ACLU, my fellow celebrities, and members of the media for apprehending me before I caused any setbacks to their plans for America, and thus had my artistic license revoked. I apologize to the artists and musicians who have always been there for me and indeed probably saved me from myself. Especially I would like to apologize to heroic MTV producers whose tireless counter-cultural efforts have helped to create the perfectly uniform climate of artistic expression that we enjoy today."
"I used to sing with John Lennon, so whenever I sing about politics today, my words carry additional weight in the public arena," McCartney said. "Therefore, I must assume additional responsibility for my actions and apologize directly to those who have been hurt by those lyrics, especially to Billie, Mike and Tre of Green Day whose profound award-winning song 'American Idiot' I cynically snubbed with my inane blather about freedom. Perhaps if I had responded to 9/11 by writing 'American Idiot' myself, I would not be in this situation today," said the author of Yesterday, adding that he has "suffered from the disease of freedom-loving" all his adult life, especially while writing Blackbird, and that he profoundly regrets this "horrific relapse."
"After my mistakes have been pointed out to me, I understand that I should have never sung that freedom is 'a right given by God,' and instead of 'I will fight for the right to live in freedom' I should've said 'I will compromise,' or 'I will rely on the United Nations for the right to live in freedom,"' said the embattled Sir Paul.
"I have disgraced myself with that song and have taken necessary steps to ensure my return to conformity," McCartney said, announcing that he is embarking on an "ongoing self-criticism program" to battle his relapsed jingoism and wants to meet with community leaders to help him "discern the appropriate path for healing."
"I am in the process of understanding where those freedom-loving words came from, and I am asking the progressive community, whom I have personally offended with my pro-Americanism, to help me on my journey through recovery," the statement continued. "I know there will be many who will want nothing to do with me, and that would be understandable."
McCartney denied his apology was meant to limit any career damage. "It's about existing in harmony in a world that seems to have gone mad," he said.
Quote:If you look at Paul at the top of this article, Paul is making a fist with his right hand while cupping his left hand over the right hand fist like a crescent moon.
Chairman Meow-Say-PunI am OFFENDED! How dare he tote a title of nobility! How dare he! He has openly offended countless numbers of womyn worldwide that can only dream of having "sir" before their name. This is an outrage, this is a social issue that needs to be addressed in street demonstrations. Paul, denounce your allegiance to that white protestant woman who wears a bra and come into the servitude of Her Excellency Hillary R. Clinton, then you can have a green NLG cap and wield the power of forced labor on others.
Quote:-Directorate No. 2 of Party Censorship, Purges and Accusations.
NY Daily NewsWASHINGTON -- After all those hits along the long and winding road to fame, you'd think nothing would fluster Paul McCartney. Think again.
Commissarka PinkiePaging the Commissarka of Housekeeping! Cleanup in the McCartney thread, Post 26. Broken glass . . . spilled vodka . . . spattered brains . . .
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