Radio stations across the country have pulled Ke$ha’s pop hit “Die Young” and Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks” in the wake of the Dec. 14 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
Radio stations from Los Angeles to Connecticut have pulled the song because of its title and chorus.
Ke$ha is claiming that the songs lyrics made her uncomfortable to begin with, but she was forced to sing the song. Ke$ha tweeted Tuesday, “I’m so so so sorry for anyone who has been effected by this tragedy and I understand why my song is now inappropriate. Words cannot express.”
Radio stations have also stopped playing Foster the People’s, “Pumped Up Kicks,” which despite its upbeat tempo, is actually about a homicidal teen — and was reportedly inspired by the Columbine school shooting.
She’s tried everything from a sky-high mohawk to neon face paint, and now Ke$hais showing off her most shocking look yet.
The “TiK ToK” singer, 24, posed for a surprisingly feminine photo shoot in Glamour‘s March issue.
“I embrace the imperfections and celebrate them,” she told the magazine of getting shot without her signature over-the-top look.
Ke$ha, who says her makeup is “usually left over from the night before” reveals her natural freckles in the pictures and sports chic outfits, including a sleek orange dress and a sexy off-the-shoulder sweater with black boy shorts and tights.
But don’t expect her to give up her wild ways anytime soon.
We’re happy to report that the outlandish Animal singer has gone to the dogs…
Ke$ha has been named as the Humane Society International’s first global ambassador.
“I take this opportunity incredibly seriously because we are ALL animals,” Ke$ha said in a statement released earlier today. “One of the main underlying sentiments of my music is to respect all living creatures just as they are.”
Her initial works includes urging fans to sign the HSI’s Cruelty-Free 2013 petition to stop cosmetic product testing on animals.
“The opportunity with Ke$ha is going to bring new audiences and attention to our issues worldwide,” HSI Vice President Kitty Block tells us. “Ke$ha is young and has a huge following and a huge compassion for animals, so it was a perfect fit to work together.”
The “Tik Tok” singer—who just nixed her tour of Japan as the country recovers from the tsunami—is putting herself to good use in a new PETA ad campaign against the annual massacre of baby seals on the ice floes of eastern Canada.
The ad features a picture of the singer (who named her debut album Animal) with an inset of a baby seal and the saying “Canada’s Club Scene Sucks.”
“I was lucky enough to get to watch a bunch of wild seals recently and truly fell in love with these amazing creatures,” the singer said. “Canada gets to be host to harp seals each year during their migration to the ice to give birth which is beautiful and peaceful. But because the babies’ fur is so soft, there are people who club and brutally kill these young animals. The Canadian seal slaughter is barbaric and archaic.”
“Clubbing baby seals is sick and gives Canada a black eye,” said singer Iggy Pop, who also filmed a video interview with the animal activist group. “Don’t let the greed of a few tarnish the image of the whole country.”