Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Bad Timing For Ke$ha: "Die Young" Pulled From US Radio Following The Sandy Hook Shooting
In wake of the Sandy Hook Shooting at a School in Newton, Connecticut, actions have been taken by the masses to reduce the pain most of the parents are feeling and this led to Ke$sha's track 'Die Young' been pulled from a number of radio stations in North America. TMZ reports that on Friday last week – the day of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which left 26 dead – Ke$ha's current single reached 167 million listeners across the United States via radio airplay. However, on Saturday this dropped by three million and then by 19 million yesterday (December 17), showing that radio stations were no longer including the track on their playlists. TMZ quotes a 'music expect', who states that the last time a song fell from the airplay charts this quickly was when country band the Dixie Chicks insulted former US President George Bush Jr.