DETROIT (CW50) Following the violent attack against children in Sandy Hook, Conn., radio stations across the country are pulling songs that could be construed as violent.
98.7 AMP Radio, a top 40 station in metro Detroit, no longer has “Pumped Up Kicks” in its rotation, and decided to pull Ke$ha’s “Die Young.” Los Angeles radio station KIIS-FM, and others, did the same thing following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.READ MORE: Former MDHHS Director, Robert Gordon To Receive $155,000 Payout After Resignation
Ke$ha’s song has the chorus: “Let’s make the most of this night/Like we’re gonna die young.”READ MORE: Blue Cross of Michigan CEO Earned $11.5M in 2020
The basis of “Pumped Up Kicks” was more in the dark until Foster the People’s frontman Ben Foster said during an interview with “SpinnerUK” that it’s about a teen “plotting revenge.”
Lyrics including “All the other kids with the pumped up kicks better run, better run, faster than my bullets” are about an “outcast” who feels “isolated.”MORE NEWS: 17 Puppies Turned Into Detroit's Michigan Humane Society
“I feel like the youth in our culture are becoming more and more isolated,” Foster said in the interview.