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Andrew W.K. Will Not Be US Ambassador To Partying

Andrew W.K. is no longer the US Ambassador to Partying.

It was announced over the weekend that the rocker and self-proclaimed “partiest man alive” would act as the US Cultural Ambassador to Bahrain. W.K. wrote on his website that he had been invited to promote the US in Bahrain and was planning to party his way toward peace.

The State Department had second thoughts about the appointment, however, and rescinded the offer this morning.

Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said:

“The conclusion was that this was not an appropriate use of US government funds … He will not be going to Bahrain on the U.S. government’s dime. I think the conclusion was when they looked at the body of his work that we didn’t need to be part of this invitation.”

Nuland said that a Bahraini entity had planned the event and had asked the US embassy to co-sponsor Andrew W.K.’s trip. The embassy initially agreed but reconsidered after noticing that W.K. is best known for songs like Party Hard, Party All Goddamn Night, Party Til You Puke.

W.K. was obviously upset that the US Embassy had cancelled his gig as the US Ambassador of Partying.

W.K. wrote:

“I’m just blown away. After a year of planning, the US State Dept just cancelled my Middle East trip because I’m too party … THE POWER OF POSITIVE PARTYING WILL NEVER DIE.”

Do you think the United States needs a party ambassador? Is Andrew W.K. the man to fill those shoes?