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Foster The People’s Song ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ Pulled From Radio After Connecticut School Shooting

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A day after it was announced that Ke$ha’s songDie Young was being pulled from the airwaves, another hit single has been temporarily banned from American radio. Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks” has been pulled from several radio stations.

After Ke$ha’s song was pulled, the singer wrote on Twitter:

“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.”

Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks” was pulled from the radio because it depicts a school shooting. Band member Mark Foster told TMZ that the song was inspired by the Columbine shooting in Colorado.

This is the chorus to the song:

“All the other kids with the pumped up kicks / You better run, better run, outrun my gun / All the other kids with the pumped up kicks / You better run, better run, faster than my bullet.”

Fox News reports that “Pumped Up Kicks” was dropped from rotation at the LA radio station KIIS-FM.

The band hasn’t commented on the song yet, but they have talked frequently about the school shooting on their Twitter page.

The film industry has also seen a few top movies get delayed due to the shooting. The release of Tom Cruise’sJack Reacherand Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchainedhave both been postponed due to the shooting.

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