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Pop Star Says Sorry Over 9/11 Comments

Published torsdag 26 oktober 2006 kl 12.14
Ola Salo

The lead singer of the Swedish band ”the Ark” is in hot water after making bad taste comments about 9/11 to an audience in America.

Ola Salo was performing at a gala opening of Sweden’s new US Embassy in Washington on Sunday when he caught sight of some planes coming in to land at the nearby Reagan airport.

According to the Washington post, Salo said, ”In this country, you don’t know where those planes are headed, I hope they fly into the white house rather than here.”

The Swedish ambassador Gunnar Lund was in the audience and said that it was completely irresponsible and unacceptable.

Salo told the Wahington post that he regretted his comments.

”The events of 9/11 were a great tragedy not just for Americans but for people all over the world,” he told the Washington Post. ”Sometimes when I’m onstage, it’s my mouth moving and not connected to my brain.”

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