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Drew Beringer 11/27/12 02:53 PM

Andrew W.K. Releases Statement on Canceled Bahrain Trip
 
Andrew W.K. has released a statement regarding the cancellation of his "party trip" to Bahrain. You can read it in the replies.

Drew Beringer 11/27/12 02:53 PM

Andrew W.K. Releases Statement“I’m disappointed and puzzled by their change of heart and last minute decision. I was personally invited to take this trip by The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Bahrain over a year ago. They came to me. The first email they sent me is dated September 13th, 2011 asking me to give a motivational lecture in Bahrain. I was overjoyed and accepted their invitation immediately. We moved forward and completed their extensive approval process, background check, booked all the flights and travel, and had numerous phone calls with the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Office in Manama, Bahrain, who were handling the details. I was scheduled to fly to Bahrain on Saturday, Dec. 1st, 2012. We received our official itinerary from the State Dept. at 5:58am, on Monday, November 26th, 2012. Less than six hours later, we received an urgent telephone call informing us that the entire trip had been canceled, due to some higher level controversy. We couldn’t get any more information or answers as to why this was suddenly canceled at the last minute. When I was originally invited by our contact, it seemed everyone was aware of what I stand for with my positive attitude. They were aware of how I look and my high-energy rock music. They were excited to bring my message of living life to the fullest to the people in the Middle East. I was thrilled at the opportunity to represent my country and the spirit of inclusive and open-minded freedom that makes our nation so special and inspiring. So, for a Department of State representative to say Andrew W.K. ‘doesn’t meet their standards’ after they invited me and planned my trip for a year… well, that doesn’t meet my standards either. You can’t judge a book by its cover. I would’ve done a great job and represented our nation with dignity and pride. Despite all these challenges, I still would love to go and I vow to continue partying, and working everyday to to unite our human race through the power of positive partying.”

Gunstarheroes 11/27/12 03:01 PM

Man, what a bummer. He really is the nicest guy i've ever met.

Jay Evan 11/27/12 03:02 PM

Steev Mike will still be going

lordchamberlain 11/27/12 03:06 PM

Andrew W.K. Releases StatementSo, for a Department of State representative to say Andrew W.K. ‘doesn’t meet their standards’ after they invited me and planned my trip for a year… well, that doesn’t meet my standards either.


love this.

VeryWittyName 11/27/12 03:10 PM

I love Andrew WK. His Twitter feed is one of the single greatest works of art ever written. Never has one man been so dedicated to partying and good times. He would've been a good ambassador.

raptorz44 11/27/12 03:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Jay Evan (Post 115812662)
Steev Mike will still be going

Zing

Alex DiVincenzo 11/27/12 03:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VeryWittyName (Post 115812962)
I love Andrew WK. His Twitter feed is one of the single greatest works of art ever written. Never has one man been so dedicated to partying and good times. He would've been a good ambassador.

Agreed. All of this.

Kdenisarealboy 11/27/12 03:29 PM


untilitkills83 11/27/12 03:29 PM

Surprising...I'm more apt to believe someone who is deemed 'sub par' from our nation than our nation itself.

Keep the PMA Mr. Andrew WK.

Xiegfried 11/27/12 03:38 PM

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Originally Posted by VeryWittyName (Post 115812962)
I love Andrew WK. His Twitter feed is one of the single greatest works of art ever written. Never has one man been so dedicated to partying and good times. He would've been a good ambassador.


And Taco Bell. Don't forget Taco Bell.

imchriswalken 11/27/12 03:50 PM

They have Chili's and Burger King in Bahrain. It's like the Las Vegas of the Middle East. No reason he shouldn't have gone, except that he should've done it exactly four years ago.

Born_For_This 11/27/12 03:53 PM

I love this man.

plns 11/27/12 04:12 PM

Am I the only one that thinks this would have been a really bad idea?

Robb 11/27/12 04:23 PM

This is America's defining moment.

It had the chance for glory, and to become the pinnacle of world government. Unfortunately, they failed.