K-pop superstar Psy is not easily insulted. Two days after Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong took to his Instagram account to compare Psy to the sexually transmitted disease herpes (“Once you think it’s gone, it comes back”), the “Gangnam Style” singer has responded in his customarily upbeat and comedic style.
“What is herpes?” Psy asked a Fuse correspondent regarding the comment. After briefly contemplating her definition, the singer remained nonplussed.
“I kind of like it,” he said. “It’s cool.” Addressing Armstrong directly through the camera (although it should be noted Psy seemed genuinely unaware of Armstrong or his band), his message was simple.
“I think it’s really cool,” he replied. “And I appreciate that. Thank you.”