Andrew W.K.'s Ambassadorial Trip To Bahrain Cancelled Because He's 'Too Party'

Andrew WK's ambassadorial trip to Bahrain has been cancelled. The singer said he was "blown away" by the new developments.

Andrew W.K.'s Ambassadorial Trip To Bahrain Cancelled Because He's 'Too Party'
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As it was reported earlier, the hard partying singer had been named a cultural ambassador to the Middle East by the US Department of State. However, DCist now writes that his visit has been called off. The "Party Hard" singer was set to travel to Bahrain next month to promote partying and positive power in the troubled region after being invited by the US embassy in Manama in partnership with the US Department of State. A spokesperson for the US Department of State has now said that after reconsideration, the embassy thought WK was "probably not a best choice and didn't meet our standards." They added that he was also never officially named a "cultural ambassador" (via NME) Andrew W.K. responded to the news via his Twitter account, writing: "I'm just blown away. After a year of planning, the US State Dept. just canceled my Middle East trip because I'm too party."

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    jrodgers
    Probally a good thing. One of the reasons a lot of people in the middle east hate us is that they think we all act like Andrew W.K.
    GenerationKILL
    I agree. Someone promoting good times and getting along is too much of a horrible message to send, when America can just send more overworked army soldiers suffering from PTSD to kill civilians instead.
    Chradamw
    Andrew WK promotes "positive partying". He only mentions sex maybe once or twice in any of his songs, and most of them are just about having fun. His whole idea is to make a better more unified world by everyone not caring about creed or color, but just loving one another and living life to its fullest and making it just one big party.
    jrodgers
    You make Andrew W.K. sound like some kind of Mormon Jesus character. Even in which case, Islamic militants will still want kill him even still
    Chradamw
    No, I'm just pointing out that he isn't a deviant but rather a pretty likable guy who has a better chance than anyone to maybe show that region of the world that the US isn't just a military force bent on world domination as some would think. Plus, he was asked to come there BY Bahrain, so it would seem there would be no harm in sending him.
    jms736
    It took the state department a year to realize that this was a bad idea.
    nailsarecruel
    That's not gonna slow him down for continuing his motivational work stateside. Dude's got a big heart.
    )v(egaFan90
    A spokesperson for the US Department of State has now said that after reconsideration, the embassy thought WK was "probably not a best choice and didn't meet our standards." This is why I hate the US Government. The fact that someone took time out of their day to release this statement instead of doing whatever the **** they should be doing about Benghazi and other worldly affairs.
    GenerationKILL
    ...because yeah, they have ONE GUY working on world affairs.
    )v(egaFan90
    ...instead of doing whatever the **** they should be doing about Benghazi and other worldly affairs. not sure when THEY became singular