“Pumped Up Kicks” Yanked from L.A. Airwaves After Newtown Massacre

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Foster the People

Foster the People‘s hit song “Pumped Up Kicks” — whose lyrics depict a violent school shooting – won’t be getting ANY airplay whatsoever in the wake of the Newtown massacre … at least on L.A.’s #1 hit music station.

Sources at KIIS-FM tell TMZ, the station has completely pulled “Pumped Up Kicks” from its rotation after the shooting at a Connecticut elementary school last week.

Foster the People frontman Mark Foster has said the song was written about a psychotic, homicidal youth to help bring awareness to gun violence in schools — and was partly inspired by the Columbine tragedy.

Here’s the song’s chorus — 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.

(via TMZ)