Killed for Jeering
'My Way' in Karaoke
MANILA - A Filipino man was killed and his
friend seriously wounded after they sarcastically
applauded a student for singing Frank Sinatra's
classic "My Way" off-key, according to a newspaper
The 21-year-old student felt insulted when the victims
clapped after he sang the song at a karaoke parlor in
downtown Manila, the reports said Monday.
After getting into a fight with the student's friends,
the victims left the parlor to avoid trouble but were
ambushed outside and shot by the student who was later
arrested. Newspapers have said Philippine karaoke
parlors have been removing "My Way" from play lists
because fights frequently broke out -- for
unfathomable reasons -- when the song was sung.
The song seems to drive many drunken men to commit
anything from slight physical injuries to homicide,
In a remarkably similar incident last November, one
man was killed and another wounded when a brawl broke
out in a karaoke bar in northern Manila, once again
apparently sparked by the quality of singing.
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