On August 5th there has been a few more songs banned by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family because it was 'harmful media to the youth'
The music video for TVXQ’s “Before U Go“, Kim Hyun Joong’s “Please“,Homme’s “Still Eating Well“, and DJ DOC’s “Tonight” were added to the list of the new bans. As with previous bans, the reasoning lies in the mentioning of alcohol and other ‘hazardous content’, as well as the use of violence.
Kim Hyun Joong’s “Please” was banned for two lines that said, “Because I’m drunk” and “Between the spread of the cigarette smoke.”
The music video for “Before U Go” was banned for fear of promoting violence and gambling. Representatives of SM Entertainment replied, “We have submitted material to refute their decision.”
Albums containing banned songs are not available for sale to minors under the age of 19 and cannot be played on raido or TV before 10 PM.
Previously the MV for CHI CHI's 'Longer' and Sunny Hill's 'Pray' were banned.
'Prayer' was banned from KBS and MBC because of 'abusive nature'.
The MV was released a few days ago and while many have seen it on the internet, the MV won't be showed on TV. Loen Entertainment replied, “Both broadcast networks criticized the scene where the man sticks a needle in the mutant’s head to draw blood.”
Other scenes were brought up for questioning, such as the scene where Misung and Janghyun chase the mutant to shoot him down with a tranquilizer, and another scene where his death is predicted with a jar containing his ear. The scenes were said to have raised issues of abuse.
“We’re currently discussing whether or not we will be re-submitting the movie for another evaluation. The movie is of a sorrowful nature, which fits the song’s atmosphere. We hope that people will look at the story as a whole as opposed to picking apart the scenes.”
What do you think of the ban?