BigBang, 2NE1, PSY and Other Kpop Music Videos Banned for Some "Ridiculous" Reasons [VIDEO]
Dec 21, 2015 02:00 PM EST | By Pao Uychiat
Korean music - it's everywhere! It has conquered the music world, not only in South Korea, but practically the whole world. You can say that It certainly broke the language barrier everywhere because even if some people don't understand the words exactly, many are still singing along, purchasing the music on ITunes or going to the stores and buying the CDs.
South Korea is a nation that may be deemed as more conservative than some countries and authorities has always been vocal about making sure that only the suitable contents get to be shown or aired on TV and radio as well. Whenever there are "harmful" materials that are considered to be unsuitable for minors, they would block it right away. They would like to protect the youth from these so-called negative influences.
However, an article written in AllKpop said that there are some music videos that are currently banned because of some ridiculous reasons. Most of these MVs are from the most popular Korean pop stars and groups. Many people are asking how come these videos are banned. What is the exact rule for banning these videos? Who made the rules and how do they decide which one is supposed to be banned?
First, there is the famous video of PSY's Gentleman. This song was released in April of 2013 which is a follow up to his worldwide hit, "Gangnam Style." When the video was released, there was a recorded 1.5 billion hits in Youtube. This famous video is apparently banned because in the opening part, Psy was seen kicking the "no parking" traffic cone. This scene can be seen from the beginning of the video until 0.05 seconds later. The said reason for banning it is that it shows abuse of public property.
Next on the list is the music video "Turn It Up" by BigBang resident rapper, T.O.P. This video is banned because it apparently showcases brand names like Gucci, Dior and Beats. You can see it all throughout the video.
After T.O.P.'s video, we have another YG Entertainment co-member, 2NE1. This pop girl group consists of 4 members, Leader CL, Dara, Minzy and Bom. Their music video for the song "I'm Busy" is also in the list because they used the term "babo" which means stupid in Korean. Because of this, it was tagged as a video that used profanity especially from 2:15 to 2:20 part of the video.
Then we have the great duo of two BigBang Members, G-Dragon and T.O.P. Their song, "Knock Out" is banned because of the song title. This is a slang term for the word "obsessed" that has a sexual connotation in Korea.
Lastly, we have the world renowned boy group that truly made a loud bang not only in the Asian music scene, but the world. We have the "Kings", BigBang. The group is composed of 5 members, Leader G-Dragon, T.O.P., Daesung, Taeyang and Seungri. They recently released their album, MADE that included the song "We Like 2 Party". The music video of this song showed the playful side of the group, where they are seen playing and just relaxing while filming the video. However, the music video is said to have been indirectly advertising foreign wine brand and wine consumption as well.