MBC bans songs from T.O.P and Seo Taiji

July 27, 2010 @ 4:09 am
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Usually KBS and SBS are the first broadcasting companies to take part in banning certain music videos and songs, but this time MBC is out to strike Seo Taiji and Big Bang's T.O.P. On the 27th, MBC took the time to review Seo Taiji's latest live album, which is also being sold on iTunes, entitled 2009 Seo Taiji Band Live Tour The Möbius. They were required to ban F.M. Business due to part of the lyrics containing some vulgar language such as "fucked up". MBC stated that the reason they banned Turn It Up was because of indirect advertising due to the lyrics containing popular brands Louis Vuitton, Dior, Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana, and more. It's a shame the songs were banned, especially T.O.P's song for a somewhat ridiculous reason, don't you think?



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· Posted June 27, 2013 @ 12:30 pm

I know this is from '10, but I have to say that is so ridiculous. Korean broadcasting companies censor the dumbest things, and put warnings on the silliest things. Like, Beatles Code, for example, it's a 15+ show. Why?! And take Running Man and Dream Team, aren't they 12+? And then the "Abracadabra" video: unfit for broadcast. Even Ivy's "Touch Me"- it's really not that bad! I mean, maybe it's because I live in the west, maybe I'm desensitized by american pop, I don't know. 

The US is considered a very conservative country, but it tolerates a whole lot more that Korea, which is even more Christian and way more conservative than the US. I know it's a cultural thing, and it's obviously changing; boundaries keep getting pushed farther and trends are becoming more provocative, looking more and more like the west. I mean, I'm tired of watching singers strut around in revealing one pieces and gyrating on the floor, but I still think that Korean media should loosen up.   

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