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Chinese media outlets reported that EXID's 1st MV for the Chinese "Up & Down" contained controversial scenes, including ones of EXID wearing qipao-like attire while dancing in front of what appears to be the former imperial palace in Beijing, as well as them wearing "too revealing" attire while sitting on royal thrones. They also reported that some netizens took offense to the MV using what appears to be the former imperial palace like it were a MV set.
Banana Culture made sure to clarify that all of the architecture, furniture, and backgrounds in the MV were a part of a filming set and not actual monuments, buildings, or structures. The label continued, "We judged that scenes filmed at a set resembling the former imperial palace, in order to give off a more Chinese vibe, may cause issues, so we've deleted them. During the filming, Chinese staff members present were of the opinion that it would be acceptable, and even after we uploaded the 1st MV, it wasn't that we were flagged right away, but afterward we did judge that it could be problematic, and concluded that it would be best to edit the MV."