Posted by AKP STAFF Monday, December 20, 2010

2NE1, Kim Bum Soo, and Superkid declared as harmful for youth?


The songs from2NE1, Kim Bum Soo, Super Kid, and many other popular artists have collectively been judged to be 'harmful media' for youths because of their songs. According to the electronic gazette of the Ministry of Public Administration and Security, the Commission on Youth Protection made a judgment on November 29th that 2NE1's 'Can't Nobody (English Version)' and 'I'm Busy' were disruptive for youths. What was the reason behind this harsh decision? Apparently, it was the use of profanity in the tracks. Kim Bum Soo's 'Smoking or Drinking' from his 'Solista Part 1' was also judged as inappropriate due to the drug references. Super Kid's 'Have a Drink' and trot singer Kim Hye Yeon's 'I'll Pay' were also criticized for the same reasons. The works of hip hop artists also got slammed, as being harmful to youths. Hip hop duoDOZ, which recently signed with Japan's Avex, had 5 of their songs deemed as injurious to youth. In view of these judgements, measures have been taken to put a declarative mark on albums containing songs that may be corruptive to youth; albums with those marks cannot be sold to individuals under the age of 19. If these regulations are not followed, the producers, distributors, and vendors may have to pay penalties. Also, these so-called inappropriate songs cannot be broadcasted before 10PM. This decision went into effect on December 6th. How do you feel about Korea's measures to regulate content in music? Do you feel that it's too harsh or perhaps too conservative? Or do you agree with the cautionary stance? Tell us your thoughts below! Source: Money Today Star News

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