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Posted by AKP STAFF Wednesday, October 3, 2012

MOGEF to consider revoking ban on Psy's "Right Now" & other songs banned prior to implementation of new standards


Psy's past track "Right Now" was previously determined unfit for minors by the Ministry of Gender Equality & Family (MOGEF), but with new standards in place, MOGEF has announced that they will be reconsidering the ban.

The song was banned in 2010 (meaning the song is restricted to minors and cannot be aired until past a certain time) for the use of slangs and the mention of drinking and smoking. As the ban was decided before new conditions had been developed, the Ministry revealed that they will be meeting on October 10th to discuss the matter and revoke the ban if the new conditions applied. New conditions state that if the mention of slang and drugs is not to the extent that impedes on the character development of the teens listening to it, the song can receive a pass during review.

Officials of the MOGEF stated, "We've been considering new conditions to create a fairer judging system compared to the decisions that were made last year. We offered the agency to submit the song for review once again in January when new conditions were incorporated into the system, but we did not receive a submission from them."

They continued, "In the discussion to be held this month, we will be examining whether the bans placed on all the songs prior to the new conditions should be revoked, whether or not the songs were submitted for another review."

Source + Photo: E-Daily via Naver

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