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SM Entertainment to edit out controversial images in Red Velvet's 'Happiness' MV

By elliefilet   Friday, August 1, 2014   210,309   13,326   446



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SM Entertainment has announced that controversial images in Red Velvet's music video for their debut track "Happiness" will be edited out.

SEE ALSO: SM's new group Red Velvet introduce themselves with debut MV for 'Happiness' + S.M.ROOKIES' reaction video


Shortly after the release of the MV, Japanese media reported that there were images referencing the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as well as the tragedy of the 9/11 attacks as seen in the screencaps below. SM Entertainment responded to the reports, explaining, "After questioning the director, we found that he simply used a collage source for the images, and there was no intention behind it."

The rep added, "As SM wasn't able to catch it before, we will remove the material that caused the misunderstanding as soon as possible. We will make sure not to let this kind of thing happen in the future."

Watch Red Velvet's "Happiness" MV here if you missed it.

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gdgdbbybby Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Great.. a scandal on their debut video.

jezabels95 Tuesday, August 5, 2014

ridiculous and overrected....the whole 'racist' thing...

ohjeez Monday, August 4, 2014

This is so awkward. I feel bad for the girls...

laila28 Monday, August 4, 2014

When the video was released, all I see was "the SM is insensitive blah blah" "they should edit this out blah blah", now that those controversial parts were edited out people are still nagging and saying that "what's the point of editing out when the damage has been done" Seriously guys? you should have not ask them to edit it out when you're still going to nag with the same thing. aigooo. I don't know anymore -___-

cookie15 Thursday, August 28, 2014

we didn't ask them to edit it out SM just did we didn't care if thy edited out already because the damage was done no one should play around with horrible tragic days were too many innocent lives were lost.. people thought we were over reacting but that's probably just because they have never once been though a whole nation crisis where everyone thought the world world will end. Im seriously not being dramatic and especially since the president of the US was in Florida in the town I lived in u could only imagen how frantic everybody was thinking a plane with terrorists was going to fall from the sky and kill the people you love. being 10 at that time and watching people on TV jump from the buildings because they rather die like that and not get burned alive was just nothing to be traumatized forever and be extremely angry with a pathetic music video that portrays a scene where the whole country broke with awe

laila28 Saturday, August 30, 2014

@cookie15 we? surely there are people who didn't want an edited version but there is definitely a lot of people requesting SM to do it, Its all over twitter and youtube,,

cookie15 Sunday, August 31, 2014

@laila28 we? yes as in we the people of the United States! but did u not read my comment? and u still question while there were "some" people who did want it changed

laila28 Monday, September 1, 2014

@cookie15 i have read your comment, you didn't say who are the "we" you're referring to, mind to tell you that there are a lot of people watched the video around Asia etc. not just in US. I said that there are still people who requested the video to be changed and I'm not just referring to you guys in that part. And to prove that there are people who wanted the MV to be changed, please read the article where netizens found out that there are clips in the mv about the incidents that happened in Japan and your hometown (its in allkpop) or just read the previous comments here as the comments in the old music video cannot be viewed because the old one is already not available.

cookie15 Monday, September 1, 2014

@laila28 which article? and its okay I don't care about that but I just want you to be informed in why people probably wanted it to be changed.. it was seriously a terrible time and you wouldn't a nationwide tragedy that happened in your country displayed like that either right?

laila28 Tuesday, September 2, 2014

@cookie15 Its fine haha! I was my point actually, people wanted it to be changed. But when it was changed, they just nagged which is really contradicting to what they have said.. and oh! I forgot what article it is actually but it can be found here or at some site not sure about the exact link but it is 'netizenbuzz' or something like that.. but if you can't browse for that article or the site.. just read the oldest comments here..

suju2428 Sunday, August 3, 2014

how can't they notice that it's offensive?! SM is trying to make news again.. as always..

loleboee1 Sunday, August 3, 2014

Bad editing and bad publicity for the group already. On to the next. ;

ramjetranch Sunday, August 3, 2014

Thanks to A.KOR, SM will get off the hook for this.

PhanPhan08 Sunday, August 3, 2014

This must be the worst apology ever. If they really cared about offending people it would have been taken down already, but they want the publicity either way...

Vanessa_Wolfe Sunday, August 3, 2014

Didn't notice yeah right, removing them now won't fix anything. You've already offended viewers, what's the point now.

jeesungwiyomi Sunday, August 3, 2014

LOL you know for you to talk so much you sure don't make a lot ;of sense, i'd rather have one typo over ;being plain dumb and ;incomprehensible! GOODDAY PEASANT LOL -XOXO

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