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Posted by beansss AKP STAFF 19 days ago

IZ*ONE's 'We're In Love, Right?' also deemed unfit for SBS broadcast due to its Japanese lyrics

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The IZ*ONE version of Japanese track "We're In Love, Right?", written by AKB48 producer Akimoto Yasushi, has been deemed unfit for broadcast by SBS



Back on October 31, IZ*ONE's "We're In Love, Right?" was deemed unfit for broadcast by KBS. Likewise, a representative from SBS stated on November 1, "The lyrics of 'We're In Love, Right?' are entirely in Japanese, and there is a rule within broadcast regulations which state that items with a strong sense of 'Japanese style' are unfit for broadcast."

"We're In Love, Right?" was previously one of the final round competition tracks on Mnet's 'Produce 48'. It was included in IZ*ONE's debut mini album 'COLOR*IZ', reborn as the IZ*ONE version. 
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D_Liam 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

to korean. it's right to make money from japanese and it's ok to spread korean over in japan, but it's not ok for japanese to be in the korean entertainment. such irony.

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maragana 19 days ago 10
19 days ago

I have a hunch that Koreans don't like Japanese people.

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waleri 19 days ago 9
19 days ago

korean music shows... have u seen japanese group perform there? if the lyrics are all japanese its not korean

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booitsjwu 19 days ago 7
19 days ago

Music Station, one of the most important music programs in Japan, let Twice, a mostly Korean group perform a song in Korean just 5 months ago. Is it too much to ask for SBS to let a 75% Korean group that was formed and managed by Korean entertainment companies perform a song with Japanese lyrics?

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Nina14red 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

This group is mostly made up of Korean members while there are only 3 Japanese members. So this alone should be a good enough reason to allow this group to sing in Japanese, seeing that they are a multinational group. There doesn't seem to be a ban on songs being performed in English though. How many times have we seen idols do song covers sing in English on various SBS events and shows. This is just SBS adhering to outdated and discriminatory behavior because the relationship between Korea and Japan can be tense at times.

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Joohyunnie 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

As a fellow Korean i feel it is extremely unfair to the Japanese members :( They worked hard to get to that spot and now you won't play a japanese song on air? WHY YOU DO DIS


AND THATS ONE OF MY FAV IZONE SONGS WAHHHHH

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aldebaran 18 days ago 1
18 days ago

Come on korea!, just ban japan once and for all. Because these policy of "we are totally cool with japan, (please buy our kpop) come to korea, we love you but just don't be japanese when you are here..." is kinda weird

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JKwon 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Its due to the history. Just a couple years ago Japan literally tried to wipe out Korea and its culture and they deny it ever happened to this day.

When koreans are performing over at Japan it isnt a problem for Japanese citizens because Korea really never did anything to them that would have sensitized against korea. On the otherhand there are still korean citizens whose parents or grandparents were used as slaves by Japan who are, and rightfully so, very against any Japanese culture seeping into the community especially japanese lyriced music that would be broadcasted to the majority of the public. Its the reason why its such a huge issue whenever korean idols go over to japan and pose with the "rising sun" symbol or show any ignorance to the history. Its still way to early especially since its has barely been a generation since.

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Festizio 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

Obvioiusly, being a foreigner, I don't understand the sort of long-seated enmity that exists between Japan and Korea. But it shocks me how they can have such a double standard within their entertainment industries when so much of it is inspired by one another, and translations and repackagings and such are okay...but, you know, this isn't.

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Reigoooky 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

japan get nuked twice by american, but they already past that, korean are still butthurt by japanese kinda..

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Ploopy678 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

I understand the animosity between korea and japan, but this is pretty ridiculous imo... its not like banning japanese songs on korean tv is actually gonna change anything

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icysnowrunt14 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Shame, it's a great song. TBH I am looking forward to their Japanese debut because I know it's gonna be lit and the songs gonna be a good time.

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whatever101 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

thats fine the song isnt tha great to begin with tbh

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xhecthor 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Oh come on... Why they don't deem unfit all the songs with lyrics entirely in english (or any other language)??? So retrograde thinking...

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pink_oracle 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Well that's just blatant racisim.

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aldebaran 18 days ago 2
18 days ago

Also, if there is a "rule within broadcast regulations which state that items with a strong sense of 'Japanese style' are unfit for broadcast" Why the f*** you made a big proyect with japanese idols???

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WingsOfFaith 18 days ago 1
18 days ago

Did you realise something? M Countdown was the only program that didn't ban it. Because Mnet is in charge. Because the "big project" was only made by Mnet, whilst SBS and KBS probably boycott it.

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aldebaran 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

True, but, if the traslation is correct, they are saying that this is a rule in brodcast regulation, that has to include Mnet brodcast umbrella like M Countdown, so i don't understand why they do it if they know is not allowed.

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