South Korea: Popular music video banned for ‘abuse of public property’

A South Korean tv station has banned Psy’s music video ‘Gentleman’, allegedly because the rapper can be seen abusing public property, kicking a cone which says ‘no parking’.

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According to the state-funded KBS, the video clip goes against its standards as a public broadcaster. KBS stated that they have banned videos in the past for similar reasons. “KBS’s review standards (…) are different from the Internet, online broadcasters or cable channels,” the station said in a statement.

“This is because network tv is watched by everyone regardless of gender and age. Infants or children haven’t fully developed a standard for judgment and tend to believe and follow what’s shown on television.”

The tv station doesn’t mention it, but most likely the ban also has to do with the sexual connotations in the video, which are much more explicit than in the video of his first world hit, ‘Gangnam Style’, which became the most seen video on YouTube.com ever.


Entertainmentwise – 18 April 2013:
Psy’s ‘Gentleman’ Music Video Banned By South Korean Channel After Clocking Up Over 140 Million Views