Tuesday, 19 July 2011

18 July 2011 Songs banned by Ministry of Gender Equality & Family

The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family is back with yet another list of songs they’ve banned for supposedly containing content that’s harmful to the youth.

Included this round is B2ST’s “Rainy Days“, which was banned for the use of ‘drugs’ in its lyrics. A line from the song states, “I think I’m drunk, I should stop drinking.”

The ministry explained that it alluded to drinking and that it could influence the youth in a negative way. Baek Ji Young’s “I Can’t Drink” was banned for the same reason.

Jay Park’s “Don’t Let Go“, After School’s “Funky Man“, and Heo Young Saeng’s “Out the Club” were all banned for sexually suggestive lyrics, while X-5’s “Fantasy” was banned for the use of slang and the mention of ‘offensive businesses’. 4minute’s “Heart to Heart” music video was banned for the same reason as X-5’s.

The ‘offensive businesses’ mentioned above is referring to none other than a club. Any song or music video that contains the word ‘club’ or a scene from a club will be hit with a ban.

DJ DOC’s “Joy and Pain” and MBLAQ’s “Again” were banned for the illustration of violence, while Kang Seung Yoon’s “You’re My Heaven” was banned for sexually suggestive content and the promotion of violence.

SECRET’s Song Ji Eun’s solo track, “Going Crazy“, had both the song and music video banned for encouraging crime.

As previously reported, songs that are banned cannot be sold to minors under the age of 19 and cannot be aired before 10 PM KST through radio or television.

They usually take a while to review material so recently released songs or videos does not come into the picture… yet. But most would already have heard or got their copies before the ban is effected.

Source + Photos: Sports Chosun via Nate
Credit: Allkpop
The song “Funky Man” sung by Nana, Lizzy and pre-school girl Kyung Min has been banned by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family in Korea. This song can no longer be sold to minors (Under the age of 19) or played before 10pm KST.

The Ministry has decided not to approve the song because the cabinet feels it contains sensational (sexually suggestive) lyrics. Some English lyrics contained in the song include:

“commin oh ma funkyman uh woo…fallin I~~ can break U down!…Swing Ma Boy…Ring Ring Ring My Bell…baby baby baby shout…Rock Rock on Funky Man!”

“O.K…DON`T STOP…O.K…Game…Crack Crack Funky Man!…baby baby baby shout…Rock Rock on Funky Man!…like a boom…feel so good “

Credit: keitadj + NanaASfacts via AfterSchoolDaze 

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