15 Legendary K-Pop Music Videos That Were Banned From Television
1. PSY’s “GENTLEMAN”
2. Norazo – “Your Fortune”
3. Orange Caramel’s “Catallena”
4. Dalshabet’s “Joker”
5. Stellar’s “Vibrato”
6. Jay Park’s “Mommae”
7. INFINITE H’s “Sorry I Was Busy”
8. FIESTAR’s “One More”
9. BIGBANG’s “BAE BAE”
10. Zico’s “Tough Cookie”
11. NCT 127’s “Cherry Bomb”
While the song may be a hit among fans, one broadcasting network was not impressed by their lyrics. KBS banned this song due to what they felt were violent lyrics that encouraged bad behavior among youths.
12. WINNER’s “Everyday”
WINNER‘s “Everyday” had no problems topping charts and receiving the go-ahead from major broadcasters like MBC and SBS, but they hit a snag with KBS. Due to KBS’s broadcasting regulations in regards to mentioning major brands, the song was banned from all radio and television broadcasts until the lyrics were changed. The lyrics in question are Song Mino‘s use of the word “lotto” during his rap!
13. Lee Hyori’s “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”
“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” is in the same boat as PSY’s “GENTLEMAN”. The song was banned by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family because the MV featured many traffic violations. While the video showed the singer driving without a seatbelt, dancing on top of a bus, and dancing in the street, the street it was filmed on was shut down just for this MV so no one was in any real danger.
14. TVXQ!’s “Mirotic”
This song may be one of the most iconic K-Pop songs around but when it was first released there was some major backlash. The Youth Protection Committee deemed the song to be harmful to youth because of what they considered to be erotic lyrics—mainly the use of “under my skin.” Although the complete ban was eventually lifted, the YPC continues to argue that the song is inappropriate!
15. BTS’s “Go Go”, “Pied Piper”, “Sea”, and “Skit: Billboard Music Award Speech”
BTS encountered numerous bans on their Love Yourself: Her mini-album. Four of their tracks were banned on KBS due to specific brand mentions and the use of slang and what KBS deems to be vulgar language.