With the promotion of their new title track, “A”, Rainbow has showed off a new “ab dance” along with their performance in which the members slowly lift up their shirts to expose their stomach. Their choreography recently received a warning for its sexual nature from broadcast companies.
Rainbow’s agency spoke with Star News on the 8th and revealed, “We are no longer allowed to show this choreography on broadcasts. We will be making the appropriate changes.”
The banning of Rainbow’s choreography shows the recent stricter standards that are being placed by broadcast companies. Frequent checks and criticisms are being made about girl group outfits and any sexually suggestive material.
Representatives of SBS Inkigayo have been contacting agencies of girl groups and requesting that they limit excessive exposure.
Netizens left comments such as “Why is it okay for boys to rip shirts off? Don’t let male idols wear wife beaters as well then,” “They’ve been broadcast this whole time, why all of a sudden?” and “But that’s the reason I’ve been watching music programs lately...”