6:26 pm - 04/06/2012

KBS bans MC Sniper’s “Push It” music video for rebellious content


MC Sniper‘s official music video for his sixth album title track, “Push It“, has been reported to be labeled unfit for public broadcast.

The music video and song is a criticism against the current state of the K-Pop market, and it incorporates the use of direct and heavy language in the lyrics, and expresses it in a rough manner in the actual music video. KBS‘s review board deemed it unfit for broadcast due to the overall ‘rebellious’ theme of the music video.

The music video uses a run down building as its backdrop and criticizes the MOGEF and other review boards for their unfair methods of banning songs, as well as companies for their unethical methods of auditions. A part of the lyrics state, “Start with music that’s edible, but take out all of the nutrients. Just make it fun with an impact – but wait, that’s still weak. Mix in a plagiarized melody and throw in some meaningless alien words.”

Sniper Sound officials commented, “The music video was banned for its overall content so we won’t be able to make any changes. Since the song itself has been passed, we will continue promoting it on air.”

source: allkpop, nateponycanyonkr
jia_zhang 7th-Apr-2012 01:38 am (UTC)
Every time SK bans some MV for being this or that, my mind just goes back to censorship and the terrors of an Orwellian world. It amazes me even more that things like these happen in supposedly "democratic" countries where freedom of speech is part of a national constitution.
breathless31 7th-Apr-2012 05:35 am (UTC)
yingmoon26 7th-Apr-2012 02:43 pm (UTC)

like lol uh wut. censorship much..."rebellious"? what's the difference with Mainland China then...
jia_zhang 7th-Apr-2012 03:25 pm (UTC)
I know right? Like how do they even get away with being a "democracy"? I would think a free democratic nation would, you know, give freedom to all. Tyranny of the majority here.
neoreulwonhae 7th-Apr-2012 01:46 am (UTC)
God forbid you express an opinion that's not "popular".
inurbed 7th-Apr-2012 02:05 am (UTC)
This banning thing is just becoming so damn ridiculous
4minutesluts 7th-Apr-2012 02:10 am (UTC)
pop music seems like the laziest thing to criticize in hip hop, and basically like pandering to the "oh we're so different" mindset
dirtybeauty 7th-Apr-2012 03:09 am (UTC)

Its funny, though :P
sisterjune 7th-Apr-2012 03:58 am (UTC)
I think he's criticizing the industry itself not the artists or necessarily all pop music. and lets face it the kpop industry has a dark side/flaws i dont think bringing attention to it is just trying to throw shade at pop or look cool, besides its not like pop artists themselves can say anything when they derive their livelihood from their management.
monster_mutt 7th-Apr-2012 02:44 am (UTC)
lol banning it has the opposite of the desired effect. 'we banned this because you complained about us banning stuff' wth
sisterjune 7th-Apr-2012 04:01 am (UTC)
Its pretty creepy that they can ban videos for being "rebellious". you'd think being so close to north korea would make them want to tone down the censorship but guess not. its nice when artists throw down some truth.
I listened to the song now and it is really catchy! I hope someone translates it so I can know all the subversive lyrics too. Also because of how they say push it i keep thinking they are saying "pussy" its very distracting XD

Edited at 2012-04-07 04:09 am (UTC)
kiwilovekiwi 7th-Apr-2012 07:40 am (UTC)
They're banning him cuz he speaks the truth!
jetaime_pyon 7th-Apr-2012 08:06 am (UTC)
ashiva 7th-Apr-2012 08:20 am (UTC)
I wonder if that white mask at the ground was reference to GD. (I hope it isn't 'cause bitching about him is really tired). Anyhow, I hope someone subs this, so I can see if this is actually a smart song about Korean music industry or another boring complaint song about idols and idol music.
izabera 7th-Apr-2012 09:53 am (UTC)
"Mix in a plagiarized melody and throw in some meaningless alien words.”
no-one can argue with that statement tbh

breakinglocks 7th-Apr-2012 06:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you KBS for banning that MV, otherwise I'd never get to know that really catchy song lol
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