GD&TOP’s “Don’t Go Home” Banned on MBC for Twice?
YG Entertainment officials re-submitted the song for another evaluation, arguing that it had KBS and SBS’s regulations. Unfortunately, MBC stick with their decision, and banned the song again on January 12th.
YG Entertainment representatives spoke with Star News and revealed, “We expected ‘Knock Out’ to be banned from the three networks, so we will be re-submitting the songs, but MBC banning ‘Don’t Go Home’ has come as a bit of a surprise to us.”
They continued, “We’ve retorted that there is nothing wrong with the song, as it was even accepted by KBS and SBS. As much as it is hard to understand why MBC would find it unfit for broadcast, we believe that MBC has their own reasons, so we will respectfully re-submit it for an evaluation.”
When asked why they believed the song was banned, they answered, “We feel that T.O.P’s rap was a part of the problem, but we’d like for them to interpret the lyrics as is. When we re-submit the song, we will not be editing any of the lyrics.”
The reason given by MBC was that the lyrics, especially T.O.P’s rap, was too sexually suggestive for broadcast.
T.O.P’s lyrics state:
“I don’t like awkward settings
Why is the sound of the clock ticking so loud?
All I can hear is the sound of swallowing spit
Look baby, all I want is to greet the morning with you
A secret party for just us two before the night comes to an end
But you’re like Cinderella, you try to go home when the clock hits 12
Being alone makes the night so long
Call in to your parents, don’t try to act tough
S.O.S, advancing seems so far
Oh! wait a minute, why am I like this?
Am I drunk, I’m so dizzy, I’m falling asleep.”
Regarding the ban, G-Dragon stated in an interview, “As opposed to feeling a loss of strength, we’re just disappointed that such unfortunate results were met despite our best efforts. We’re upset in not being able to show a better stage because of the broadcast regulations. It’s unfortunate that they won’t accept it.”
Source + Photos: Star Today via Daum
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