Sunday, December 07, 2008

SM Fights Back for DBSK's MIROTIC + Japanese News Coverage on Incident


credit: farahmicky

SM.ENTERTAINMENT LEGAL COURT CASE AGAINST THE BANNING OF DBSK'S 4TH ALBUM FOR UNDER 19 .

Previously, we reported on how DBSK's 4th album was put under the 19 year age banned by the Youth Safety Association on November, however SM ENT will starting next week file a legal case against this to the Justice Court/ District Court.

DBSK's Management SM Entertainment (SM), quoted by Money Today's Star New : " We will go through administrative measures against the suspension by filing a case next week to the District Court" "We have been getting ready for this legal case on the 2nd "

"We have agreed to release a clean version of 'Jumon - Mirotic' by the administrative order, but this is something we do not agree with and feel this is entirely unfair. Therefore we have decided to file a case to the court against the administration's displosure. "

Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs administration has on the November 27th declared that DBSK's rth album's Mirotic's lyrics were provocative and put the album under harmful to the Youth.

The Commission of Youth Protection have said that the words and the meaning of 'Jumon-Mirotic' were not the only problem but the entire lyrics' meaning was harmful and overly sexual.

After the Commission of Youth Protection had released this statement SM.ENT said " Even before when the order had been put against MIROTIC, we have clearly negotiated and tried to explain the real meaning and explanation of the lyrics , but even after this the results came out unexpectedly and we are bewildered as of this moment" " and the JUMON -MIROTIC's lyrical meaning is entirely different and miles away from the erotic or sexual that the association is making it to be "

DBSK's 4th album by the END OF November hit 460,000 sales ( FROM SM.ENT). This is the highest record sale for this year out of any artists/idols.

However with the current condition and news coverage of DBSK's CD age ban has caused Japanese Media to release news coverage of this.. ( my friend who lives in japan said for the past 2 days she saw DBSK'S MIROTIC age ban incident on every news and entertainment news channel..ㅜㅜ...)

On the 4th, Japan's AsahiTv, Nihon Tv. etc. had released their coverage as ' Asia's Star DbSK and the bann of the CD release single MIROTIC. Sankei Sports news on the 5th, Sports-Nippon released their news " AGE ban of DBSK 4th album,, will this AFFECT DBSk's attendance for NHK's REd white ceremony?" ( the PD FOR NHK already releasd a statement said that this incident will not prevent DBSK. at all for attendance.)

DBSk have also hit the top charts in Japan's Oricon charts numerous times, and have won twice in a row the golden artists award at the " Best hit Gayo Awards" Japan.

Source: DNBN + dbskdbsk111@soompi


EXTENSIVE JAPANESE MEDIA REPORTS ON MIROTIC'S BAN IN KOREA

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My Comments:
The Japanese coverage of the ban has been very sensationalized. The news was shockingly on many Japanese NATIONAL NEWS channels with lengthy air time towards the story. Either all the Japanese media is suddenly interested in DBSK after their Kohaku invite and deem them important enough to have reporters go to Korea for interviews with the public, or they are surprised (and probably laughing) at how sensitive the Korea Youth Safety Association is. Some Japanese news channels interviewed people on the streets after making them hear a sample of the song and the general public thought there was nothing wrong with the lyrics at all (especially compared to whats available out there in the Japanese market). 10 out of 100 000 songs released in Japan are labelled inappropriate in a year.

Japan aside, I don't understand why songs like "One More Time" by Jewelry escapes from the banishment of a 19-over sticker. I also do not understand why the Youth Safety Association, if they really are trying to clean up the music scene, doesn't ban the "sexy" image many Kpop stars are conceptualizing in their stage performances and stop youngters from attending those concerts/performances. Yet, of course, those ultra skimpy clothing and suggestive dancing on shows watched by thousands of people are clearly not "harmful to the youth" at all !

Whatever it is, this is clearly a very embarrassing situation for the Korean government to be covered in such a way in Japan, same goes for SM & DBSK. Hope they can sort this mess out.



[EDIT] LOL!

I take that back...maybe the coverage on Japanese national news was a good thing for them.

THEIR SINGLE SALES WENT UP FROM OUT OF TOP 200 IN ORICON CHART TO 28 after the news coverage!

2008/12/06

*1 KAT-TUN 6,505
*2 GReeeeN 1,822
*3 石川智晶 1,475
*4 秋元順子 「愛のままで…」
*5 いきものがかり
*6 JUJU
*7 ナイトメア
*8 Gackt
*9 UVERworld
10 宮野真守
11 矢島美容室
12 斉藤和義
13 平原綾香
14 Dragon Ash
15 EXILE 「LAST CHRISTMAS」
16 class
17 コブクロ
18 MONGOL800
19 嵐
20 w-inds.
21 福原美穂
22 榎本くるみ
23 DREAMS COME TRUE
24 Acid Black Cherry
25 JYONGRI
26 Perfume
27 SPEED
28 東方神起 - MIROTIC


credit: lolly88@soompi + cohoctronho@LJ

4 comments:

Belinda said...

GO SM entertainment fight back, they agreed to change lyrics, but it didn't seem reasonable and fair to do so. I find it revolting that "Mirotic" is only requested for 19 and above, what are those old farts thinking? Are they desperate to find anything that tries to connect to sexuality or what?! I'm surprised too, Japan is like WTH?! Luckily they're not banning other songs by DBSK, because that's not fair, and i would sooo love to hear it from them why they find it so dirty, when i think it's a hot "mirotic" song not an "erotic" song. xD OOH and thx for posting! go DBSK, SM, fighting! =D

Lili said...

lol @ the edit. I guess in this case, any sort of press is good press! A lot of people must have taken an interest in the single to make it jump over 100 positions on the Oricon chart!

At the same time, I also find the ban on Mirotic ridiculous. I saw nothing remotely sexual in the lyrics until the Ministry pointed out the so-called "sexual" sections.

thanks for sharing the news!

trypanophobic said...

well i agree. at least the good side of this ban is ppl are interested in why it was banned... thus the sales went up. hahaha. in you face korean gov! hahahhaa

^.^ Angie ^.^ said...

Hmm... I don't think its a good idea for SM to fight back.. I think maybe let's just rest that matter and in the future let's not come out with any lyrics that may have any sexual or irrelevant, unhealthy towards youths. Who cares about the ban on 19yrs old? We're still gonna buy and support them... right? >,<

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