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KBS Banned Blackpink's "Kill This Love "Music Video

By Mirachelle Joya | April 29, 2019 11:33 PM EDT

Kill This Love
(Photo : Screenshot from Kill This Love MV by BlackPink)

Blackpink is making wave all over the world with their music. They even performed in the Coachella this year together with other big American artists. One of their most talked about single is "Kill This Love" that reached 100 million views on Youtube.

However, the music video for the said single was banned in the South Korean television channel, KBS. It is said to be unfit for broadcast as per KBS. If you have seen the video, you might be wondering what is wrong with such a very powerful and visually appealing video, why did they decide to ban it? The reason might surprise you.

There is one scene in the video where Rose was driving a car without a seatbelt. In South Korea, it is forbidden to drive a car and not wear a seatbelt. Thus, the music video is violating traffic laws and encouraging driving without a seatbelt. KBS also mentioned that the reason why they cannot air the music video is due to traffic violations.

People are also making comments about Blackpink's concept photos where they used makeup to show black eyes, scratches, and bruises. K-pop fans are thinking that the girl group may have been taking the issue of domestic abuse lightly. But still, some fans defended Jisoo, Jennie, Rose, and Lisa, saying it is not Blackpink's fault but YG Entertainment and the person who thought of the concept should be the one to blame.

Bekuh BOOM explained that it is about ending a relationship that emotionally hurting a person even though it means leaving someone that she or he loves. Bekuh BOOM added that it is about "killing" a relationship that only makes you miserable and killing you inside.

However, the video can still be edited to omit parts or change those scenes that are deemed to be violating the broadcast laws and after that, they can resubmit the music video for reviewing and if the video is now approved, that is the time that they can air the music video to the public.

This is not the first time that KBS has banned a music video in their channel. Lee Hyori's Chitty Bang Bang also experienced the same faith as Blackpink, Park Bom's upcoming single 4:44, Kim Dong Han's Focus and also Jo Jung Min's music video for Ready Q.

KBS is known to be quite strict in terms of regulations. It is unsurprising to some netizens because KBS is a public broadcasting company.


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