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VIXX's 'Voodoo Doll' Choreography Deemed Inappropriate for Broadcast

By Staff Reporter | November 22, 2013 09:06 AM EST


K-Pop male group VIXX released the ultra-creepy music video for their latest single "Voodoo Doll" earlier this week, and not surprisingly, it has been met with some resistance from the broadcasters.

On November 22, "Voodoo Doll" failed to pass the regulations for broadcast on three different networks.

However, it was not the music video or the song lyrics this time around to cause controversy - it was the choreography.

The six member group planned to make their live stage comeback on KBS's music show Music Bank, but the choreography did not pass the station's regulations. MBC and SBS soon followed suit saying unless the dance number was edited, VIXX could not perform on Music Core of Inkigayo.

The controversy reportedly stems from the point in the staging where a skull cane is used to "pierce" a member's heart.

An rep from the group's agency Jellyfish Entertainment explained, "The part that was a problem is where the VIXX members turn into voodoo dolls. The choreography is symbolic of the voodoo doll's sad fate of being pierced in the heart."

The rep further stated that the company and the members were disappointed with the decision made by the networks.

"We were shocked at receiving this verdict. It is a situation where we have to go on with the broadcast, but we are being pressured to change the key point of the song's choreography."

Ultimately the group did end up modifying their dance.

In the song, the VIXX members follow misplaced love by becoming voodoo dolls and then sacrifice themselves for that love. It should be noted that the music video was also controversial for its use of blood.

If you have not already seen the music video, check it out below.

What do you think about VIXX's choreography? Is it too much for live broadcast, or are the networks being overly sensitive?

Tagged :  VIXX


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