Each of the artists' companies have come forward to explain their stance on the issue...
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7 Aug 2014 - 1:56 PM  UPDATED 7 Aug 2014 - 2:48 PM

South Korea’s largest broadcaster KBS has deemed a number of songs, namely by JYJ, Hyuna and HA: TFELT (Wonder Girl’s Ye Eun) unfit for broadcast.

As far as we know, the other networks have approved the songs.

KBS' banned songs include:

JYJ – “Just Us” & “Back Seat”

The lyrics of JYJ’s “Back Seat” were considered to be sexually suggestive, with the line “Put you on my back seat” referring to an intimate relationship.

HyunA – “Blacklist” & “French Kiss”

“Blacklist” by HyunA was criticised for the use of inappropriate language and HyunA’s “French Kiss” did not make the cut due to the use of the phrse “Do it,” which could be considered risqué. 

HA:TFELT – “Bond”

“Bond” was banned due to the use of the English expression “God damn.”

Unchained - “Paris” & “Talebearing” & Rose Garden - “You’re Not My Style.”

JYJ’s, HyunA’s & HA:TFELT’s agencies have responded to the ban:

JYJ’s agency C-JeS Entertainment commented, “We are thinking of altering the lyrics, but if the story begins to drift away from our intended one, we will go with the original song.”

HyunA’s agency, Cube Entertainment explained, “We have produced two versions of ‘Blacklist’, one for broadcast and one original, but we are not planning to reconsider the lyrics of ‘French Kiss.’” 

HA:TFELT (Ye Eun)’s agency JYP Entertainment “‘Bond‘ is unlikely to be promoted on TV, we have no plans to change the lyrics.”