DBSK is not yet off the hook as far as the Korean government is concerned.
The Korean Ministry of Health, Welfare and Family Affairs will appeal a court decision that ruled that DBSK’s song “Mirotic” is not “lewd”.
The Korean government earlier ordered DBSK to change its lyrics when they sing the song and banned its sale to those under 19 years old.
DBSK is hogging the headlines nowadays. Its member, Micky Yoochun, is getting criticized left and right over a video showing him grabbing the camera of a fan at Kimpo Airport in South Korea. The video is widely available on YouTube.
Yoochun’s rude behavior towards a fan underscores his having a “superstar syndrome”.
Here’s more from the Korea Times:
Asian pop sensation TVXQ’s (or DBSK) song “Mirotic” is under scrutiny once again as regulators are set to determine whether the phrase “I got you under my skin” is lewd.
The Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs said Thursday that it will appeal to a high court against a local court’s scrapping the song from “harmful material for youth list.” The Youth Protection Committee, under the ministry, held an emergency meeting the same day and confirmed that the lyrics were inappropriate for teenagers to listen to.
The decision comes as the Seoul Administrative Court ruled the committee annul its designation ordering the boy group to change some of the lyrics when singing on stage and put stickers on CDs indicating the album was banned from sale to those under 19.
The committee said last November that the song is harmful to the young since its lyrics, “You want me, you give yourself up to me, you’re mad at me” and “I got you under my skin,” may imply sexual acts. (Korea Times)