Over the course of five years beginning in 2008, Korean music — especially K-Pop — was a genre that was slowly but steadily breaking into the mainstream. Among K-Pop fans, the one moment that gave their preferred genre recognition in markets outside of South Korea was easily the song “Nobody” by Wonder Girls. So Nyeo Shi Dae (also known as SNSD or by their more recognizable name, Girls’ Generation) would eventually follow with their song “The Boys.” These days, K-Pop has been pigeon holed as niche and preference.
Despite that, K-Pop music does make major waves in music every once in awhile, as proven through numerous. For example, Girls’ Generation is one of the more popular groups known internationally. Therefore, it was news when SM Entertainment released Jessica Jung from them. Now the music video for an extremely popular song over there ended up getting banned from being played in the country.
Apparently, Dal Shabet crossed that line in “Joker,” which can be seen in the video above. I guess the line is a PG-13 over there, because I remember watching a Rihanna video where there are naked women and people getting brutally murdered. Maybe Americans are just sick and it’s not just other countries being too uptight. Regardless I thoroughly enjoyed that video.