State broadcaster KBS bans the controversial video for showing the singer abusing public property
Psy‘s video for his new track ‘Gentleman’ has been banned by a broadcaster in his native South Korea – watch the offending video below.
The promo clip, the follow-up to the hugely successful ‘Gangnam Style’, sees the singer making fun of the song’s title by indulging in some bad behaviour including making small children cry, farting in a girl’s face and trying to remove the tops of sunbathing women.
But these degrading acts are not the reason why the singer has been banned. Instead, the state-funded broadcaster KBS blacklisted Psy for the lesser crime of kicking a cone that says “no parking”, reports AP.
An anonymous statement from a KBS spokesperson said the scene didn’t meet its standards as a public broadcaster. The spokesperson also revealed that the station had banned similar videos in the past for abusing public property.
Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ became a massive viral success due to the popularity of its video and was estimated to have made over $8million (£5million) in ad revenues via YouTube. It also broke the site’s record for the ‘most liked’ video ever as well as the most-watched video, and helped the singer become the first Korean artist to bag a UK Number One on the Official Singles Chart.