April 19, 2013 16:45
Psy's new track 'Gentleman' banned in South Korea
State broadcaster KBS bans the controversial video for showing the singer abusing public property
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.
The track has picked up some unlikely fans with Dave Grohl claiming the song is one of the best tracks of the past decade and Liam Gallagher declaring it an "absolute classic".
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