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10cm `Americano′ is Officially Labeled Harmful to Teenagers

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2011.08.22 16:15 Mwave Lee, KyungNam

The song ′Americano′ by the indie band ′10cm′ has been officially categorized as a harmful song to teenagers.

On the 16th, the Music Standards Commission in the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family opted to cesnor ′Americano′. The lyrics which brought about the decision were specifically, "When you smoke and drink tea with a pretty girl," and "When you smoke and kiss with another girl."

10cm `Americano′ is Officially Labeled Harmful to Teenagers

An official stated that the lyrics glamorize smoking by saying one can smoke with a "pretty girl," and also that they harm the promotion of healthy relationships when they say, "kiss with another girl."

Netizens state they cannot understand why the Commission reached this decision only recently, when the song was released a year ago. This debate follows a similar argument about the censors on B2ST′s ′On Rainy Days.′ Many pointed out that the decision goes against the freedom of speech with its unclear standards, and that the late decision is neither effective nor persuasive.

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10cm `Americano′ is Officially Labeled Harmful to Teenagers

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