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After School Wins Lawsuit Against MOGEF for ′Bangkok City′

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2012.03.25 09:33 Mwave Choi, EunHwa Translation Credit : Stewart Ho

After School has emerged victorious in its lawsuit to cancel an earlier judgment that had deemed its song lyrics as harmful to teenagers.

On March 23, according to After School’s agency, Pledis, “We received a court ruling from The Seoul Administrative Court to cancel the previous designation and notification, by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, of After School’s song first album track, Funky Man, as well as Orange Caramel’s music video for Bangkok City as harmful to teenagers.”

After School Wins Lawsuit Against MOGEF for ′Bangkok City′

Last year in July and August, the Commission on Youth Protection, under the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, had deemed the track, Funky Man, from After School’s first album as harmful to teenagers saying, “The sexually suggestive lyrics could have harmful effects on underage youths and the music video for Orange Caramel’s Bangkok City contains scenes that have a detrimental business establishment in it.”

To these charges Pledis had explained, “The lyrics for Funky Man are about cheerleading and not anything sexually suggestive and the music video for Orange Caramel’s Bangkok City does not encourage youths to visit or work at any detrimental business establishments."

Pledis′ lawyer, Jung Kyung Suk said, “We were able to win as the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family had no evidence to suggest that there was any [lyrics] suggesting sexual desire or youths visiting or working at any detrimental business establishments.”

As for After School, the group will hold its first independent solo concert, Playgirlz in Japan on April 27.

Photo credit: Pledis

Reach reporter Choi Eunhwa on Twitter @silvercandy88!

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