MOGEF Deems Four of Jay Park’s Songs Inappropriate for Youths
Korea’s Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MOGEF) has ruled Jay Park’s songs inappropriate and harmful to youths.
On May 24, MOGEF revealed its ruling on four tracks from Jay Park’s February 7-released solo album New Breed. The four tracks included New Breed, AOM & 1llionare, Turn Off Your Phone and Gone.
New Breed and AOM & 1llionare’s lyrics were ruled to contain distasteful slang while Turn Off Your Phone’s lyrics were deemed too suggestive. As for Gone, the lyrics on drinking as well as the ′vulgar slang′ was deemed inappropriate for youths.
In these cases where such a judgment is laid, the album containing the song in question must clearly be marked as restricted to minors and be barred from being sold to those under 19 years of age.
If the decision is not followed, the producing company, distribution company and seller may all be slapped with fines.
There is no word yet if Jay Park’s Sidus HQ plans to appeal the ruling before it goes into effect on May 31.
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