These 10 Popular K-Pop MVs Were Actually Banned From Broadcasting Networks + Here's Why

These 10 Popular K-Pop MVs Were Actually Banned From Broadcasting Networks + Here's Why

The following K-pop MVs were then banned from either of the three channels for various reasons.

Despite their popularity, these K-pop music videos are actually banned from broadcasting networks. Keep reading on to know the reason why!

KBS, MBC, and SBS are the three largest broadcasting networks, which particularly have the most music shows and broadcasts.

The following K-pop MVs were then banned from either of the three channels for various reasons.

1. Psy's "Gentleman"

In 2013, the much-anticipated track of the K-pop icon Psy was released as an aftermath of the popularity of "Gangnam Style."

However, it was banned by KBS, due to the frames in its MV that showed destruction of property, which includes kicking traffic cones and later on posed a laughing smile.

2. Orange Caramel's "Catallena"

Undoubtedly, the iconic list of K-pop MVs will not be complete without "Catallena." Upon its release, it received positive criticisms and feedback from music professionals.

However, it was also banned by KBS for allegedly "devaluing life," as the three members were seen packed as sushi in plastic packages.

3. T.O.P "Turn it Up"

In 2010, the BIGBANG main rapper T.O.P dropped his first official single, "Turn it Up," which rose as one of the highest international debuts for a Korean hip-hop single on iTunes chart. But its MV was prohibited from MBC as his lyrics contained brand names.

4. EXO "Lotto"

"Lotto" is a track released by the "Nation's Pick" EXO from the repackaged edition of their full-length album with the same name.

Upon release, they performed the track on various broadcasting networks; however, it was initially banned from KBS and MBC due to its title similar to a trademark.

Eventually, SM Entertainment's EXO made revisions, and instead of singing "lotto," they used "louder."

5. NCT 127 "Cherry Bomb"

The third EP of NCT 127 titled "Cherry Bomb," and its MV was not only banned once but twice. In particular, KBS decided to forbid the group from performing the track because of its lyrics that mentioned violent descriptions. After reconsideration, it was banned again as it was deemed to be indeed "unfit for the broadcast."

6. BIGBANG "Fxxk it"

"Fxxt It" kicked off as one of the most successful tracks released by BIGBANG, charting on various local and international charts including QQ Music, U.S. Billboard, Canadian Hot 100, and many more.

But because of its "inappropriate lyrics" that include slang, KBS disallowed the group to perform the track on the network, particularly on music shows.

7. BLACKPINK "Boombayah"

Despite the successful debut of the quartet through "Boombayah," the track was banned from KBS due to its dance choreography and lyrics that seemed to be inappropriate on television.

BLACKPINK also mentioned an alcohol brand and car manufacturer.

8.BTS "Dope"

The "biggest boy group" BTS who released "Dope" also encountered having their MV banned from KBS due to its vulgar lyrics.


"KILL THIS LOVE," which rose as the fastest K-pop girl group to reach 1.2 billion views on YouTube, was shockingly banned from KBS, too, apparently for the scene where Rosé was driving without a seatbelt or featuring unsafe driving.

Also, the domestic violence shown in the MV was said to be scary for younger viewers.

10. BLACKPINK "See U Later"

Though there's no MV for this one, the third BLACKPINK track that was banned from KBS and MBC is "See U Later," after the broadcasting networks explained that the track's lyrics contain inappropriate or swear words.


K-pop Radar Unveils the 10 Most-Viewed Music Videos for the 7th Week of 2021

On Monday, Feb. 15, K-pop Radar issued its "Weekly Top 10 Music Videos" rankings for the seventh week (Feb. 7 - Feb. 13) of 2021. Continue reading to know which K-pop music videos were the most-viewed.

BTS's "Dynamite" Once Again Ranks First

The music video for BTS's "Dynamite" has once again had the highest number of views for four weeks in a row in 2021. This is the boy group's 11th time to be atop the chart with their first English-language song. According to K-pop Radar's latest "Top 10 Music Videos" rankings, the MV for BTS's "Dynamite" had additional views of 15,656,370 within the seventh week of 2021, the highest among the K-pop music videos.

For the sixth week of 2021, which is the first week of February, the MV also had more than 15 million YouTube views. This means that in the first two weeks of February, BTS's "Dynamite" MV has already increased by over 30 million views. Currently, the video has more than 850 million views and is expected to hit one billion by mid-April.

aespa's "Forever" Climbs to No. 2

SM Entertainment's new girl group aespa has made its way back to the top 5 with its new song "Forever." The quartet was at No. 16 last week, meaning it made 14 jumps to get to its latest position on K-pop Radar's "Weekly Top 10 Music Videos" rankings. Also, this shows that aespa's "Forever" MV has seen a great increase in views in the past week, having additional views of 9,840,718.

The rookie group's new song was dropped on Feb. 5, and in only 11 days, the music video already reached more than 15 million views. On top of that, aespa's "Forever" became the most-viewed K-pop music video as of Feb. 6 after it hit 3.5 million views.

PSY's "Gangnam Style" Stays Strong at No. 3

Sitting in third place is a music video that was dropped back in July 2012, but until now, it has been seeing a consistent rise in its YouTube views - it is none other than PSY's "Gangnam Style." Last week, the MV gained 9,128,336 new views and as of Feb. 16, it has 3.9 billion views, meaning it will be hitting four billion views anytime soon.

Previously, the music video for PSY's "Gangnam Style" was announced to be the first video on YouTube to exceed one billion views. It even earned the Guinness World Record for the most liked video on the platform at that time.

New Entry to the Seventh-Week "Top 10 Music Videos" Rankings

In the latest rankings for the "Top 10 Music Videos" of K-pop Radar, Kim Woo Seok made it to the rankings for the first time and entered the top 5, charting at No. 4 with his new song "Sugar." Despite only being launched five days before the seventh week of 2021 concluded, the single still managed to soar high on the chart with 8,264,091 additional YouTube views. "Sugar" serves as the title track of Kim Woo Seok's second solo extended play "2nd Desire [Tasty]."

The Top 10 Most-Viewed Music Videos for the Past Week:

  1. BTS - "Dynamite" (15,654,370 views)
  2. aespa - "Forever" (9,840,336 views)
  3. PSY - "Gangnam Style" (9,128,336 views)
  4. Kim Woo Seok - "Sugar" (NEW- 8,264,091 views)
  5. BLACKPINK - "Kill This Love" (7,820,851 views)
  6. BLACKPINK - "How You Like That" (7,752,321 views)
  7. BTS - "Boy With Luv" (7,706,457 views)
  8. BLACKPINK - "DDU-DU DDU-DU" (7,552,561 views)
  9. BLACKPINK - "BOOMBAYAH" (6,892,217 views)
  10. IU - "Celebrity" (6,688,616 views)

Did your favorite soloist and idol group make it to the rankings?


Top 30 Female K-Pop Idols That Are Most Loved By Japanese Fans

Recently, Nehan, which is considered Japan’s biggest K-Pop-related website, has revealed which female K-Pop idols are considered the most popular in the country!

Below is the top 30 female K-Pop idols who are most loved in Japan at the present. And of course, not only idols with a Japanese background gain love from people of this country.

30. Chaeryeong (ITZY)

29. Mayuka (NiziU)

28. Yoona (Girls’ Generation)

27. Nayeon (TWICE)

26. Hitomi (IZ*ONE)

25. Chaeyoung (TWICE)

24. Jihyo (TWICE)

23. Nako (IZ*ONE)

22. Jiyoung (former KARA)

21. Miihi (NiziU)

20. Lisa (BLACKPINK)

19. Jeongyeon (TWICE)

18. Gyuri (former KARA)

17. Nicole (former KARA)

16. Dahyun (TWICE)

15. Tzuyu (TWICE)

14. Youngji (former KARA)

13. The late Goo Hara

12. Yena (APRIL)

11. Jinsol (APRIL)

10. Chaewon (APRIL)

9. Rachel (APRIL)

8. Chaekyung (APRIL)

7. Seungyeon (former KARA)

6. Momo (TWICE)

5. IU

4. Sana (TWICE)

3. Naeun (APRIL)

2. Mina (TWICE)

1. Sakura (IZ*ONE)

It can be seen that Japanese fans are fond of the innocent and pure beauty, which is the major vibe of these idols mentioned above.