Extra! Korea

July 10, 2009

E.via’s “오빠! 나 해도돼?” (“Can I do it?”) has been banned. What a surprise

Filed under: censorship, music — extrakorea @ 7:27 am

Recently, a new artist named E.via made her debut. (The Grand Narrative briefly wrote about her in this post.) One of the songs on her album, “오빠! 나 해도돼?” (“Can I do it?”)* has been banned. If you’ve ever heard the song, it’s easy to figure out why. Incidentally, the links over at Grand Narrative’s post are now broken. “This video has been removed due to terms of use violation.” Or maybe someone was embarrassed and demanded its removal. But thanks to All K Pop, we have a new link.

Korean artists having their songs banned is nothing new or unusual. It’s happened to many, including Rain and DBSK, among others. What’s unusual here is that it isn’t just “오빠! 나 해도돼?” but all of her songs that have been banned.

Incidentally, she isn’t another clone coming out of the factories of JYP Entertainment, Good, SM, YG, and Daesung. She’s been working the clubs for years (see here, here, and here). And she can really rap.

* Interestingly, Korean and English, which are radically different languages, both use the verb “do” as a euphemism for … you know …

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1 Comment »

  1. […] 11) As predicted (see #1 here), rapper E.via’s (이비아) latest song, featuring a lot of innuendo and heavy breathing, was indeed deemed inappropriate for Korean TV. For further details, see Extra! Korea here. […]

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