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Running Amok at KBS . . .

KBS says don’t run down the street or your music video won’t get played, fool!
Whatever happened to the good old days of bands on TV?
Much thanks to k-popped! for this classic example of media/social screwiness.

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  • http://www.biblegateway.com setnaffa

    Well, running across the street in Korea is a bit dangerous and kids do try to imitate what they see on TV…

  • slim

    When did Korea start having traffic laws? (I left in 2004)

  • seouldout

    Whilst living there I drove like a mad taxi driver. The only time I was ever stopped by the police was for jaywalking.

    BTW, the broadcasters still have the prohibition of outlandish hairstyles? It’s what stymied my budding k-pop career.

  • SomeguyinKorea

    Could this be based on a rule that was set up before South Korea became democratic? It’s seems almost as if it’s a pretext, as if the censors fear kids will interpret this as a political message.

  • http://www.sperwerslog.com Sperwer

    When did Korea start having traffic laws? (I left in 2004)

    It didn’t and hasn’t – at least in the sense of legislation that is actually enforced in any sort of coherent, reasonably even-handed fashion and isn’t susceptible to systematic subversion by anyone with a advantageously placed hyungnim or other affine; but, of course, the latter point holds true across the board, not just in terms of traffic regs.

  • red sparrow

    The only reason jaywalking is the only road offense that gets ticketed is because those are the only people the lazy-arsed police can motivate themselves to go after.

    It’s a bit like Britain where you will get arrested for taking a photograph in public but you can stab and kill someone on the street with impunity.