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How Sexy is Too Sexy?

How Sexy is Too Sexy? Its common knowledge that major Korean TV stations such as KBS, SBS, and MBC are notorious for exerting considerable amounts of control over the amount of sexiness in K-pop artists performances. They can force an artist to change his or her (or their, in the case of Hyuna and Hyunseung) choreography with the threat of not airing their songs. But at the same time, Ive seen artists take to the stage with some seriously risque routines. So how exactly do those TV stations determine whats appropriate enough to air and whats so sexy that Korean grandmothers will have to cover their eyes in shame (along with their grandchildrens) if they see it?

To my knowledge, South Korea is typically pretty conservative when compared to the United States. Here in America, many are used to seeing Lady Gaga practically naked, sometimes tied to a bed, and surrounded by scantily-clad, expressionless young men in her music videos. It takes a lot for me to think that something is too sexy, just because of all the exposure Ive already accumulated from American pop culture before becoming a K-pop fan. I dont know how it is for others, but I have never felt offended by the sexiness of a banned K-pop performance.

Perhaps the most recent case of altered choreography due to complaints from the audience about its sexiness is that of Jay Parks Know Your Name. I actually pulled up the performance after I read about it online and sat down to watch the whole thing. It took about half the performance for me to realize why it was bannedat one point during the song, Jay Park gets cozy with a female backup dancer. But if you look carefully enough, they hardly even touch each other during the dance sequence.

To be fair, Jay Parks altered choreography was just as nice, and Im relieved that he chose to alter the choreography though, instead of being turned away by the broadcasting stations. But this situation definitely shows the wide gap in what is considered too provocative in Korea and barely so in the United States. Not only does this show that Jay Park respects the mindsets of Korean fans (hes from the United States, so I doubt that he thought the choreography was too provocative at all), but also his versatility as an artist. Even with a few steps taken out of his routine, he still rocked different stages after that initial performance. Thanks to that, the whole provocative choreography thing died down quickly.

How Sexy is Too Sexy? So what about girl groups? Do they come under fire for sexy choreography? Is that even a question that needs to be asked? Countless girl groups have been criticized for sexy choreography, but one in particular sticks out in my mind. In August of 2010, Rainbow released A, their comeback single. The choreography for A consisted of the ab-dance, which involved the girls lifting up their shirts to show a small strip of stomach during performances. This extremely sensual dance (sarcasm implied) caused Rainbow to be hit with an onslaught of criticism and DSP Media halted promotions only a month after the release of A, even though they released a statement earlier regarding the banning of A performances by many broadcasting companies.

I would argue that girl groups tend to get slammed more for mature choreography than boy groups though. Take 2PM, for example, who just love ripping off their shirts during performances (Im not complaining.) In fact, 2PMs performance isnt complete without the removal of some articles of clothing. So why dont they get ragged on about taking their shirts off and doing touchy-feely dances with female dancers? During their MBC Gayo Daejun segment last year, 2PM performed Back to You. There was shirt-ripping, lots of hip thrusts, dim lighting (my theory for that is that MBC wanted innocent children to have a hard time seeing the performance,) and female dancers clad in booty shorts (gasp!) involved.

The argument for allowing male groups to keep their suggestive performances while banning the suggestive dances of girl groups is a logical one, however. It may not seem fair, but many companies are concerned about the safety of their female groups. A 40-year old man who lusts after 20-year old girls is certainly more dangerous than an ahjumma fan. Companies dont want to put the members of their girl groups in danger by giving them too suggestive of a dance routine. At the same time, however, they have to place a certain amount of sex appeal in their performances and songs to keep fanboys interested. Its a tricky business.

How Sexy is Too Sexy? But things definitely get complicated when you put a guy and a girl together and force them to perform. Last December, Cube Entertainment debuted their highly-anticipated co-ed subunit, Trouble Maker, featuring Hyuna from 4Minute and Hyunseung from BEAST. It was geniusHyuna had enough sex appeal and stage presence for both of them while Hyunseung took the reins with his vocals. It was like Cube Entertainment used a recipe to create the perfect subunit: a girl who can strut her stuff confidently, a guy who can sing, and TONS of sexiness. Bam. The K-pop world didnt even know what it had been hit with.

All joking aside though, the choreography for Trouble Maker was possibly one of the most provocative Ive seen so far in K-pop. I went on an emotional rollercoaster while watching their performances, alternating between amazement at how bold Cube was (having Hyunseung get so handsy with Hyuna onstage) and amusement at their sometimes-awkwardness, which got better later on after they altered the choreography a little. They put on a smoking (and awkward) performance at MBCs Gayo Daejun last year, complete with Hyuna practically sitting on Hyunseungs lap while he smoldered at the audience with an Am I a boss or what expression.

It seems like Hyuna is the one exception though, out of almost all the female artists, who gets away with some extremely provocative performances. Im not sure why that is, especially since shes still pretty young compared with other female artists, but it seems like a trend. Ive come to believe that its because she knows how to balance her cute personality with her sexy performancesBubble Pop had some very suggestive dance steps during the dubstep breakdown, but it was a cute song overall so no one really called her out on it. On the other hand, her earlier single, Change, did get banned from broadcast so Cube has pulled back a little with giving her such blatantly mature choreography.

Im still baffled as to how broadcasting companies (and fans, for that matter) decide when a performance is too sexy and when its okay for airing. I dont think Ill ever understand it either just because of the cultural differences there are between South Korea and the United States, but thats fine. As long as theres YouTube, its okay for us less-easily-offended fans to pull up performances of our favorite boy and girl groups breaking a few taboos with some questionable (and enjoyable) choreography.

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On Could 2, her firm IOK Corporate told Megastar News that they have now notdetermined her return date. “We are still in discussion with the producers,” they continued. The actress is lately receiving clinicalremedy for her injury.

Additionally, tvN representatives clarified that the scheduled press convention for “Dear My Friends” on Might alsofour and the primary broadcast on Can alsothirteen will push through, as part the drama has been pre-produced.

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Girls Days Yura Unearths The Lengths She Is going To For A Excellent Selfieporshia Would possibly 2, 2016 0 On May just 2, Women Day member Yura posted the photo above on her Instagram. Beautiful, right? Well, a couple of moments before, she showed an exclusive behind-the-scenes shot of the troublein the back of the selfie.

In the photo, Yura may also benoticed from at the back of striking a spectacularly awkward pose, with her leg stuck out behind her as she tries to get a positive shot with her head over a flowerbed. Its far from the effortless grace the outcome exudes!

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On May additionally 2, JTBC showed that the 2teams have wrapped up filming on an episode. They also clarified that each one4participants of MAMAMOO and all 3 guys from V.O.S carried out for their teams.

Each week, JTBC’s “Sugar Man” functions two groups of performers and manufacturersevery one led by way of hosts Yoo Jae Suk and Yoo Hee Yeol, who remake vintage hits from the beyondto slot the tastes of 2016. The audience, which is divided by age group, then votes to determine the winning team.

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Lee Hong Ki Displays His Permanent dear For Song Hye Kyoan0ya Might 2, 2016 0 FTISLANDs Lee Hong Ki has once backshown that hes a whole Song Hye Kyo fanboy!

On May just 2, the idol shared a photo of himself cuddling with a Song Hye Kyo pillow on his Instagram. He wrote, I recently switched out my room fragrance. #Mamonde #OrientalFlowerGarden #ThePowerOfFlowersToYou #Snoring #Hangover

All informal and relaxedbelow his blanket, Lee Hong Ki appears happy about the presence of both Song Hye Kyo and a new room diffuser. He has prior to now named Song Hye Kyo as his ideal type, and has always shown his love for the actress.

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A teaser for their debut album’s name song Dream Girls used to be released on May just 2, and netizens were fastto indicate scenes that resemble portions of Girls Generation’s 2007 debut music video “Into The New World.

The acknowledged scenes are those of Yu Yeonjung portraying an aspiring style designer, Kim Chungha dancing boldly on a suite of stairs, and Zhou Jieqiong (Pinky) appearing graceful ballet turns, which audiencein comparison to the components of Girls Generations YoonA, Hyoyeon, and Seohyun respectively in Into The New World.

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His concert entitled Yong Junhyung – 1st MINI LIVE is set to be held in V Hall, Seoul on May just 6. As the venue handiestsuits up to 1,000 fans at a time, he'll put on two 80-minute shows: the primary one starts at 4:30 p.m. and the 2d one at 7:30 p.m.

Despite having no initial plans of promoting his new task single, Yong Junhyung determinedto hang a small-scale concert to attach to his fans, who have patiently waited for BEASTs domestic activities. DAVII, who teamed up with Yong Junhyung for the special single, is expected to make an appearance during the concert.

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On April 2, she surprised fans with her new look during the are livingfilmcommunicateconsultation for the movie Canola broadcast via Navers V app.

Responding to curious fans, the actress explained, I rarely dye or perm my hair, yet while appearing in a drama, I discovered myself in a scenario where I had to receive both treatments two to 3 times per month. She rocked long curly locks at thelately ended Cheese in the Trap.

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The teams comeback schedule, which was once shared last month, said that theyd be explaining What Is MMM? on May 2. Theyve fulfilled their promise throughpronouncing on May 2 that theyll be dropping a pre-release track that includes MAMAMOO member Wheein!