Wednesday, May 25, 2016

MOGEF says Tahiti isn't hot

The new AOA was rated for ages 15 and older while seemingly making attempts to be modest, but while Tahiti was suggestively rolling their hips like any kpop group and even wore real bikinis and had slomo wet boob shots and a member taking a bubble bath, they were rated for ages 12 and over. Such a low age rating from MOGEF is basically a declaration that the material is pure as the driven snow, so in this case it's clearly a message that they think Tahiti isn't sexy at all. How rude, withholding from these hardworking nugus the scandal-boost they need to gain some street cred.

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    1. Damn shame since they have some good songs and hot members.

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  2. Hasn't censorship in Korea always been crazy? I remeber when f(x) had to change the lyrics to ''Red Light'' because Krystal said ''Catipillar'' which is some brand name/ factory (?).

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    1. Where does the current state of censorship leave popular indie dance cover/semi-idols like Bambino? Nugus they sure ain't!

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    2. I'm not even sure who Bambino is.

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    3. Bambino are perma nugus in the mainstream. Not because of censorship, but because Korea itself really is rather conservative, and in fact most countries don't have a place for that in the mainstream. They are pretty well known as a university dance troupe to let the college kids get a bit wild (in the US, club hiphop moves in to fill this role) but their only single charted like shit even though a sizable base already knew they existed. If you're in Korea in college and Bambino is doing a show on campus/nearby, you'll probably go out to see them, and it'll probably be a show with several other similar acts. However, this passive reception of a live act is the nature of their popularity, not forming a legit fandom or taking them too seriously as a kpop group.

      Because they are so sexual and mostly dance cover other songs, this is likely the exact business model they are aiming for, and their single was more to legitimize them just enough for vendors and possibly some rules for the government subsidies for kpop groups. If they were in North/South America they'd probably be a group that partners with shows put on by beer companies or something. If they really wanted a serious following as a normal kpop group (I don't think they do), I don't know if they could even find it in Brazil like Wa$$up (who performs on national kpop shows in Korea). They would probably find larger receptive crowds at some festival down there, though.

      They definitely aren't an indie group trying to break into the mainstream kpop scene like Crayon Pop was. They have an entirely different business model and social role.

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  3. speaking of rated over 15 stuff, have you seen this trailer for jessica's new film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6zS63hcrdk

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    1. Hahaha, Sica made the right decision focusing on getting big in China. Making movies like this seems way more fun than staying in the idol grind.

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    2. "This is my playroom." I started laughing immediately.

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