Ruling Orders Rain To Clean Up ‘Rainism’November 24, 2008 at 5:55 pm | Posted in Music | 5 Comments
The lyrics of singer Rain’s ‘Rainism’ that came under heavy criticism due to it’s risky content has been amended.
On October 28th, The Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs under the influence of The Commission on Youth Protection decided that ‘Rainism’ could cause emotional damage to the character of young teens and as a result ordered ‘Not Suitable For People Under 19 Years Old’ stickers to be attached on the album.
Right away, Rain made some changes to the lyrics and starting on the 23rd, online music sites will be providing a ‘Rainism Clean Version.’ The lyrics that came under fire were ‘My magic stick is spinning inside your trembling body’ and ‘You can’t feel beyond my body shake’ and they will be changed to ‘Feel the rhythm digging into my heart yes I know Feel my soul’ and ‘Our one and only Rainism.’ The new clean version will also be added to the album for sale in stores.
During the time of the criticism Rain’s company J.Tune Entertainment made clear that, “Magic stick refers to the one used in the choreography. It was not written with any hidden meaning behind it,” however The Commission on Youth Protection ruled that such an explanation was not sufficient enough.
In the meantime, the criticism that caused broadcasting station KBS, MBC and others to re-examine ‘Rainism’ decided that it was not a large problem.
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