Jun Jin from Shinhwa has met with some trouble over his “Wa” music video. Due to it’s overly raunchy concept, it has been slapped with a “ban”.
The Korean Censorship Board had deemed Jun Jin “Wa” music video as being too raunchy and classified it as restricted, only for view for 19 years and above viewers. It will thus be banned from airing on free-to-air tv like KBS, MBC, SBS, etc. The only way to catch the MV is through cable channels and internet.
The MV talks about a guy and girl who meets in a club and rapidly falls heads over heels over each other. To reflect the explosive passion of the lyrics, the MV scenes was filmed as real as possible with scenes of two girls moving their hands all over a seated Jun Jin. The latter also engages in some sexy time with the object of his affection in a secluded spot. (I find it pretty normal)
With Jun Jin having just released his album and needing to find outlets to promote it, this was no doubt a big blow to his plans. JF Story Entertainment expressed, “Our promotion plans will be severely affected if we can’t broadcast this on free-to-air television. As this is his first album after 10 years of being in the business, we tried persuading him to cut out the objectionable scenes to solve this issue. But he refused claiming that it will deviate from the original concept of the MV and won’t be able to reflect what the song really meant.”
“Jun Jin New Decade” was Jun Jin first studio album since his debut in 1998 as Shinhwa so it’s particularly meaningful. He had released a mini album in 2006 “Love Doesn’t Come”. Two years later, Jun Jin had hoped to show fans his new music concept but never did he expect to meet with this setback.