Rain’s title track Rainism from his 5th album has come under heavy artillery from netizens over it’s sexually explicit lyrics and tv stations have been asked to review the song again over it’s appropriateness to air on tv. MBC Korea issued a statement this morning, “Rainism doesn’t contain any mature content (18+). After reviewing it again, we have given it the ok to air on tv.”
According to someone within MBC, “We have concurred that part of the song lyrics does not refer to sexual acts. The composer was just trying to convey his perspective discreetly by using metaphors. If this is prohibited, it will limit the areas of imagination when composing and writing a song.”
KBS will conduct their second review of Rainism on 23rd October while SBS will stick to their original decision and will not review it again.