The president of KBS has announced that JYJ can request for a re-evaluation regarding their banned song, “Pierrot“.
On October 4th, congressman Jun Byung Hun confronted the president at the Ministry of Culture Korea Communications Commission, and asked, “You banned JYJ’s ‘Pierrot’, citing reasons that ‘P.S.M.’ [in their lyrics] targeted a specific individual. What exactly are your standards?”
President Kim responded, “According to the review board, the lyrics that were deemed as problematic in JYJ’s ‘Pierrot’ was that ‘P.S.M.’ targeted a specific individual. JYJ’s representatives explained that it stood for ‘professional’, ‘success’, and ‘music’, but this explanation does not make sense, considering the overall meaning of the lyrics.”
He continued, “They are welcome to resubmit their song for another evaluation.”
Congressman Jun fired back, “Is KBS the spokesperson for Lee Soo Man? The person that wrote the lyrics clarified that it was not about him, why are you not believing that? Must you interpret P.S.M. to stand for Lee Soo Man?”
President Kim replied, “The review board claimed that it was a common name to associate. I will ask that they interpret it with more flexibility.”