Court Removes Harmful Media Status of BEAST’s “On Rainy Days”
On August 25, Cube Entertainment had filed a lawsuit against the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, because BEAST’s first album had received the status of “harmful media.” (Harmful Media: Basically explicit content not appropriate for minors, restricted to those over 19 etc.) The reason was because of the song, “On Rainy Days” that contains lyrics which refer to alcohol consumption.
Cube Entertainment stated on September 9, “On September 5, the court accepted our lawsuit against the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family stating, ‘We came to this decision in order to prevent any damages that would be irrevocable.’”
Before Cube Entertainment, SM Entertainment also had a similar lawsuit in court, where it was decided that having the word “alcohol” in the lyrics of a song does not make that song “harmful media.”
Also, Star News recently revealed that Kara’s Goo Hara and BEAST’s Yong Junhyung have ended their relationship back in July.