Censorship Ruling On Controversial “Moonlight Drawn By Clouds” Scenes Announced
The Korea Communications Standards Commission (KCSC) has come to a decision regarding a kiss scene and a changing scene in the KBS2 drama “Moonlight Drawn By Clouds.”
It was previously reported that a scene from episode one, when Kim Yoo Jung’s character, Hong Ra On, is changing clothes and is shown wrapping her chest with bandages in order to disguise herself as a boy, was under review by the KCSC after viewers sent in complaints, saying it was overly revealing because Kim Yoo Jung is a minor. Along with that scene, the kiss scene between Park Bo Gum and Kim Yoo Jung was also under review. On October 19 KST, the KCSC announced that it will send KBS an official recommendation regarding these types of scenes. It explained, “Fundamentally speaking, it is wrong to cast a minor when there is a revealing scene or kiss scene in the script. If an adult had performed these scenes, there would be no problem at all.”
Actress Kim Yoo Jung is currently 16 years old. According to broadcast standards and laws, anyone under 19 is considered a minor. The KCSC stated, “The biggest problem is whether a minor can play an adult role. One might say that since the standards are ambiguous anyway, why not just let it go, but if we go easy on Kim Yoo Jung, who is 16 years and 10 months, then later on, there will be questions on whether we should let a 15-year-old do the same thing. We need to discuss whether we can continue to let minors play adult roles. We are worried about young adults being provocatively exposed.”
What do you think about the KCSC’s decision?
The kiss scene is from episode seven, which you can watch below.
*Although Kim Yoo Jung was born in 1999, the statement from KCSC states that she is 16 years old and 10 months, which is almost 17 years old, because 2016 hasn’t finished yet. We know, it’s confusing.