SM Entertainment files a lawsuit in support of S.M The Ballad

March 9, 2011 at 7:53 am | Posted in Kyuhyun, News/Rumors, Pictures/Videos, SM BALLAD, Wonderboys | 7 Comments

SM Entertainment has filed a lawsuit against the unfair judgment which deemed S.M The Ballad’s album as ‘inappropriate for youths’.

According to the Seoul Administrative Court, SM Entertainment filed a lawsuit against the Ministry of Gender, Equality, & Family, stating, ”We cannot accept the judgment which was made with imprecise standards.”

The Ministry of Gender, Equality, & Family deemed S.M The Ballad’s track, “Another Day“, as inappropriate for anyone under legal age due to the lyrics’ references to alcohol (“Drunk on alcohol so that I don’t miss you” and “If you fall asleep drunk, you dream“).

Yet representatives of SM Entertainment are claiming this judgment to be ridiculous. One particular representative expressed their opinion to Star News, saying “We don’t understand why they would flag it for inappropriate content based on references to alcohol. They didn’t consider the charm of the song as a whole. Judging by specific words impedes the writers’ freedom of expression.”

Last November, Super Junior’s Kyuhyun, SHINee’s Jonghyun, TRAX’s Jay and Jino worked together for a project group named ‘S.M The Ballad’. However, since the album was deemed as inappropriate for youths, fans under 19 years old was unable to purchase the album.

Source: Star News via Nate
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Seriously! I support SM for this


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  1. Lol i thought they’re banning SMTB because they’re just too hot to handle^^ But seriously inappropriate lyrics?! Boooo!! Sooo lame!! SME u go and defend our boys! This time you’re law suit is miraculously rational lol!!

  2. This is retarded hahhaha.

  3. this so lame!!


  5. Ridiculously lmao!

  6. i think this is hilarious because they’re completely ignoring hot times, which is absolutely about sex, in favor of another day, just because it mentions alcohol like twice. not that i think this album should be restricted, because i don’t. i just think the ministry is being a little ridiculous.

  7. this is just stupid seriously this song was practically stating what most adults do when they miss some one to the point where they cant handle it =.= alot of adults stat that drinking it a good way to calm you down and help you forget about things you dont want to remember. in no way is this song encouraging drinking for youngsters lol they lyrics arent even about drinking its about love and wanting to hold someone even if they break up with you.

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