The reggae artist SKULL is back with a totally controversial music video that will surely shake your principles.
‘DEH PON TOP’ music video is placed in a very poor neighborhood in Jamaica where SKULL seems to be having lots of fun with friends and…weed.
This might not be a big problem for the people in the west, but weed is extremely prohibited in Korea, not to mention that it’s a major taboo. In this case, how will South Korean TV channels react to this video? Check it out for yourself first:
We can not actually see SKULL smoking in the MV because it was censored, but it’s not exactly like we don’t know what he’s doing. The drug travels from hand to hand and there’s smoke everywhere. SKULL and his friends even manage to get away from the cops by pretending that they’re not doing anything.
Seeing by this point of view, it’s obvious that the video should be censored, but what about SKULL’s rights as an artist? He sings reggae, which comes from Jamaica, and the video was obviously made to praise and emphasize the country. In Jamaica, weed is known as “ganja” and even though it’s not legal, it’s very popular. The singer clearly wanted to make the vibe of the music video loyal to the reality of Jamaica.
So, if he’s not in Korea and the parts where he actually smokes were already censored, would it make sense to ban the music video? Of course there lots of other controversial aspects. The are, for example, girls dancing very suggestively to SKULL, but none of them are from Korea and even less from a Korean company, they’re just dancing like they want to.
How far should the broadcasting laws go against artist rights? If it was up to you, what would be the destiny of SKULL’s music video?
Edited by: KareBare
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