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Wednesday 1 October 2014

Psy’s Gentleman video banned by South Korea for traffic cone kick scene

South Korean rapper Psy has released his new song Gentleman
South Korean rapper Psy has released his new song Gentleman
Rapper Jae-Sang Park aka PSY arrives at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
Rapper Jae-Sang Park aka PSY arrives at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

Broadcaster KBS has blacklisted Psy’s new music video for Gentleman because Psy can be seen 'abusing public property'.

In the opening sequence the rapper kicks a traffic cone that says “No parking” before laughing uproariously and pointing at the camera.

An anonymous statement released by the broadcaster today said the scene doesn’t meet its high public standards as a broadcaster.

Gentleman was published on YouTube on Saturday and has already been watched more than 145,000 times.

It follows the success of the South Korean rapper’s Gangnam Style which has become the most-watched video on YouTube with 1.5 billion hits.

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