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ONCEs Shocked As One Of TWICE’s Songs Gets Banned For The First Time!

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Nov 13, 2021 04:13 AM EST

The 12th of November was a special day for ONCEs (the fandom name of TWICE) as JYP Entertainment's TWICE dropped their third full album, "Formula of Love: O+T=<3"!

"Formula of Love: O+T=<3" contained 14 songs, including the title track "Scientist." But amidst the immediate success of their most recent album, the K-pop girl group had a song banned for the very first time for an absurd reason.

Notably, South Korea is known to be especially keen when it comes to censorship on television. More specifically, the broadcasting company KBS is particularly strict when they broadcast certain content.

Prior to releasing the songs of K-pop groups or artists, the tracks must get an assessment with KBS to make sure the lyrics of their respective songs meet the requirement of the company's regulations. 

Any K-pop songs with bad language, curses, and/or vulgar words or phrases are notably filtered out and will not be allowed to be broadcast by KBS.

Furthermore, although it is rare for K-pop groups, specifically K-pop girl groups, to have songs that are not broadcasted, it still happens every once and a while. 

This was recently evident as it was announced that one of TWICE's songs on "Formula of Love: O+T=<3" was rejected by KBS as the broadcasting company believed that the song lyrics had vulgar language and curse words.

Netizens and ONCEs were shocked that one of TWICE's songs in "Formula of Love: O+T=<3"  did not pass the requirement asked by KBS to broadcast and share their song. 

The title of TWICE's track in "Formula of Love: O+T=<3" that was banned from the broadcast is "ICON"! Although the song is banned on KBS, fans and netizens can still listen to the track on Spotify, YouTube, iTunes, and other music streaming sites.

Stay ruined for more news and updates regarding your favorite K-pop artists!

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