SHINee Jonghyun‘s song “Rewind” from his latest album “Poet | Artist” was banned from broadcast on KBS. They banned it because of the Japanese lyrics contained in the song.
The lyrics in question are, “いち に さん もう一回だけ(もう一回だけ)“, which is translated to “One two three, one more time.”
KBS has a history of banning songs that contain Japanese in them.
They had also banned PENTAGON‘s “DEMO_01”, Crayon Pop‘s “Uh-ee” and more solely because of their brief Japanese lyrics.
Much like the majority of his album, “Rewind” was written, composed and arranged by Jonghyun himself.
Unfortunately, fans will not be able to hear to “Rewind” on KBS stations.
Listen to the full song below: