5 K-dramas punished for having hot, brutal violence scenes: Ji Chang Wook received a fine from KCSC for having nude scenes
Although these are all blockbusters, these Korean series is still heavily punished for having elements of sexual harassment, abuse of hot scenes and horrific violence.
In recent years, Korean dramas have had a bold transformation when exploiting many sensitive elements from erotic scenes, nudity to violence to attract audiences. However, this is the reason why many Korean dramas have been heavily criticized and fined by the Korean Communications Standards Commission (KCSC).
1. It’s Okay To Not Be Okay
It is undeniable that ‘It’s Okay To Not Be Okay’ starring Kim Soo Hyun – Seo Ye Ji is one of the most prominent Korean dramas of 2020. However, the KCSC issued a notice to severely sanction the series because the female lead Seo Ye Ji abused obscene words in the prime time frame, especially those referring to genitals. This is considered sexual harassment and has a negative effect on minors. Nearly half a month after the drama ended, It’s Okay To Not Be Okay was fined by the Korean Communications Standards Commission because the content did not conform to the standard rules.
2. Love in the Moonlight
‘Love in the Moonlight’ was a hit K-drama in 2017 when the ratings of the last episodes exceeded 20%. However, the drama also encountered many problems because of Kim Yoo Jung‘s topless scenes and kissing scenes. In the drama, Kim Yoo Jung disguised herself as a man, so she had to wear a cloth to bind her breasts. The KCSC then issued a notice of punishment, asked the crew to cut the scene, and even had a meeting to discuss whether to let underage actors play adult roles.
3. The Last Empress
Not only does it include many steamy scenes, The Last Empress is also “called out” for its brutal violent scenes. The KCSC also affirmed that these scenes have a negative effect on the audience, causing a part of young viewers to have a negative perception.
4. The K2
K-drama fans used to go insane because of the flawless visuals of the handsome actor Ji Chang Wook in The K2. However, few people know that this drama had to receive a penalty from KCSC for Ji Chang Wook‘s nude fight scene in a public bathroom. Although this scene was censored, KCSC still found the scene inappropriate and offensive and issued a fine.
5. The World of the Married
The World of the Married is the Korean drama with the highest rating in the history of cable networks. However, The World of the Married could not escape the same fate as the above dramas due to the abuse of violent scenes and insensitive scenes. According to KCSC, various scenes of the wife being physically assaulted or the female employee seducing her boss are considered morally decadent, cruel and contrary to the criteria set forth by widely released productions on media platforms.