Previously, “Backstreet Rookie” was swept up in controversy for displaying sexually suggestive materials together with a scene wherein an underage pupil approaches an grownup for cigarettes and finally ends up kissing him, a scene involving intercourse employees, a digicam angle sweeping up from backside of highschool college students dancing at karaoke, an express scene of a webtoon writer having a shower, a room with a nude feminine portrait, and a scene wherein an writer made moaning noises whereas drawing an express webtoon that emphasised a lady’s physique.
According to a report by Media Today, “Backstreet Rookie” has acquired 6,384 civil complaints. A consultant of Korea Communications Standards Commission (KOCSC) acknowledged, “This is this system that has acquired the best variety of civil complaints within the final yr. Even with out limiting the time interval, it’s positively one of many biggest variety of complaints acquired.”
KOCSC’s subcommittee (chairwoman Heo Mi Sook) held a gathering in Seoul on July 8, they usually selected listening to a “assertion of opinion” from the manufacturing group after figuring out that the primary episode of “Backstreet Rookie” (June 19 broadcast) violated provisions of broadcasting rules together with “sustaining class” and “broadcasting language.” The means of conducting a “assertion of opinion” entails calling a consultant of the broadcasting firm for this system in query to clarify the rationale for creating such a broadcast. This was determined by all 5 members of the deliberation committee.
The deliberation committee additionally criticized the drama’s ranking. Committee member Park Sang Soo shared, “The cause why there are such a lot of civil complaints is that the webtoon ‘Backstreet Rookie’ was rated 19+, however they tried to alter it to 15+. However, they have been careless when it got here to issues like modifying. Language that was closely sexually suggestive and lewd have been used indiscriminately. Although it’s a drama, the moral and emotional hurt to youngsters is nice.” Another committee member additionally added, “It doesn’t look like a 15+ ranking.”
Committee member Kang Jin Sook additionally took concern with the commodification of ladies. The committee member commented, “When wanting on the webtoon, feminine youngsters are sexually objectified by way of the attitude of males. Since that webtoon was used as the unique work, the drama additionally has many problematic scenes commodifying girls.” Chairwoman Heo Mi Sook additionally questioned whether or not the drama might be loved along with relations. She acknowledged, “The directing used within the webtoon is felt in numerous locations of the drama. There is a elementary downside.”
People who filed the complaints for “Backstreet Rookie” acknowledged that the drama sexually objectified underage girls and included suggestive scenes. Following the controversies, the problematic scenes have been taken out of replay VOD companies.
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