The girl band Dalshabet’s latest video ‘Hey Mr. Joker’ was banned in televisions across South Korea. The song starts as – “Hey Mr Joker, why are you shaking me up….”
The innocent sounding lyrics sounds quite different in the ears of the Korean audience.
In Korea, the word “joker” is written “조커,” and is pronounced “Joh-kuh.”
The word “joh” in Korean is a man’s penis. That is not all, “kuh” means ‘big’ in Korean.
Now, when the word together is no longer as innocent as it sounds. When the girls sing the lyrics “Joker, I want it, I am out of breath, baby good night,” it has a whole new meaning to the Korean audience.
With concerns of sexual references in its lyrics of the song, KBS has banned the song in Korea.