In November, the album MIROTIC was banned from the youth under the age of 19. The Commission of Youth Protection(I'll be calling them CYP from now on) has labeled Mirotic in the same catigory as "Rainism". For those that don't know, Rainsim is an album by 비(Bi); Rain. Rainism was said to be harmful and detrimental to youths. The CYP are saying that Mirotic is 'harmful and detrimental' to youths too. The reason for banning Rainism was for inappropriate lyrics, and Mirotic is being banned for that same reason.
On December 4th, the banning went into effect. The song 주문(spell) Mirotic is banned from playing on radio station until after 10 PM. For concerts and performances, the lyrics will be changed if they want to perform it. They are already done promoting Mirotic and are promoting Wrong Number, so they thought the banning wouldn't be too extreme, but this banning is an embarrassment to SM Entertainment and to DBSK.
SM Entertainment has started to fight back for Mirotic. SM. ENT will, starting next week, file legal caseagainst this to the Justice Court/ District Court. It was agreed that SM Entertainment would have a 'Cleaner' version of 주문 Mirotic, but they feel like it is very unfair to them. The CYP said that the song lyrics and also the title of the song's, Spell - Mirotic, meaning is harmful and overly sexual. The lyrics included. Explanation of the real meanings of the lyrics and the title of the album was given to the CYP. SM has explained that the title JUMUN - Mirotic is far from the meaning of erotic or anything sexual like the association is taking it.
News of this has spread over to Japan's Media and Japan as started to ban the song as well. The Japanese Single is getting the age ban just as Korea did. The Japanese version of Mirotic has reached number one on the Oricon Charts many times already and has also won the Golden Artists Award at the " Best hit Gayo Awards" Japan.