South Korea takes the dignity of its traffic cones very, very seriously. As you've likely heard by now, Psy has released his long-anticipated followup to his international hit "Gangnam Style." The new single, "Gentleman," follows the singer as he behaves like anything but. The video has already garnered some 144.6 million views on YouTube, but the South Korean network KBS has banned the clip for one very specific reason. In the first few seconds, Psy walks up and kicks a traffic cone that reads, "No Parking."

KBS has labeled the video inappropriate because of the cone punt, saying, "KBS' standards are very different from the internet, online broadcaster or cable channels. This is because network TV is watched by everyone regardless of gender and age. Infants or children haven't fully developed a standard for judgement and tend to believe and follow what's shown on television."

Think of the children, Psy. You can watch the clip below for yourself. Just don't blame us if you're compelled to direct some violence towards an innocent cone.



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      rx4kx
      • 1 Year Ago
      what does this have to do with autos? ya, somehow that got past the editor. c'mon man.
      John Ralphio
      • 1 Year Ago
      If the music video didn't encourage me to kick traffic cones, the response from KBS certainly would.
      John Glanton
      • 1 Year Ago
      My dog loves to attack traffic cones. If he sees one he immediately grabs it and shakes it and tries to rip the base off then he wants to carry it home. Clearly we won\'t be taking him to Seoul. I don\'t think he would fit in very well in Korea.
      kuntknife
      • 1 Year Ago
      I work in citry transportation, and when I scrolled down to find Psy kicking a pylon I had to quicly unplug my computer. Why would autoblog post such NSFW pictures?! If someone saw me looking at that, I'd be luckly to just lose my job.
      snap_understeer_ftw
      • 1 Year Ago
      So, is autocrossing is illegal in S Korea for the same reason?
        Rieku Ame
        • 1 Year Ago
        @snap_understeer_ftw
        LOL!!! No, but you do get more than just a time penalty if you hit one during your run.
      Chris Barbieri
      • 1 Year Ago
      All that, and they're worried about traffic cones? LOL For some reason, this guy reminds me a little bit of the Asian guy in the 'Hangover' movies.
      • 1 Year Ago
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        derekwilkinson
        • 1 Year Ago
        Kill those — Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives Kill those — Yankees who ordered them to torture Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law, and fathers Kill them all slowly and painfully that was a Psy song. And this guy performed for Obama. Need I say more???
          straferhoo
          • 1 Year Ago
          @derekwilkinson
          No, that song is by a heavy metal band, and Psy was singing with them. Since when do people care about metal lyrics? They are supposed to be controversial.
          HydraulicDragon
          • 1 Year Ago
          @derekwilkinson
          Yes, Lisa. I'm pretty sure they did.
        Jesus!
        • 1 Year Ago
        Look who is in the white house. Are you really shocked?
      ravingricefarmer
      • 1 Year Ago
      for people bringing up anti-america from psy, should research on context on how that song came about. short list: -american tank runs over two 14 yr old girls -around same timeframe american solders rape korean girls -everyone involved were unpunished, "protected by law" -all koreans are furious of feeling like pawns of american presence as a korean, would you not be mad? over 80% of young koreans during this time were anti-american.
        Grant Han Lee
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ravingricefarmer
        It was not an American tank that ran over the girls. It was an armored vehicle, and had an unfortunate accident hitting the girls. The soldiers who drove the vehicle were unaware of the girls walking by, and they were sincerely remorseful of the incident, deeply apologizing for what happened and even asked for forgiveness. For every American soldier who rapes a Korean girl, there are thousands of Korean men raping Korean girls, so I don't know what your point is. I'm a Korean, and I'm only grateful of the presence of American soldiers -- if it wasn't for them, we'd be pawns in the hands of mad men like Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Un.
          Grant Han Lee
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Grant Han Lee
          I would also add that It is Psy's music video that objectifies women as mere sexual objects that causes real rape of women.
          Awhattup
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Grant Han Lee
          It was an armored tank.. the biggest one in fact, the M88 Hercules.
          clquake
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Grant Han Lee
          Rape is not about sex, it's about power.
      Mazdaspeed6
      • 1 Year Ago
      Psy has even infested my favorite car website. It's a sad day for music and car lovers.
      Lefil001
      • 1 Year Ago
      Psy sucks, his music sucks, and a large part of the human race sucks for liking his stupid video. No amount of money can change that.
      Shiftright
      • 1 Year Ago
      I thought this moron's 15 minutes had passed
      • 1 Year Ago
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