Production Firm Charged Over R-Rated Eminem Gig

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The Korea Media Rating Board has charged the company that produced a recent concert by rapper Eminem of violating the juvenile protection law by allowing the artist to sing R-rated songs.

Eminen performed 20 songs at the concert "that were classified as harmful to juveniles and differed from the 11 songs that were submitted by Access Entertainment to be performed on stage," the KMRB said on Wednesday. "Foul language was used during the concert, which was also harmful to youngsters."

This is the first time that the KMRB has charged an entertainment company over the contents of a concert. The dispute is expected to heat up debate about letting teenagers attend pop concerts.

"It is common for foreign artists to keep us in the dark until the last minute what songs they are going to perform on stage, and this was the case with the Eminem concert," Access Entertainment said. "There is little we can do about the practice."

englishnews@chosun.com / Aug. 30, 2012 13:29 KST