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Korean Muslim Federation Expresses Complaint Against CL's "MTBD", YG Entertainment Takes Out Portion in the Song

With CL's "MTBD" under fire, the Korean Muslim Federation expresses concern in the portion of the song

Mar 13, 2014 07:51 AM GMT
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CL's solo track "MTBD" ("Mental Breakdown") from 2NE1's 2nd full-length album 'CRUSH' is now a hot topic, with many Muslim listeners reasoning that a portion of the background music which seems to be a reading of a verse from the Quran.

As the Quran is the holy book of Islam, Muslims complained that it is tremendously offensive and it should not be in any song for entertainment purposes.

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The Korea Muslim Federation has now came up with a formal complaint, stating on March 12, "Muslims find this song to be a severe insult and are demanding for the agency to take action including quickly removing it or editing the entire song, and apologizing to Muslims... In the case that they don't comply to the demand, we will take action with the Muslims around the world who find this to be a serious matter."

Currently, YG Entertainment has not issued a statement, however according to a report by Chosun, the agency is reported to have decided to remove the controversial portion from the song.

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