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Posted : 2009-12-08 14:44
Updated : 2009-12-08 14:44

G-Dragon’s Suggestive Concert Creates Stir


G-Dragon performs during his solo concert at the Gymnastics Stadium in Olympic Park, Seoul, Sunday. / Korea Times
By Cho Jae-hyon
Staff Reporter

K-pop idol G-Dragon, the leader of popular boy group Big Bang, has created a huge stir with his sexually-charged performance at his first solo concert.

At the "Shine a Light" concert held at the Gymnastics Stadium in Olympic Park on Dec. 5 and 6, his two-hour charismatic solo performances wowed his fans and the audience.

However, the 21-year-old singer has been the center of disputes concerning the staging of his highly suggestive performance with a female dancer at a sold out concert to 50,000 fans, mostly teenagers.

While singing "Breathe" off his first album, he performed a few suggestive sexual acts with the female dancer on a bed on stage, with heavy breathing and moaning coming out of the speakers.

In the following song "She's Gone,"the violent background video clip also raised controversy. In the scene, G-Dragon chases a girl and stabs her in the back.

The concert was rated 12 years and older.

Many netizens posted comments critical of the lewdness of the performance.

"He went a bit too far, given it's rated 12," a netizen with the ID azalea said. Some others called the show, "Shocking" and "too lewd and violent."

As complaints mounted, an official from YG Entertainment said, "As we made preparations in line with the songs, the (suggestive) level of the performance went a bit higher. But please look at this from the perspective that G-Dragon is now an adult."

Weeks before the concert, his agency YG Entertainment said: ``We are investing to the fullest to bring the best show for G-Dragon, who is not only an icon in music, but also in fashion. We are planning to offer the best performance for both the ears and eyes.''

G-Dragon is not new to controversy. The singer stirred fans and music experts when he released his first solo album ``Heartbreaker'' in August. Some of his songs, including `Heartbreaker'' and ``Butterfly,'' were said to have been plagiarized.



지드래곤 콘서트 외설 논란

아이돌그룹 빅뱅의 리더 지드래곤의 첫 단독 콘서트가 외설 논란에 휩싸였다.

콘서트 도중 여성 댄서와 성행위를 연상시키는 퍼포먼스를 선보였다는 것인데 콘서트장에 10대 청소년팬들이 많았다는 점에서 부적절했다는 지적이다.

지드래곤은 5-6일 서울 방이동 올림픽공원 체조경기장에서 '샤인 어 라이트(Shine a Light)'라는 이름으로 콘서트를 가졌다.

콘서트는 지드래곤이 빅뱅으로 데뷔한 이후 3년 만에 처음으로 가진 단독 행사였으며 만12세 이상 입장할 수 있었다. 행사장에는 대부분 10대인 5만여명이 운집했다.

논란은 지드래곤이 '브리드'를 부르는 도중 불거졌다. 지드래곤은 침대에서 쇠사슬에 묶인 여성 댄서와 함께 다리를 포개는 등 성관계를 하는 듯한 모습을 연출해 주위를 놀라게 했다.

이어진 무대도 충격적이었다. 지드래곤이 '쉬즈 곤'을 부를 때 함께 상영된 뮤직비디오에는 지드래곤이 자신으로부터 벗어나려는 여인을 칼로 찌르는 장면이 포함돼 있었다.

많은 네티즌들은 공연의 음란성에 비판적인 글을 올렸다.

아잘리아란 아이디를 가진 한 네티즌은 ``12살 제한이라는 점을 감안하면 지나쳤다''고 잘라 말했다. 다른 네티즌들도 `충격' `지나친 외설 및 폭력'으로 단정했다.

논란이 이어지자 YG 엔터테인먼트의 한 관계자는 ``노래에 맞춰 준비했기 때문에 공연의 음란성이 지나친 면이 있다. 하지만 지드래곤이 이제 성인이 됐다는 관점에서 봐주었으면 좋겠다''고 해명했다.

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