Rude rockers get suspended sentences for raunchy stunt
Seoul Southern District Court said yesterday that Shin Hyun-bum and Oh Chang-rae, musicians from an underground punk band called The Couch who exposed their genitals during a live MBC broadcast in July, received a 10-month suspended sentence and an eight-month suspended sentence, respectively, both with a two year probation.
“Their behavior clearly interfered with the business of the MBC and violated laws pertaining to public performances,” the court said. “Their conduct shocked viewers who believed penalties were necessary.”
The court said it was the band members’ youthful impulsive ways that triggered the incident, adding that the sentences were suspended because the two had spent enough time reflecting on their conduct while detained in holding cells.
The incident occurred in MBC’s live television show, “Music Camp.” While a punk band called Rux was performing, Mr. Shin and Mr. Oh pulled their pants down and danced with their genitals exposed.