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Moon Hee-jun, formerly of the K-pop boy group H.O.T, is planning to hold a concert celebrating his 20th anniversary this weekend.

The concert is scheduled to take place over three days starting Friday at Lotte Card Art Center in Mapo District, western Seoul.

According to the concert management company, the singer will unveil a portion of the song “Media” (2002), which was withheld due to censorship rules.

At the time of the song’s release, Moon left out a portion of the lyrics that were labeled socially controversial. The lyrics were reportedly in part criticizing the media for being manipulative.

“Having been singing for 20 years, I still fail to see anything has changed,” the singer explained about his decision to reveal the controversial lyrics.

Pointing to the recent mega-hit drama series “Signal” as the impetus for his decision, Moon added, “Although the lyrics of one song won’t do much to change the world, I believe musicians should be allowed a platform on which they can share messages directed at society.”

Moon, both in his time as a member of H.O.T and in his solo days, has brought up social issues including abuse at school, war, suicide and drug use.

By Jeong Byung-ki

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