Psy’s Rock Star Turn

As Psy’s new single, “Gentleman,” challenges “Gangnam Style” for the title of most-viewed video, the South Korean singer-rapper has managed to upset the kind of people who should be doing all they can to help him achieve his goals.

State-funded KBS, one of Korea’s main broadcasting companies, has banned the video because in the opening shot Psy kicks over an orange traffic cone that says “no parking.”

According to KBS, such an image promotes the “abuse of public property” and thus violates the company’s broadcasting codes.

KBS was also quick to point out that it has banned other videos in the past for the same reason, though it could be argued that Psy probably did the kicking just to evoke such a reaction.