Japan/China Singers

Kumi Koda

Kumi Koda

Kumi Koda

Koda has even explored the themes of sexuality and taboos in her lyrics. While listening to the music of “But”, the first thing that came to Koda’s mind was homosexuality.[95][96] Regarding the theme of homosexuality, Koda said in a interview: “I’m the type of person who thinks that [in a relationship] it doesn’t matter what sex the other person is. No matter who they are, it doesn’t change the ‘I love this person’ feeling, does it?”[fn 4] The video for “Taboo” portrayed homosexuality and other “taboo” subjects to deliver Koda’s message of “there really is no such thing as a taboo”.[97] She also said of “Taboo”‘s themes, “Instead of trying stuff out and experiencing it, we put up a ‘No’ sign, we never try to break the taboos” and “Sometimes we shouldn’t retreat into safety, we should have courage to do things. Those are the feelings in the song.”[98] Such themes are also present in her music videos: she has incorporated her “sexy” image into her videos since “Kiseki” through sexually-charged dances and skin-baring outfits. The video of “Ima Sugu Hoshii” featured two males in sexual positions, and the video of “Juicy”, which also featured sexual posturing, was censored in Taiwan.

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