Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Girl Groups go sexy

This is something else I have spoke about before how I wish more girl groups would drop the sexy act even though it does sell well.


I had hugely high hopes for AOA I was looking forward to  a girl band and loved their style but then they became sexy and what happened to the band aspect ?

I wish there was a group that stayed true to their true personalities and selves to their musical interests. Normally if you are a band you do your band thing not  idol stuff. As a band you have more leeway in not needing to do dances with your music since you are supposed to be playing your instruments that is what being a band is all about after all  isn't it?

the other groups don't bother me too much but this one group has ALWAYS bothered me I know Sex sells but Originality sells as well! yes  those 4 other groups did not get very far by being cutesy all the time but cute isn't favored when they know they can get sexy  nothing wrong with mixing the two  but I think there should be a balance there is no originality anymore it's now who is the sexiest dancer who wears the sexiest clothes? Cuteness gets high points as well with fans so why not mix the two nothing wrong with that but  AOAs development really bothers me.

Journalism in Korea

I recently read an article that pointed out that it's not just the entertainment industry that is skewed in SK which many of us have known for a long while. This article was very interesting to me so I wanted to share it.

Fans of Korean entertainment often bemoan how terrible reporting can be on celebrity news. Whether it’s falsified stories about girl group members leaving the idol world forever, biased reporting towards certain entertainers or articles on news portals mysteriously disappearing, many people feel that there is serious room for improvement in the reporting and ethics of Korean entertainment journalism.
But this all pales into insignificance when compared with the issues facing political and current affairs journalism in South Korea right now. Issues so serious that many analysts are warning that the free press may be in danger under President Park Geun-hye’s government.

to learn more please read the article in the below link


Kpocalypse is 2015 going to be a better year?

2014 Was definitely a bad year for Korean Entertainers I would like to do a recap of 2014 and some of the things that shook the Entertainers worlds. Hopefully Kpocalypse is in the past now

First I will list everything fans have considered big news and such.

NON-ENTERTAINMENT: Sewol Ferry tragedy

Relationship News
DATING: Yoona-Lee Seunggi
DATING: Sooyoung-Jung Kyungho
DATING: Tiffany-Nichkhun
DATING: Taeyeon-Baekhyun
DATING: Sulli-Choiza
DATING: Gong Hyojin-Lee Jinwook
DATING: Kim Minhee-Jo Insung
DATING: Wonbin-Lee Nayoung
DATING: Park Jisung-Kim Minji
DATING: Kim Yuna-Kim Wonjoong
DATING: Minah-Son Heungmin
DATING: Jang Woohyun-Japanese actress Yoomin
DATING: Joo Jihoon-Gain
DATING: Sung Yuri dating golfer Ahn Sunghyun
DATING: Sangchu dating dentist
DATING: Shin Sungrok-Kim Joowon
DATING: Shin Junghwan dating a non-celeb
DATING: So Yihyun-In Gyojin
DATING: Shindong-Kang Shinae (model)

DENIED: Kim Suk Hoon and Lee So Yeon dating rumours denied
DENIED: Ex-After School member Yoo Soyoung and baseball player Shim Soo Chang dating rumours denied
DENIED: SHINee's Jonghyun and Lee Yoobi dating rumours denied
DENIED: Park Shinhye and Lee Minho dating rumours denied
DENIED: Ex-KARA member Jiyoung and Supernova's Geonil dating rumours denied
DENIED: Sungjoon and Suzy dating rumours denied
DENIED: Jessica and Tyler Kwon dating rumours denied + marriage rumours denied
DENIED: So Yi Hyun and Kim Hyung Jun dating rumours denied
DENIED: Wassup's Nari-Sehun dating rumours denied
DENIED: Kang Dongwon and Song Hyegyo dating rumours denied
DENIED: Chansung and Liu Yan dating rumours denied
DENIED: Kris and Xu Jinglei (director) dating rumours denied
DENIED: Park Taehwan and Brave Girls' Yejin dating rumours denied
DENIED: Jung Woosung and a non-celeb dating rumours denied
DENIED: Eric and Na Hyemi dating rumours denied
DENIED: Hong Jinho and Lady Jane dating rumours denied
DENIED: Son Hoyoung and Ami dating rumours denied
DENIED: Suzy and Lee Jongsuk dating rumours denied
DENIED: Luna and non-celebrity (childhood friend) dating rumours denied
DENIED: Gong Hyojin and Jo Insung dating rumours denied

MARRIAGE: CSJH Lina gets married to musical star Jang Seungjo
MARRIAGE: Lee Yoonji marries a dentist
MARRIAGE: Chinese actress, Tangwei marries Korean director Kim Taeyong
MARRIAGE: Lyn & Lee Soo get married
MARRIAGE: Bumkey marries non-celeb

BREAK-UP: Chun Jungmyung and non-celeb breakup
BREAK-UP: Hyoyeon-Kim Junhyung breakup
BREAK-UP: Kimbum-Moon Geunyoung breakup
BREAK-UP: Ji Hyunwoo-Yoo Inna breakup
BREAK-UP: Kim Woobin-Yoo Jiahn (model) breakup

CONFUSION: G-Dragon and Kiko Mizuhara, dating or not MESS

COMEBACK: G.O.D makes comeback after 9 years
COMEBACK: Buzz reunites for a comeback after 10 years
COMEBACK: Fly to the sky makes comeback after 5 years

DEATH: Supporting Actor Woo Bongshik commits suicide
DEATH: Actress and singer, Yoo Chaeyoung dies from stomach cancer
DEATH: Leeteuk's father & grandparents pass away (suicide murder?)
DEATH: Ladies Code's EunBi passes away after a tragic car accident
DEATH: Ladies Code's Rise passes away 5 days after a tragic car accident
DAETH: Singer-actress Han Nah, formerly once known under JYP, died by suicide in January.

LEAVES GROUP: Kris (Wu Yifan) & Luhan leave EXO
LEAVES GROUP: Jiyoung leaves KARA
LEAVES GROUP/HIATUS(?): Sanghoon leaves 100%
LEAVES GROUP: Kim Eun Jung leaves Jewelery
LEAVES GROUP: Yoo Ara & Yoonjo leave Hello Venus
LEAVES GROUP: Hon leaves Mr.Mr
LEAVES GROUP: Eden leaves LC9 (goes back to Canada)
LEAVES GROUP: Eunji, Lee Sem and Sera leave Nine Muses
LEAVES GROUP: Nicole officially leaves KARA
LEAVES GROUP: Jessica leaves SNSD.
LEAVES GROUP: Aram and SooA left GI and Delight.
LEAVES GROUP: Sohee leaves Wondergirls
HIATUS: Sulli takes a hiatus from f(x)/entertainment industry
ADDITION: Kara adds new member Youngji
ADDITION: Jun is added to U-KISS.
ADDITION: Delight, GI and Hello venus will be adding more members,
Also Puretty was officially disbanded.
Chocolate disband

Additions:Lipserice - Anna
Delight - SuBin, JaeWon
Tahiti - Jerry
Turan - HyeJin

Kiss&Cry - HaeNa
Tiny-G - MyungJi
RaNia - Riko
Tahiti - Jin
Turan - LeeKyung, Lian, ChaeEun, HanBi, RyuJi, SaeBin

Tahiti - JungBin

LAWSUITS: Kris files a lawsuit against SM Luhan as well
LAWSUITS: Ok Taecyeon files a lawsuit against netizens who sexually harassed him online
LAWSUITS: SM drops lawsuit Sulli ER rumours


Leessang's Gil arrested for drunk driving
Hyoyeon 'alleged assault' reported to police. Cleared up.
Crayon Pop accused of pushing SNSD's Sunny. Cleared up.
Lee Min Ho's casino 'gambling controversy'. Denied.
MR. MR admit to diss SNSD with their song 'Mr.Mr'
Taecyeon 'controversial' statements on JYP Ent. Cleared up.
Kim Soohyun and Jun Jihyun in CF controversy
Lee Jongsuk accused of fan mistreatment
Park Bom drug controversy
Song Hyekyo tax evasion controversy. Cleared up.
Han Hyojoo and company cover up of her little brother's scandal
Kang Jihwan - Filipino lady bed selca controversy
Kim Hyunjoong accused of beating his girlfriend - admits to one of the accusations.
Jang Geunsuk late night camping controversy
Winner's Nam Taehyun iljin accusations.
Hyomin plagiarism-hommage controversy
SM Tax evasion rumours. Denied.
Kim Kwang Soo under investigation for misappropriation of company funds
After school Fanclub controversy
Baekyeon MESS (after confirming relationship)
Shin Junghwan fraud scandal
Mighty Mouth's Sangchu and Kim Moo Yeol army controversy
Illegal use of AOA's Mina's picture.
Kim Wonjoong massage parlor controversy (Kim Yuna's boyfriend)
Kemy releases Park Bom diss track.
Red Velvet Music Video controversy
Red Velvet group name controversy
Hyuna-Kim Taewoo hommage-plagiarism controversy
Sulli-Choiza (the mess before confirming their relationship)
Nodame Cantabile casting mess
Nichkhun Acting in China comment controversy
Roommate Nana controversies
MBC scriptwriter eats fan gift sent to SHINee's Jonghyun without permission
f(x) stops Red Light promotions.
Music Core ban lip syncing.
Law of the Jungle injuries; Tao & UEE
Lee Seunggi's accident (hurts his eyes)
Dal Shabet's Soobin car accident
Suzy Sexual Harrassment controversy (proven false)
Music Video/Album Leaks - SNSD/VIXX/EXO
LC9's Rasa unexpectedly enlists to the army
JYJ Unfair treatment, Incheon Asian Games controversy
Jang Geunsuk in tax evasion scandal.
Ladies Code in a tragic car accident, member Eunbi passes away on the scene, Rise 5 days after.
YG trainee Jinhyeong scandal
SISTAR involved in music video plagiarism
Ryu Shiwon fined 7 million won for beating his wife
JYP's shady connection with fugitive Yoo Byuneun (owner of the sunken Ferry Sewol)
Two women threaten Lee Byung Hun with compromising photos/videos for 1 billion won
Model Lee claims to have had an affair with Lee Byung Hun + Lee Byung Hun's reps deny claim
Proof that Lee Byunghun had an affair with Model Lee arises + Lee Byung Hun's reps have 'no comment' on model's instagram proof
Famous exiled MC Kang Byungkyu makes a return to SNS (famous history with enemy Lee Byunghun)
Swings in distasteful SNS 'video of execution' controversy + makes official apology
Seungri gets into a car accident (several days after is hospitalised).
GOT7's JB & staff in a car accident (minor)
T-ARA's 'Sugar Free' accused of plagiarism
Netizens create a petition to halt Lee Byunghun's CFs
Netizens also create a petition to halt Han Hyojoo's CFs
Several of Lee Byunghun's CF companies halt their advertisements of him (due to his scandal)
Several of Han Hyojoo's CF companies acknowledge the anti-Han Hyojoo petitions.
Kim Hyunjoong issues a public apology to ex-girlfriend
Kim Hyunjoong's ex-girlfriend drops domestic violence lawsuit against him.
Lee Minjung reported to be staying at her parent's home after returning to Korea from Paris. Speculations say it's because of her husband Lee Byunghun's scandal.
CJ E&M deny money deal allegations on Kim Kwangsoo
All nine members of SNSD renew their contracts
SHINee's Jonghyun in 'Infinity Challenge' controversy + apologises
Open Music Concert' broadcasts Ladies Code last stage together
ZE:A's Junyoung criticizes agency on twitter
Red Velvet's logo controversy.
U-KISS AJ had heart surgery
Lee Hoo- Star Empire controversy
B.A.P to leave their company
MBLAQ to become a 3 member group with Lee Joon & Thunder not  renewing contracts

a Minor month by month recap of some of the things that happened

Jan 2014

Super Junior Leader LeeTeuk Mourns the Loss of his father and grandparents http://www.allkpop.com/article/2014/01/more-information-revealed-by-the-police-on-the-passing-of-leeteuks-father-and-grandparents

B1A4 accused of album/single sale fraud. http://netizenbuzz.blogspot.ca/2014/01/b1a4-under-suspicion-for-sajaegi.html

SME  Artists relationships uncovered or rumored not a big deal to me but others had issues with it

Actress Lee Da-hae and Koyote's Shin-ji sue to stop rumors  http://www.gokpop.com/news/korean-stars-sue-to-stop-rumors::13442.html

 9muses’s Lee Sem and Eunji leaves the group

Feb 2014

Sohee leaves Wonder Girls

Hwayoung involved in car accident http://www.allkpop.com/article/2014/02/hwayoung-hospitalized-for-a-small-car-accident

Hon left MR.MR http://www.lollipop.sg/content/k-pop-band-member-leaves-group-over-scandal-involving-transgender-woman

Mar 2014

Teen Top in car accident http://www.allkpop.com/article/2012/03/teen-top-involved-in-a-minor-car-accident-in-Taiwan

Fiestar’s cheska leaves group.

April 2014

Kara Loses 2 members

Leessang’s Gil caught for drunk driving

May 2014

In May Exo's Kris sued SME for contract termination due to being unfair, he leaves the group.

Subin involved in a car accident http://www.allkpop.com/article/2014/05/dal-shabets-subin-revealed-to-have-injured-her-hip-and-leg-from-car-accident

June 2014

Something good that happened a fan fought urge to kill herself with her love for ZE:A and she got to meet them on a show after telling her story ZE:A are really great guys 

 ZE:A‘s Hyung-sik paid for a soldiers meal http://www.hellokpop.com/news/zeas-park-hyung-sik-pays-for-a-soldiers-meal/

Luhan from Exo warning stalkers to back off http://www.hellokpop.com/news/exos-luhan-warns-obsessive-fans-arent-you-too-shameless/

I don't really count dating as a scandal or something bad but I am not the rest of the fans who freaked out over Taeyeon of SNSD and Baekhyun of EXO being a couple. The fans  had both  begging for forgiveness and apologizing Taeyeon even increased her security.

Upset that he got a gf EXO fans want member thrown out group http://www.hellokpop.com/news/fans-demand-baekhyun-to-leave-exo-after-dating-scandal/

 Hyomin Nice body is this really how a star should encourage her fans? Is this really the message a responsible role model should give out? http://www.hellokpop.com/editorial/hyomin-tells-you-to-diet-if-you-want-a-boyfriend/

Gong HyoJin got into a car accident http://www.dramabeans.com/2014/06/gong-hyo-jin-fractures-arm-in-three-car-collision/

Woohyun (Infinite) in minor car accident http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/94046/20140604/infinite-woohyun-woolim-entertainment-mbc-idol-futsal-world-cup-high-school-kim-sae-ron-kbs-2tv.htm

July 2014

Something good that happened http://www.hellokpop.com/news/new-law-passed-to-protect-underage-k-pop-idols/

Park Bom was hit with a drug scandal , after a Korean media brought up a case from four years ago about her smuggling drugs.YG later released a statement saying that she was prescribed with the drugs in the US, where it is legal with a prescription.

Gagman Kim Byeong Man shed tears and took the blame for the injuries incurred by After School‘s Uee on Laws of the Jungle.

2 Netizens charged fines of 1 Million Won each on charges of spreading rumors involving Lee Da Hae in high-profile prostitution.  http://www.hellokpop.com/news/two-internet-users-charged-for-spreading-lee-da-haes-false-prostitution-rumors/

GOT7 admits JYP teaches it's artists  about morality and sex education

Chaos at the headquarters of JYP Entertainment in Seoul! A 34-year-old man arrested for trespassing and threatening employees with a knife.  http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2014/07/511_161260.html
Comedian abused his wife footage of Seo Se-won assaulting his wife and actress Seo Jung-hee have been released by MBC’s Real Story Eye His wife also released a recording of him threatening her

Exo member warns against hacking his account http://www.hellokpop.com/news/exo-sehun-warns-invasive-fans-about-hacking/

The Seoul Central District Prosecutors have called Son Ho Young into their office for investigation, after the singer allegedly took drugs without a prescription drug tests proved he hadn't taken any.

EXO's Tao left a long message on Instagram, apologising to his fans and addressing rumours about him

Kang Sora was in a car accident http://www.allkpop.com/article/2014/07/kang-so-ra-revealed-to-have-been-in-a-light-car-accident

Aug 2014

Korean Artists Join in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge one of the positive things to happen the site only shows the 8 but so many more got involved like Big Bang, FTIsland, ect

2 Big Bang members in car accident on highway where 7 cars collided, the BIGBANG members were sitting in the 6th car, which was a van. No one was hurt and they got to their event in time
This other link says only GD was in an accident http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/102115/20140804/bigbangs-g-dragon-minor-car-accident-incident.htm

 Kim Hyun Joong’s girlfriend files an assault case against him which she drops due to him apologizing in Sep.

Hyuna doesn't mind selling sex image she states in an interview

SMEntertainment’s newest girl group, Red Velvet have debuted with much controversy in regards to their  MV for Happy which had things about 9/11 and the japan bombings, Their name RED VELVET already being used by an indie band and their logo being similar to an Italian luggage brands. The movie MV was edited and the issue with the name were settled fast.

Rumours were quickly fuelled after  pictures of what was said to be EXO’s bodyguard getting arrested, in Nanjing Airport were posed online. The pictures were accompanied with a video of EXO member Lay telling someone to stop hitting fans. http://www.hellokpop.com/news/chinese-police-reportedly-arrest-exos-bodyguard-for-hitting-fans/

Kemy from A.KOR under-fire after she released a diss track about Park Bom onto YouTube stating in the rap titled Do The Right Rap, how Park Bom is at the ‘point of addiction’ and that she was given special treatment to have her drug case suspended four years ago. “The articles were taken down so well. YG is no joke… I’m jealous that your CEO writes a novel for you… You’ll hide behind your influential label and then come back when it gets quiet.”

Sulli from f(x) goes on Hiatus SM Entertainment released a statement saying that the singer was exhausted by hateful comments and false rumours.The group ends promotions early due to her hiatus

 Actress Song Hye Kyo in trouble for evading  a huge amount of taxes causes open investigations on other celebrities with properties in Gangnam Jang Keun Suk gets investigated a few months later.
The prosecutor looking after Park Bom’s drug case back in 2010 is currently being investigated for masturbating in public. http://www.hellokpop.com/news/prosecutor-for-park-boms-drug-case-investigated-for-masturbating-in-public/

Taecyeon warned stalkers about stalking him questioning “Do you really have to follow me in my private time, take pictures and post them?”  on his Twitter

Rumors about Miss A's Suzy being sexually harassed spring up and are proven false http://www.hellokpop.com/news/watch-video-evidence-show-suzy-was-not-sexually-harassed/

Sep 2014

This was posted on the 1st of September http://www.hellokpop.com/news/agency-sent-girl-group-to-work-as-sex-workers/

Kiss&Cry member Lee Haena was recently spotted auditioning Superstar K6. On the show, she said that the group, which debuted in January this year, has officially disbanded. The Company however claimed her contract was up and the group was on Hiatus until the company could sort through internal issues with their company.

Sasaeng fan arrested for scamming money to follow EXO http://www.hellokpop.com/news/sasaeng-fan-arrested-scamming-money-follow-exo/

Ladies Code are in a car accident and two of their members died.

A tweet from SPEED’s Taewoon has angered fans of the girl group Ladies’ Code.

Seungri involved in an accident (rumoured to have been a DUI)  September 22, a representative from the Yongsan Police station said: “The investigation of Seungri’s accident is still not yet complete. We are continuing the investigation, but the agenda has been pushed back as Seungri is still in the hospital.”

GOT7 member JB was the latest K-pop idol reported to be a car accident earlier week.
JB or Im Jaebum’s van was hit by a city bus at 11PM on September 12. His stylist and manager were also in the van.

Jessica is kicked out of Girls Gen for having a side business?

some people get mad at a rookie group for "trying to garner attention from Ladies Code accident with pictures of their own accident" http://netizenbuzz.blogspot.ca/2014/09/rookie-girl-group-bad-kiz-gets-into-car.html

 With all the violence that has taken place recently in the celebrity world; Kim Hyun Joong charged for assaulting his girlfriend, it has been confirmed by DongA.com that famous Korean star Ryu Si-won needs to pay a fine of approximately $7000USD for assaulting his wife (hitting her on the cheek). http://www.hellokpop.com/news/ryu-si-won-charged-for-physically-assaulting-his-wife/
ZE:A’s leader Lee Hoo has publicly announced that he will reveal Star Empire’s CEO’s money corruption.
Lee Hoo, who was previously known as Junyoung, posted a series of tweets which were later deleted.
The explosive announcement came after Lee Ho first tweeted about fellow member Taeheon losing a MMA fight and suffering a nasal fracture as a result.
“While Taeheon was bleeding, I should have asked Tanaka (his opponent) to stop because I was the leader, I was his friend, and I was a member who loved him and because we had a concert the next day,”


ZE:A’s Lee Hoo has been vocal about the alleged corruption within his entertainment label Star Empire, once again taking to his Twitter account with a series of explosive revelations.
The singer, formerly known as Junyoung, began with criticisms of the workings of the industry, speaking out about the financial hardships of its “victims
 Actor and model Julien Kang was not under the influence of drugs on September 25th, when he was caught by the police while walking around half-naked in the busy streets of Gangnam.

Oct 2014

Non Kpop related Seoul Mayor wants Korea to legalize same sex marriage

FTISLAND’s lead singer Lee Honggi has unexpectedly shut his Twitter account @skullhong down afte responding to fan tweets in a good mood he tweeted two  tweets to a group of fans called FTGallery. The last message he posted before closing down the account read that he wished to have an SNS account, where he could freely post what he wanted.

Cha Seung-won was sued by a man who claimed that Cha No-ah (Cha Seung-won’s eldest son) is actually his son.
The man said that Cha No-ah actually was the baby he had with Cha Seung-won’s wife, Lee Soo-jin and Cha Seung-won is only acting as his father. He admitted  that it was not his biological son but to him Cha No-ah is his son as he has been his step father since he was only 3 years old.
The man sued the Cha family for 100 million won (equivalent to $93,000 USD).

Demion’s Nakhun dropped an unexpected bomb on his fans through Twitter:  After several months of inactivity, Demion has officially disbanded

Sungmin from Super Junior announced he was getting married fans worried he would quit SJ.

MBLAQ loses 2 members Lee Joon  who wants to focus on his acting and Thunder who wants to do Solo work.

On the 10th of October, EXO-M‘s member Luhan requested a contract termination with SM Entertainment. This is the same request that ex-EXO-M member Kris made last May.

16 fans at a 4minute performance are confirmed dead, after a ventilation grate collapsed and caused about 25 fans to drop 20 metres.

JYP former artist Han Nah suicide.

Nov 2014

LOVELYZ set to debut with Woolim but  several negative rumors regarding member Jisoo have surfaced prior to the group’s official debut. Rumors such as Jisoo being a bully, a bisexual, a backstabber, and even the member entering the company to seduce members of INFINITE were claimed by an alleged close friend of Jisoo.

Seo Ji Soo from LOVELYZ is reported to be discharged from the hospital after being treated for her mental shock due to malicious rumours online, causing her activities in LOVELYZ’s to be posponed since November 12.

Rookie girl group Pritz  under fire for wearing what netizens have described as ‘Nazi-like’ costumes.

BAP has filed a lawsuit against TS Entertainment to end their contract stating unfair treatment. Fans were happy to see B.A.P staying together as one.

WINNER member Nam Tae Hyun became a hot topic after he sparked controversy for yelling informally at fans.  During a performance at ‘G&S Concert 2014’,  leader Kang Seung Yoon took time to greet the excited fans who continued to talk over him, causing Tae Hyun to shout: “He’s talking now!” in informal speech. Due to rumours of his poor behaviour in the past, Tae Hyun received many negative responses from netizens calling him mannerless.
While fans were mesmerized by the stage presence of the members, at the same event a Seunghoon focus fancam caught the member getting hit in the head by a professional camera during the group’s performance of Color Ring.

Super Junior-M member and soloist, Henry, opened up on MBC’s ‘Real Men’ about his battle with ADHD at an early age. The revelation was made after Henry was reprimanded for his erratic behaviour by some senior officers. The confession was able to give Henry’s seniors some insight on his unpredictable nature, thus the officers were very understanding.

Girl group F-ve Dolls caught up in rumors of a possible disbandment! Fans began to speculate that the group had broken up after they were left out from MBK Entertainment’s artist list

Miss A’s Suzy is the latest idol to fall victim to online bullying after a cruel netizen released a tweet wishing death upon the singer. The tweet was posted, asking to expel Suzy from the music industry however the netizen went even further, expressing their hopes that she would die in a car accident

Ladies Code Manager gets arrested for  speeding which caused the accident Eunb and Rise died in

Kim Hyeri DUI http://ohayoseoul.net/2014/11/30/kim-hyeri-caught-driving-drunk-causes-accident/

Dec 2014

The start of the month had BTS under the scope, J-Hope, fell victim to malicious anti-fans when a tweet demanding him to be kicked out of the group began to trend on twitter.
Netizens had also targeted Rap Monster and Jin claiming that the pair had Downsyndrome; however the tweet regarding J-Hope was the only one to trend.
Fans were quick to fight back at the nasty comments by trending #JHopeYourePerfect, which hopefully sent some encouragement his way.

Rookie boy group, HOTSHOT, were involved in a car accident while making their way to a fan signing event in Ilsan. They refused to cancel the event and only went to thehospital afterwards.

Yoon Mi Rae to sue Sony Films over using part of her song Pay Day in the movie The Interview movie about North Korea.

Sunye to retire from entertainment JYP claims to not know of said plans.

2AM’s Changmin is becoming a university professor at Seo Hae University in Korea.
An official from the university reported on December 11 that Changmin has been appointed as a professor for Applied Music. Set to start in this up coming year?

 VIXX rapper, Ravi, has released a short freestyle track titled ‘Diss Hater’.
Fans are speculating that the song is in response to iKon member Bobby’s rap, ‘YGGR’, in which it is assumed that he refers to VIXX’s clock dance and labels the group tone deaf. Although it seems as though the two are currently in a battle, Ravi can be heard in the beginning of his rap saying what sounds to be “This is not a diss”.

There were only 2 months in 2014 where there were no car accidents and I didn't put a lot of other things that happened in by the month  some because I do not consider them scandals and others well because there was already so much in the list already. By Far Sept was the worse month of 2014 but January started off badly with  the death of Super Juniors leaders father and grandparents. Everyone could understand why he is happy the year is behind him because it has already been the one year anniversary of their deaths.

Here is a site that talks about kpop in 2014 http://www.hellokpop.com/featured/recap-2014s-biggest-k-pop-stories-so-far/

Monday, December 15, 2014

I am so sorry it has been so long since I posted anything on here or any of my other blogs I apologize.

There has been so much  stuff going on in the KPOP world that just makes me shake my head . SME That company to me  is greedy as fuck this is not slander merely my opinion from all I have seen and heard . Hell you can barely even post a video on youtube that's from SME without it being flagged by them. But really that's nothing The main things  with SME is how they run their artists ragged to the point they collapse , make them work while sick so they faint on stage. Don't give their Chinese artists vacation time so they can see their families being a star is hard enough never mind when you are in a different country from your family. Groups to suffer from SME's negligence have been DBSK, SJ, EXO and well actually almost all their artists have suffered in one way or another. Red Velvet had just come out and their music video was scandalous people were hating on the girls for something the company should have known better then to do. EXO blew up over night and all but fell apart in a night as well , Treat your artists like gold and they will bring you gold. Treat them like shit and well you see what I am getting at. Jessica got kicked out the group and many Sones cried their ice princess had been exiled from her  icy throne at the top of SME's cash cow platform among her fellow cash cows exo members that have left also look much healthier and happier these days. Rumor has it people are saying Jessica no longer looks like an ice queen but more like her warm approachable twin. Once upon a time an exo member was so sickly looking I suspect there was more meat on anyone of my fingers then there was on his bones. Recently SJ members seem to be supporting IVs and swollen faces not exactly a great trend if you know what I am saying. To make up all their lost money  they have decided to start  giving  all kinds of group members solo activities and  duo groups because why not have the cash cow give birth to a cash veal after all veal is the most tender and most expensive of cows. And so they took Super Junior members who are popular, extremely busy and in dire need of more rest and started sending them out like cows to be slaughtered one by one and in sets of two . On top of acting and being radio hosts  or appearing in shows or being on tour they figure lets have eunhyuk and Donghae go on tour as a duo and lets set Kyuhyun up with a solo gig  lets make Henry and Zhoumi happy by giving them solo albums so they don't leave but have them go along for the tours as well. Because lets not forget they are not members of super junior officially but are part of SJM giving them both their own solo albums is the smartest thing SME could do  too bad they couldn't have done it for Hangeng though I wouldn't be surprised if  they are being under or over worked & under paid. Shinee's Taemin got a solo but Shinee itself I haven't heard much from in a while except that Onew had to have surgery and why did it come to that?

In other news B.A.P is leaving their company and I am so glad they are doing it as a team , being young does not mean you should have to suffer in silence if anything youth is the best reason to not keep your silence. I admire people who go for their dreams even when they know the industry is corrupt and they try to stand strong and push through it all but they shouldn't have to struggle alone when you are doing right by them they will do right by you as well give what you want to be given. If you treat them as nothing more then  things you can use and sell without care they will find someone who sees their worth and value like JYJ did. Just because they are young it doesn't mean they are stupid these guys are  so talented and loveable it would be a waste for any company to let such  precious gems go treat them like the precious gems they are not like some muddy rocks to throw to the bottom of a pond.

Another person with contract issues recently is a girl I loved watching on Youtube and this time it's not the company at fault instead the fault is Megans, Megan Lee is one of the few artists who has such a  good contract more so as a rookie and she is blowing it over what? I am trying to understand what she could be thinking I understand that she wants to be a star in both her own country and Korea but girl get settled in one let your popularity rise and be professional and smart about your career. Don't bite off more then you can chew and blame someone else if you choke, that's on you. How can you expect to get far if you not only bite the hand that feeds you but also do not take others into consideration . If this were an anime I'd say put this girl in the love me section because she doesn't seem to know the value of what she's got and needs to learn how to appreciate the gifts she has been given . There are many artists who would have loved to have what she has going on but at this rate everything will slip between her fingers not many will look  well on a person who disregards others . There are people who say it's a bit too early for her to be acting like a diva, I think she is young and needs someone to teach her how to get by in the industry she picked to be in , Learning  how to be a professional would help because what she did was in no way professional.Once again this is merely my opinion and I am entitled to it. I do hope everything works out for her but I was seriously let down by this since I have spent years watching her videos and was super excited when she was finally making a splash in the music world.

I am sure there are many other things I could talk about but I will end this here for today thank you as always to those who are reading this.


Thursday, May 15, 2014

continueation of Companies stunt artists growth & favoritism

I posted earlier about companies and would like to continue with that topic since I was  short on time due to an appointment.

The last post I mainly focused on FNC but SME is as guilty of bad treatment if not more so then most other companies out there although no shady business has been reported that I currently know of in regards to female talents. Instead it would seem most of SMEs main issues are seen in  the very popular male groups. Though I am sure there are things with the female groups too. SME brought to light the seriousness of  Slave contracts, That was in a huge part thanks to JYJ TVXQ/DBSK former members who decided enough bullshit was enough, you only need so much fertilizer to make things grow after all.  Their treatment towards the members was terrible!  for me I noticed things were shady with that group when I had found out Kyuhyun from Super Junior didn't have a bed. How could you have him live in the dorms and NOT have a BED for him! you prepare that stuff in advance if you plan on adding another member to the group nothing could have been THAT spur of the moment! and then the fact it had been a while since he had no bed! I heard it's fans who bought him his bed. more attention was drawn when Hangeng former member of SJ left. There was also  the situation with Kibum who originally wanted to act he went along with SJ for years then wanted to act  then we saw less and less of him but apparently he's still part of the group. Now there are issues with EXO also highly popular this is just hearsay since it's currently going on and rumors are flying all over the place  but rumor has it Kris wanted to act or something and  they weren't letting him or something and so he now has the same lawyer Hangeng had ... wonder how that came along? here is a post about that https://www.facebook.com/HwangHaeBi/posts/10152466463524468

Taken from link above
"Just remember, EXOtics, this is S.M. Entertainment we are talking about - one of the most cruel entertainment companies in existence who would do anything for money, even at the expense of their artists. I wouldn’t even put it past them to try and silence him by not letting him speak for himself.
Stand firm, stand strong, and continue believing in EXO and Kris. I’m not an EXO stan, and frankly I won’t even be able to answer half the questions I’ll get after posting this, but I just wanted to let every EXOtic out there know that we Inspirits are behind you every step of the way in this ordeal. ‪#‎supportourartists‬ "

SME is another company that limits their artists musical freedoms there were fans who were so confused and shocked when former TVXQ member Jaejoong of JYJ came out with his solo album and it was rock music. People were wondering where it came from but I thought it was brilliant he always seemed like a visual kei kind of guy to me. I tried explaining to one fan who was  no too sure where  it had come from that many artists like a variety of genres but often aren't allowed to explore them in their own music. I had heard SME does not let  artists use their own songs unless they are as good as a professional  or their own writers, but in all honesty  if not for their vocals some of the songs wouldn't have ever sold well. Besides I'm sorry  but  telling them if their songs aren't as good who is the judge of that? Let the fans decide  not just you are yours 

I feel  SME likes it's artists to feel miserable. SME also plays favorites it's not as apparent but there are Boa was  an artist who inspired so many  to become singers themselves, she was also one of the first reasons I got into KPOP. BOA has been pushed to the shadows and left almost completely unpromoted and neglected. Heechul from sj has also claimed he has issues with the company but won't talk about them publicly. The artists themselves do not like the term Slave contracts and do not see themselves as being "slaves" but it's a term that fans have trouble veering from.

I'm all out of steam and must go I hope this was soe more food for thought until next time keep safe

A msg to FNC

I was told by my friend that FTISLAND got in trouble because of fans who were upset  and started trending #AlwayswithFTISLAND and We want FTISLAND's own music. Though I suppose some fans went overboard calling and complaining but that is NOT FTISLAND members fault! Fans have minds of their own! EVERYONE is aware of that and fans of Korean artists  often seem  more excessive. If fans could easily be controlled by the idols there would be NO SASAENGS but that's not the case is it? Why in gods name would we not want to support our idols by trying to make them happy and showing them our support . We were merely showing them we love them believe in them and want them to be happy that we want to hear their own feelings and thoughts all their expressions in their music. As someone who writes and is an artist in  my own way I can understand, We put part of ourselves in our work and the fans want to receive what FTISLAND has to give us.  Is it fair to punish someone who merely questioned fans? he was not our ring leader he put a question mark after it and besides where did it say Pri's gather and trend that you want our music to be created by US! They do NOT HAVE TO ! WE HAVE ALWAYS WANTED IT!

FNC We fans are not happy with YOU! and there are MANY reasons behind that YOU think this is the only thing we don't like? WRONG! I DISLIKE SO MUCH  ABOUT YOU. START TREATING FTISLAND and AOA BETTER! They aren't just your cash cows.

Companies stunt artists growth and show favoritism

First things first I apologize for the long absence, I will try to devote more time however a pizza could only be cut in so many pieces before you can call what you receive a meal or even a slice, I wish to sate your appetite  enough that you enjoy the meal but want to  come back for dessert.

A friend of mine was supposed to write an article about companies in the Korean music industry and how they are forever being shallow and playing favorites. As well as their bad business of neglecting their artists  pushing them too hard  and not respecting them  in the least, I am sure there are more things and that the list could go on.

Many companies focus a little too hard on profits that they all but turn their  artists into flesh covered robots. These artists look so real and human like but they are powered by large Energizer batteries (threats of no salary and no career) Popular demand and greedy fans do play a part in Artists being weary and over worked. There are companies who pay based on solo activities and technically that is fair if one guy is hosting a radio show and is working hard going on it even when he could be getting  his rest then yes he should not have to share that income. Groups where everything is split between all members is okay too  IF it's things they have all worked on like an album where they are all performing regardless on if they have any lines to sing. What is NOT fair however is how it is ALWAYS the SAME members getting all kinds of jobs and the others are given no opportunities. Other members may want to  be part of a show  or radio session or maybe they want to model or act , they should be given the chance but more often then not they aren't and so their income never received an increase sure it's good to make a budget off of but that's about it. Companies can stunt an artists growth in so many ways.

Companies have forever been stunting their artists and not just overseas but here in North America as well, which is normally when our artists switch to other companies or form their own. One of the main ways Companies stunt an artists growth is by limiting them to a certain genre of music , many artists are made to do one kind of  music for one type of audience and in order to grow and reach their best they need the ability to explore all options even if it means their fan base might become a circus. Technically speaking they are no matter what, through self discovery and trial and error they will deliver music all groups of people like. Another stumbling block is the material they sing, an artist a real deep in the soul artist longs to share their work with the world and be acknowledged for their gifts. There are so many companies that refuse to let artists do their own songs and I believe that is not only a shame but it's wrong. They are limiting their artists and their artists growth in preventing them from expressing themselves fully. There are many artists in the industry that are brilliant composers and  the likes but they refuse to let the artists shine, even though the brightly they shine the more money lines the companies pockets. Giving your artist free reign musically is not a bad thing more so when they have already showed you the fans love their songs . If a song is well received and it was created by the artist that should encourage you to allow them more freedom  it should not make you  hold them back from  offering their fans what they want the most the words that came from their hearts and souls.

FTIsland is an AMAZING band they are all talented and they work hard , their company FNC believes in rewarding them by spiting them. On their anniversary FNC debuted another artist it could have been put off by a day or even  done earlier but they for whatever reason decided it would be best to do it on FTIslands anniversary. There are many things that have happened to support this opinion of mine (which several of my friends share) FNC's favorite artist(s) seem to be CNBLUE, who are very talented don't get me wrong! However why is it that they get paid more and have opportunities FTISLAND doesn't get when they had been with the company a good 3 years prior to CNBLUE debuting. I am not sure if it is true or not but many fans say it was FTISLAND's money the company used to promote CNBLUE. I don't know if that is true though it is believable , what I do know is that there is no reason why a group that has been popular with many fans for a good 3 years more should be paid less than CNBLUE. They had showed the yearly income for several Korean groups and it made absolutely no sense to me . Then there is the matter of Promotion CNBLUE seems to get more promotion even though FTISLAND has amazing songs they either barely get any promotion or it's short lived. Recently FNC has broken a promise made with FTISLAND which stated they could promote and make their next album  using only all their own  songs, it would have been an AMAZING album that would bring lots of green to the company however they  refuse to allow it. They now claim they will first have to review all the songs and everyone  else  in the company will decide and if someone disagrees that song will not be accepted. I do not know how much truth is in it however I know FNC has without fail let FTISLAND down and it's members have not hesitated to inform fans of such. I have started to think that one reason to not allow FTISLAND to put out their all original song album is because it would be a huge hit and  people might  favor them even more and CNBLUE might not be as  center stage in the publics eyes. That is ridiculous however because CNBLUE are also very talented and amazing artists and I love them , but company personnel can be paranoid. 

FNC is an example of a company that stunts artists growth, they are shallow and unsavory in the way they conduct themselves. When AOA had first come out I was excited beyond belief a girl rock band !!!!! but in the end what a let down turning them into every other girl group out there , in the beginning they seemed awkward when they were dancing in heels and short dresses. FNC has sexified (I'm aware that's probably not a real word, I'm still using it) AOA you just have to look at their latest album. If you haven't seen the album booklet photos GO LOOK, if not for Choa's leg we would have had a crotch shot I find it very distasteful. Then in that same vein on the last page before the credits they  have 3 of them in that same similar pose of being  in mini skirts with their legs crossed with leg or foot obscuring the panty shot view. I was under the impression they were suppose to be a Band not another girl group. I still enjoy their music but I had such a different expectation that I can't help but feel let down.

Companies seem to think Females have no interest in females who sing and so they  ONLY focus on attracting MALE focus. Females like female artists the fanbase for Spice girls definitely wasn't a sea of men , we like having someone we can look up to and feel we relate to it makes us feel like our own dreams are attainable. Few girls want to be dressing and dancing as though we belonged in a cabaret or like we want to show all our goods off . What happened to all the artists we could relate to? for Tomboys we mainly have Amber to relate to because she is one of the only artists  to be shown to us in that way. We want the girl next door the nerdy book worm , the shy wall flower, the confident one, comedian, sexy we want  women that remind us of ourselves. Also less is more we can be sexy without having to  wear sexy clothes but we get the idea or the message that if you want to be seen as sexy this is the best and only way .

I will end this one here for now since I have an important meeting with my Doctor but I hope I have given some food for thought in this post

I just found this and would like to share it


This is all about FNC's bias against FTISLAND written by a fan there is so much in it that I had completely forgotten about or merely decided to block out for some time but it's all come back to me now.

there are comments there that talk about similar things in different companies with different artists.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Annyeong Protest why I am joining

I started a conversation with one of my good friends Muriah about this protest movement or at least I hope it becomes a movement, Movements get noticed after all. so this is how the conversation started after reading the links I previously shared. After the conversation  which has some of the reasons why I am supporting it but not much but after the conversation my reasons are there.

  •  Muriah
     I am shocked I didn't know that petition was that serious I mean I seen petitions tha K fans made and they never work out but this one was really serious and world wide that they really want to remove Jonghyun from Shinee over the comment he made
    For this to get that serious is a mess


    though just to be clear it's not over Jonghyun this new petition
    well not entirely
    this thing has started because he brought our attention to the need of support
  • Em Jahay
    I said it before they really sweep everything under the rug there
    people have no right to voice their unhappiness about serious things
    I mean come on look how long it took them to even do anything about sasaengs
    and that's not even completely dealt with
  • Muriah
  • Em Jahay
    Em Jahay
    do you know why there are so many mean people towards each other and so many people who do not care as long as it is not them suffering
    for the reason these people are protesting in SK
    Because talking about it and addressing the issue solves nothing
    They just go on ignoring it and people suffer and hurt themselves and others
  • Muriah
    Now it like you can't say anything either way if you agree or don't agree it like bullying coming at both angles depending on the side you stand on it like we have our opinion we have that right so why attack someone. So now people can't speak?
  • 11:16pm
    Em Jahay
    I would love for one person to tell me I am wrong about it
  • Muriah
    And then
    it like people are going to start fearing to speak almost but when you have someone encouraging you to do something or to speak
    then thatdoes give strength for a change
  • Em Jahay
    most are afraid to speak
    I mean even look at their dramas and movies
    their manga
    They all depict the same things
    Bullying and being bullied are a fact of life and when things are going bad you do not speak up because you end up in the spotlight instead
    and that if you do speak up more than likely you will be ignored and it WILL get WORSE!
    There are several Manga's I have read by korean artists and the common factor in most of them is someone being bullied and gangs and fighting
  • Muriah
    right it is horrible
  • Em Jahay
    people would not be writing about that if it wasn't something they knew and were used to
    many people write so people can relate not always but often enough

    Em Jahay
    not much but a few things
    and some other ones I saw too
    and even then the dramas
    you write things that are believable things people can relate to and things they can daydream about happening to them


    There is a Japanese manga that touches on lives of people in different bad situation I mean I read this short series and was in tears because it like omg this is what life is for some people and they write these not for entertainment but to make appoint to bring dark things into the light

     that show with IU she played pil suk or whatever

    • Muriah
    • Em Jahay
      with Suzy
      and wooyoung
    • Muriah
    • Em Jahay
      she was fat and she was teased
      that is a reality
    • Muriah
      oh yeah I remember that part
    • Em Jahay
      it's not there because it's FUN to see
    • Muriah
      exactly that was not fun to watch
    • Em Jahay
      I am sure many girls knew just what that was like too
    • Muriah
So the main reason why I am joining in with this protest  is so people's voices can be heard The Freedom of speech they  have the right to  has been neglected . They are being treated unfairly. I am a SHINee fan so I will definitely be doing it because I think that Jonghyun  did something brave and right. I am also doing it because many of my friends and even a few family members would Have a very hard life if they lived there instead of here. Not that living in Quebec is exactly a picnic these days but many people I know are Bi Lesbians gay transgendered transsexuals and all that. Heck for that matter I am equally Guilty of having love interests that have been female  and I love feminine looking men . I am a pansexual I could probably date anyone as long as they had a good personality and we got along well. Different isn't bad! different is what makes people special! it makes us who we are and that's okay God gave us the best gift of all he gave us LOVE, FORGIVENESS & FREEWILL and the option to make our own choices and to love openly is  smoething I will not let  people take away from me so I will  use my Freedom of expression my freedom of speech and my love for people to do the right thing.