Really sorry for my absence yesterday! I had every intention to blog but I just wasn’t feeling well. I needed a bit of rest. But I’m back today! And the kpop world did not disappoint. SM Entertainment is on the receiving end of good news today as netizens praise them for their outstanding job of promoting almost all their artists this year. That’s seriously a feat considering one company is in a bit of trouble with fans for doing the complete opposite. f(x) made their official return to the M! Countdown stage performing “4Walls” and my new favorite song, “Diamond”. (Seriously I love that song!) And then there was JYJ’s Jaejoong… someone should’ve pulled him to the side to let him know the emblem was upset down on his uniform. Poor guy. He got in a bit of trouble over that today.
But since we’re on the topic of trouble…
Who remembers this video?
Remember how excited we all got at the announcement of the “INNER CIRCLE”? Well now those same happy people are boycotting YG’s release of WINNER’s “WWIC in Seoul” dvd. But it’s actually for a good reason. One fan took to social media to list out the notable grievances amongst the fandom and honestly, I kinda can agree with them.
I’ll post a few here but click the link to see the full list.
Due to YG’s unilateral decision of delaying WINNER’s comeback, WINNER’s official fandom, Inner Circle is declaring the boycotting of 2015 WWIC in Seoul DVD.
YG’s actions against WINNER & Inner Circle since WINNER’s debut (August 17, 2014):
4. A total of 5 DVDs released since October 25, 2013 with only one album release. In addition to announcement of them releasing two additional DVDs: 2015 WWIC in Seoul Fan Meeting DVD and Season Greeting DVD
5. Behind-the-scenes footage and dance practice videos that other groups upload with no conditions, WINNER is selling it as a part of Seasons Greeting DVD
At first glance, it may look like whining but they actually have a legitimate point. According to the fans, YG is continuously using them as an ATM machine, but they don’t really deliver on the product. Fans are tired of paying money for all these added features that are typically free for other fandoms and they still don’t have any new music to listen to.
It should also be noted that this boycott is temporary. Once YG makes an announcement for WINNER’s official comeback and follows through it, fans will cease and desist the boycott. But until then, they better be ready to deal with the unhappy fans and hurting pockets.
However, there is happier news today. VIXX officially announced their comeback!
The official release is literally a day away and I can’t be more thrilled to hear their new music.
And finally… SEVENTEEN vs MONSTA X! (Fight!)
Ok ok maybe that was a bit extreme. However, SEVENTEEN was recently asked if they consider Monsta X their rivals and this is what they had to say about the matter.
On October 28th, this topic was brought up to SEVENTEEN in which they said, “As we cheer on one another, we gain lots of strength. We’re happy that we all got to promote together this time as well. It’s nice to be a close group,” adding, “MONSTA X (is a kind of team that) likes to stand on the stage together rather than compete.”
It’s nice to see idols supporting each other respectively… *ahem* Bobby.
So that is all the major headlines today… that I found at least. But, if you haven’t see f(x) live performance, check it out below!