This weekend was really eventful! For starters, 4Minute announced that not only are they making a comeback with Skrillex but it’s scheduled to be early 2016. Actor Yoo Jae Suk surprised fans by making an appearance on Reply 1988. Unfortunately, all news wasn’t good news as fandoms erupted into debates over Road Boyz behavior on Music Bank. They kinda blocked EXO from view.
I will say, my favorite news of the day was all about B.I on Running Man. iKON’s B.I showed off his charismatic dance moves on to impress Song Ji Hyo. And apparently, it worked!
Hilarious! Good thing he’s a good dancer…
But speaking of iKON… Orange is the New… Battlecry?
iKON and Shinhwa fandoms have been busy this weekend talking about the significance of the color orange. And now, Shinhwa’s Eric , Junjin, and Kim Dong Wan have something to say about it too.
Beginning first with Eric and Junjin, who both took out their aggression on their SNS accounts.
“Hoobaenims, orange has been Shinhwa Changjo’s color since ’98 when we debuted. Please avoid orange if possible. Let’s meet next year when we promote. From Shinhwa’ Eric.”
I think it’s safe to say they feel pretty strongly about this matter. But it was Kim Dong Wan’s response to the ordeal that really stood out to me. In a statement recently released as a letter he says that he’s apologetic for all the misbehavior that has happened surrounding this incident and that even though they don’t own the color orange, it is something that they wish to be respected as part of their journey.
Here’s an excerpt of the letter:
“I sincerely apologize for all sexually harassing comments that were directed towards junior groups from accounts connected to the name of Shinhwa or Shinhwa Changjo, no matter what the reason or where they originated from… Shinhwa and Shinhwa Changjo have to spend this short time together passionately and warmly. I sincerely hope that there won’t be any obstacles in the way of us spending this time together… We aren’t hoping for admiration. We are just hoping that a few of the things we have protected during our long time together will be respected. Those things are Shinhwa and Shinhwa Changjo, and the sea of orange lights that we see when we’re on stage. Respect for us will return in kind to you and to your heroes on stage.”
He also said in his letter that they will be making a comeback soon with “The Return”. This is their first time promoting in a while and it won’t be a long promotion, but it would be nice for the short while that they are promoting to see that sea of orange and know that it’s for them.
I don’t think that’s too much to ask for honestly.
I did originally think that iKON’s color was like a red-ish-orange-ish-white color. I wasn’t sure their fandom even had an official color yet. Guess I’m behind on that one!
And finally, Haha. He definitely wasn’t playing around when it told the last impersonators that he would be taking some type of action in the future if they continued to pretend to be him online.
And now, someone has tried it yet again and he is letting them know, he’s not playing around.
“To the person who is impersonating me I’m now going to be taking action against you without any warnings.”
This could be legal action but we will see soon.