Over the weekend, we saw the release of some many new music videos! It was really exciting! B.A.P released their new video for the song, “Young, Wild & Free”, iKON released two new videos, “Anthem” and “Apology”. And to be really honest, I like these two better than their first releases and I didn’t even think it was possible. Dynamic Duo released a new one too, for “J.O.T.S” and we got a new teaser for Lee Hong Gi’s new song “눈치없이(INSENSIBLE)“.
Great video weekend right?
Clara announced that now that her legal past is behind her with Polaris Entertainment, she is prepared to make a comeback in acting under her own agency Korena Clara. Tablo thanked all his fans for supporting him during his time on his radio show, “Tablo’s Dreaming Radio” and announced DJ Tei who will be taking his place. Apink‘s Chorong had to release an apology correcting her spelling error, but it didn’t come before she was called out by netizens for the error. Instead of saying “Pray for Paris”, she accidentally said, “Play for Paris” and netizens weren’t very kind in their response.
However, things did get pretty serious as well in Korea.
With the news of the terrorist attacks in Paris receiving a great amount of media coverage, Korean twitter users were outraged at Korean media for downplaying their own national unrest. Korean twitter users took to social media with the hashtag #PrayforKorea to spread the message of an anti-government rally that took place, involving 100,000 people, of which over 50 were arrested and 30 were injured, and the entire event received no media coverage.
Although the rally was attended by some 100,000 people, of which over 50 were arrested and 30 were injured, there has been little to no news coverage on domestic channels. Naver and Daum, which are Korea’s major search portals, do not display any related articles on their front pages, and their trending search lists do not contain related keywords. Domestic TV networks have likewise not highlighted or discussed the protests during their broadcasts.
This isn’t the first time that anyone has expressed their disbelief and anger at the lack of media coverage when it comes to internal strife inside of Korea. Many believe that their voices have been silenced with the all keyword searches and hashtags being scrubbed from popular social media sites such as Naver and Daum.
And now their voices are being heard. Could lead to the change they’re hoping for in media coverage?
In a bit of lighter news, Park Bo Young apologized to Yeo Jin Goo for some remarks made in the past in an interview. She was asked about a comment she made in the past about wanting to be in a melodrama with Yeo Jin Goo when he grew up.
Her response today?
“I think I was too obsessive. I’ve said it so many times that even Yeo Jin Goo knew about it… I think I’ve burdened him. I’m sorry. I’ve taken some time to reflect on myself. I was being obsessive.”
MONSTA X’s Wonho was in hot water over the weekend after his “past life” or “pre-famous debut life” was published and shared online.
“MONSTA X‘s Wonho has recently come under fire after netizens revealed his scandalous past as ulzzang Shin Ho Seok. Netizens uncovered photos of the Starship Entertainment artist from his time on the show Ulzzang Shidae. The photos featured Wonho clubbing, drinking, and smoking while he was still just a young teenager, fueling criticism against the group and the agency.”
Comments ranged from how “shady” it was that he participated in that lifestyle, to him possibly receiving some type of surgery because he looks so different, and even going on about how MONSTA X is so conceited and so this is no real surprise to them. Of course this could raise a problem if netizens are concerned with kids looking up to MONSTA X and following in the footsteps of Wonho because they look up to.
Personally, I don’t think you can judge someone by their past but honestly, things happen. We live, we learn, we change.
And finally, Hwang Jung Eum is in hot water over her alleged cocky attitude. I’ll post the video here so you guys can make your own conclusions but basically she was asked about the rumors saying she received plastic surgery to which she replied,
“People suspect that I received plastic surgery on my jaw, but I think they’re just saying that because I’m pretty,”
Because of her response and how she appears during the interview, netizens have said that she has a cocky attitude.
Over reacting or totally justified?