Seriously, today was a riot! I have to say that even though I thought it would be quiet today, it turned out to be super busy!
Ok let’s just get right to the top stories.
Oh My Girl flew to the LA, California, US for a photoshoot. This was for their new album. Well apparently after arriving to the US, they were detained in the airport and sent back home after 10 hours!
“On December 10th… girl group were on their way to America to shoot for their new album jacket, landing in Los Angeles… the group and staff encountered a problem after they were detained by customs at the immigration office for over 10 hours…”
But why? Well there are currently two conflicting statements that have been released.
WM Entertainment said:
“We passed through the immigration control office, but it seems like the large quantities of clothing and items needed for the [album jacket] shoot caused a problem at customs… We were waiting for the second screening, so it’s not that we were disallowed into entering the country, but the members are young and it felt like we were remaining at the airport for too long, so we returned to Korea.”
But apparently, the Korean airlines is saying something completely different. They said it wasn’t a problem with their luggage, it was a problem with their visa.
I’m not entirely sure what the full story is and at this point with both statements out there, I doubt we’ll get that story anytime soon.
Big Hit Entertainment is also still in the news. It was revealed yesterday that the manager for BTS was shown being rough with Jungkook. And unfortunately for him, it was caught on film. Fans were outraged and wanted an explanation for his actions.
And they got one better, Big Hit fired the guy. They released a statement sincerely apologizing for the incident.
“…We sincerely apologize for concerning fans from the ‘2016 BTS Season Greeting DVD making video’… We take full responsibility for the action that created this problem and for not filtering such parts from the video, which is meaningful to fans. The manager himself admitted that he was at fault, and because of this, he will be dismissed from his staff position and we will ask the higher-ups about management responsibilities… we apologize once again to the fans who have loved BTS.”
I do have to wonder if this is something that has been going on for a while and nobody really paid that much attention to it. I mean, why else would Jungkook flinch? It’s not uncommon for kpop managers to be rough either to the fans or the members themselves but I am glad the agency is doing something about it.
On to some good news…
Starship Entertainment and Yuehua have announced their newest members to join EXY. The Cosmic Girls roster is slowly but surely filling up and from the looks of it, this is really going to be an awesome group!
The new members are Cheng Xiao, Bona, and Dayoung.
I can’t wait to hear who’ll be joining them.