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Thursday Kpop Update | Inner Circle Boycott WINNER’s DVD + VIXX Comeback Confirmed + SEVENTEEN vs MONSTA X… Not Rivals.

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

(source: allkpop)

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.”

(source: koreaboo)

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!

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Ailee | Instagram Post Divides Netizens

I guess it’s safe to say that tensions are high. With North Korea threatening war on South Korea, it has a lot of people just kinda trying to figure out 1) what’s going on this time? (2) Is a fake? and (3) It can’t be real. Meanwhile, a good percentage of the population in South Korea right now is just still living their normal lives without fear. So people should be free to go on vacation right?

Ailee thought so. She took a trip back home to the United States, posted a picture and got hit with comments out of seemingly nowhere.

The controversy started when one netizen claimed “Look at her run because she’s worried a war will start don’t ever come back to Korea.” Her fans defended her saying, “Is it weird for an American to go to the states?”, “This trip was planned way before North Korea started threatening South Korea.” and “So celebrities can’t even go on vacations now huh?”

(source: koreaboo)

People immediately came to her defense. Comments read:

“Lol I’m sure this vacation was planned before both countries decided to take shots at each other. You don’t take last minute vacations esp when your job is under contract. Idols work their **** off so let her enjoy it while she can.”

“Omg people are so *** stupid! If the girl want a vacation, she is going to take it!!!! Just leave her the *** alone, let her enjoy it with her family!! I’m pretty sure, she’ll come back with a dope *** track like she normally do anyways! Ya’ just need to chill!!! By the way I LOVE YOU Ailee!!!!!”

“I can’t believe such communist comments are appearing all over the place in a free, democratic country. Is Ailee a politician? a soldier? By your reasoning the government and airline that allowed Ailee to leave should be criticized as well. There are uneducated brats like you uttering gibberish everywhere. Ailee don’t mind these things and have a good vacation~”

(source: instagram)

Of course, there is a little bit of a battle going on right now, 3 days later, over this one picture. I guess the trick is, flying and going out of town on a trip and not telling anyone until you return. It’s the safest way to not be called a “Traitor”.