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Weekend Kpop Update | Jessica Jung Signs to Tyler Kwon’s Coridel Entertainment + ARMY vs iKONICS and Lightsticks at iKON Concert + More “Cheese in the Trap” Drama

So I apologize for the late post. I really need to get on it!

First let’s start with TWICE’s Dahyun and Tzuyu who will be special MCs for SBS’s Baek Jong Won’s Three Kings. Pretty exciting considering this is coming just off the heels of Tzuyu’s nationality controversy.

VIXX’s Ravi is new BFF’s with BTS’ J-Hope and Produce 101’s Kim So Hye managing agency is suing netizens for malicious comments.

All is right in world of kpop. With a few ripples that happened over the weekend…


 

Jessica shocked fans by revealing that she has officially signed on with Tyler Kwon’s Coridel Entertainment. This is move is causing a lot of fans to wonder if she’s preparing for a new kpop comeback as a solo artist. Though it was never something off the table, Jessica said recently back in the December issue of High Cut magazine that singing wasn’t on the backburner. It was still something she’s passionate about.

In Jung’s interview with the magazine, the singer made it clear where she stands in her own music endeavors. “I never said I was leaving the Entertainment industry,” Jung said. 

(source: movienewsguide)

This announcement also came around the time she posted a picture on instagram of herself in the studio. It was later taken down but fans got the message.

Well I certainly can’t wait to hear her new music.


And of course, what’s kpop without some type of “fan war”. This honestly isn’t a huge issue or even war material. This is between ARMY and iKONICS over a lightstick situation at a iKON concert. Apparently, there were some fans there with BTS lightsticks that upset a lot of iKONICS who promptly took pictures and posted them online.

When it hit the internet, iKONICS were heated and jumping all over this. But a few ARMY’s and iKONIC’s issued statements saying in so many words, “this is about to get out of hand so before it does, I’m sorry.”  and “No need for apologies.” Not exactly what was said but…

“I’m an ARMY. I think there will be controversy so I apologize in advance. I think this is ARMYs’ fault..I’m sincerely sorry. I really have nothing to say…” 

“I’m an iKONIC and I don’t think it’s right to demand an apology from innocent ARMY’s just because of those three…”

(source: allkpop)

You can see pictures here of the “outrageous stunt” (sarcasm intended)


And finally, Cheese in the Trap has even more drama to add to the drama!

This show has received great reviews for the writing and production and storyline… it’s just the offscreen drama that’s starting to become a turn-off for some viewers. This time, it’s the producers apologizing to the webtoon author for leaving her out of the loop on the final episode!

Fans noticed this after Soonkki released a post on her blog acknowledging the slip up upsetting the fans and being a bit of a buzzkill for the final show. The director has apologized personally to her and now staff of the show issued the following apology.

“First, we woud like to apologize the fans of the show and webtoon for worrying them with such negative news. Regret fills our hearts for making some of the actors feel uncomfortable with the situation as well… Regarding the post the original writer Soonkki recently uploaded on her blog, we are sorry that we were not more considerate of her. We were so focused on producing the drama that we forgot to share the script with her midway into the show. We are especially sorry for sharing the script for the ending only right before we started filming. Director Lee Yoon Jung has already personally apologized to Soonkki, and she has accepted it,”

(source: soompi)

Hopefully in the future, if there’s a second season, they’ll remember to include Soonkki in the process all the way to the end.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday Kpop Update | JYP “Tzuyu was not forced to apologize” + Goo Hara’s Letter to Fans + New Music: VIXX “Alive” and Stellar “Sting”

It’s been a busy day in the kpop world. But before we get to the top stories, congratulations are in order for actor Kang Dong Won who  recently signed on with YG Entertainment. Papa YG officially announced the news today. Along with his signing there will be a task force that will work just for him in managing Kang’s career.

Zico is also gearing up for a new single “It Was Love”. This time it’s going to be a ballad which is the first one since his debut.

JYP was bombarded by messages shortly after the release of Tzuyu’s apology video. Many netizens were saying that they felt that her apology felt “forced” and that the agency coerced her into doing it. Well JYP wants everyone to know, that’s not true. They released a statement explaining why the video was created and released saying that she’s a minor and so they waited for her parents to arrive before taking any action.

“Together, they decided to release a statement from Tzuyu. JYP emphasized that “a company cannot and should not force a belief on a person,” and that no such act occurred in the matter with Tzuyu.”

(source: soompi)

So the agency and her parents got together and came up with an action plan for how to handle this situation.

Along with the release of the apology and TWICE being put on hold in China, Tzuyu and her brother won’t be featured on KBS variety special, “We Are Siblings”. Apparently it was because of casting negotiations and not this controversy. However, they aren’t ruling out the possibility of them appearing later.



 

Goo Hara recently released a letter to her fans after signing to Keyeast Entertainment. She thanked her fans for all their support of KARA and she explained that it was a long road ahead and now she’s hopeful for the future.

Here’s an excerpt for the letter:

“…I know that there are a lot of people who are worried because of all the news that’s been coming out recently. It was a decision that was hard for me too, but I’ve decided to make a new start at a new place. I feel relieved because I’ve met great people who will be going on this journey with me… I’ll keep in my heart the precious nine years we spent together as KARA as we respected each others’ opinions, and now I will walk on a new road… I want to take on the challenge of walking on roads I haven’t been on before… It’s possible that I could seem very lacking now that I’m on my own…  I’ll show you how I will improve and try hard. Kamilia fans, please stay healthy. I’ll talk to you in the future with better news.”

(source: soompi) [click the link to see the full letter]

I’m definitely wishing her well in her future endeavors.



 

And now your new music update!