I took a break from kpop news to talk about other things that I love like food and art. I think I’ll do that every Wednesday. However, in my absence, it seems the mood of the kpop world changed within 24 hours!! First, it was really good to hear that Girls Generation’s Seohyun was cast in a new Chinese film, “So I Married an Anti-Fan.” Congratulations to her on her new debut into the realm of acting!
However, things aren’t all happy in the world of kpop today.
There’s news of netizens calling out an alleged idol who apparently used to be bully. One user talked about it and now others are calling for them to reveal the person before they get famous and fans start to protect her. Yikes. And then of course, Dongho got married. But now he is calling for netizens to stop attacking his marriage! And he wants the reporters to stop too. He claims that ever since it was announced he was getting married, reporters reached out to him to write articles about it but he’s worried about what they’ll say. He doesn’t want or need anymore slander.
And speaking of slander… did you guys hear about Jay Park potentially dissing JYP? Apparently, fans have begun speculating about his new song on his album “Worldwide”. The lyrics seem to insinuate to them that it could be about JYP.
“My old teacher is jealous now that we’ll become same same. You’re a TV personality that sells fans. I continue forward even if you block me. Woah. XX I was about to be asked to a music festival. Yeah. But the old man doesn’t act his age. Childish childish. I’ve been free for five years. I’m at this level even if you block me. I’m doing fine. I don’t bother with you.”
I don’t personally know if it’s about him and his agency released a statement saying that Jay Park writes his own lyrics and so only he knows who he is talking about. So until he just outright says, “yes it’s about JYP” or “Nah, I’m talking about someone else”, we’ll never really know.
It’s really all just speculation at this point. However, this is a good marketing tool if he was trying to draw more attention to his album.
But since we’re talking about drawing attention to an album, IU has become another offender.
Apparently, on her new album “CHAT-SHIRE”, she has a song “Zezé”. I’m sure by now you’ve probably heard that the lyrics describe Zezé as being “cunning” and not as innocent as he may seem. Well, not only did fans take issue with the song but now Dongnyok Publishing Company, which published “My Sweet Orange Tree” has spoken out as well. They began their statement explaining that Zezé is “not that kind of child” and also quote the offending lyrics.
Here’s an excerpt of their official statement but click the link to see it in full.
“…Zeze is a five-year-old child who gets abused by his family and is full of hurt. So many readers shed tears at Zeze’s words, ‘Why must children grow up?’ However, Zeze is cunning in the song made from the point of [the tree]? ‘My Sweet Orange Tree’ is also an autobiographical novel of the writer. It is also a book that is meant to console the many Zezes who could even now be getting hurt. The writer had an intention [to console other Zezes] yet you assess the work like this…”
They continue on by saying that she’s allowed to interpret as she wishes in regards to freedom of expression, however, her choice of expression and interpretation was disappointing and upsetting to them. And I can understand that 1000%. It is unnerving and it’s an upsetting image that she’s drawn with those lyrics. I don’t personally think she meant for it to take on the life that it has but it would be nice if she were to say something on her interpretation.
IU is staying silent but I do hope she plans on addressing it soon.
And last but not least, Tablo is receiving hate from netz. (again.)
But this time, it’s because he’s leaving a radio show. That’s right! They’re upset with him for leaving his radio show.
On November 3, during MBC FM4U’s “Tablo’s Dreaming Radio,” the male rapper announced he will be leaving the show. “I was happy while leading ‘Dreaming Radio’ for the past two years. November 15 will be my last day… I am sorry I was absent for many days thanks to the concerts and national tour supported by all this unexpected love,” he says. “Though I’m not sure when I’ll be back, I’ll be sure to pay back all your love with good music.”
He has a great reason for leaving, he’s working on his music. But apparently, fans were disappointed and expressed their emotions by bringing up things that had absolutely nothing to do with him leaving. All his past controversies they decided to bring back up into the spotlight.
Of course it wasn’t everyone. Others did wish him well and hope that he does in fact decide to return.
That’s enough internet for one day.