I KNEW IT

I LITERALLY GOOGLED “MYB DISBAND” TWO WEEKS AGO

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No joke guys, I actually predicted their disbandment. Not because I disliked them or wanted them to disband, but myB weren’t able to grab a big audience to begin with and their following comeback went down the same way.

It’s not like groups go around disbanding every day, but I worry a lot about this due to the amount of groups we have out there these days. It’s simply impossible for everyone to achieve no.1 so it’s not surprising that at some point disbandments will be as frequent as debuts. I stan a lot of underrated groups so I often prepare myself for the worst, if the successful ones disband won’t the same happen to the others?

That’s why, about two weeks ago, I was listening to Ddo Ddo and suddenly realized it had already been a year or so since their comeback. Is it normal for rookies to take such a long break? Not really, these days, even if you’re debut was the ultimate bop and promotions got carried out for ten years, they’ll still make one or two close comebacks, that’s the only way the audience will remember them. That’s why I wondered about their disbandment. It turned out to be plain ass foreshadowing.

Moonhee and Hayoon remain in Maroo Entertainment and will debut with the companie’s upcoming girl group in January 2017. Is it just me who thinks it’s a bit too soon? For some reason, I can’t see it go well for these girls either… 😦

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I KNEW IT

🎁 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GAYOUNG UNNI

December 2nd, it’s Stellar’s Gayoung’s birthday~~

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Today is Kim Gayoung’s 25th birthday (26th in korean age). Gayoung is a member of the korean girl group Stellar (they are under The Entertainment Pascal, Shinhwa’s Eric’s label) in which she’s a visual, lead vocalist, main rapper and leader.

Gayoung debuted with Stellar in August 28th, 2011 with the song Rocket Girl; she was part of the original line-up.

Here are some of Stellar’s hits and latest releases!

don’t wanna sound biased or anything STING IS SUCH A BOP GO LISTEN TO IT RN

Honestly speaking, there isn’t much to tell about Gayoung because, as sad as it is to admit it, Stellar isn’t particularly popular. Sure, they’ve dropped bops, a bunch of them, but for some reason the audience doesn’t seem to acknowledge them? These girls have gone through so many hardships and their disband sounds like an explosive waiting for the timer to go off. I don’t want this post to sound like I’m begging for you to pay attention to this group, but it really breaks my heart to see their talent go to waste.

How about we show our leader Gayoung some love today? ♥

🎁 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GAYOUNG UNNI

I DEMAND AN EXPLANATION

At this point I might just contact Jackie Chan myself…….

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It might be a little weird that I’m only approaching this matter now, but the thing is, I’ve been waiting for about a year for an actual announcement. Let’s make a recap, in case some of you might not know what the hell I’m talking about.

JJCC, the first idol group produced under Jackie Chan Group Korea (or whatever the hell the name of the label is) has had some up and downs in the past year. Their last comebacks weren’t particularly successful but the group seems to be doing much better internationally, in Japan for example – kind of what happens with MYNAME.

While this was going on last year, Prince Mak – or Henry, as I like to call him because I honestly detest that stage name – was diagnosed with tympanitis while in Australia (where he’s from) and then decided to stay in order to have it treated. The thing is, there has been no update on his status. I mean, we do get updated through his social media so we know what he’s up to, but where does he stand in JJCC at this point? Does he stand at all? I believe not, in fact, everyone believes not since he has been removed from JJCC’s website where they now refer to them as a 6-member group. He is also considered an ex-member in several websites such as Wikipedia.

This is where I get extremly upset. Why do labels feel the need to drag on this kind of situations? I remember well, the same happened when Tao injured his leg and was on hiatus, only for the so-called hiatus to become an eternity, having it taken SM about 3 or 4 months to officially announce he was no longer a member, when everyone else was expecting that already. As a fan, I feel wronged and super frustrated. I do not need to know what is going on on their personal life, but the status of his career? I think we have the right to know that. Jackie Chan Group Korea should announce something regarding this already, this is becoming too frustrating to bear.

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UPDATE: Short before I posted this, I had left a comment on kpopinfo114’s profile for JJCC as I noticed they mantained Henry as a member. My comment said “I believe Prince Mak has left the group… Though there was no official announcement from their label, his photo and profile have been removed from their official website and he has been busy with activities in China, it’s highly unlikely that he will return. He had been on hiatus due to tympanitis.” I was then informed that, even though that’s most likely what happened, there are also rumors that he will still be joining the group on their chinese promotions. Adding that to the absense of an official statement of his departure, it becomes, indeed, impossible to determinate whether he has left or not.

It still doesn’t make full sense though because, again, he was removed from the official website and they’re not counting him as a member when they refer to JJCC as a 6-member group, even if he’ll only promote in China. Henry Lau and Zhou Mi also only promote with SuJu in China, but don’t they still count as members?

UPDATE:

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I got nothing to say.

No seriously, can this get more confusing?

I went to dig this up a little more and FINALLY GOT TO A CONCLUSION

Henry STILL IS a part of JJCC, however, after his hiatus, members carried on with new promotions not only in Korea but also in Japan. After his recovery, it was complicated to suddenly add him to current promotions. As you might imagine, every thing from shows to photoshoots and other events are meticulously planned in advance so they probably excluded Henry from these because nobody knew when he would be ok to return.

To say he was “excluded” might sound a little rude but it’s not like he was forced to stay in China at home while the other members went around in their activities. Henry was allowed to have his own schedule and persue his solo activities in China, that’s where everyone got confused. But worry not, Henry is still a part of JJCC and will join the members after they finish their activities in Japan!

I DEMAND AN EXPLANATION

KYUNGSOO UNDER FIRE

So it seems that D.O indirectly called Lee Do Yeon ‘ugly’……..

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Recently, at the press conference for his upcoming movie 형 (My Annoying Brother) – lead actors consisting of D.O, Park Shin Hye and Jo Jong Suk – Kyungsoo was asked about the kiss scene he shared with Lee Do Yeon – you might remember her as the friendly ghost in Let’s Fight Ghost that accompained Kim So Hyun (Hyun Ji).

When asked about it, Kyungsoo replied something like “The kiss didn’t actually happen. It’s a relief.” He awkwardly laughed after saying this and instantly added something like “It’s a joke.”. Park Shin Hye imediately changed subject before he could add anything else.

Joke or not, it’s an bad thing to say. I love Kyungsoo but honestly I’m upset to hear about this. I believe it wasn’t his intention to ‘publicly humiliate’ Lee Do Yeon – like some people are saying – but he needs to be careful with this kind of puns because, of course, he will come out misinterpreted and the other person is bound to find it offenssive.

I support my idols throughout every hardship they face, but in situations like this I really just want them to apologize. It’s done, he can’t go back in time and correct it, but it’s only right that he clarifies the situation.

Some people, familiar with the movie’s context, are saying that the implied scene suggests an harassing situation, hence Kyungsoo’s joke. Regardless, he should have predicted the misunderstanding resulting from what he said.

Hope this issue will be solved soon.

KYUNGSOO UNDER FIRE

MY IDOLS WERE HARASSED BY COMEDIANS

Can’t believe they’ve been going around touching my idols’ intimate parts im smh

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If you’re the least familiar with the korean variety show industry, you’ve defenitely heard of programs like Infinite ChallengeRunning ManGAG Concert and of course, SNL Korea. It’s a live comedy sketch show the often features celebrities, such as K-Pop idols. It seems that before every show, the crew members hold this kind of ritual – talk, joke around, hand out – to lighten the mood and put the guests at ease in order for the show to go smoothly. It sounds alright so far, I myself think it’s a very good method to help entertainers put the best show possible. However, here’s what some female cast members have been doing as a part of the so-called ritual.

First, Block B

This is honestly so ugly. I feel terrible for them, they tried to take this as lightly as possible but of course, some members couldn’t hide the discomfort. ZICO, as the leader, had to say his “speech” but it’s pretty obvious he was still shocked about what had just happened. Bear in mind they also had ZICO and Park Kyung kiss during their appearence on the show. Sure, you can come at me saying they could have refused, but don’t we know how the entertainment industry works? The audience wants to see the crazy stuff. You don’t want to do it? Fine. Just don’t whine about the ugly comments on the internet later on. That’s how things roll, what good would have come out for them and the rest of the group if they had refused to do it?

Then, B1A4

To me this was the worst, or in a better choice of words, this one makes me the most uncomfortable out of all. It’s honestly so clear how taken aback all of them were. Seriously, only Sandeul was capable to act as if nothing happened. CNU, Jinyoung, Baro and of course, Gongchan too didn’t even try to hide it.

More recently, the same happened to Infinite. As we’re all capable to put two and two together, what is the most likely it’s that the same has happened to the other boy groups that have guested on the show. I couldn’t manage to put the video of the incident occuring with Infinite, for the sake of us all, I believe. Want to know the worst? One of the comedians actually yelled “I touched them all”. As I watched the video, it seemed that one of the male crew members lowkey scolded Lee Se Young – the one who made that gross comment – for her behaviour, but it’s not clear.

As expected, a public apology has been posted on their facebook page. Not that I care much to be honest. Clearly, this has happened more times than we can imagine but the statement made by SNL regarding this issue, aswell as Lee Se Young’s public apology seemed to be directed only to the B1A4 incident. Aren’t they aware we know this has happened in other occasions? Doesn’t this mean there’s no actual regret behind these apologies? Yikes.

MY IDOLS WERE HARASSED BY COMEDIANS

WHAT EVEN IS GOING ON

Talk about a hot freaking fraken crusty god damn ugly mess? That’s Yang Hyun Suk and his incredible skill to manage artists!

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Yall I was hella professional on my 2NE1 post but on this one i don’t even care imma get all emotional and shit cos this god damn company managed to fuck up one of the most innocent pure and unprotected groups in the K-Pop industry – WINNER

I’m not even going to start with the blah blah blah it has been announced that Nam Taehyun has lefTYDSGFD I CANT EVEN SAY IT

So, for who doesn’t know, Taehyun had been taking some time off WINNER’s activities in order to take care of his mental health, with which, I ENHANCE, he has been struggling with SINCE TRAINEE DAYS

Once again, WE, FANS, were disappointed – not at Taehyun, at YG – because it meant that ONCE AGAIN WINNER’s activities were getting postponed. Adding up to worrying about Taehyun’s state, this was when we began entering hell without even knowing.

Recently I had frequently thought about Taehyun and wondered how his recovery was developing. He often updated fans on Instagram and he seemed to be enjoying himself, all of us understood that as signs that he was getting better and that, maybe, his hiatus would be coming to an end soon. I’m upset because I, absolutely, did not foresee this. It’s always a bad sign when members decide to take an hiatus but I was so sure he was going to come back. I couldn’t believe myself when I found out he had left. I don’t care if this sounds cheesy but I nearly teared up.

How much does it take for one to make a decision like this while on hiatus? He was taking time off, yet he kept thinking about how he couldn’t endure it anymore? This breaks my heart. Yall, all he wanted was to sing, why was it so hard for YG to make that happen? WINNER didn’t god damn go through years of training and that hell of survival show to be treated like this. I’ve been trying not bring iKON into this all along because those boys are in NO WAY at fault here but the truth is bitch ass Yang Hyun Suk has favored iKON since the beginning. Even after WINNER won that stupid ass show the guy gathered them and locked them away in the dungeon only to channel all his attention to iKON’s debut AND ITS JUST NOT FREAKING FAIR

After all that has happened with YG Entertainment artists, I’m truly scared to see where this is going because I no longer know what to expect. From what we have seen, their information isn’t trustworthy and their artists suffer from terrible mismanagement.

I deeply wish Taehyun the best of luck for the future, I’m sad things turned out like this but I hope he chose what makes him happier and that, in the future, he goes back to do amazing music like he did with WINNER.

To the members of WINNER, I hope they manage to get through this terrible phase, that they stick together in order to support each other because that’s all they got right now in a company like YG.

imma leave you guys with all my feels frustrations emotions BLOOD SWEAT TEARS chest pains and last squeals of fangirling over taehyun aka member of winner in a nutshell which is taehyun’s last music video in winner. its okey to shed a tear

WHAT EVEN IS GOING ON

GOODBYE 2NE1

Eventually, it all comes to an end…

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Like most of you, I too still don’t know how to express myself on this matter. It’s not like this was unexpected after Minzy’s departure earlier this year, we just didn’t know when it was going to happen and how would the fandom deal with it.

If you didn’t read my post regarding Minzy’s departure, here’s the key element to understanding my opinion on this issue – I don’t stan 2ne1. However, that doesn’t mean I turn a blind eye when recognizing 2ne1’s success and talent. Yeah, their music wasn’t my thing, but I acknowledge how talented the four of them are, how hard they worked to get where they are today. Only few succeed in acheiving what they acheived.

This is extremly frustrating, any K-Pop insider knows what lead to this miserable ending – YG Entertainment’s terrible management of their artists. YG has been producing some of the most renowned artists in the K-Pop industry, including PSY, who will remain as a legend for all eternity thanks to his song Gangnam Style – the most popular music video ever – and literally brought the korean pop music industry to a whole new level. Saying they train their artists to be the best is one thing, but saying they’re a good company in terms of support is another.

At this point, we’ve all realized that the “YG Family” is kind of lacking the Family concept as all they really do is boss their artists around and shove them inside the basement when they don’t need them. No wonder they’re all so disciplined, who would want to act freely when you live your life in such environment?

Another thing that is slightly bothering me, and not many people have mentioned, is that it’s becoming quite evident that when labels start to sleep on their own artists and give this one person a special focus, things will quickly take a turn to the ugly side. I mean, haven’t we gone through this before? It wasn’t even that long ago… 4Minute? Is it that weird to compare HyunA to CL? Not in terms of style, personality or popularity. But the situation is pretty similar. An extremly talented group, successful aswell, containing that one member that for a set of reasons appeals to the fans more than the others and quickly begins to stand out, overshadowing the rest of the group; eventually the atmosphere among the members becomes heavy and before we can tell, nobody is renewing contracts and each has chose their path.

I’m not trying to blame this on CL or HyunA or whichever group this situation may be comparable to, they have total right to work on their solo projects and I don’t oppose to that in any way. The thing is, on these situations, labels should try and create some balance between things because that’s why they exist, that’s why artists need managers. However, all of it is pointless if things are going to turn out like this because a company can’t even do their job.

GOODBYE 2NE1