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So you stopped a hobby that you enjoyed because of peer pressure. Oh, right and the rest of the article too. But I just really like Jaehyo. Hired to help sing the occasional ballad onstage and to look pretty. I do not understand the context. My parents are Nigerian. If someone said to me that they liked African girls, I would say that is pretty vague.

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I’ll say this though, in some meditation: I understand that Grace is a young woman who’s pretty much a fish out of water in the country of Korea, escaping a really heavy burden that she carries with her from the States, but I do not, I seriously DO NOT, understand her cultural intolerance and put downs of Korean culture and people in this book. There’s a part of me that wants to think the author intended this to be a flaw of the character, but there are other r Initial reaction: There’s a part of me that wants to think the author intended this to be a flaw of the character, but there are other references in this book that make me think it’s more of a championing of Western culture parroted even by the Korean characters featured in the book than it is a reflection of Korea.

I know there will be people who love this book for the love story aspect even if they may or may not see the problems in the diversity addresses made here, but even that was a little disappointing to me in retrospect.

Jan 02,  · The emergence of more idols produced by huge entertainment agencies, such as Hello! Project and Johnny’s Entertainment also left significant marks in the industry. Another unforgettable moment in J-Pop in the ’s was the infiltration of Korean artists in the Japanese market selling a lot of records, and the R&B and Hiphop genres gained.

Aug 19, AceShowbiz – Falling in love may be the happiest time for most of people. However, it’s not the case for K-Pop stars as being able to date publicly seems to be a coveted luxury for them. Fans of the South Korean superstars most of the time find it hard to learn their favorites date, so whenever a new dating scandal emerges online, all hell breaks loose in the entire K-Pop industry.

The situation gets worse if the scandal involves big stars with massive fandom. Just recently, fans were sent into frenzy when it was reported that HyunA had been dating her fellow Triple H member E’Dawn for two years. Let’s take a look at other couples that successfully shake the entire industry when their dating reports are unearthed. Cube Entertainment, the agency for the two singers, initally denied the rumors.

As if their dating rumors were not shocking enough for the fans, HyunA and E’Dawn decided to hold an interview to officially confirm their romance just hours after the denial. That’s why we wanted to be honest at least to our fans who love and watch over us, and then go in front of them with our confidence and joy on stage,” the two said. The former Wonder Girls and 4Minute member revealed that she had been dating the Pentagon member since May of It was revealed that Suzy and Dong Wook weren’t official when the news broke.

But they decided to make their relationship official “because they’d been interested in each other.

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But behind each slick dance routine is a handful of scary stories; most harrowingly about the way young artists are treated. K-Pop may look sweet and innocent on the surface, but the industry has a really dark side to it. Giphy] Take, for starters, the contracts that some people suggest are almost verging on modern-day slavery, which many singers find themselves tangled up in. Many a K-Pop star has admitted to finding him- or herself tied to a record company for years on end, with an incredibly limited amount of financial reward or control over their own lives.

Another coordinated look; this time from KARA. Rex] But before the stardom starts, the K-Pop potentials have to be discovered.

Regarding some Korean fans’ backlash, culture critic Ha Jae-keun says although fans may have been disappointed, their reaction doesn’t mean they object to their idols dating like ordinary people.

Yoona admitted that when they first went to Japan, she was exhausted and overwhelmed with the idea that she needed to grow and develop as an artist. And when she began getting lost in her depressed thoughts, she turned on her MP3 player and the first song that played was IU’s “Someday”. The song, she said, was so fitting to her situation, and gave her encouragement by offering her a sliver of hope. She empathized with the lyrics “I don’t believe in myself, even though I say it often”, and was encouraged knowing she wasn’t the only one going through a difficult situation.

When Park Bom was growing up in the United States, she was an avid soccer player and dreamed of being a soccer star. One of her best friends at the time died while playing soccer with her, shocking and depressing her. The idol received psychiatric care for the trauma she experienced and was prescribed amphetamine drugs.

Viewers began wondering whether he wasn’t putting in enough effort into the show, and said it was right for him to have lost his admission to Seoul University.

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Eugene Shin August 7, Recently, Korean idol group T-ara was in the scandal spotlight for allegedly bullying its own member Hwa-young. Employees in the entertainment industry, however, say bullying and conflict within idol groups is not unique to T-ara. The lack of personal life for idol stars has often been discussed in TV shows. Another female idol group that debuted last year agreed to give up their cellphones until they top the charts, at the recommendation of their agency.

Some agencies temporarily collect personal cellphones during training, but provide a shared phone for emergency use. Many idol groups are required to be housed together.

Jan 14,  · Jiyeon-ssi and I are still getting to know each other. She’s a lot younger than I am but she’s a very genuine and realistic person that I can depend on.

They made their debut conference in September 15, in Honolulu, Hawaii. The group was signed to the Pony Canyon record label from to before transitioning to Johnny’s Associates-powered J Storm record label in , producing their future singles and albums. Aside from being a popular idol group in Japan, the group is widely known across Asia and to J-pop fans all over the world.

Arashi, the Japanese word for storm, was chosen by Johnny’s to represent the group’s thrust of “creating a storm in the entertainment world. They gained widespread exposure when they sang their debut single at the cup’s opening on November 2, At the debut event a day later, an estimated 80, fans showed up at the Yoyogi National Hippodrome to see the group’s live performance. From March 25 to April 30, , the group embarked on their first nationwide tour, the Arashi Spring Concert

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You know, it is human nature to want love, and the young bloods want love too. However, most of the k-pop agencies do not want its artists to date somebody because the stars’ pure and innocent image could be damaged by a love scandal. For this reason, most of the k-pop idols try to have romantic relationship with somebody very secretly, unbeknownst to their agencies, while a fair number of k-pop stars date someone in the same field because it helps them avoid publicity.

And the idol star athletics championships which is held every year is a great chance for the idols to build a romantic relationship with each other too.

Korean idol dating has since become a solo artist. Is a South Korean idol singer, as well as for the film Shadows in the Palace. With her period drama Moon Embracing the Sun topping the TV ratings chart, singer and winner of beauty contests.

Contact Author Celebrities, particularly pop stars, are usually stereotyped as not being the sharpest tools in the shed, and many of them do prove the critics right from time to time. However, many Kpop idols are proving to be an exception as despite the glitz, glamour, and happy-go-lucky images, many of them are actually very intelligent and can even be considered a genius. Here are ten of the smartest Korean idols: Dancing and singing skills are pretty much a requirement for kpop idols, but Rapmon also managed to prove himself an exceptional rapper.

Besides rapping, she is also a songwriter and lyricist but she knows how to protect her IP, and owns the copyright to the songs she wrote for Honey Family and BEG. Tablo has also produced and performed in many songs from several artists, bringing various musical influences into the songs, ranging from electronica, to hip hop, and even rock. DBSK’s Max Changmin A founding member of one of the most successful asian boybands, DBSK, Max Changmin is also one of the two members left when the group was relaunched as a duo, following a contract dispute between 3 members and the management.

Changmin is known for his distinctive voice, which can go much higher than the average kpop idol. D at Inha University. Thanks to peachpurle 5. Before making it big, Yunho balanced his time with training in Seoul, doing part time jobs in the city including waiting tables and working in snow removal , and even schoolwork. Yunho is bilingual, as he is also fluent in Japanese.

He was signed with SM after that.

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Team A represents freedom; Team B is idol-like, with cute costumes, and Team K has a strong, powerful image. The group members’ ages range from their early teens to over 20, [5] [6] and they are selected from regular auditions. Creation and independent releases[ edit ] In July , Yasushi Akimoto held an audition for a new theater-based idol girl group.

K-pop idols fired by their agency for dating each other DGAF, share some couple pics of their lovely autumn day out on a date, get tons of likes from fans of star-crossed lovers () 33 More: Followup, Cube Entertainment, Yonhap, Pentagon member E’Dawn, News agency, HyunA, Korean singers HyunA, Yonhap News Agency, project.

They are the best rokkies the last year, they worked hard to be the best. They are really funny and so adorable They are the best B1A4 should be on the top list. I am not a Kpop fan before but when I tend to listen to B1A4 songs, I kept on listening everyday and I really love them. B1A4 composed their own songs and that’s one of their edge.

They also have unique and natural personalities even on and off cam. Baro has exceptional rap and dance talent, Jinyoung as song writer, singer, composer, Gongchan with sweet amazing voice, Sandeul with powerful voice, CNU with great singing talent and dance moves. All of them are amazing. We love so you much to the moon and back! Hope to see you soon.

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Although most of these events go smoothly, disaster strikes occassionally. However, during the concert, a Twitter user posted a photo of a gun, making a death threat against member Rap Monster. Due to the threat, the entire Hi-touch event was canceled to ensure the safety of the group. After being contacted by the venue staff, the person who posted the tweets said they got hacked, then changed their story, saying it was just a prank.

High schoolers’ Fashion Idols Girls’ Category 1) Kaela Kimura 2) Ayumi Hamasaki 3) Becky 4) Miho Tanaka 5) Yuri Ebihara she has never heard of her son and Koda Kumi dating, not even once.” She had only met Koda Kumi serveral times during SMAP concerts, and that the meetings were really rare. JPOP NEWS. Feat. some of my favorite artists.

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Originally a minimal Post-Punk synthesiser-based group from Sheffield, UK, they became one of the most successful New Wave acts of the 80s. The only consistent band member is vocalist and songwriter Phil Oakey. Read more on Last.

5. Solar & Irene. It is known to fans that MAMAMOO and Red Velvet are close with each other particularly Irene and e Red Velvet members have mentioned their close friendship with fellow idol group MAMAMOO.

They have that quirky appeal — they are a product of an enthralling pop culture, bringing over 20 million visitors to Japan each year, but underneath the polish of the choreographed dances and ridiculously cute outfits lies a dark perversion: Idols are teenage girls whose performances are in high demand. Their songs, outfits, image, dances and appearances are all tightly curated by their talent agencies.

Most fans who follow groups like AKB48 are middle-aged men. The idols themselves are teenagers, who begin performing at around 13 years old. Idols are often presented in cute school outfits and perform in synchronised groups. Whilst sexualisation of women is not limited to Japan, Japanese idol groups specifically pander to a young girl fetish, which is encouraged for the sake of record sales.

But what young girl would ever consent to this? As a child, she cannot comprehend the nature of the idol job. She will not be allowed to date , lest she ruin the fantasy. The control that fans exert over their teenage idols reinforces the widely held idea, that in Japan, to be successful, a woman should comply with male expectations. With this norm in mind, it is little wonder Japan maintains such a deplorable gender equality ranking.

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