7:38 pm - 04/03/2017

OMONA'S PICK: TOP SITES YOU SHOULD BE SOURCING FROM

Hello OMONA!


As a frequent submitter of posts (my record is 7 posts a day, yes I have no life) I know the struggle of finding good sources. Especially new users that want to submit a post but don't know where to get good information might choose not to post at all. But don't worry cause the good sis goshipgurl is here today to bring you an

updated list of sources that are
👍🏻MODS-APPROVED👍🏻


Our last post with a list of possible sources was in 2009, wtf. Since then many sites have shut down (R.I.P.), new ones have seen the light and others got banned *cough* akpoop *cough*. I took time out of my busy life (ha who am I kidding) and tracked down as many news sites as possible. I'm dividing this post into three categories: General K-Entertainment Websites/Blogs/Forums, Newspapers and Sites in English and Translated Netizen Content. You can also always post content from your oppa's Instagram, Twitter or Youtube, as long as you credit them! If you know other sites just drop them in the comments below and I'll add them to the list.

General K-Entertainment Websites/Blogs/Forums




Translated Netizen Content




Korean Newspaper & Websites (in English)




Sites you should avoid


  • allkpoop - Ever since the Ailee nude picture scandal the self-proclaimed premier source for all the latest K-pop celebrity gossip is a banned site here at OMONA. Submitted posts with content from their site will get rejected!

  • Koreaboo - to quote CEO-nim shanny_w, "Koreaboo is someone we are careful with since sometimes they print iffy stuff and sometimes we repost it and get an angry email from someone threatening us to take it down." So before you submit a post from Koreaboo, try and find the same article on another site.


Disclaimer: omonatheydidnt is not responsible for any of these websites.

bob_dabuilda 5th-Apr-2017 09:08 pm (UTC)
I have a soft spot for Asian Junkie, not gonna lie. <3 Just wish he wouldn't call out specific users for stating sane opinions, but besides that I feel like he's one of the few writers that knows when to joke around and when to take things seriously.

Speaking of which I was finally able to track down why AJ dislikes omona.
goshipgurl 5th-Apr-2017 09:32 pm (UTC)
Speaking of which I was finally able to track down why AJ dislikes omona.

why? because omona dgaf about crayon pop? lol jk, but im legit curious. was he a mod and got kicked out?
bob_dabuilda 5th-Apr-2017 10:06 pm (UTC)
Nah because early on omona users dissed aj and called him racist, sexist, etc.... (which he is not but his writing style is different from what many omona members prefer)

https://www.facebook.com/asianjunkie/posts/406429132736457

Makes sense because one thing I dislike about omona is that I feel some users here are oversensitive about things and get worked up over small things. Also, some cannot read sarcasm/satire online and AJ is filled with sarcasm/satire.
benihime99 7th-Apr-2017 09:40 am (UTC)
No really
It started before that, when AJ used to pick specific comment/members, take them out of context for fun and their readers would send hate mail and various threat
I guess you could say that their readers (at the time at least) were the main issue but still, that particular comment happened after.
goshipgurl 7th-Apr-2017 04:10 pm (UTC)
he didn't take specific comments out of context tho? he only posts about omona comments when people trash him or get him wrong. which is... understandable.
back in the day his articles got posted here and people trashed him in the comments, do you really expect him to sit still and not react to that?

Edited at 2017-04-07 04:10 pm (UTC)
benihime99 7th-Apr-2017 04:18 pm (UTC)
humm no
I'm not talking about the comments where people complained about AJ, that's fair game

I can assure you they took a few comments out of context
But again AJ readers were the main issue since they were the ones sending hate mail, I would know, I personally received death threats from AJ readers (3 or 4 years ago iirc)
bob_dabuilda 7th-Apr-2017 04:52 pm (UTC)
He usually picks delulu comments, but sometimes he misses the mark and picks comments that he thinks are delulu but its really just a difference of opinion.

I could see it being both cases where AJ picks an omona comment that he thinks is oversensitive and puts it on blast, and omona users get pissed. Or omona members get rubbed the wrong way by his sense of humor. Either way he needs to be careful because like showminhomoney said he has a large platform and some commentors will be e-thugs and send death threats. He should at least blur out the usernames unless they're being disgustingly racist or bullying.
benihime99 7th-Apr-2017 05:01 pm (UTC)
IA
I'm not necessarily opposed to AJ
I definitely don't agree with all of their content and I don't always like the tone fo their articles but at this point its their trade mark and I would say they have more ethic than koreaboo or allkpop but yeah the "calling out" can go wrong pretty easily.

I guess they can't be hold accountable for their readers actions (and neither should they) but I wish sometimes they'd tone it down a bit. Like, there was no reason for them to put synatri on blast

Edited at 2017-04-07 05:02 pm (UTC)
lil_poisonfrog 7th-Apr-2017 03:23 am (UTC)
It actually surprises me how much people on here don't like AJ. Because I think the commenting base on each are more similar than they are different--generally non-delulu and fairly woke. I comment on both and have pretty much always gotten nice/informative/funny comments there. Sure, I don't agree with the writers' opinions on things 100% of the time but I could say that about posters here too...
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