October 21st, 2014

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SBS Clarifies Regarding Animal Treatment in “Modern Farmer”


In the second episode of “Modern Farmer” aired on October 19, a scene wherein a spotted deer dies was shown. At times when animals are used in filming, many people wonder whether the animals undergo any mistreatment.

But before the new SBS weekend drama “Modern Farmer” makes itself the target of yet another criticism, this time for its treatment of animals in the show, it has already clarified the situation to the viewers.

At the preview screening of “Modern Farmer” held last October 16, SBS was quick to make a statement regarding the use of the animals in the show. “The filming was carried out after the spotted deer had anesthesia which was performed under the supervision of an expert. (The deer) was only under anesthesia for a while during the filming and the deer is currently living healthily,” explained SBS, emphasizing that no animal abuse took place during the filming of “Modern Farmer.”

[netizens comments]Article: 'Modern Farmer' did the scene with the dead deer involve any animal abuse?

Source: OSEN via Nate

Producers revealed that the deer was briefly anesthetized by a professional for a scene which required a dead deer and assured that the deer is healthy and doing fine now.

1. [+157, -10] That deer is a better actor than the crappy idols

2. [+144, -50] It made me uncomfortable the entire time watching~ Just because the deer was anesthetized doesn't make it okay... anesthesia is so dangerous to animals...

3. [+80, -11] But do people really find plots like this fun? It's funny? These jokes are straight out of animated cartoons from the seventies. How is it that Korean dramas never advance. Do the producers seriously find this stuff funny?

4. [+12, -0] They really put a deer under just for a drama scene? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ That's kind of ridiculous......

5. [+10, -3] Am I the only one that finds this article funny... Do people not realize how cruel human beings are? This is just nitpicking at the drama.. Why don't you all go complain at the supermarkets that sell pig heads and things? The deer is simply under anesthesia, it's not like it's dead... It's a gray area, I know, but..

6. [+8, -0] Is that scene really necessary? They really had to put a deer under for it?

7. [+7, -2] Of course it's animal abuse if it was put under not for medical reasons but for a drama filming. And look how it's uncomfortably laid out on that, that's abuse..

8. [+7, -0] I wondered if they used a real deer for the scene and then saw the tongue mosaiced out... Had a feeling an article like this would come up after the broadcast.

Source: Soompi & Netizenbuzz

Lee Min Jung to Return Home, Says the Blackmail Incident Made Them Stronger

An acquaintance of celebrity couple Lee Byung Hun and Lee Min Jung told the media that Lee Min Jung will be returning home shortly.

After the blackmailing incident where Lee Byung Hun reported the two women who blackmailed him, Lee Min Jung has been staying at her parents’ house, raising questions about the situation of her marriage to Lee Byung Hun.

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source: soompi, netizenbuzz, nate, naver

i guess the next step is her getting pregnant

SNSD’s Tiffany is Happy She Can be a Role Model

On Style’s The TaeTiSeo will air ‘Director’s Cut’ showing unreleased clips of Taetiseo on October 21 at 11 p.m. (KST).

The episode will unveil the members sharing their heartfelt stories, friendship, as well as the behind-the-scene secrets. Seohyun also caught attention by going out alone at night when she visited New York for fashion week.

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source: mwave

Junyoung Thanks Fans for Everything as He Halts ZE:A Activities Indefinitely

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After several rounds of conflicts between artist and agency, ZE:A’s Moon Jun Young will be halting future ZE:A activities for the time being.

On October 21, Moon Jun Young tweeted, “I organized my last stance regarding this recent situation on ZE:A’s official fancafe. My agency, Star Empire will also issue a statement a little after. I’m sorry for everything. Thank you.”

The following is Moon Jun Young’s post on ZE:A’s official fancafe.

[his statement]
Hello. This is ZE:A’s leader, Lee Hoo.
When I look back on the past month, it’s been a stormy time.
I first sincerely apologize for causing worry during that stormy time.
Since my teenage years, I dreamt of one dream, and lived for that one thing ever since.
I wanted to be more active and more successful than anyone else, but due to two unfortunate accidents, I wasn’t able to do so and went through a difficult time by myself.
But more than me being in pain, it was a very excruciating time as I felt apologetic for not being able to promote together while I was the leader.
For the past month, I expressed my opinions on SNS.
I know very well the public’s reactions to my tweet, saying it was ‘thoughtless and emotional.’
I too am self-reflecting on them. Yes, my first tweet was emotional.
Disagreements with an agency is something that occurs in any celebrity company, and the members and I were working hard to solve these problems.
As I am an only child, the ZE:A members, who have been with me for a long time, are more than just a team, but family.
At the time, even though I was hurt and in pain, I was able to withstand it.
But when my member, whom I love more than myself, got hurt, I lost my senses.
And I fell into a very emotional stage.
The 12th, a day before the Japanese fanmeeting, member Tae Hun received a martial arts injury.
With that issue as the start, the complaints of the members maximized.
It was very difficult to fight with the company.
Coming to the conclusion that we could no longer communicate with the company, I began to expose the reality of ZE:A through SNS, believing in the fans and the public.
Profit distribution. That’s only the beginning.
The thing I wanted more than anything was the respect for the ZE:A members.
After that disruption, the ZE:A members and CEO Shin Joo Hak were able to meet and find a solution regarding the profit distribution and rights and welfare of the artists. I too believed that everything has been resolved.
Also, the immediate public apology tweet wasn’t due to my willingness, but were the strongly reflected details of the company’s stance.
But because of this tweet, speculative misunderstandings became greater about me, and so I reacted to that misunderstanding, becoming more hostile to the public.
Feeling that I was alone in this world, I perhaps needed someone I trusted and could tell the truth other than the members and my family.
I wanted to believe that I wasn’t alone, and the only ones that could believe me were the fans and the public.
From the ZE:A’s Day fanmeeting with the fans, I think the people who would know already knew.
And a few days later, I began my stories on SNS to the public.
But the way I talked to the public was poor.
So I was advised by the company to halt activities for the time being.
I apologize to all the people who became worried due to all the disturbances that I caused.
Because I loved rising to the stage and only looked down the road to becoming a singer from my trainee days until now, I promoted with heart of gratitude to the company and fans that provided the opportunity.
The reason why I’m still enduring it is because of ZE:A’s.
I’m sorry and sorry again for making it hard for ZE:A’s.
And thank you.
I’ll repay this back with good music.
Until the day I come back, please continue to cheer on and look after the other eight members like now.
Star Empire Entertainment has released an official statement, confirming the news.

[Star Empire's statement]
Hello, this is Star Empire.

We’re writing this in order to give you accurate information on the conflict between ZE:A’s leader Jun Young and CEO Shin Joo Hak that happened in the past one month. First, Star Empire would like to apologize deeply about the things that happened in regards to Jun Young, the other members and CEO Shin Joo Hak and would like to sincerely tell everyone who loves ZE:A about conflicts between Jun Young and the company and the misunderstandings and rumors that spread about Jun Young and Star Empire.

Star Empire Releases Official Statement Regarding ZE:A Jun Young’s SNS Posts

● The reason Jun Young wrote on his Twitter: We doubt that a conflict between an agency and its artist is the problem of just one company.

Working with Star Empire for the past ten years, Jun Yong and the ZE:A members have been carrying out meetings with the CEO in order to develop in a better direction, trying to find middle ground among the members and the company. But on September 12, the day before Osaka and Tokyo fan meeting, the members’ complaints maximized when Tae Heon received insufficient treatment for his martial arts injury and leader Jun Young, who decided that he could no longer communicate with the company, decided to borrow the public’s power by announcing the situation through Twitter.

It was not a wise way but from Jun Young’s point of view, he had no other choice. Star Empire also feels completely responsible for bringing about the situation.

● The day after the 21st: the misunderstanding and truth regarding the apology tweet that said misunderstanding and conflicts have been resolved.

The ZE:A members and the CEO met immediately and found a solution heading in the right direction regarding profit distribution and the rights and welfare of the artists. Following this, Jun Young apologized for causing an issue through his Twitter, promising to show better stages.

However, the next day on the 21st, the publicly revealed apology letter on Twitter saying that all the misunderstandings and conflicts have been resolved were seen more strongly as the company’s position more than Jun Young’s. In the stance of the company, we thought that we shouldn’t create disorder for netizens regarding an internal issue.

However, due to this, the public’s speculations and misunderstandings towards Jun Young grew, and Jun Young once again expressed a rebuttal through Twitter, causing the hostility of the public to grow larger.

Again, due to the error in judgment by the company, we gave Jun Young more hurt, and we regret imprinting an unnecessary misunderstanding on fans. A day is not enough to express the complaints and resentments of 10 years, so to express the struggle and issues of ten years in just 140 characters was clearly not enough.

We ask for much understanding for creating more misunderstanding after he tried to counter the growing misunderstanding and rumors about himself on SNS with just 140 characters against a group of anonymous people before realizing that his words were meaningless.

● For future plans: we have constructed a new system reflecting off the opinions of all the members of ZE:A, including the current leader Moon Jun Young, and CEO Shin Joo Hak, and all the employees of Star Empire are sincerely apologizing for causing a stir with this issue.

Moon Jun Young is also self-reflecting on causing much worry to his loving fans and the fans for the past month and will work hard to show a better side to himself.

For the future plans, Moon Jun Young will be stopping communication through SNS and halt activities for the time being, so please wait for Moon Jun Young who will return newly refreshed again. He also left a last statement, asking for support for the activities of the remaining 8 members.

Through honest talks and the continuous coexistence with the artists, Star Empire plans on showing great things to the fans and will do its best not to allow something like this to happen again.

October 21, 2014
Star Empire, ZE:A members and employees.

source: mwave 1, 2

Star Empire wrote a statement on his instagram but I haven't seen a translation of that. Updated with SE's statement. So it's true that he was forced to say all was well and that he isn't stepping down due to his own willingness...

2NE1's K-Pop Hit 'I Am the Best' Gains Spins at U.S. Radio Stations

New York and Boston stations have adopted the Korean banger into their playlists.

2NE1's "I Am the Best" continues making impressions in America as it begins picking up spins on stateside radio.

In the week ending Oct. 19, the electronic/hip-hop hybrid single was played 24 times on WBMP New York and 14 times on WODS Boston. Both stations published accompanying articles on their respective websites about the band and "I Am the Best," with WODS Boston telling readers to listen for the song on air.

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Source: Billboard, 2NE1 (YouTube)

Just wait until we start hearing this stuff in malls and supermarkets. My friends all poke fun at my weird foreign hobby, but when this stuff gets on all the airwaves, I'LL BE READY HOHOHO
taeil & pyo

Sasaengs vandalize Block B's dorm

(click to view larger - can anyone make out what it says?)

[JAEHYO] I'm thankful you love us but this is too scary

[KYUNG] I don't know how they know where our dorm is, but we were shocked to see graffiti on our door about two weeks ago.. and now there is even someone ringing the bell or calling and then running away.. Please bees, I'm pleading with you.

[ZICO] Our dorm door
It gives me the creeps Please stop right now

[ZICO] Dragging the member's attention and receiving a public warning message, is that a medal or do you feel a sweet sense of achievement?

source: blockbhyo + KYUNGPARK1992 + zico92 1, 2 + bontheblock 1, 2, 3, 4

ETA Zico's tweets
lj blog:colored, Sojin, goddess, lj member:farah

Leader'S apparently still exists and comes back as sub-unit Leader'S T with "Kimchi Witch"

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source: MumbleBeatMusic Season 1 (Channel B), TheLeadersHolic, hyunjae rim, GummyBearsTakeOver10's channel 1, 2

idk what to say about their latest single lol...it's bad and I'm kinda pressed because they had so much potential. when they debuted i immediately stanned them and i was impressed by their lives and i loved loved please and i hope, but barely anything happend to them and they disappeared from the music scene... until now i guess?! And I heard they Leader'S was supposed to be part of a sub-unit and there were Leader'T etc. if i remember properly? But i guess i was wrong... because it is Leader'S T?!
if you don't them and want to skip the bad part, listen to "please" and "I hope"