July 15th, 2020

Matsujun

Big Hit-MBC beef continues as GFriend boycotts Music Core



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Sources: Naver via Daily Naver, Naver (1, 2, 3) via Soompi, @dailynaver
Matsujun

Dispute between Shin Hyun Joon and his former manager continues

Shin Hyun Joon responds to former manager's request for reinvestigation into past drug use allegations

On July 9, Kim Gwang Seob, former manager of Shin Hyun Joon and former director of his current agency, HJ Film, gave an interview in which he alleged that he had been mistreated by the actor for 13 years. He claimed that during this time he had been underpaid, rudely spoken to, forced to take care of Shin Hyun Joon’s mother, and refused a formal contract. Shin Hyun Joon and HJ Film released a statement denying these claims.

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Source: Naver (1, 2, 3) via Soompi (1, 2)
Marc Pumkin

ATEEZ's company apologizes for cultural appropriation



ATEEZ was under fire yesterday when they released this teaser image for their next comeback. We can see member Hongjoong wearing cornrows. On the same day, KQ Entertainment released this official statement after receiving complaints from fans.

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Source: @ATEEZofficial, ATEEZ Official Fancafé


Another day, another cultural appropriation problem. "we'll try our best" I'm dying inside, I don't know if all of these people are really this thick or they just do that again and again for publicity, thinking with a little apology everything will be fine.
Guess I won't wait for this new album...
Yamamoto Takeshi, KHR

WOODZ (Uniq/X1 Cho Seungyoun) on Yoo Hee Yeol Sketchbooks



Cho Seung Youn (WOODZ) showcased his vocals and opened up about his journey as a musician on KBS 2TV’s “Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook”!

He opened his appearance with a performance of Lee Seung Chul’s “There’s No One Like Them” (literal title). When asked why he chose that song, Cho Seung Youn reminisced about his father who passed away when he was 21 [Korean age reckoning] and said, “It’s a song my father used to enjoy. I believed it was the right song to sing on my stage of dreams.”

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Sources: KBS Kpop (1, 2, 3), Naver (1, 2), Soompi, ALLTHEKPOP.