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Friday, April 18, 2014


Article: 29th death discovered... 273 still missing

News 1 via Nate

1. [+9,186, -132] Captain, when you hid the fact that you were the captain and saved yourself first... so many lives were waiting for your words, so many lives that were lost... They stayed where they were, with hope that they would live..

2. [+4,715, -81] Sigh... I have nothing to say........

3. [+3,981, -96] We need a miracle...

4. [+4,081, -448] I don't even see hope anymore.......

5. [+3,674, -140] Honestly, all this talk about hope is only giving false hope to families. We need to recognize reality.. ㅠ It's upsetting but a boat that is underwater means it is impossible for them to be alive. The temperature is too low for survival. They cannot all be alive in such freezing conditions... I know this is upsetting but it's reality..


Article: Ocean police "Underwater search paused... to return at 5:40 am"

Source: Money Today via Nate

1. [+621, -19] The divers need to be given psychological therapy and a pension for the rest of their lives. Imagine opening a door and seeing so many dead bodies in front of your eyes, dead bodies wearing lifevests stuck to the ceiling.. bodies just covering your entire sight. Who has a mindset brave enough to go through all of that to rescue people in air pockets. No amount of money can compensate the psychological pain these people are going through.

2. [+619, -33] I have no intention of blaming the families for thinking the rescue efforts are not enough, but reality is that there is a small window for divers to go underwater and even if 500 divers are available, not all of them can get into the ferry at once. I know that parents feel angry seeing divers wait on land and they're thinking, "Why aren't they underwater? Why aren't they saving our children?" but there is simply not enough room for all of the helicopters to go up in the air to find the bodies that come up. Of course the government won't let the families search on their own, it will only be invasive of the investigation efforts going on already. And people complaining about the news shows showing the same videos over and over must realize that they cannot let cameras in for safety reasons and that bodies being caught on camera is not a good thing. Simply blaming the rescue efforts for not doing enough is not doing anything for the people risking their lives to save them.

3. [+319, -4] We need to realize that everybody on the rescue team is a precious life as well and that they're risking their life for this search. Thank you so much. I want to hug every single one of them.


Article: "I'll take responsibility for everything"... Vice principal of Danwon High School commits suicide

Source: Yonhap News via Naver

He was often heard talking about his guilt after escaping the ferry. He eventually commit suicide, leaving a will that said: "I don't have the will to live when we do not know whether 200 lives are still alive or dead. Let me take full responsibility for everything. I was the one who suggested the school trip. Cremate my body and spread it near the sinking. Should I be their teacher for the lives that were claimed in the afterlife..."

1. [+26,424, -776] What crime did the teachers commit to have to kneel before the parents, like criminals...? Two teachers are dead, 11 are lost... They are not the ones to be focused by the families.

2. [+17,442, -199] The saved teachers must be separated from the families by the government. Anyone saved should be kept an eye on because you don't know what they will do out of the guilt they feel. Please, please, focus more on the people who were saved. The internet is filled with hateful words about those who lived. They need to be encouraged to continue living. Rest in peace.

3. [+17,170, -165] A person of no crime is now dead while the captain, who put 300 lives in danger, is still living... The captain should be the one committing suicide. He's the one who was drying up bills of money while children were lying. The anger I feel...

4. [+15,767, -133] We have lost an amazing vice principal. The body of a teacher who had stayed until the end to make sure his students were safe was recently discovered. Also a teacher who couldn't escape because he was with his students, dead... The responsibility should go to the captain, not the teachers.

5. [+12,896, -76] So upsetting... those who survived should live.. but rest in peace.

6. [+3,575, -26] "Should I be their teacher for the lives that were claimed in the afterlife..." why does this part break my heart...

7. [+3,553, -26] I can't imagine the guilt he felt since he was the one who suggested the school trip and left so many children in danger after surviving on his own... His heart must've been so heavy seeing the families cry all around him. He must've blamed it all on himself. It breaks my heart thinking what he had to go through... Rest in peace. Put down your worries and sleep well.


Article: Sewol Ferry captain Lee Joon Suk, "I admit to the accusations. I do not feel wrongly accused"

Source: Money Today via Nate

The captain admitted to telling everyone on board to stay where they were before getting off himself. When asked if he felt wrongly accused, he said, "I do not feel that I'm being wrongly or unfairly accused".

1. [+434, -12] You bad person... Today is the last day of their school trip. Live the rest of your life in guilt. Every night for the rest of your life, listen to the children screaming for help in your dreams.

2. [+393, -13] You're 70 years old... and you left kids barely 20, and hundreds of other passengers like that... Gave me goose bumps seeing you covered up in blankets off shore like you were a regular passenger yourself;;

3. [+398, -18] You will live the rest of your life wishing you had rather died on that ferry.


Broadcast companies, all stop for three days... to continue on to the weekend

Source: OSEN via Naver

1. [+2,332, -261] This weekend, I hope all of the varieties and Music Core are canceled so we can make room for good news. I don't care if shows are canceled this week and next. I just want the students to be saved. There is hope and miracle!

2. [+2,005, -125] We don't need the shows, just good news... Families, find strength.

3. [+1,547, -54] We need a miracle. Even one life saved is enough, so please live.

4. [+1,415, -61] All of Korea is crying and worried with one heart.. A miracle is needed.

5. [+365, -13] The entire country is going to suffer from depression at this rate.


Article: Idol fans send relief goods... 'united effort' brings strength

Star Today via Nate

1. [+802, -37] Even if people hate on the disrespectful fans, there are also just as many mature fans like this. Not only EXO but other fandoms are doing a great deed. Let's not leave hateful comments on news like this. Just praise them for their good deed.

2. [+766, -18] How nice of young students... Difficult to use your own time to step up like this.

3. [+710, -25] First time I thought idol fans were cool.

4. [+54, -6] EXO's fanpages are collecting donations and many other fanpages are sending relief goods. Money is being donated directly to the parents in case the government uses it for other things. No matter the disrespectful fans, please recognize that there are also mature fans as well.

5. [+35, -1] Amazing of the fans for doing more than me, who hasn't done anything yet. I'm sorry I can't be of more help. I hope that the children are returned to their parents soon ㅠ



Article: Oxygen to be inserted from 10 am on... successfully enters the ferry

Newsis via Naver

1. [+3,952, -217] Just praying for the safest and fastest rescue...

2. [+3,413, -87] Please let a miracle happen. Wait just a bit longer, children.

3. [+2,850, -71] At least one person needs to be alive.. please ㅜㅜ


Article: Rescue team successfully enters the the ferry

Source: Yonhap News via Naver

1. [+6,848, -113] Please find just a bit more strength

2. [+6,495, -67] You're all suffering, we trust you.

3. [+5,701, -509] I heard this news was wrong... they didn't actually enter the ship yet. I really want to cry.


Article: Reports edited "entering the ferry success -> failure"

Yonhap news via Nate

There have been several other mistakes like identifying the wrong bodies and forcing parents to believe that they're right even when parents claimed they knew it wasn't their son/daughter and DNA tests proved otherwise.

1. [+229, -15] I can now understand why the family members waiting there are so angry... Because they're being lied to over and over.

2. [+203, -11] The media once again does something that will only bring more hate to them.. How many times have there been misreports? Wait on releasing the news for accuracy..

3. [+138, -6] Please make sure that the news you're releasing is accurate. The waiting families are crying tears of blood over every piece of news released.


Source: Naver

1. {+5,905, -103] Hul

2. [+5,741, -155] Are they joking with us right now?

3. [+3,474, -81] So many reports being taken back.. I'm so tired

4. [+1,314, -18] They keep lying, I want to kill them

5. [+1,165, -15] Is this a joke to them? Do they think we're fools?

6. [+1,215, -92] This crazy country lied that at 9 am, they had 555 team members, 121 helicopters, 69 ships out there to save our kids... none of which I saw at 9 am!!!

7. [+1,064, -11] Is this a joke...

8. [+835, -8] You said they successfully got in... is this a joke...


28th death discovered... still 268 missing

Source: Newsis via Nate

1. [+591, -7] This is so upsetting... 28 have been discovered dead but what scares me is that 268 are still missing.. Please be living..

2. [+403, -23] It must've been so scary for them... Please rest now. Sorry we couldn't protect you. Rest in peace..

3. [+377, -13] Why is the missing number increasing but the survivors number not ㅜㅜ It's time to come out, the entire country, your family are waiting... It's cold, come out ㅜㅜ


The entire world prays for South Korea

No Cut News via Nate

1. [+621, -20] This is the power of SNS. Really heartwarming to see.

2. [+515, -15] I'm so touched... ended up crying at the last picture. Sigh..

3. [+471, -9] Praying..


Article: Jun Ji Hyun and Kim Soo Hyun attempt to postpone Chinese promotional events but bound to contractual agreements

Source: Mydaily via Naver

1. [+2,559, -54] Of course they should attend, It's a promise and a term of their contract. Just be careful with what you wear.

2. [+1,973, -33] They should keep promises they made before this accident happened..

3. [+1,724, -35] They.. have to go.. can't do anything about it.

4. [+339, -20] People shouldn't expect celebrities to just stop working... Leave them alone and let them do their jobs.

5. [+307, -15] It's sad but... they made a promise to a foreign country. They have to keep it.


Article: EXO postpones release of mini-album 'Overdose'

Source: Star News via Naver

1. [+2,854, -634] I still can't believe EXO's concert was the #1 searched

2. [+2,240, -336] It's a bit too late... They already got so much hate over their concert tsk tsk.. Should've done this sooner.

3. [+2,111, -302] Can't believe they thought going through with the concert ticketing on the day of the accident was a good idea...;

4. [+1,981, -491] I'm really starting to hate anything to do with EXO

5. [+1,608, -215] Can't blame EXO for it when it's SM who should be getting hated for not dealing with it properly


'Infinity Challenge' cancels recording...

Star News via Nave

1. [+9,146, -243] I want to see IC but they made the right decision.

2. [+7,884, -132] No point in recording when the members won't be happy about it.

3. [+6,922, -137] It really is no time to be laughing righ tnow.

4. [+6,597, -210] The amount of money they're losing this week is a lot but I'm really grateful they made this decision out of respect for our society.

5. [+5,130, -165] Good decision. Lives come first.


Grief-stricken entertainment industry... laughs, songs, promotions 'all stop'

Star News via Naver

1. [+3,329, -147] Korea is on pause right now

2. [+1,837, -43] We need a miracle for everyone in Korea to smile and live once again... Good news will come.

3. [+1,307, -24] Please be alive and come back...


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Updates: Search rescue paused due to worsening weather conditions + captain apologizes

Article: "The heartless sky" search rescue paused due to worsening weather conditions

Source: Yonhap News via Naver

1. [+9,764, -297] I understand how upset the families of the missing must be feeling but it's no good to be yelling and swearing at the search team when all they've been doing is putting their lives in danger to help as best as they can. I hope the families can understand that they are risking their lives in the terrible conditions of the ocean as well.

2. [+7,340, -129] Human beings are but a speck of dust when faced against the power of nature...

3. [+5,078, -128] Ah... the sky is so heartless...

4. [+4,693, -582] This can't be happening if there is a god

5. [+4,046, -665] Does god exist

6. [+1,036, -43] Please bring the rain to my district of the country.. Please just improve the weather conditions over there, god, please save my friends

7. [+1,004, -25] I hoped so desperately for the weather to improve today...

8. [+823, -22] Thank you for doing all you can even in the worst conditions..


Article: Death toll rises to 9... 287 still missing

Yonhap news via Naver

1. [+5,102, -111] This morning, I saw on the news that the captain was the first to leave the ferry... while a low-ranking stewardess and a male student both lost their lievs trying to help others escape. My heart broke so much... It's true, the kind do not live long lives. It's the selfish who live long out of greed.

2. [+2,608, -65] Please be alive...

3. [+2,010, -41] Upsetting.. Please come back alive.

4. [+1,833, -52] They are alive. They have to be.


Article: Captain "I'm so sorry to the family of passengers, I am too embarrassed"

Yonhap News via Naver

1. [+3,337, -55] So did you manage to dry up your money?

2. [+3,016, -34] What crime did the 22 year old stewardess commit to suffer her fate while the captain was busy running away... A young woman, just four years older than the students on board with her. When asked by a student, "Unni, aren't you going to wear a life vest?" she had told them, "I'll get off when you guys all have life vests on and leave the ferry"... She's a hero who completed her job until the end, a hero whose death we had to hear on the news. My heart... Please give him the fullest of legal consequences... So that he lives his life knowing the crime he has committed. You are a criminal..

3. [+2,139, -91] ㅋㅋㅋ 69 year old captain, just admit that you wanted to live a long life.. You're sorry? If you're sorry, you should've saved at least one more life.. And why did you not report the accident earlier?

4. [+1,450, -34] He's over 60 years old and was caught drying out a $50 dollar bill at the hospital while young students are losing their lives. I'd kill him with a stone if I could.

5. [+893, -15] You are only human so you were probably scared as well, but shouldn't you have broadcast something before leaving the ferry? The children on board stayed where they were, believing your words... I am so angry!!!


Article: 3 public broadcast stations cancel variety shows two days in a row... few dramas return

Star News via Naver

1. [+1,812, -199] I think it's okay for dramas to come back... but not varieties or music shows. It's torture for both the celebrities forced to perform and the viewers who won't have any ability to smile while watching. It's the least we can do out of respect for the children shivering in the cold underwater.

3. [+1,187, -72] Variety and music shows... for the time being, should be replaced with news specials. It's for the best for both the stars and the viewers.

3. [+1,044, -60] Yeah, keep the tv shows on pause for the respect of the parents and classmates of the missing.

4. [+931, -46] All of the channels are running news specials so a light hearted drama shouldn't be too bad. Varieties, however, should be skipped. Our hearts are too heavy to laugh over a variety show.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Entertainment industry cancels everything to keep the focus on passenger shipwreck

Article: Music industry cancels album releases + fan meet... focuses effort on passenger shipwreck

Source: Sports Seoul via Naver

There were other articles reprimanding EXO fans for making 'EXO concert tickets' the #1 search ranking at a time like this.

Death toll also reached 6.


1. [+4,947, -174] It's not necessarily EXO's fault but SM really should've canceled ticketing at a time like this. SM's hopeless...

2. [+3,876, -335] So, EXO fans, did you all succeed in your ticketing?

3. [+3,645, -201] Can't believe people are actually trying to buy tickets to concerts at a time like this.. hopeless.

4. [+2,921, -16] I can only pray that there are more survivors.

5. [+2,519, -173] I'm so embarrassed as an EXO fan. SM did postpone schedules till the 17th but they can also postpone ticketing, why didn't they? I can't believe people are blaming this on EXO as well..

6. [+613, -36] Look at SM pulling through with their ticketing while people are dying ㅋㅋㅋ What do you expect from Money Soo Man

7. [+529, -32] I fu*king hate SM, can they really not postpone ticketing? ㅡㅡ I feel bad for EXO getting the hate

8. [+468, -25] As a Block B fan, I'm so thankful that they're not releasing their album digitally. I want to hear about news of the survivors first and foremost, good music can wait until after. I'm also glad A Pink canceled their fan meet.. I hope that at least one more survives.


Article: A Pink joins the effort of passenger shipwreck... 3 year anniversary fan meet canceled

Source: Newsen via Nate

1. [+642, -90] This was a good decision... unlike another group who is #1 on the search rankings when the public is tense and worried. If I was a family member of anyone onboard, I'd be waiting desperately for the latest updates.

2. [+506, -44] They made the right decision. This is no time to be laughing and smiling on any variety show.

3. [+267, -29] Can't believe someone's actually accusing them of media play. Everyone's worried over this tragic event.


All three broadcast stations cancel all dramas, news specials to replace

Source: OSEN via Naver

1. [+2,573, -65] The drama is not important. We need survivors.

2. [+1,770, -76] Of course the dramas should be canceled!

3. [+1,452, -20] Just praying that the lost are rescued... Please be safe.

4. [+1,334, -35] Definitely. I hope they all return safely.

5. [+232, -23] Everything's being canceled today except for SM's EXO ticketing. Hopeless.


Article: JTBC Son Suk Hee's silence "So is there no other way"... 10 seconds of silence

Newsen via Nate

Amidst an interview with a Busan University shipbuilding engineer professor, anchorman Son Suk Hee asked if there was any hope for the survivors in the ship once resuce efforts began pumping oxygen inside. "Conclusively, there's a very low chance." There were 10 seconds of silence as he tried to collect himself upon hearing that.

1. [+383, -8] I've never seen anchorman Son Suk Hee lose his emotional control like that.

2. [+326, -8] His silence... represents the feelings of our nation.. We're all scared of saying that one thing in case it becomes true.. Please just save those young kids ㅠㅠㅠ

3. [+269, -11] He's the top when it comes to anchors, I've never seen him lose control on broadcast like this...

4. [+28, -2] The cold and smart Son Suk Hee-ssi also seems to have blood running through him...

5. [+24, -1] Other experts also said that there's a low chance as well... I'm sure they all mean one thing, just that it's hard to put it in words... They're all talking as if we should be expecting a miracle....... This is driving me crazy.. ㅠ


Hyosung to go solo next month

Article: [Exclusive] Jun Hyosung to make solo comeback in May... with Duble Sidekick track

Source: No Cut News via Naver

1. [+513, -32] Why not push for Song Jieun instead? She's better in terms of both visuals and singing talent

2. [+470, -54] With what confidence is she acting and even going solo with? ㅋㅋㅋ Her skills are awkward in both... She got popular briefly for her big chest which went straight back down after Ilbe

3. [+369, -48] Don't think it'll do well ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

4. [+318, -40] Everyone's going solo nowadays ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Is she going solo because SECRET's a failure? ㅋㅋㅋ

5. [+241, -18] She's not the main vocal though

6. [+66, -5] What about Song Jieun... I really liked 'Going Crazy' and 'False Hope' ㅋ Jun Hyosung can't sing either

7. [+64, -6] This news makes me want to do a double sidekick ㅋ

8. [+56, -5] Don't you need vocal talent to go solo... wait, nevermind, even T-ara Jiyeon is solo nowadays

9. [+52, -3] All of the girl groups are using Duble Sidekick songs now... Do they punch songs out of the factory or what?

10. [+50, -11] Not looking forward to the upcoming solos ㅜㅜ Hyomin, Jiyeon, and Hyosung, are you kidding me