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Saturday, February 27, 2021

In the midst of school bullying scandals, netizens mourn one particular case

Article: The school bullying scandal that set Korea upside down... remembering a middle schooler's suicide note 10 years ago

Source: Joongang Ilbo via Nate

With school bullying being brought back into the headlines, netizens remembered a 2011 school bullying scandal where a middle schooler took his own life. The scandal itself was especially harrowing because his last moments were caught on an elevator CCTV before he took his life. 

A portion of his will read: To my father, who always loved me and sometimes gave me allowance money, thank you. To my mother, who always let me get away with being a bad son and who always kept me in her thoughts, I love you. To my hyung, who always forgave me even when the bullies ate all our food, and who was always so good to me, thank you. And to my friends, who were always good to me, thank you. And to my teachers, who always supported me even though I was good at nothing, thank you. Please change the doorlock password on our home. The bullies know it so they might come in our home again. Farewell, everyone. 


1. [+4,681, -11] My heart breaks every time I see that picture. I feel so sorry... To all the people who claim that we should forgive and forget bullies? Because they were young and immature?? Who are you to get to decide that? Can you imagine if your own kid was in the elevator like this? Do you think that time will truly make you forget the pain?

2. [+3,870, -8] The picture is so sad... Can parents please start taking an interest in how your children behave outside of your home? Please make sure that your children aren't out there beating on other precious children...

3. [+3,440, -15] Why do people keep saying bullies should be forgiven, that they should be given a second chance? Why would someone who beats others be of any help to our society? The only help they can be is if we either lock them up or kill them off. It's the only way to protect others.

4. [+195, -0] His bullies must be 25 years old now. I wonder what they're up to?? They should be living their lives in guilt... but it makes me angry to think that they're probably living comfortably right now.

5. [+164, -0] A picture I can never forget... I can't imagine how sad his struggles must've felt...

6. [+149, -0] The picture rips my heart apart... Child, are you in a better place now? I hope there is only happiness where you are...

7. [+124, -3] This picture never fails to make me start crying within a second of seeing it. I just want to tell him so badly that I'm sorry... I wonder what his bullies are doing today? I want to know their identities now that they're adults.

8. [+100, -0] The worst of them all are the ones defending bullies saying that they were young and immature. Destroying anyone's soul like this is a crime no matter what.

9. [+81, -0] His bullies must be adults now... hmmm

10. [+52, -1] We must pull school bullying by the roots


Comments on GD's Instagram since news with Jennie

Article: GD's Instagram becomes a mess since news of dating Jennie

Source: Sin6051711 via Instagram

1. [+2,845] They're dating because they like each other. It's not like they announced that they're getting married, I wish fans would stop with the fussing...

2. [+2,024] ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Since when was GD in need of using someone for fame? He's famous to death already, what's with this fussing

3. [+1,036] Why are they acting like GD is going to eat Jennie alive? Stop with the overreacting.

4. [+739] Why is he getting hate for this, though..? I don't get it

5. [+530] ㅠ-ㅠ Poor Jiyong, I just want the two to be happy ㅠㅜ

6. [+347] Dating or not, it's up to them in the end. What's with this fussing? Why is it always the foreigners who say they don't know Korean but are always the first ones to come running when there's dating news~ It's like they learn Korean through reading dating scandals.

7. [+261] Kwon Jiyong doesn't even read those comments ㅋㅋㅋ

8. [+618] Who do they think they are to be telling him to let go of Jennie or that she can do better ㅋㅋㅋ

9. [+161] Seems like a lot of them don't even know who GD is

10. [+147] If you're a true fan, you'd support them ❤️

11. [+939] I support GD and Jennie dating but h.o.n.e.s.t.l.y. speaking, I understand where the foreigners are coming from since GD and Big Bang members do have a history of poor actions

12. [+76] Why are they being like this?

13. [+16] Without GD, the K-Pop that you foreigners love so much would have never reached the heights that it did. How dare you hate on GD? If they're happy, it's all that matters. 

14. [+21] I read a comment that claimed GD was using Jennie for fame ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ but GD is way more famous than Jennie, way better at music, singing, rapping

15. [+157] So it's safe to assume that these people have no idea who GD is at all...?


Jessica opens a new restaurant in Chungdamdong 'Clareau'

Article: Jessica opens a restaurant in Chungdam

Source: Idol Issue + Wikitree via Instagram

1. [+309] I've been a fan since before Soshi's debut and kept supporting her since she left. I did feel a bit put off by her book but I will admit that her restaurant is very classy and well furnished down to every prop she chose. It reflects Jessica's nature in the attention to detail and design. I assumed the price of the dishes would be really expensive but considering that it's located in Chungdam, it's actually quite cheap ㅋㅋ the food looks high quality too. I'm not sure about the taste but I'm sure we'll get reviews on that soon too. 

2. [+206] Oh, I see

3. [+113] Jessica, only child, Illinois, Chicago

4. [+81] A world of their own...

5. [+78] I see

6. [+77] Restaurants like this normally serve small portions at high prices. The prices themselves are not bad considering that it's in Chungdam. I think it's only getting hate because she's a public figure...

7. [+47] The place looks really classy

8. [+25] It's 30,000 won for one pasta dish... ㅎㅎㅎ so if you order two pastas, it's over 50,000 won... ㅎㅎㅎㅎㅎㅎ

9. [+24] Jung CEO-nim 🥰👏💛

10. [+17] Why is the 'actress' title still on her though ㅋㅋ


Jun Hyosung works with Lakai to feature the hanbok in Times Square ad

Article: In celebration of Independence Movement Day (3.1), Jun Hyosung wears a hanbok on a New York Times Square ad

Source: Insight via Instagram

1. [+751] Honestly, I think Jun Hyosung has done enough where people should stop bringing up her past mistakes. Her statement was made from a place of ignorance, not belief, and she has done all she can to reflect ever since by getting Korean history certifications andraising awareness for comfort workers. She probably knows more about Korean history than the average person now. Someone of her fame could've easily gone off to China to make better money but she's still here putting up ads for our hanbok, which I find admirable.

2. [+354] Just Hyosung being Hyosung 👏👏👏

3. [+120] Pretty

4. [+102] Amazing

5. [+55] She's a good example of how to show reflection the right away

6. [+27] Thank you, kiddo ❤️

7. [+25] She looks beautiful~

8. [+22] Beautiful

9. I don't know what she said in the past for her to get hate but if she admitted to her mistake and studied up to make up for it, I think she deserves recognition for that

10. This is how you show that you are reflecting for your past mistakes and doing good for your country. You can never beat someone who works hard like this!!!


Jung Jun Young admits to own crimes but "doesn't remember" when asked about Seungri

Article: Jung Jun Young admits to his own pr*stitution charges but claims to "not remember" on questions regarding Seungri

Source: Insight via Instagram

1. [+1,290] Just how big of a figure is Seungri to them...

2. [+1,195] Even Lee Jae Yong is in jail, why haven't we been able to put away Seungri and Yang Hyun Suk yet..? ㅋㅋ

3. [+476] They should all get punished together

4. [+439] Looks like Jung Jun Young is the designated one to take all the bullets

5. [+317] That's some amazing loyalty ㅋㅋ

6. [+297] They were on the same side, how does he not remember anything?

7. [+175] What a tearfully strong friendship

8. [+56] What they committed is not something that can ever be forgotten. He'll probably remember it for the rest of his life. 

9. [+39] Is Seungri some kind of god to them? Why would he admit to his own crimes but not Seungri's... Can you please all get punished and stay out of our sights?

10. [+55] How does one acquire loyalty of this magnitude

11. [+24] Seungri must really have some strong networks

12. [+174] What is Seungri?! Some god of the back alley world??