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Friday, April 17, 2015

[Pann] The girl group struggle against boy group sales... is there a solution?

Pann: It's too hard for female idols to win #1 on music shows right now..

Honestly, Suzy has a lot of male fans and EXO is marketed towards the teen-early twenties female crowd so I think their popularity in general is on equal level... but no matter how many men like an idol, they're never going to lie to their parents to buy an album while I noticed a lot of EXO-L lying to their parents to buy their albums...

With the difference in how male and females act, it's currently unfair for female idols and makes it impossible for them to win #1 on music shows.

Digital songs are easily downloadable and accessible by men but men rarely ever buy a physical copy... Realistically, considering the circumstances, I think EXO and miss A are both equal in popularity and both deserve a co-#1.


1. [+216, -13] I don't get why people are saying lower the physical album points. They've lowered it to the lowest point possible. Digital score is 2.5 times more than physical on Music Core, 13 times more on Music Bank, and 11 times more on Inkigayo. It only accounts for 5% of the points while digital points are like 50% or over that... and if girl groups still can't win, it's not the point system that's the blame but just the fact that they can't win. The physical points are even only this low because the public kept whining about how wins were based on physical sales, what more do you want?

2. [+207, -22] miss A = EXO in real life popularity???? What're you talking about, miss A is famous for not having group fans. They even lost in text votes to Lovelyz.

3. [+203, -12] Their popularities are not at all equal in real life... It's unfair to say that miss A = EXO in music show wins just because men don't buy albums. Then why even release physical albums at all? It's all to help the artist more and give them another avenue for income in the end. It's the male idol fans after all that is even keeping a sinking album market alive...

4. [+63, -3] Soshi's male fans buy enough albums ㅋㅋㅋㅋ If Soshi's male fans can buy albums, then miss A's can too ㅋㅋㅋ and doesn't Suzy have a lot of female fans too? Why aren't they buying her albums? Why should boy groups take the blame for girl groups having 'light fans'?

5. [+54, -2] But honestly, miss A benefit a lot off of competing against EXO because EXO's fandom is in a lot of fights with other fandoms so other fandoms will just support miss A. My friend doesn't even like miss A but she was streaming their song for them ㅠ

6. [+52, -1] It all balances out in the end. Female idol groups shoot to fame faster and earn more attention and even non-fans/general public are interested and attracted to articles about them. They have better opportunities to get their name out there.

7. [+42, -3] Suzy has tons of personal fans but there is no fan that supports the entire group ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ don't deny reality, EXO =/= miss A ㅋㅋㅋㅋ more like EXO = Suzy.. miss A has absolutely no popularity as a group and lost to Lovelyz in text votes.

8. [+35, -1] The physical album points were lowered in the final point reflection because of SNSD and if girl groups still are struggling to win, that's on them and not boy group fans ㅋㅋㅋㅋ


Park Soo Jin shares her self-designed heels

Article: Park Soo Jin tries on her self-designed heels~

Source: Newsen via Nate

1. [+905, -26] I feel like I've seen these many times before, am I the only one?

2. [+705, -27] Her and Jessica... everyone seems to think they can be a designer nowadays.. They all replicate the same designs in the market and hike up the price tsk

3. [+425, -18] That looks like that would sprain my ankle.

4. [+46, -2] Looks like a total copy of the Valentino Rockstuds. Can't they sue her?

5. [+45, -2] I've been seeing this design around for years now..

6. [+44, -1] She copied Valentino... and she calls herself a designer?

7. [+41, -2] It makes me uncomfortable seeing stars who not only have the educational experience but the creative capacity to produce their own designs inch their way into the fashion industry like this. They already make enough money as it is but now they get an even easier way to make fast cash just for being a star.

8. [+37, -1] She's calling herself a designer after copying a design that I've seen on the streets everywhere ㅋㅋ

9. [+36, -1] Common design~

10. [+32, -1] The base of it seems to be copied from Valentino ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ tons of knock off shoes like that in Dongdaemun... what exactly did she design?

11. [+30, -0] Straight up Valentino ㅋㅋ Please don't call yourself a designer, it's embarrassing


[Pann] Follow Up: Lovelyz Ryu Soo Jung

Pann: Am I the only one who thinks of Ryu Soo Jung like this?

Even on Weekly Idol, she kept doing only SNSD dances and she passed her audition by dancing SNSD's 'Oh'... I think she wanted to get in as an SM trainee from the start and probably really likes the company. And with the merger, she must feel like a part of SM and is really excited about it since she likes them so much.

But this will really be a huge hit to Lovelyz and I think a lot of their fans will leave because of her thoughtless comment.

+) And on radio, she kept talking about EXO and how she's close with Red Velvet because they debuted at similar times and that she likes SM and wants to be close with their artists.

+) She also said she wanted to go to SHINee's concert and said SNSD were her role models.


1. [+226, -8] From a non-fan of either group, what Ryu Soo Jung did is a huge betrayal to her company. Lovelyz only got their name known because of INFINITE. If they hadn't debuted under Woollim and some other mid-tier agency, they would've been completely buried and probably gotten as much as hate G-Friend. But thanks to INFINITE, they were able to media play as their dongsaeng group and have come far with their popularity... and of course Woollim fans will vote for them and look out for them as labelmate juniors.. but then she goes on radio and says she's under SM?? If she's so proud of being SM then why not say Super Junior is her senior group and not INFINITE? Whose money does she think she debuted with? She basically threw away the people who gave birth to and raised her and went and called Soo Man and SHINee her real family. Ugh.. she's just hopeless.

2. [+212, -5] Just because they were INFINITE's little sister group, I always shielded them when they got hate and streamed their songs but I'm just going to focus on INFINITE now

3. [+204, -3] They never went through what happened with the merger so I bet she doesn't even know what the f*ck she even did wrong

4. [+68, -2] I can't hate on Lovelyz as a group because I feel bad for Baby Soul... she's been training with Woollim since the bottom up and kept loyal to them ㅠㅠ I'm keeping up with Lovelyz only for Baby Soul and Jiae ㅋㅋㅋ If INFINITE fans never helped Lovelyz, they definitely would've just been buried ㅋㅋ but still, in her head she's SM and not Woollim ㅋㅋㅋ

5. [+64, -0] I watched another video where she kept talking about EXO... to the point where I had a feeling she'd get hate from EXO-L if she said anything more. She kept talking about DO too.

6. [+50, -0] Just hate on Ryu Soo Jung, leave the other members alone. They don't deserve it.

7. [+44, -3] This group has so many problems from Seo Jisoo to Ryu Soo Jung ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

8. [+43, -0] Ugh please ㅋㅋㅋ SM and SM C&C are completely different ㅋㅋㅋ pisses me off as an SM fan

9. [+40, -3] But I'm also worried that INFINITE will be affected if Lovelyz doesn't bring in enough money.. ugh

10. [+38, -2] Don't bring the other members into this. Soul and Jiae and Jin worked really hard for this, it's not fair for them to lose it in one moment like this...

11. [+34, -2] I'm so angry as an Inspirit ㅋㅋㅋ Shielded Lovelyz whenever they got hate, shielded Seo Jisoo's rumors, did all sorts of shit for them ㅋㅋㅋ even INFINITE cried asking people to believe in them, Sunggu promoted Lovelyz on Weekly Idol, all of the things we all did for them.. Why did she bother auditioning for Woollim if she likes SM so much? ㅋㅋㅋ Makes me lose all respect for her ㅋㅋㅋ She should know who she is, some rookie who barely got to be able to debut because of INFINITE's dongsaeng title

12. [+32, -6] I bet she's super envious of Red Velvet on the inside too and hates them


[Pann] Hani takes off her heels mid-stage

Pann: Hani's barefoot stage

Kicked off her heels mid-stage to dance better (?)

1. [+153, -54] Just looks like she's going overboard

2. [+134, -41] I like that she has a concept but it's too obvious that she's trying to act in specific ways for that concept. Why would you randomly take off your heels in the middle of a performance? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ I can understand if one accidentally fell off so you just slip the other one off but what the?

3. [+117, -21] Keep your heels on..

4. [+44, -5] I know that she's a free spirited personality and everything but something about her has changed ㅋㅋㅋㅋ Like she's trying so very hard to look like this cool person.. it just feels different from the Hani I chased since debut.

5. [+37, -2] They sang two songs and 'AH Yeah' was a pre-recording. They danced like that for fan service during the pre-recording. Obviously she wouldn't be crazy enough to kick off her heels in a live broadcast..

6. [+34, -4] Maybe her heels were too big and she felt like she was about to trip... There's no way she'd just take them off for no reason just to get attention ㅜㅜ..

7. [+29, -10] She was so likable when she first came out ㅠㅠ but then seeing her burp and stuff and act all tom boyish on Running Man looks too obvious that it's a concept..

8. [+24, -19] She had a good image at first but she just overreacts more and more...


Shinozaki Ai writes a handwritten letter of apology to her fans

Article: Shinozaki Ai, "Sorry for worrying you with my dating rumors with Lee Hongki" handwritten letter

Source: Mydaily via Naver

1. [+6,358, -444] You can do much better than that immature Lee Hongki who left such a childish reply to a fan

2. [+4,993, -244] Same scandal, different attitude... Shinozaki Ai is the adult here~

3. [+3,551, -187] Why are you apologizing? ㅋㅋ

4. [+2,331, -172] Fans really must go crazy at dating rumors...

5. [+1,079, -99] While Lee Hongki is saying "bai" to his friends, Shinozaki Ai is a lot more mature about this

6. [+521, -44] Shouldn't Lee Hongki be so grateful if Shinozaki Ai is even willing to date him ㅋㅋ

7. [+486, -55] This girl is actually getting tons of hate in Japan right now, I feel so bad for her. They're calling her a fatty traitor to the country who's opening her legs for the Koreans. I don't think she'll be able to promote in Japan anymore. She loves Korea a lot so I hope she comes promote here.

8. [+436, -48] My heart hurt more over Ai's dating rumors than Suzy's

9. [+292, -47] Lee Hongki certainly didn't act like an adult when he replied to his fan but it was because that fan or fake fan or whatever was crossing the line and sending him sexual tweets that Lee Hongki got fed up with. But of course the media will only report on one side and Hongki looks like a fool to the public and FNC refuses to do anything about it. Other companies would be super fast with clarification articles if their own artist was getting this type of treatment but FNC doesn't care.