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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Eugene tears up over Korea's worsening air quality issue

Article: Eugene tears up as a mom, "Rohee asks me to check the air quality before going out"

Source: Segye Ilbo via Nate

"Before we go out, Rohee asks me to check the air quality outside on my smartphone. I don't remember worrying about such things when I was little."

1. [+947, -28] My 5 year old daughter always asks me to check the app too. "Mom, is the air good today?" Sigh... And when it rains, she told me, "Mom, the cars must be happy to have all the dust washed away". When the app says the air quality is bad, she gets all sad because she can't play outside. Don't have kids, guys. Everything's a problem right now, even the air we breathe.

2. [+814, -18] Rohee grew up to be so smart. I feel so worried and sad for the kids who are growing up with this fine dust issue.

3. [+748, -10] Why does our country have to suffer because of China..

4. [+41, -10] Even my own 5 year old daughter will say things like, "The dust must be bad today~~~ I guess I can't play outside" when the mountains outside our window look blurry. I really wish our government will find a solution to this!

5. [+30, -1] I'm more scared that we don't know what type of airborne illness will spread through the fine dust

6. [+26, -1] Back when we were little, face masks were just something you wore when it was cold or you were sick... now it's something we have to have stocked up at home...

7. [+19, -1] Never in my life did I think I'd have to worry about the air.. sigh, I remember watching a movie where clean air was so scarce that they had to buy it separately.. we might end up like that ㅠㅠ

8. [+18, -4] My 5 year old son asks me the same thing when he wakes up every morning ㅜㅜ I feel so, so sorry to him. This is the only child I'm choosing to have and I recommend my friends not to have kids unless they can immigrate away. If I knew the air would be this bad, I never would've given birth to my child.

9. [+13, -0] When I was little, I ran around the mountains and played around my town all day long with fresh air all year long... I'd shower and let myself air dry with the refreshing wind... can't believe kids these days don't know that kind of life. At an age where they should be running outside to their heart's content...

10. [+13, -0] China's fine dust problem... Japan's radioactivity... Korea's suffering in the middle of it all


Jennie's 'Solo' ranks #1 on iTunes worldwide chart

Article: Jennie 'SOLO' is #1 on the worldwide chart... 'first' as a Korean female solo

Source: OSEN Via Nate

1. [+1,569, -220] Why though? Why is it deserving of #1;;

2. [+1,354, -165] Hmm?

3. [+1,103, -197] Don't care

4. [+138, -13] This type of marketing is so behind on the times ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

5. [+131, -11] As if it's really worldwide ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ such stupid media play;;

6. [+102, -11] I don't trust anything YG puts out

7. [+95, -9] Osen is always the one reporting on YG news. They may as well just call themselves a YG subsidiary.

8. [+89, -13] Bring us results from the Billboard or Oricon

9. [+74, -7] A song I've never heard of is #1 worldwide...

10. [+74, -7] I like Black Pink but not their songs...

11. [+68, -8] The song is full of autotune and I can barely tell what she's mumbling, and yet it's a #1 song worldwide? If this is the type of quality they're satisfied with, why not just give Black Pink a full length album~

12. [+53, -3] Worldwide chart ㅋㅋㅋ To put it in perspective, it's like ranking #1 on some random foreign chart on Melon. This is sad, Hyun Suk-ah.

13. [+48, -5] I personally don't like the song

14. [+44, -7] I listened to it and do people honestly like it?? Sigh...


GD looks healthier with weight gain in latest army update

Article: "Kwon Jiyong gained weight" G-Dragon looks healthy in latest updates from service

Source: X Sports News via Nate

1. [+1,369, -101] To celebrities, army service is break time

2. [+1,367, -255] The army must be real comfortable for him if he gained this much weight

3. [+1,179, -142] Wow.. he looks so average with weight gain..

4. [+92, -14] ㅋㅋㅋ It's funny how people think he has it easy because he gained weight. You naturally improve your body in the army. The skinny gain weight, the fat lose weight. You eat three meals a day and work out a ton so isn't that obvious?

5. [+74, -9] The army's usually a place where skinny people gain weight and fat people lose weight

6. [+64, -12] I think he looks better. He was too thin before...

7. [+50, -7] Were the best replies written by people who never served...;; When I finished serving, all the skinny kids gained an appropriate amount of weight and all the heavier kids lost a lot;; You live a repetitive lifestyle with three meals a day... Obviously there will be exceptions but that's usually the case.

8. [+46, -9] His face looks good. I've never seen him look so comfortable. It looks great.

9. [+34, -6] Celebrities who are used to eating less to maintain their weight will obviously gain more when they eat all three meals a day in the army. You can't skip meals while in service so usually all the skinny kids gain weight by discharge time...

10. [+32, -11] I'm sure the army is easier for him ㅋㅋㅋ He's used to working around the clock but the army forces you to go to bed at 10 pm no matter what. I imagine the army schedule is like heaven for him right now.


Big Hit issues official statement + magazine stylist clarifies BTS Nazi hat in question

Article: [Exclusive] "The Nazi hat is not BTS RM's personal item"

Source: Sports Kyunghyang via Naver

1. [+4,707, -277] BTS is suffering..

2. [+2,877, -99] Japan is bringing back an issue that happened four years ago and was apologized for and taken down. Their intentions are clearly obvious ㅎㅎ They were barely 21 year old idols who would've been deserving of hate for not knowing and maybe even being dumb but they realized their fault and apologized for it. What more do they want them to do? Be completely reborn as new people without faults? Turn back time to before they knew what that hat was? What more can be done? Especially when people have been so forgiving towards other artists who hold concerts with the rising sun flag?

3. [+2,593, -104] We need more articles like this that tell the facts instead of just copy and paste biased articles from Japan. Japan is trying to frame us with Nazism to pull down a leading group of Hallyu. It's a mess right now because they've completely made themselves to look like the victims of war right now. Our own media outlets need to band together and protect our own country's pride and expose Japan to the rest of the world.

4. [+2,280, -195] In a situation where several props and accessories are used in a photoshoot, how can an idol just barely a year into their debut be expected to go against the stylist and say "no, I can't wear this"... Enough with the witch hunting.

5. [+423, -6] When this issue happened with the magazine, the magazine issued a statement saying the artist had no fault in it and that it was the stylist at fault. They got rid of the issue and apologized. It ended clean and square. Why drag such an old issue out now? For what? To apologize for? I'm more surprised that Koreans are being played by what the right-wingers are saying, this is exactly what they would want.

6. [+269, -10] The irony of Japanese right-wingers who still use the rising sun flag in major cities during their anti-Korean protests sticking with a Jewish group and accusing BTS of being Nazis... and the irony of Koreans criticizing BTS for it...

7. [+406, -27] The comments from Koreans scare me more. Even if you hate BTS, now is not the time.. even if BTS isn't your bias group, that's just wrong...

8. [+222, -5] People, the magazine already clarified that the artist had nothing to do with it and got rid of the issue completely. Right-wingers are dragging it back now to screw BTS over and you're all falling for it.

9. [+204, -5] This is so frustrating. All of this was already taken down and apologized for so why is this back in the media? That desperate to take them down?

10. [+155, -2] I'm just surprised that a controversy purely created by Japanese antis to take BTS down is actually working... They'll do anything to taint BTS' image, to force them to apologize... I bet they spent so many nights up until their eyes turned bloodshot to go back through years and years of content to look for anything scandals... I'm really seeing this with my own two eyes. How could it logically make sense that someone of BTS' status be pro-war...?? How does it make sense at all that Korean idols born in the 90s are pro-Nazis....


Article: BTS reps, "We do NOT support war, the atomic bombing, the Nazi... we apologize for to those we hurt"

Source: Newsen via Nate

1. [+183, -18] This is a great statement with great clarifications. I like that they apologized to the victims, not the right-wingers, and specifically called it a 't-shirt with an atomic bomb image' and not the 'atomic bomb t-shirt', and mentioned that Korea was also affected by the atomic bombing, not just Japan. They also said that all of this was not the artist's fault but the agency's for not being more careful.

2. [+162, -13] Please support them. We have no reason to be scared of what Japan says. Please help the world find out about Korea's wounded history.

3. [+148, -16] Good job, Big Hit!! They clarified what they needed to and apologized for what they had to. It was realistic of them to take responsibility for not being more careful beforehand and not blaming it on the artists. I support their future.

4. [+21, -3] None of this was ever true, just forced by the Japanese right-wingers, tsk. BTS is amazing, fighting!

5. [+19, -0] I believe that they tried their best. Enough with using BTS for political fights. Please support them and let them pursue their music freely.

6. [+19, -3] Clean statement

7. [+16, -3] I think they said what needed to be said by a company. What I like the most is that they mentioned Korean victims of the atomic bombing. There was no way Big Hit could've gotten away without saying anything when even the world news is linking BTS with Nazis. Without a statement, they would've been dragged around no matter how many times fans tried to get it right.

8. [+15, -2] I'm feeling better with this statement after the past few days of emotional suffering because I was scared BTS would be hurt by this


Article: BTS Jimin, "Our fans must've been surprised and worried... it breaks my heart"

Source: Yonhap News via Nate

1. [+145, -6] Jimin's love for his fans never changes. Always amazing to see his kind heart~

2. [+136, -6] It's okay...

3. [+135, -7] It was so petty to make issue of a shirt he wore a year ago.. I hope Jimin doesn't blame himself ㅜㅜ

4. [+20, -0] He said his heart hurt but did not apologize!! Because there's nothing for him to apologize for!!

5. [+16, -0] Jimin-ah, don't blame yourself and do well on the rest of the tour!


Source: Naver

1. [+2,035, -26] Makes me upset to think of the emotional suffering BTS went through the past few days ㅜ find strength. There are Armies who are supporting and protecting you.

2. [+1,062, -12] You guys worked so, so hard today and did well~ I'm sure Jimin especially went through a lot but don't pain yourself and find strength. I will always support and love you.

3. [+833, -8] Our Jimin must've had a hard time... if it's hard and hurting for you, it's also for us, so let's all find strength!! There will be better days to come~~~

4. [+529, -6] We gained strength from you... and now it's our turn to give you strength. We're always proud and thankful for you.

5. [+396, -11] So much heartache over ridiculous claims. Please finish your tour well!!


Article: BTS, Twice #1 on Oricon despite right-wing persuasion

Source: Newsis via Naver

1. [+865, -29] Amazing that it's the first as foreign artists!! Find strength to BTS for working so hard, love you guys. It doesn't matter how big of a fuss they pick, they'll never be able to block you. You guys will become legends no matter what.

2. [+524, -6] Korean singers are suffering~ ㅠㅠ congratulations on the #1 to BTS and Twice~

3. [+230, -9] Stay healthy and finish your tour well~ so glad to hear news of the #1... fighting

4. [+135, -7] BTS fighting!!

5. [+110, -2] Can't block the trends!!!^^♡


Article: BTS breaks through political revenge... Tokyo is crazy for them

Source: Seoul News via Naver

1. [+393, -1] Japan obviously doesn't know what anti-Japanese even is if they think celebrating one's country's own liberation day is being anti-Japanese. Please don't use BTS for your own political games.

2. [+215, -18] I'm sorry to the Japanese fans but I really wish BTS won't promote in Japan anymore after this tour ㅠ

3. [+192, -0] There was a one-man right-wing protest right outside the concert hall who was being super noisy but Armies didn't even look at him, let alone anyone passing by... comedy... ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

4. [+104, -0] Jealous ♡♡ I hope the Japanese armies enjoy everything and give lots of love and have a happy time~~

5. [+15, -0] It's funny how Japan's demanding an apology and yet their own citizens are crazy for BTS ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

6. [+10, -0] BTS totally flipped the Tokyo dome upside down~ this is what the right-wingers were afraid of... the fan chants are the loudest I've heard


Monday, November 12, 2018

BTS now embroiled in Nazi controversy

Article: Jewish group demands apology from BTS... controversy spreads

Source: No Cut News via Naver

1. [+4,861, -89] Why should we apologize to Japan? I don't understand what the article is saying. Japan is now making any last-ditch effort that they can!!

2. [+4,294, -67] This is ironic. Fine, let's say an Asian man in his twenties wore a Hakenkreuz without knowing its meaning. It's understandable that that would cause outrage. However, Japan has had instances of their rising sun flag being used by their self-defense force and being flown by the hands of right-wingers in the middle of Tokyo and no one cared. The Jewish group only cares about the Hakenkreuz and not the rising sun flag. Japan is the one still proudly using the rising sun flag, and that's an ironic tragedy.

3. [+2,574, -99] BTS had debuted for just a year in 2014 and wore a hat for a pictorial provided by their stylist. Why is this even in the news? I will support BTS to do even better now.

4. [+1,679, -60] The video in question was for Seo Taiji's concert when BTS participated with a performance... Right-wingers are doing everything they can to throw a fit right now. Rapmon's picture was from a pictorial for Ceci magazine in 2014 and the hat was provided by their stylist. When the issue came to light later, the magazine apologized and got rid of the issue. I heard that the Jewish group has ties to the right-wing media... I think we're going to need a statement from Big Hit and Seo Taiji's reps. I'll take a moment to show my respect to the Armies right now. What a hard path it is to support such big superstars.

5. [+1,459, -71] Crazy people ㅡㅡ what are you all doing to young kids who are only in their twenties!!!! Japan right-wingers are a problem but so are the journalists and antis!!! I'm getting so frustrated with all these Japanese right-wingers and anti media journalists

6. [+401, -10] If No Cut News wants BTS to apologize so bad, they should start by getting an apology for all the comfort women from Japan first. Why not demand these things from Japan ever? Does Korea seem like an easier target???? How dare you demand any apology from us!!!

7. [+265, -7] They're crazy ㅋㅋ listen up, you Jewish group. Japan is not the victim of an atomic bombing, they're the same war criminal country as Nazi Germany ㅋㅋ why are they saying crap without even knowing history

8. [+221, -4] The outfits they wore at the concert was a sign of criticism against the Korean education system. Sigh... as if fighting against the foreign media hasn't been enough, do we now have to fight the Korean media? Please find out the facts before writing reports like this.

9. [+86, -2] It's fine, we can send the facts right back to the Jewish group!!! Obviously the Japanese right-wingers sent them rigged information but we can send the truth! How is Seo Taiji affiliated with the Nazi at all??????? ㅋㅋㅋㅋ and Ceci magazine already apologized two years ago for it, why is BTS being asked to apologize?????

10. [+64, -2] That Jewish group is hilarious. Just like how you guys were persecuted by the Nazis, many countries in Asia were persecuted by Japan. Japan is Asia's Nazi. How about you educate yourselves on all this before you speak? That includes our own media. Our media has no right to be telling BTS to apologize to Japan or not when they did nothing wrong for wearing a liberation day t-shirt.


Source: Nate

1. [+265, -7] Japan has completely lost it and are now finding any last ditch effort that they can. They'll only embarrass themselves more, tsk tsk.

2. [+224, -3] Are their eyes messed up? What does the classroom idea flag have anything to do with the Nazi symbol? Ugh, whether it's the past or present, Japanese blood is just full of psychos

3. [+152, -4] At this rate, they're going to pick a fight about the Chinese character 卐

4. [+16, -0] How many damn times do we have to tell you that it's not the atomic bomb t-shirt but the liberation day t-shirt

5. [+16, -6] Japan is doing everything they can to cover their own issues ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ I wish BTS fans would let everyone know that these guys are no different from the Nazis ㅡㅡ

6. [+7, -4] Wait, they're messing with Taiji hyung now?

7. [+5, -0] At this point, Japan not only took a crap but they sat and rubbed themselves in it and are now bothering passerbys about it

8. [+4, -0] No one can beat Japan when it comes to stubbornness