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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

allkpop interviews with a Korean media outlet


Article: [Exclusive Interview] The full story behind Ailee's nude photos

Source: Asia Econ via Naver

Asia Econ's interview with Johnny Noh of allkpop.

1. How did this happen?

At the end of June, we received an offer in our tip box regarding nude pictures of singer Ailee. When we called him, we were able to find out that he was a foreigner living in Toronto, Canada. He asked for $3,500 for the pictures. We told him, "Leaking the photos will cause big problems later." He replied to us, "I'm scared of that as well. I'll stop here."

2. Did you contact YMC?

It was an important matter so we directly contacted a YMC staff member. They actually told us that we were making it up and when we asked why, they accused our staff member, Ailee's ex-boyfriend, of trying to sell the photos to Dispatch. They said that if this was to become a problem later, they'd take legal action so we were free to do whatever we wanted.

3. Did you check with her ex-boyfriend?

After we found out, we asked him and he denied it. He said he looked into the matter out of his own curiosity but that was it. He has nothing to do with this leak. We checked with him over a hundred times.

4. But the pictures were eventually uploaded on allkpop.

On the 10th, we received another tip in our tip box. When we researched the link, it was uploaded by someone from Toronto, Canada. The picture had already been uploaded in July and again in October. We decided that the pictures were already released to the world.

5. YMC claims that Ailee sent those photos to her ex-boyfriend for his help. There are suspicions that he is involved in this for business/monetary reasons.

That's an unfounded accusation. We've already discussed with him about the picture several times. The means in which the pictures were acquired is completely different. This scandal is putting us at a great loss as well. Our server was down because of the influx of page visits and our advertisements were cut off.

6. YMC has revealed that they will be taking legal action.

Since we are just as much negatively affected by this, we are discussing taking legal action as well. What's important, however, is that we are not the first to leak the photos. We are willing to cooperate with YMC if they want to find the first person to leak them.

7. In the end, it's Ailee who is the most negatively affected by this.

Personally, we are extremely apologetic. But since the pictures were already released online, we decided that the scandal would've exploded at some point in time anyway.

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1. [+976, -63] I don't get their logic about the pictures going to be known by the world anyway so might as well release... It's like saying a terminally ill person should just die first since they're going to die anyway.

2. [+752, -45] How can he think that just because the manner in which the pictures were obtained is different, it justifies them posting up the pictures?

3. [+424, -26] I really don't understand if allkpop released them or if they're denying it now

4. [+152, -11] Ailee's agency really went amateur on their way of handling the matter... If Dispatch and allkpop alerted them twice already about the pictures, they should've just bought the pictures for $3,500 and threw them out. Because they stalled for so long, they put their artist in jeopardy. How unfortunate.

5. [+162, -25] It doesn't matter, the victim in all of this is Ailee. The first person to release the pictures, the company for not looking into the matter, and the ex-boyfriend who traded his ex-girlfriend for money, and allkpop for justifying uploading the pictures since it's out anyway are all trash. Just all shut up!

6. [+98, -7] So that CEO guy is basically saying that the pictures were going to be a scandal anyway so might as well upload it on my site. What a jerk.

7. [+92, -8] In Korea, allkpop was the first to release them to the public.

8. [+76, -11] Basically, they knew it would become a scandal so they broke it first... but not for commercial reasons. They're sorry to Ailee but it was going to happen anyway...... So are they blaming Ailee? They shouldn't have reported it in the first place.

9. [+71, -7] Such amazing logic coming from him. It was going to be out anyway so they had the right to report itㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

10. [+60, -3] A person will die someday anyway so I killed him (o). It was going to become a scandal anyway so I uploaded it for views and ad money(o).

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437 comments:

  1. Clearly no one cared about the photos if the guy had to upload them twice and then send a tip to AKP just so someone would notice.

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  2. LIES. This is such bullcrap urgh. Who actually believes them?!

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  3. AKP's honestly pathetic. I don't get why people still go to that trashy site.

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  4. dispatch claims their employee tried to sell them the photos. so either their employee is the source, or he tried to fraudulently sell them photos he found on the internet. and allkpop is standing by this guy, who I think is their VP.



    it looks like this entire thing was done by allkpop and this employee to get the story out there. they can't fire him, because if they do, he'll talk.

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  5. Allkpop is getting attention one way or another.
    I don't even think they care too much anyways because they'll be making money off of all the traffic they'll get for the scandal.
    Allkpop is known for having always been a troll like site when it first came out.
    It wasn't until it got more to kpop fans that they started cleaning up their act in an attempt to cover up their trashy like past.
    Plenty of people in love has made the mistake of taking nude photos before, and Ailee unfortunately was one of them. The only difference is that she's a celebrity in a conservative country.
    That ex-boyfriend of hers is a lowlife, he just better hope that she wasn't a minor when she took those pictures.
    How pathetic that it's 6theory's own that released it, yet in e-mails and "evidence" they've shown to attempt to prove their innocence is all blurred nonetheless.
    Her company should've acted sooner but they probably wouldn't had guaranteed anything, and could've still been released.

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  6. "We told him, "Leaking the photos will cause big problems later." He replied to us, "I'm scared of that as well. I'll stop here."



    Didn't their statement say that the person trying to sell them the pics were going to contact korean media? or am i getting the timeline wrong?

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  7. http://media.tumblr.com/b7d06c8ee7c18e5daf08a15d99cab72d/tumblr_inline_mw651rH8901so4kbn.jpg

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  8. "Personally, we are extremely apologetic. But since the pictures were already released online, we decided that the scandal would've exploded at some point in time anyway."


    ugh, pathetic. i pity ailee and hope she still going strong. allcrap shud be closed off by now. they dont have any humanity left. its all bout the money


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  9. akp got tired of the copy/mistranslate/paste game so they tried to get more attention to their shit website with ailee's pictures and it backfired
    now they're feeling sorry bc they lost sponsorship what an idiot

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  10. i despise allkpop. ridiculous.

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  11. "A person will die someday anyway so i killed him" yepp illogical and lame. Sounds like allkpop to me.

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  12. "9. [+71, -7] Such amazing logic coming from him. It was going to be out anyway so they had the right to report itㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ"

    it's because they've deluded themselves into thinking they're some legit news site and the uploaded photos were proof of johnny's determination.

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  13. 4. [+152, -11] Ailee's agency really went amateur on their way of handling the matter... If Dispatch and allkpop alerted them twice already about the pictures, they should've just bought the pictures for $3,500 and threw them out. Because they stalled for so long, they put their artist in jeopardy. How unfortunate.

    The thing is... how do you know the person didn't have copies of the pictures? If people are willing to sell it for money to blackmail you, then chances are... they'll have backup copies to keep making money off of it. There's no guarantee.

    5. [+162, -25] It doesn't matter, the victim in all of this is Ailee. The first person to release the pictures, the company for not looking into the matter, and the ex-boyfriend who traded his ex-girlfriend for money, and allkpop for justifying uploading the pictures since it's out anyway are all trash. Just all shut up!

    This. Ailee's the victim, I hope people'll remember that. It's unfortunate to see this happening to her, but it's nice to see that most people are supporting her. Stay strong Ailee!



    And it makes me laugh how akp says they had to release the pictures because it was bound to blow up anyways... if the pictures were already uploaded back in June or whatever, then that means that no one cared since it didn't blow up until after akp posted it. But i've always thought akp was pathetic even before this.

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  14. Regardless of the reason that the pictures were already floating online, it did not justify the fact that they still publicized Ailee's pictures. I know AKP is a tabloid gossip site, but to post such thing after repeatedly claiming and telling the K-Pop world that they have a close relationship with Ailee, the action they took was sooo ethically wrong.

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  15. in Ailee words "tired of all your lies and excuses now just get off my face" stfo akp seriously, u wanna take legal actions? more like u must take the crap u got for ur stupidity, the problem is that AKP was the ones who broke the news nobody cared about the pics before until u came with it

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  16. if there's any humor to be found in all this, it's the blurred nothingness that akp uploaded as proof of their innocence.....seriously wth were they thinking when they uploaded the email exchanged with everything important blurred out

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  17. I read their statement on their site and I think that's what they said. So are they retracting their original excuse or what?

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  18. true a d sad part? some ppl at akp even believe it and said that all the ppl who jumped the bandwagon of hate will regdet cause allcrap was innoce t lol

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  19. 1. [+976, -63] I don't get their logic about the pictures going to be known by the world anyway so might as well release... It's like saying a terminally ill person should just die first since they're going to die anyway.



    *nods in agreement* May as well profit it right?

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  20. Yeah there are people saying we're jumping on the hate bandwagon. They really believe it was akp's "duty" to "report" on this.

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  21. 6. [+98, -7] So that CEO guy is basically saying that the pictures were
    going to be a scandal anyway so might as well upload it on my site. What
    a jerk.



    Yes, furthermore he put big ass watermarks on the photos as if they're so proud to find "gem" like this.

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  22. my eyes keep going to the 8% and I have this sense of urgency to charge it....oh what is this feeling....

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  23. Anyways, johnny noh seriously pisses me off. It's just how highly he thinks of himself as seen in this interview and his twitter posts.

    "This scandal is putting us at a great loss as well. Our server was down because of the influx of page visits and our advertisements were cut off."

    This is really something to cry about *sacasm*. Your server was down for a few minutes and you lost some money, big deal. What about the girl who's life was basically ruined by your stupid post? These pictures are going to follow her for life and all you care about is money. Shows how low you are considering your "good relations" with ailee.

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  24. Somebody must interview Johnny Noh about this too!

    http://allkpopistrash.tumblr.com/

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  25. yeo that is what bothers me that ppl think that just cause its a gossip site they have to post the pics pfff thats the biggest problem that ppl believe so and that is why there is a lot of crap sites like akp pretending to be a source of "news"

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  26. what a bunch of scumbags :/

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  27. Trying to do some damage control eh Johnny boy?

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  28. lol at how johnny dont care

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  29. LOL So it's dutiful to ruin one person's career by making a news headline out of past pics that were supposed to be private thing and blowing it out of proportion?

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  30. Its disgusting what extent people will go to for money and attention Allkpop are such sick people do they have any idea what they have done this could potentially follow ailee for the rest of her life. Allkpop made the issue bigger and exposed more people to it i hope the site closes down.

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  31. Smells like bullshit

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  32. they thought this will catapult their website into one of the big names, lol. not. they jumped the gun on this. had they let the supposed original source spread around first and then post about it, not as many would blame them, but they decided to watermark all the pictures to try to take credit for the discovery until people started shitting on them. they absolutely deserve the backlash. they were the source of the spread.

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  33. that johnny guy need hit at his balls tbh......what a jerk!

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  34. http://i.imgur.com/aP7uCVG.gif

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  35. Asshole of the Year Award goes to Johnny Noh

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  36. what?? shit i was rooting for daniel lee :( lol

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  37. I don't get why people still go to allkpop. Maybe back when Kpop wasn't popular they were a source, but now? there are more than enough websites about Kpop. allkpop forums sucks and the website looks bad and doesn't even report news fast. How can they have +1million followers on twitter I don't get it. They're just unprofessional. Everyone should unfollow them asap.

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  38. If they were apologetic about this then they would have issued an apology statement after the shit storm that followed, instead they set out to justify their actions.
    Funny thing is no one cared about the pictures until their trash site uploaded them & they were the only ones to do so. This guy is such an ass, I hope their building mysteriously burns down one day. It's based in New Jersey if anyone is curious lol

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  39. Them along with that Matt guy can all tie for the award

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  40. they were never a source not even back in the days they always posted really disgusting shit about idols

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  41. Yeah I know they posted stupid and disgusting things back then but still we didn't have many websites for Kpop translating news back then, now we have so many, there's no reason why allkpop should have so many followers when they're just unprofessional.

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  42. "Since we are just as much negatively affected by this, we are discussing taking legal action as well."



    LMAO, legal action against what, yourselves? GOOD ONE Allkpop, good one.

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  43. Exactly what I said. They spit in Ailee's face. She gave them exclusive interviews ans such all the time and this is how they pay her back? Go look at their tweets, it was done on purpose and they keep saying she won't bounce back from this.

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  44. They're no better than TMZ and MediaTakeOut, only reporting what they feel like & don't even care if someone gets hurt.

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  45. checked with him over hundred times...discussed with him several times. at least keep it consistent johnny lol. if u have proof of this toronto guy, show it now to ymc, why waste time and potential legal fees.

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  46. hahahaha omg hiw could i forgot about matt kim pfff shame on me lol aizh this one was hard daniel lee vs johnny vs matt better than the oscars lol

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  47. dont see how its too different when they praise dispatch for stalking celebs so they can get first reveals of couples who might have wanted to stay private. asshole move yea, but surprising from a typical thirsty website, no.


    and the way no fucks are given the way they are uploading articles even trolling by uploading another ailee article lol. allkpop just chillin.

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  48. i know hell even enews is 10000 more ethical lol

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  49. I think everyone said this already but i think it must be said again he's a jerk, like if all the jerks left their countries and formed their own country Johnny will definitely be the Jerk in that country. I hope he gets what he deserve like a SWAT team in front of his house and his office.

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  50. Dispatch does follow celebs, but they don't post nude pics that could ruin someone's life. I don't agree with the stalking celebs thing, but at least Dispatch doesn't do what AKP did.

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  51. I think I'm the only one getting confused here .
    All I know is Ailee is the victim .
    The rest ? Idk .

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  52. waiting for jhonny downvotes you .. LOL

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  53. naaa SWAT team is toooooo cool for johnny lol

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  54. Yeah Matt was the one saying how her career is now over & she won't recover since Korea's conservative.

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  55. "But since the pictures were already released online, we decided that the scandal would've exploded at some point in time anyway."

    You decided? What if it's not? I read as "But since the pictures were already released online, we were afraid that other media will post it anyway and we should explode it faster than them."

    Scumbag.

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  56. I'm not saying that it's not a shitty company, but they have some of the quickest translations now, as well as news about some groups/artists that it'd be hard to find info about otherwise (not to mention the exclusive interviews/Q&A sessions they've had too). They do a hell of a lot of things wrong, but there's a reason they have/had that userbase.

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  57. whats the real difference at the end of the day/// its all breaking stories.

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  58. Then send in the crazy fans rip him to piece, and don't feed them to animals. Might get charged for animal cruelty.

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  59. yep i even asked him on twitter if he remembers what he said about ailee career cause it was happening backwards

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  60. yea he is way too chill for all this legal action talk. if think he covered his ass from a to z. ill be surprised if anything really does happen.

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  61. What akp did was not breaking stories, it was knowingly posting pictures of someone they claimed to be close to for money. It's not the same thing.

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  62. hahahahahaha yeah what have the poor animals done to us? lol

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  63. Bet he didn't answer did he?

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  64. naaa he is toooo coward lol

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  65. Animals are innocent we shouldn't feed them shit like that xD
    But really i hope he gets what he deserve, trying to be all calm and cool when everyone just love to see him in getting sued and in court.

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  66. "Since we are just as much negatively affected by this, we are discussing taking legal action as well."

    ~Negatively affected~ like get unfollowed on twitter/facebook and the advertisements were cut off? How could you take legal action from this lol.

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  67. He's a jerk & he says he hasn't worked for them since 2011, then why even feel the need to comment about it? That's why he's been receiving so much hate.

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  68. Nice/ Dumb people will always being taken advantage of.

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  69. hahahahahaha what?? lol i thought he was still part of akp lol well what an idiot he brought this upon himself lol

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  70. I love how k-netizens and i-netizens are seeing eye to eye for once....thank goodness the reputation of that godforsaken hell hole called allkpop is finally going down...no korean artist is going to want to associate with them...and johnny, really, you feel bad your server went down and you lost advertisement?? how bout the fact you (almost) ruined someone's life? you know, if you really wanted to post her nude pictures, why not just link straight back to the original site and not splash your watermark all over them? that site is run by a bunch of baboons - and ailee's pictures are the closest thing you'll ever get to a woman -_-

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  71. Allkpop: "Since we are just as much negatively affected by this, we are discussing taking legal action as well."
    lol who are they going to take legal action against

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  72. i think it isnt much proof to prove allkpop leaked it on the other sites first. so good luck to ymc

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  73. Lmao that's what he said on Twitter, but yet still works for them. Here's what he said to someone about it all. He doesn't feel bad.

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  74. At this point I don't give two f*ucks about what AKP has to say. I'm just here to support Ailee. They can take their excuses and fake apologies and shove them up Johnny Noh's ass.

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  75. I like the way number 4 was brought and it's true they should of acted earlier.

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  76. Hahah Exactly and I hardly ever get anything from them

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  77. That last answer is just lol. Those pictures wouldn't have been exposed to everyone if they didn't post it on their website. Yes they were already posted in the net but they were only available on adult websites and non kpop sites which kpop fans don't really visit. It was only when Allkpop uploaded them that people actually gave attention to those previous websites. Way to go Allkpop!

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  78. Still doesn't explain that huge ass watermark that was on the pictures... And I don't get why they have to even post the actual nudes on the website. Lol at akp trying to escape the same way Dispatch tried to escape. /okay/

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  79. they just love the drama

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  80. I'm confused he said that he called the guy from Toronto about the pictures and now he's saying he wants to work with YMC to find out who leaked them first...does he already technically know if he called the guy?

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  81. suing the unfollower maybe? lol

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  82. Then why put a watermark on Ailee's nude pictures? To make them sure that you're the first? Isn't that what you want to achieve in the first place? What a bunch of idiotic guys. They don't even know the real essence of reporting news. Psh.

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  83. One way or another I see allkpop's boat sinking. And I would be in the background laughing like a maniac because well karma's a bitch and you deserve the downfall.

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  84. " We decided that the pictures were already released to the world. " first of all. NO, heck no one knows about the photos YET.
    and second of all. how unprofessional of them to take the photos and stamped their own watermark as if claiming the photos as theirs. akpoop is behaving like those faneditors who edit fantaken photos and claim it at theirs. just stupid.

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  85. They'll get theirs.

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  86. Allkpop dug there own grave.

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  87. why do they keep comparing it to death? im pretty sure there is a great difference in pressure of murdering some1 and uploading pictures.

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  88. http://25.media.tumblr.com/a0cf85ec879a8cbf9645f16a33884352/tumblr_mnfkeoLTQA1qaxxueo1_500.gif

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  89. That's like over 2,000 people I think lol

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  90. Can we all punch them one by one? Seriously I wanna punch them so badly.

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  91. I wanna laugh on that guy's face. Netizens are supporting her lol

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  92. Its past 12000 now XD

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  93. The 1st comment of that K-netizens deserves a gold medal.

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  94. They're just talking about how illogical his statements are. I think they know there's a difference.

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  95. "Leaking the photos will cause big problems later." He replied to us, "I'm scared of that as well. I'll stop here."..
    meh.... but then u upload it too -___-


    The picture had already been uploaded in July and again in October. We decided that the pictures were already released to the world.



    soooooo because of the picture already released, akp wants to join the 'party'
    because the picture already uploaded somewhere else you think you wont be sued

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  96. I have no stance on this yet until everything is out in the open and all loose ends are tied because there's too much he said she said, back and fourth, up and down. The only thing that's clear to me right now is, yeah I feel bad for Ailee because no one should have to go through something so humiliating, but in my book she's not as innocent as everyone pegs her to be.
    You reap what you sow darling. Made your bed, now lay in it. Next time maybe she'll take the time to actually think before she does. Next time you want to take naked photos of yourself, keep. it. to. your. self. Don't go sending it to your boyfriend (or that bull shit excuse YCM came up with) because, no matter when it happened, look at the present, years later and it screwed you over good. Learn to think out decisions because they can always come back to haunt you.

    Ladies please be smart. Don't go sending naked photos (or videos for that matter) of yourself to anyone, whether he's your boyfriend (husband too) or just a guy you're into. Doesn't matter if its a full body shot or just the goods, don't do it. It's not worth it. Look at what happened to Ailee and the thousands of cases like this where girls end up with personal photos shared to someone they love spread all over the internet or on porn sites.
    If you want to take naked photos of yourself, go ahead just don't share them. Keep it for your eyes only.

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  97. On a somewhat different note. I didn't know who Ailee was before this and I went and listened to her song Heaven, loved it, but what drama was that an OST for. I'd heard it before, without knowing it was her and now it is driving me nuts. Figured the posters here would know. Thanks.

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  98. the original site is a porn site.

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  99. WOW is that real?? There goes there argument about obligation to report all news, as if nude pics are even news.... idiots.

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  100. i agree with 4. her company shouldn't have ignored it waiting for something to happen

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  101. If you're talking about her debut song Heaven, i dont think it was an OST for any drama,

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  102. oh ok, I wonder where I heard it. Maybe it was just on a drama once as background. It really is bothering me that I can't put my finger on it. Thanks anyways :)

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  103. yep its real damn AKP

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  104. The irony in all of this is laughable

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  105. lol the thing is, they are the only ones to blame since it happened after they posted the pics on their site

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  106. "Since we are just as much negatively affected by this, we are discussing taking legal action as well."

    ಠ_ಠ

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  107. They're lying. Daniel obviously tried to sell the photos for money, was turned away, so he conspired with AKP to leak them so they could boost their traffic. They would've uploaded them on that forum themselves to try cover their tracks so they could fall back on that excuse. It's pretty obvious.

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  108. No one is saying she's completely innocent. We can all acknowledge that she did take the pictures and it was wrong to do so, but that in no way gives them any right to do what they did. No matter how you want to look at it, she's the victim in this. AKP knew what they were doing when they uploaded the pictures and made no effort to apologize. Johnny's statements are like a slap to the face. Just like you say Ailee made her bed and now she has to lay in it, so do they. AKP made the decision to upload the pictures onto their site for attention and deserve every bit of backlash they get.

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  109. you should check out some of songs on Immortal Song, she did some amazing covers

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  110. It makes me remember when she said that sometimes she doesn't know something and her company won't tell her anything. I think that was one of those times when they never asked her about it and brushed it off as nothing.

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  111. YES. EXACTLY.


    What Johnny is saying doesn't match up with AKP's initial statement. Hahahahahaha

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  112. She does have a song for a drama, I think it was for Secret.
    Try listening to Evening Sky, that song is amazing.

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  113. i have a hunch this is the 'toronto' guy that leaked the photos

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  114. Will do thanks. This is proving that, although there's negative feedback, folks are learning about her who didn't before and she is awesome. She gained a fan of her music :)

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  115. Can anyone who lives in New Jersey please go to 6theory's headquarters in Edgewater and throw a rotten egg at Johnny's face? Please??

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  116. Like that time that actor who said good things about Ailee on the radio and she was like I don't even know him

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  117. Subject: Re: New comment posted on allkpop interviews with a Korean media outlet ~ Netizen Buzz

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  118. & something tells me this guy put him up to it!

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  119. Ailee definitely made a mistake and she has to deal with those consequences, but Allkpop was out of line in releasing those photos. At the end of the day it is her private property. But I definitely understand what you are saying. Too young people think that they can do whatever they want and not have to consider the consequences of their actions. I've even seen it on this very site.

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  120. lol someone pissed of johnny lol

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  121. Yep. YMC, like any other company, will do things without their artist's knowledge. She got backlash from that, but how was she to know if no one told her about it?

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  122. Oh wow, that's her too!? I love that song. Thank you. Now that made me sad because the show is ending :( Thank you again.

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  123. seriously Johnny Noh? do you think majority (maybe almost all) of the netizens will believe what you say? well then.

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  124. That's very problematic in my opinion. Because your artists need to aware of things like this.

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  125. No problem. You should also listen to both of her mini albums: Invitation and A's Doll House.

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  126. Back when KPOP wasn't popular they were definitely not a source. They were just a hate website.

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  127. LOL!!!!!!!!! Does he actually think AKP is still going to exist in ten years?

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  128. I don't agree with the releasing of the photos. AKP is just like every other "news" site. If it gets them clicks and views that means money and they're hungry for it. It could have been avoided indeed but they wanted to have that "You've seen it here first" mark. Poor choice on their part, poor choice on Ailees part. Poor choices everywhere.

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  129. I agree, but some of these companies don't do that. They probably didn't think she was going to answer the question like that. Then his response to it all didn't help the matter.

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  130. lol yeah he is tooooooooooo egocentric lol so i bet akp will exist lol

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  131. Wow Johnny Noh just needs to Johnny GO.


    The amount of bullshit that's coming out of his mouth. No korean outlet knew of the photos until they shared it first. It came from allkpop FIRST AND has a HUGE ASS allkpop logo all over the photo and he's gonna say that bullshit. please. Just boycott that shitty website and shut it down.

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  132. LMAOOOOOOOO dumbass site istg

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  133. great u posted his pic now i will have nightmares lol

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  134. I feel bad about Ailee...=/

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  135. Oh no, I've read hundreds of comments blindingly defending Ailee without a shred of doubt on her end. On here and other places. Like I replied before everyone in this situation made poor decisions. Ailee made a poor decision that escalated into this mess. AKP, who weren't the brightest from the beginning and shady as fuck, made a poor decision (as if it's not their first) and they're suffering good from it. Even YMC made a poor decision on their reasoning for the photos. A bad situation filled with a lot of bad decisions.

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  136. So AKP is just basically saying that it's out there so we just posted it up. But how about when Taecyeon had private photos that AKP chose to not release because they were "respecting his privacy"...where was this logic for Ailee? They need to cut the bullcrap.

    Personally, we are extremely apologetic. But since the pictures were already released online, we decided that the scandal would've exploded at some point in time anyway.



    what a half-assed apology. If your not going to really apologize then DON'T SAY IT.

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  137. LOL Matt Kim you fucking flop. Your life is worthless.

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  138. This is why you need Adblock so Jonny and these other wankers get no money off you.

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  139. they are right..they are a ''news'' outlet and it's the normal reaction to want to report it.And i wouldn't have cared if not for these.They were all too giddy and proud of themselves to destroy her career

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  140. 6Theory Media’s response to YMC’s statement on November 11:

    We responded to the email stating that we would prefer to talk over the phone. Over the phone conversation, this person stated that he would like to “sell us the photos” and “break the story”. At the time he stated he didn’t have access to Sports Seoul or Dispatch but he would be willing to contact them if we didn’t break the story. The person in question stated that he was a person acting as a middleman between the original owner and sent us a sample photo “for proof”. He wanted to meet at an undisclosed location where he would provide us all the photos in exchange of $3500 USD in Cash.

    Johnny Noh’s interview with Korean media outlet on November 13 KST:

    At the end of June, we received an offer in our tip box regarding nude pictures of singer Ailee. When we called him, we were able to find out that he was a foreigner living in Toronto, Canada. He asked for $3,500 for the pictures. We told him, “Leaking the photos will cause big problems later.” He replied to us, “I’m scared of that as well. I’ll stop here.”



    This guy is just as bad as KKS. Lol. Are they related?

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  141. Fuck that Johny Noh!!! I hope he gets what he deserves, a buttfuck by prisonmates

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  142. "we are discussing taking legal action as well"

    the fuck

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  143. Yeah and I've heard they put their watermark on the photos, right? If the photos weren't to be AKP's then you wouldn't put a watermark on it.

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  144. how about don't take naked picture at all.. in this digital era, even taking pictures with smartphone or upload it to social media and then delete it, it will be in their database forever.. you are not safe..
    like what's the point, you can get all naked when you shower lol

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  145. i think it's odd how the same guy emails akp later on where to find the pictures and made sure only akp could get their hands on them first. im betting they did buy the pics but had the guy post them on a forum because it's easier to obtain without any legal troubles since they can say they're not the ones who leaked the photos and only broke the story. i mean they watermarked the pics as if they were theirs! and I find it odd how akp said THEY found them on a "random website and forum" usually if they get a tip they'll say they got a tip (thanks "whoever" for the tip) but they didn't this time, not until everyone became suspicious now all of a sudden someone from canada sent them a tip. anyway, yeah i think they payed them, or they know who this guy is.. either way i think they set this up.

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  146. What K-netizens don't understand is that Johnny is a jerk who only cares about himself and his money. Poor Ailee is used as the moneymaker. I just read a bunch of BS.

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  147. Allkpop news and 'so called news' are entertaining to read
    and the comments are even more fun to read to..
    you know what i mean??
    That site is not as dull as other sites with boring headlinse, boring comments or discussions..
    That's why people keep coming back to allkpop...

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  148. Because people are lazy, and it has most information about K-pop there, and is usually fast in doing so.
    I checked some alternative websites like Soompi but they seem out dated and slow with the news compared to AKP.
    Just make sure you use adblock, and enable it after the main site loaded or it won't load.

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  149. I definitely agree about the being cautious when taking nudes. Honestly, even if he was my husband I wouldn't send nudes. It's much to risky imo. Ya know you hear stories about people sending nudes through SnapChat but their nudes are found on a website. It's not appealing to me. And in Ailee's case, she should have been more cautious also. Sure she probably didn't for see the situation, nobody can really see the future.

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  150. But he's quite a handsome CEO.

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  151. Allpop said some right things to sheild them but they still sound like a pussy company acting scared and"teaming up?" Bitch this is your prob YMC

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  152. I know she did wrong & I am not blindly defending her, can't exactly do that lol The one who is the most affected by this is Ailee. I know she made a mistake, but I've made similar ones which is why I'm more understanding I guess. I feel like regardless, she doesn't deserve this. I'm sure she's feeling like crap already anyways. At least someone in this situation feels something.
    If sometimes we know that the decisions we make at 19,20 will affect us later on. I'm sure she's tried to move and thought this was all behind her then it pops up. She'll come out even stronger.

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  153. Omona is pretty good for general news, but I stick to fan sites like YGLadies and Big Bang Updates for news about groups I like (two of them obviously being 2NE1 and Big Bang). Fan sites tend to be faster with news and translating stuff because there are more people on staff and they're focused on only one group.

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  154. it's funny he used to talk about bigbang being ugly so people had called him out about his looks after seeing a pic of his greasy ass face and now these days he gets his brows plucked and hair did. i still think he looks like a creep.

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  155. It's just not smart. Anything could happen. Like people who strip on webcam. There's software that allows people to record your webcam or whatever is being shown on their monitor. It's really easy to do it. Which is why webcam videos show up all over the internet. Just like photos. Got an angry ex? He'll upload those photos in a instant to get back at you. Divorced your husband? You better believe he'll upload a video of xxx on some porn site. Believe it or not stuff like that happens all the time.

    People of all ages need to think before doing crap like that.

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  156. that's a bit kind of you to say considering i heard he likes things shoved up his ass :D

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  157. Well you know what, there's people that like to take naked pictures. I wouldn't do it, not my style. But people do it. It's not smart, I mean you can just stare at yourself naked in front of a mirror or some shit.

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  158. Ailee's ex-boyfriend admitted that he had tried to sell the photos to Dispatch.
    I'm not fluent in English so maybe understand it wrong but i think there is a bit of mistranslation.

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  159. Yep. They did put their watermark on the photos they posted.

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  160. HAHA akp are really talking about taking legal action too? the backlash happened because akp posted the pics! they gonna sue themselves for being trash?

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  161. aw dude.....bring it on..........LOL

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  162. Except they've watermarked a ton of stuff that they take from other sites.

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  163. To anyone who is still defending AllKpop, think again. I wouldn't be surprised if these pics would be the next leakage in the new year, as Johnny had previously said he'll be revealing more dirt. Don't say we didn't warn you. AllKpop is unpredictable.

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  164. Because they're faster than other sights at posting translated news. I know that's why I usually went there, but having faster news isn't worth if the site posts bullshit all the time. I stick with Soompi now and Wonderful Generation for anything regarding SNSD, f(x), and Wonder Girls.

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  165. I'm not saying that's what you were doing.

    There's just certain decisions that you can see a possible outcome to. Even an exact outcome. For example, plagiarizing a college paper. Plagiarizing is like suicide in college and it's easy for a professor to find out if you did or not. That's a decision with a clear outcome. Or deciding to rob a bank, most likely you'll get caught and thrown in jail, there's a outcome that could be easily drawn. For me taking naked photos of yourself is one of those moments where you should be able to see the outcome of easily is all I'm saying.
    I hope that she'll come out wiser and stronger because of this too.

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  166. So Allkpop's main reason was that since the photos were already circulating in the Net, it was fine for Allkpop to release it? What a jerk. Leaking nude photos is the absolute worst and he dares to justify himself........

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  167. I don't agree on this happening, but i do agree on some points raise be netz and akp.
    First: Dispatch & akp had informed YMC of this. YMC should gone to the source and bought the photos, signed an undisclosure agreement and had it over with. There's no chance akp can reveal it now, since the probability of the photos being exposed are gone = akp had no story.
    Second: Since the problem had not been dealt with by YMC, no matter how many years past, the culprit will still pursue in selling Ailee's photos. Which means as long as YMC do not directly dealt with it, it will become a scandal nonetheless even if it was not akp that reveals it. There are some truth in this.

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  168. I hope k pop fans will realize how trashy akp website is. There's even a tumblr http://allkpopistrash.tumblr.com/
    for how they used to be an anti korea site and many idols unfollowed akp after Ailee scandal including Siwon, Min, Jay Park, G.D, AMber and more...

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  169. Was Heaven an OST? I always thought it just one of her promotional tracks.

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  170. From this scandal, i feel as YMC entertainment will become more well known in fact with the scandal.

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  171. The fact that they do all kinds of shitty things makes me laugh when Johnny is like, "It's our job to report the news, so..."


    Pffffft.


    He doesn't even know what journalistic integrity is.

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  172. Oh I know you weren't saying that, I do realize there are delulu fans out there. I can just sympathize with her due to a similar situation. It's a lesson learned and I didn't see what the outcome would be by doing that. I regret my decision everyday, but I came out stronger and would never make the same mistake twice. Seeing how she's keeping up with her scheduled activities, I can say she's holding her head up high & not letting this bring her down.

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  173. Pic of daniel lee and ailee that matt kim uploaded... http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattchua83/4275910405/sizes/z/in/set-72157612521932127/

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  174. thats fucking stupid, cuz that'd be one illegal and two if they get sued for photos it's their property so they are responsible.

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  175. Heaven wasn't an OST

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  176. I knew about this and I am so happy my friends are realizing how bad of a site AKP is.

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  177. It will be cool if the AKP goes banana and start revealing all the Kpop idols secrets that they had. More nude pics, more sex tapes, more Idols-PS scandals, more dating scandals.. SAY YES TO ALL!

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  178. She has a sang a song for this drama called Secret Love, it's called "Tears Stole The Heart" - I absolutely love it.

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  179. No. I have a gut feeling they might reveal all the shady happenings at the Korean companies so that way they'll gain 'sympathy' from the fans and they'll all rejoice and say, 'Thank you AKP ajjusshis for saving our idols!'

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  180. I'm sorry you were in a similar situation. Good to know you've learned your lesson and you're stronger now because of it. Sometimes one lesson can teach us more than one thing, you know? It can be applied to a lot of things. Good for you for getting passed it. Most can't.

    I might not have gone through what you or Ailee has but I went to high school with a girl who sent naked photos to a guy at our school through text message, full body shots of...everything. He shared the photos all over school in hopes to earn "cool" points and everyone saw it, even me and I didn't want to see that shit but the pictures ended up getting sent to basically everyone's cell phone. It was thee scandal of the year and pretty much until we graduated.

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  181. WHAT ABOUT TAEC I CANT UNDERSTAND

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  182. wtf he looks creepy as hell..but yeah this just irks me more cuz this ugly fat boy matt kim, was attacking ailee on his twitter about how she won't survive this and she's not a victim blah blah blah seriously f them all

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  183. I'm thinking about all of the idols who unfollowed AKP like Jay Park and G.NA... and I hope AKP doesn't have any dirt on them. Holy fuck.

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  184. How ironic..after I read this I still see them as assholes.
    "Let's just kill the patients since they're going to die anyway"
    ^THIS^ is what they're doing basically. Just shut up...

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  185. A 10-year ban lmaoooooooo

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  186. True. :/


    But in this day and age... when someone has nude photos of you and blackmails you, they can always trick you into paying a certain amount of hush money... and it's still not a guarantee that they won't publish the photos anyway.

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  187. so next will be taecyeon? i cant undersntand whats going on, tell me please

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  188. Wow! I don't even know they followed AKP!

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  189. Allkpop's idiocy is killing me

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  190. They posted that in 2009. But the point is they had these pictures of Taecyeon and yet decided to 'protect his privacy' but with Ailee's pictures they were like, 'Hey, let's gain some $$$$ outta this! ATTACK!' Really defeats the purpose, really.

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