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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Suzy loses publicity rights lawsuit


Article: Suzy reps, "We are upset over the lawsuit loss for the 'Suzy hat'... currently looking into appeal"

Source: TV Report via Naver

An internet clothing site used Suzy's name to market their 'Suzy hat', using pictures of her wearing the hat in interviews and airport fashion pictures. JYP filed a lawsuit for publicity rights but lost.

1. [+15,388, -809] That shopping mall is shameless;;

2. [+12,046, -781] I don't understand why they lost the lawsuit

3. [+10,419, -505] So do celebrities not have portrait rights or what? This is hopeless

4. [+9,589, -347] I see tons of stores sell clothes saying so-and-so celebrity wore this..

5. [+8,850, -670] Hopefully they win the appeal

6. [+964, -132] It's a frustrating situation, think about it. Someone's using your face to sell a product but you don't get any profit off of it. And reviews of the hat are so bad that people are going around saying the 'Suzy hat' sucks. I'd be pissed too.

7. [+816, -75] They need to do something about the 'IU cream' too

8. [+787, -105] I don't get why they lost. CF companies pay expensive money to have celebrities model their stuff for a reason.

9. [+741, -66] What's the point of paying celebrities for CFs when you can just use their pictures and sell a product on your own? I feel bad for the company that is using Suzy as their official hat model right now.

10. [+680, -91] Clearly the shopping mall is at fault here so I don't know why they lost..

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323 comments:

  1. Well she did wear it though? so is JYP just mad that they're not getting paid also lol

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  2. I don't know what to say. I'm not a lawyer but I'll let the NB netizen lawyers have their moment

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  3. "2. [+12,046, -781] I don't understand why they lost the lawsuit"
    me too...

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  4. JYP: YO! Give us some money!

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  5. Honestly JYP should've won, that shopping mall is illegally using a photo of Suzy to promote the hat. Well unless Suzy is okay with it.

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  6. 1. [+15,388, -809] That shopping mall is shameless;;

    the upvotes tho..

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  7. She looks like Jasmine V in this pic lol

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  8. Anyone with any basic idea of how law works care to explain how the hell they could've won the case?

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  9. That would never happen in America. And the reasoning that the judge gave was bullshit. Not only would the celebrity win they should probably own that store who used their brand without permission.

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  10. So just because she wore it gives them the right to use her name without permission?
    It's like someone stealing your artwork but you're not getting paid for what you made.

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  11. Park Bom didn't see a single penny after she made that spraying mist and blood circulation stickers popular. Even "Poong Poong" is seen everywhere now.

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  12. That IU cream is super annoying. They named it the IU cream....claiming IU used it to get pale -_____-"

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  13. This is stupid, why didn't she win? Are all the other sponsor stupid for paying the celebrity to endorse their brand? This is unfair.

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  14. Also same as a famous person illegally using your choreography just becauee your only known on YouTube. Both completely unjust.

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  15. [+680, -91] Clearly the shopping mall is at fault here so I don't know why they lost..



    Yass~ Holy Crap~

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  16. Why would she get a penny when she's not the model

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  17.  This was the judgment....

    -Judge denied that publicity rights were valid, saying, "The rights to use and manage your name and face commercially are included in the rights of your name and the rights to your image. There do not need to be extra 'publicity rights.' Also, there isn't enough to prove that the plaintiff was not able to either sign a contract about the name and image or that the contract was broken just by the fact that the rights to the name and face were invaded, and it cannot be said that there were damages." -

    TBH I have no idea what this means. Perhaps someone can explain.

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  18. This is completely unfair. I don't understand why they would let the Internet site illegally use her photo for marketing their brand.

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  19. damn upvotes!!!
    suzy <3<3<3

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  20. obviously she isn't, that is why they filled a lawsuit, and even if jyp/suzy was okay with it, the company who have suzy as their model wouldn't be

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  21. exactly, and suzy isn't either. so many celebrities are "seen in this" on store websites everywhere they have no rights over the pictures of themselves in public with certain clothes on. suzy isn't special it's really ridiculous that y'all find this a big deal

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  22. You do understand that's how an endorsment work, right? A celebrity sign a contract, they get paid, and then the brand can use their face to promote it.

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  23. basically bc they weren't in contract/suzy isn't a product she's a person they can't sue on grounds of JYP losing money

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  24. I don't understand why did she lost ?Clearly the mall did something illegal! !

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  25. From what i understood the judge basically meant there is no extra 'publicity rights' as said by Suzy's legal team in the law. While she has the right to manage her name and face, she could have easily signed a contract with the illegal website store and have a profit cut from them. And while the judge knows that the use of her name and face was illegal, but still not enough to be considered 'damages'

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  26. "people are going around saying the 'Suzy hat' sucks."


    That is a pretty serious issue. It can damage her brand and damage her ability to land real endorsement deals, if "her" products are seen negatively.

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  27. Loen please do something about that cream. It's making news headlines...

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  28. mmm, Suzy is endorsing MLB hats, and the shopping mall is using her photos with hats to promote themselves. her case is different to Park Bom

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  29. Seeing how it's hard for celebs in general to get a CF deal I understand why JYP are suing them.

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  30. I dont think she wore it and its probably a replica of what shes wearing...

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  31. Ahhhh okok! Thank you!

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  32. jyp is losing money bc that company is using suzy's name to seel their products, it's obviously big deal for them

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  33. That's some bullshit. I really hate it when companies do that. Reminds me of that Angelina Jolie resteraunt.

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  34. im surprised that the courts didn't side with Suzy/JYP. It's a pretty straight forward concept if the celebrity in question and company have no prior agreement about the usage of said celebrities image and they receive no financial compensation then that's an illegal usage of a celebrity image

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  35. If I was her I would tell people to never shop there. Like Iggy Azalea and that pizza place.

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  36. I remember EYK actually did a video on this.

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  37. It means that judge was bribed by the mall, because he is overturning a hundred years of international legal precedence. It must have been an extra big bribe.

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  38. aha lol. good she doesn't deserve to win

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  39. she was secial enough for them to name it "Suzy hat"...read back what you wrote, you made yourself sound so stupid lmao

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  40. so what? people lose money all the time. just because it's your unnie losing it. get over it.

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  41. That's basically saying that she has no right over her face. They're using her face in a way she doesn't want them to. How the hell did she lose?

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  42. How did JYP lose? You can't use someone's pictures for profit without their permission or a contract.

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  43. Korea's awesome judiciary. Where assault cases can be settled with money and IP cases mean no shit.

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  44. that's different nor would that even work. It got popular because people saw Bom use it in her day to day life. By that logic EXO's Xiumin should have gotten money when people saw him eat that mocha bread and it was selling out.

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  45. I saw lawsuit in the title and almost had a heart attack.

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  46. She can't just "easily" sign a contract just because someone decided to use her name/face illegally.


    If celebrity A is already contracted to Apple, they can't go to Samsung and "easily" sign a contract with them to make more money. These brands will do everything in their power to protect themselves against their competition. In this example, Apple wouldn't want celebrity A's name to be affiliated with their competition because it can hurt their brand/sales. This is why the take it so seriously when one celebrity is supposed to endorse their brand, but then see pictures all over the internet of said celebrity using another brand.

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  47. 😁 you can't do this, it's wrong to use someone name to promote without permission

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  48. 2. [+12,046, -781] I don't understand why they lost the lawsuit

    I don't understand either.
    You cannot just 'borrow' a celebrity's name like that whilst gaining any benefit from it. Why are some companies so lazy and don't bother to ask for consent?

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  49. U clearly watch too muchkdrama

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  50. No, she wore a hat and this shopping mall is created a hat that looks like the one she wore. That's why the item itself is called "Suzy hat". I guess the hat was very poorly made and people who bought it are unhappy with it?

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  51. Sorry but SK's law is a joke

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  52. If Suzy has an endorsement deal with another company that sells hats or clothing or a shopping mall site, her contract would render her unable to sign a contract with THIS website.


    This online shopping mall sounds shady af anyway, if they're making profit off of celebrity knock-offs and using their names to promote their shitty products.

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  53. well i'm not good with civil law but based on what the judge said JYP sued on grounds that suzy is being used to sell the product without a contract which means damages, but at no point did JYP try to enter a contract nor was a "contract" broken.


    imo i see the point that they can't really sue for damages when the mall is just advertising that suzy wore the hat and they sell that hat, they can call it the 'suzy hat' for that purpose. at the same time you have the right to control where your name is used and if money is being made off your name so if suzy/her representatives don't want her name there, her name shouldn't be there period. but bc JYP was suing for DAMAGES, and there "weren't" damages, perhaps they just should've sued for her name to be removed.

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  54. mistrials happen all the time in US, chill.

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  55. *sits beside you.
    Chips?
    http://i.minus.com/ibk9b1RQkXLAkY.gif

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  56. [+816, -75] They need to do something about the 'IU cream' too

    Yes they do. It's gotten to the point where they insinuate that IU use it to get whiter skin and people actually buy

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  57. Time for South Korean hackers to show what they're made of and obliterate this shopping mall, since the justice system has failed... yet again.

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  58. It has nothing to do with anyone being a fan of Suzy's, that company is using her name & image to sell their product, but don't have any consent from her agency to do so. Many people have a right to sue a company using their name and image to sell a product they're not receiving monetary compensation for.

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  59. I'm not from the US tho.

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  60. They used her name and her image to sell an item yet Suzy lost the lawsuit? That's sone bullshit

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  61. Although its greatly unfair to Suzy I am not surprised that she lost the case because in Korea, copyrights and rights to one's name and image hardly exist. Remember from 2006-2012 the sales of idol socks were booming. Because they were unofficial merch the idols involved do not get paid from the sales. So it will only be surprising if Suzy did won the case.

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  62. Based on that EYK video though copyright laws are starting to crack down. Hoping they win the appeal. Make an example out of them.

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  63. why would she wtf those are two completely different scenarios

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  64. They named it the "Suzy hat", they're using her name & image to sell a product. It's not the same as a site showing an item a celebrity was seen wearing, but calling it something entirely different.

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  65. Im only speaking from what the judge has portrayed. But it was said that there was no proof in how she could not have sign the contract with that illegal company. Which imo is utter bullshit bc why MUST Suzy even sign with the company as if she does not have a choice

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  66. This is what most replica companies do and the reason why they make money is because broke student fans do not have the finiancial capability to buy a tee for 60bucks (from where i am) (and looking at you SM) so they seek replicas

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  67. Well yeah I guess you can't really sue for damages when you were never going to make that money in the first place, but that doesn't mean the shopping mall should face no punishment???? She has the right to her name's usage wtf.

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  68. From someone else's explanation, she lost because JYPE was citing damages as the reason for the lawsuit. She never entered a contract with the company or anything related to signing a contract so I guess the judge made his decision based on that. Had JYPE sued for illegal use of her name & image and demand they be removed then perhaps they could have won. Since they're appealing, hopefully they do it right this time & successfully get Suzy's name and image off of the website.

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  69. Hopefully that will happen but tbh i have lost faith in korea's justice system so its gonna take a while

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  70. Oh, I see now, thank you for telling me.

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  71. Based on the translation, the judge could be giving her a hint to to sue for copyright infringement and trademark infringement.

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  72. I think it's a replica hat, but the issue is they're calling it the Suzy hat and are using her pictures then add in it's getting bad reviews. All that is associated with her name and brand, it could make it harder to get newer endorsements if company's see this. Of course they'd be pissed they're not getting paid, you can't use a celebrity's name in this way & not expect them to be upset over it.

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  73. What a bullshit lmao, i dont get why she didnt win.
    not generalizing korean judges but sometimes their judgments are so weird (judging for several celebrity cases)

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  74. Jyp lawyers lmao!!! Do ur shit man

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  75. To the netizens:

    http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7zpfr1FeO1qbfggv.gif

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  76. omg lol all these "theres ur money, fans" thing is so OUCH

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  77. Where is that fake-ass bravery now you filthy coward? Look at him hiding behind the cloak of his mom now that he's caught. I feel so sorry for the mother though. She doesn't deserve any of this. I would have disowned him right there and then if I was his mother.

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  78. S/he didn't say you were.

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  79. exactly my thoughts right out of my head!

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  80. Maybe a picture of the hat will help explain why they lost. If it's a picture of her face then yeah its weird why they lost but if it's just a hat with the name suzy then yeah i guess they can lose.

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  81. ⇨★♔DRAMA★SENSEI♔★⇦February 15, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    Lol hope these netz don't die of jealousy. Smh.

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  82. That's bullshit.
    People can't use your pictures without getting your okay for it or it's stated as free resource (or something like that). That's a simple fact especially not if it's for commercial use. And If they're using you as their model they have to pay you for that.

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  83. Shut the fuck up! Let alone that stupid fckn hat what about human rights? You're basically using a person to make money without HER even knowinf wtf

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  84. [+54, -5] I think the editor for the show is Minguk biased ㅋㅋㅋ The editing seems that way.

    +1 the whole production team is actually minguk biased :( i want daehan get more screentime too.. there are alot of daehan bias out there

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  85. honestly i kinda agree with some of these comments, her singing and dancing are average and her acting is very poor and yet she has so much money.
    i wouldn't say she didn't work hard though but yeah it's like being paid for being pretty somehow although she is certainly not the only one in this industry (not giving names but some of your favorites in Kpop are in the same situation, very popular and rich without a particular talent).
    but that's why they are celebrities i guess, there will always be privileged people, no need to get too upset about that.

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  86. It does not rocket science to understand that what happened here was unfair. I mean sure we don't know why judges chose that verdict, but it's clear that it was unfair. Any celebrities have the right to do this if their name value and picture without their permission or their agencies' permission.

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  87. 2. [+699, -44] This is why fangirls and fanboys are so pathetic... They take the money their parents work so hard to make and spend it on idols. I doubt they ever even bought their parents a proper birthday present while they spend extravagant gifts on idols all for that one Twitter message of them saying thanks~ love you~. Tsk tsk, go study in that time

    It's her freaking job.. she worked hard for that and she deserves to spend her money on whatever she wants to, god...
    http://i.imgur.com/hffVslk.jpg

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  88. are we not going to mention the fact she's blending her sports teams and of all teams east coast & west coast? really suzy...? For shame. At least she didn't have Yankees with the red sox.

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  89. I'm confused as to how they lost... lol.

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  90. Pretty much.

    https://media.licdn.com/mpr/mpr/p/6/005/063/21f/1321d91.jpg

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  91. Being a celebrity itself is a big gamble...why these peoples being salty? Its a risked career. Peoples are watching them, one wrong step and these celebrities are done.

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  92. She is a famous person to which many people spend their money on: her songs, the products she makes ads for, the organizations for which she makes concerts, the tv channels which employ her in various shows etc.


    She has make them win maybe hundreds of millions of dollars, how is possible that she is earning that what she deserves?

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  93. As I understand they lost as they have wrong tactics and they asked damages rather than asking that Suzy's name was removed from the site. JYP's lawyers have asked for the wrong thing, on appeal they can correct the mistake and win the lawsuit but meanwhile the website can continue to do what wants... Laws are underhand, there is always some legal technicality that can be damaging...

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  94. what is IU cream? first time hearing that

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  95. LMAOOOOOO CONSIDERING HOW LONG SEUNGYEON WORKED TO HELP KARA GET TO WHERE THEY ARE NOW, HELL YEAH SHE DESERVES A FANCY CAR, AND A BUILDING. Fucking hell, people salty as shit because they can't get enough money; if I was her, I'd show off my fancy car too. Like look, I poured years upon years into pleasing people, making good songs, dancing, singing, acting, etc, to earn this.

    Also, lol, she can dance, she can sing, (acting is iffy at best) and she's cute. If they say she can't sing, I wanna see them try to best her lmao -- of course she's not the best, but she's got a pretty good voice

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  96. And her "whining" about Kara was 1) when they were still newbies and weren't getting anywhere
    2) Kara lawsuit lol, let's not forget that
    3) DSP is a shit management bye

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  97. ikr but i realized recently that people actually don't give a shit they're just wearing what's popular lol

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  98. and remember when he offered her a ride too? that was so cute, he looked so cool it was hilarious, such a gentleman lol
    https://pbs.twimg.com/tweet_video/B9VEWgpCIAAYwT5.mp4


    i love the three but honestly Daehan is my favorite, he's such a hidden gem, let him shine too! :( and it's "hidden" bc they don't show it on tv, it's so sad

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  99. She was supposed to make netizens happy, that's all that matters.

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  100. 3. [+6,649, -326] Basically bought it with the money fans poured on her

    Where the F do you think celebrity will get their money? Not only idols. I can't believe people are this jealous about someone. It's her work and she worked hard.

    4. [+4,142, -71] Must've saved a lot to buy it

    True. She work hard and save money to get her the things she wants.

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  101. Yeah.. uri daehanii.
    https://31.media.tumblr.com/8610ed0c93939ad061fbc1218c9a498b/tumblr_neov2qDX531qmcq3wo1_400.gif

    I haven't watch this episode. :(

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  102. The key issue lies in that she is wearing a Dodgers jacket and Yankees cap.

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  103. Daehan is that one guy on romantic drama , that all perfect gentleman and kind toward female main character but he didn't get the love bcs she fall in love with weather rebels boy or other mean boy

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  104. that sarang kid.....they are kids why they ship them like that? it irritates me, i folllow an IG account of the babies and mostly of the time are gif of her with manse lol....anyways, isnt it weird to make viewers to ship them?

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  105. but we care though ._. seriously it's so annoying when Daehan is talking or doing something interesting and the cameras focus on manse or minguk who are just eating quietly, i love the three but i want to see more Daehan

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  106. Mini coopers look like shit.

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  107. Jion looks like a male actor when she smiles...I can't place his name though. Help?

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  108. Kara is a group that can maintain its momentum or increase it with the addition of new member.
    It's amazing to see them like that.

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  109. calm down. her father make an appereance on thet fashin show and she cried bc of that. the baby wanted to see hsi dad appears asap but the show wasnt even started, kim or her mom said it on IG

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  110. Mini coopers are so ugly to me. But I can see how it would work well driving around in the city.

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  111. Lol, super agree with you.

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  112. The one she bought is a limited edition one so it's special.

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  113. kane west apperead on that show, kim wanted and maybe the baby to see his dad

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  114. Lol same, except that I was into BMW and Mercedes. But then since kpop, Audi is my choice!

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  115. idk. They aren't even expensive

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  116. I think the comment is directed towards her body when she did a sexy dance? Unless the person who made the comment is dumb then yes i agree with you.

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  117. for the people talkng shit about kim . she bring her daughter ther not as an accesory, kane west and other [ i think one of the jenner girls] make an appereance on that fashion show so the baby was there to watch his dad, then she cried bc her dad didnt appear yet , kim or the grandma put ot on instagram. its okay if you hate kim but do not talkin shit without knowing the real information.

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  118. It is weird that the media have articles shipping them together and for entertainment purposes? That's so weird but if people enjoy kids being labelled as a "couple" because of somewhat "intimate" actions then that's their preferences...

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  119. First time I hear Mini Coopers are considered luxury cars. I know she bought a special model but it's not a Lamborghini, Lexus etc.. those super nice cars that wealthy people usually tend to drive.

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  120. Do these kids even know they're being labelled as a ship? I'm sorry it just seems unusual to me and I think they're just kids playing around.

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  121. "[+9,589, -347] I see tons of stores sell clothes saying so-and-so celebrity wore this" tbh this... im not saying it's right but seriously sooooo many people have done it it's ridiculous. and the popular celebs also know that once they wear something in public, it'll be sold out soon

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  122. What's so luxury about a mini cooper? I got my first car last year...debating between a new mini cooper, a Volkswagen Beetle, or a Scion xB. I like big cars so I end up getting the latter. But the thing is, even me, a full-time student, part-time worker can afford a car (okay, I make monthly payments, still)...what's so luxury about it? But I have read that in Asia, it's still a big deal to own a car. But in America, that's kinda like, "Whhhha?" if you don't have one. We have to own a car (in order to go from one place to another) in our city...even if we have to buy a used beat-up car.

    Anyway, I wish ppl would start cutting Seungyeon some slack...it's just a cooper

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  123. Wtf does these K-net expect? The idols are entertainer, Hallyu is an entertainment industry. You expect the idols to work to "entertain" you for free? It's simple, don't buy merchandise or tickets and let your bias go out of work then you don't get any entertainment from them just so you can stop complaining. KOREAN FANS ARE PRO-SLAVERY SPREAD THE WORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  124. no they most probably dont lol. it's the editing that makes it look as if 'the ship is sailing'. im pretty sure sarang had many physical contacts with daehan and minguk as well.

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  125. Emma Watson should be her lawyer... lol

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  126. You are literally damned-if-you-do-damned-if-you-don't. If she made the money, why shouldn't she be allowed to spend it as she sees fit? People will probably assume that all idols are rolling in money like she is, though, which would be a shame because some of those mofos don't even get paid.

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  127. I lve the 3 of them, they are so cute in their own way!

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  128. Out of all the cars, why mini cooper? Why.... why? The only one I know who owns a mini cooper is one of my best friend's 50-something year old aunt.

    Anyway that show is quite popular on BBC. I watched a few episodes and the most recent one there was this female TV director flaunting her Aston Martin Vantage convertible in black. Now those are where it's at.

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  129. LOL do people really believe them and buy the cream ?

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  130. This isn't limited to Korean culture though and I don't think they are blaming the mother either, it's more like the mother felt the responsibility to apologize. I've seen this in news from other countries too when family members issue an apology to the victim on behalf of a family member that has committed a wrong doing. It tends to be the case that if the family stays silent it might seem like they are protecting or covering up the person's wrong doings or are just indifferent towards the victim.
    In this case it isn't just one victim, what her son did affected many people, so instead of just apologizing to one individual the mother is apologizing to the public in general.
    In the actress' case, if I'm not mistaken, not only did they not apologize to the victim's family but they never acknowledged the son/brother's involvement in the person's suicide. That is why the public were demanding her to apologize and acknowledge what her brother had done.
    That's how I see it.

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  131. This is not luxurious at all...like the two teachers at my school drove it...I expect aat least a Bentley or a Roll Royce...

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  132. When it said 'limited luxury car' i expected something much more awe worthy and extravagant. I've wanted a mini cooper as my first proper car ever since i was in primary school but i wouldn't exactly consider it a 'luxury car' nor my 'dream car' lol It's quite useless but it's as cute as a button and looks chic.

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  133. Yeah I remember this!
    I love all three but yeah Daehan is my favourite too.
    He's just a little shy but is a very sweet boy. He's not only nice to his two brothers or his father but it had been shown that he is pretty nice too others too. He may not be that active as Manse in showing his fondness to Sarang but his little actions like willing to give her a ride, sharing with her his food, seaweed. And remember how he hug Seoeon when he cried? And how he was worried for the cameraman who alighted halfway during a car ride to film them.
    His little actions may not be that noticeable but I thought it will be great if the PD could acknowledge those little things and give him more screen time!

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  134. Official fan sites have been given the right to sell these products to raise money for the fansite. The unofficial ones usually don't sell anything and if they did the official fansite will step in and make claim. The celebrities side will not step in unless things get out of hand.

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  135. It's not a big deal in Asia to own a car. It's just this article that make such a big deal owning a a limited edition model of a foreign car.

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  136. Daehan is my second fave after Minguk...but I like Minguk because he acts cute. I like Daehan because of his personality. He's such a great kid!!

    8. [+49, -3] I wonder if they ever thought that forcing Daehan to share
    just because he's the eldest and giving him attention for it might make
    him grow up thinking he can only get praise if he shares with his
    brothers. That's a bit dangerous, isn't it??


    Oooh, I hope not! But i think it's Song Il Kook teaching Daehan to be that way though...and that is a dangerous way of raising him. He gotta think for himself too.!

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  137. And this "hundreds of millions of dollars", don't you think it's a bit too much for one person?


    I'm blaming her as a person. And i'm sure she worked hard for that money (like every kr celebrities). But i always feel awkward whenever i see a HUGE concentration of money owned by one person (whoever that person is and whatever he did in his life to earn it)


    But that's my opinion lol and I can understand if you don't get that

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  138. eh if you look on ebay there's tons of stuff labelled "g-dragon hat" and things like that. many famous celebs gets their name used like that. i'm not sure of the extent they use her name and image but if the suzy case is like that, then i get why she lost the case.

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  139. Many Koreans don't realize Mini Coopers are not as expensive as they think it is. There's been a flood of German car imports since the FTA trade with Europe starting in 2012, so it's a fairly recent phenomenon. Before then, the same cars were much more expensive due to high tariffs.

    Looking at the Mini Korea site, they're not that expensive.

    http://mini.co.kr/mini/models/3door.jsp



    Base model starts at little more than $30,000, $40,000 for special editions, and about $45,000 for the highest models.

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  140. Car ownership in Korea, is the highest in Asia. Korea's new car market size is the same size as Japan's. And Japan's population is 2.5 times Korea's.

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  141. you see why it's useless to blame parents when their child did wrong or vice versa? does it even fix anything when the mother apologizes? no. cause she holds no responsibility for the act he did so it's a meaningless plea.

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  142. :o , that shopping mall has someone powerful on their side lol

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  143. The question isn't 'what was the judge doing?' but rather 'who the fuck did JYP get to represent them?'. I am a law kid and although a judge can logically see who's in the wrong and right from reading the facts of the case, it isn't their job to do so without hearing the arguments of the parties. And if your argument ain't convincing enough or lacks evidence/ precedent, then the judge doesn't really give two shits about who's right because they have a million other cases to go through (i know it's sad but it's just how it is). It just seems like JYP reps chose the wrong line of argument. Plus, i think the main reason that the judge couldn't find grounds for damages is perhaps because the parties might have gone to mediation first and the online store might have offered JYP a settlement to try and mitigate the situation. However seeing as most cases don't go to court and this one did, i am assuming JYP refused whatever settlement was offered to them and thus the whole judge saying that 'JYP could have easily signed a contract with the store'. To me, yeah the store is wrong for trying to market their product without paying Suzy and JYP a fee BUT their reps should have done a better job and won a case that seems pretty straight forward. But this is all based on my country's legal system and i have no idea how South Korea's law works nor do i know the full facts of the case.

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  144. me too i love mini coopers :O

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  145. just stop trying to go into acting

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  146. Yeah I agree with you.

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  147. Jessica got a bank loan for her apartment and paid it off within two months . I don't imagine celebrity loans are a while.

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  148. Oh doesn't suzy, jiyoung, and some snsd members have a mini cooper? I feel like they're so popular in korea lol.

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  149. yes, glad the mall won ^^

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  150. Obviously she meant when the man was a child. Does everything have to be said literally?

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  151. Regardless of what i think or not about income distribution the fact is that capitalism pays your for what you produce and she is part of a group that sells hundreds of thousands of copies and made tens of concerts to thousands of people. She bet on a 1/10000 chance of being superfamous (the other options were being enough famous to pay your rent and finishing with a lot of debt) and she won.

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  152. Mini cooper is my favorite car. I want it so bad :(

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  153. Money= Survival. Millions are dying everyday because of hunger,thirst, and not proper clothing. How do you get food,water, and clothes? By money.

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  154. That is damn well embarrassing.

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  155. IKR. It's top gear we're talking about. So what? Did she have to bring her makeup collection to that show or what?

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  156. Regardless if a man is a child it doesn't matter what discipline he received that would not affect his actions in the future. Discipline matters when your like 12. But When your above 18, your considered an adult in most countries so you can think for yourself.

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  157. Undeserving? Does no one remember that seungyeon basically kept Kara afloat in their nugu years by doing all sorts of weird shows and dressing up like hamtaro?

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  158. apparently south korea has lots of copyright issues actually. you'll see celebrity faces plastered almost everywhere illegally, its almost common.

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  159. huh? the fact that its illegal is already enough to consider damages to be demanded.

    even if you are a nobody, if someone uses your pictures and stuff without your permission (aka a contract), means that your rights are being violated and taken advantaged of. you are being stripped of your right to decide whether you want this store to use your face or not.

    annnnd, if the judge is saying that theres not enough proof that suzy was not able to sign a contract with the store,...well suzy only has to say that there also isnt any proof that the store managed to sign a contract with suzy thus violating suzy's right to choose what store she wants to attach her image and popularity with. By stripping that ability, her image is in danger of being used to further someone's interest even if it is illegal (ads for prostitution, brothel houses, etc).

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  160. She can sing and dance netizens, but can't act, I have no opinion on because I haven't seen her acting skills.

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  161. The second lead male character. :(

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  162. judge is on crack thats what...id say judge is going to be on hot water in the coming days

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  163. That is honestly super weird. They should be able to sue for illegal use of her image, damages and trademarking. But this judge sounds like he pulled something out of no where not making sense.

    I remember US celebrities don't hesitate to sue if their image is used in without their permission.

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  164. Jion's smile reminds me of CL

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  165. It's her money, let her spend it how she wants.

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  166. We already know how cute and how funny Minguk and Manse are. PD, why don't you give the adorable, kind, eldest son some love too? He's interacting more nowadays and we only have CGs pointing at him while he acts cutely! The kid doesn't care about screentime, yes, but heck, I WANT TO WATCH A REALLY GENTLE LOVING KID DOING HEARTFELT THINGS COS THE SHOW IS MORE THAN JUST GIVING PEOPLE LAUGHS!!!!!


    sorry, i'm daehan bias and I just can't take it :|

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  167. Oxtail is the best. I love it. I can't cook it but my mom does..

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  168. She should have bought something that costs a bit more money. That car is ugly and I didn't even know it was a luxury car.

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  169. Well they aren't talking about injustices every where. They're talking about Korea specifically. I hate when ppl do that. We know shit happens in other places. But this SPECIFIC article is about a Korean artist in Korea. And most of us know how bad the laws are there.

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  170. well being an idols has its perks so all these sour lemon netizens should've taken up their young youth times to train hard to be an idol. She deserves it because she worked her ass off knowing she could make millions out of it. Slay seungyeon.

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  171. I'm so happy 4minute is starting to be feel like a group again, not just Hyuna and The Backup Dancers.
    4minute fighting~!

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  172. Yeah Hyoyeon has a blue BMV mini cooper, Audi A4 and Range Rover

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  173. 4 minute is powerful on this comeback, i love their energy on stage this time. Almost all the members stood out ..then suddenly jihyun part came out and the power and the heat is gone.

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  174. Lol, cutest comment I've seen at NB.

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  175. as someone doing law i really would like to read the judgment and their legal reasoning behind this tbh

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  176. I understand what you meant but like I said 'whatever that person did in his life' no one NEED that much money.
    And again i can understand if you don't share my opinion

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  177. She deserves it..Move on

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  178. She should file for defamation also

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  179. minis considered luxury in lots of countries in asia. we arent just buy the price but also the tax plus the other tariffs and it costs like twice times than the actual price in europe or us.

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  180. somethingsomething1234February 15, 2015 at 7:48 PM

    Not sure if you're being sarcastic, but she and/or her coordi chose that hat so basically it just shows bad taste lol. Not credibility

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  181. But the thing is they arent celebrities..there are sacrifices and advantage towards being one together with working hard..yes everyone works hard but whether they will be successful or not isnt 100% sure rate..so bitter or not its life..she deserves every penny of her success because it also comes with hard work, luck or not.

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  182. somethingsomething1234February 15, 2015 at 7:50 PM

    Lmao that smug face, it's a hideous car!

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  183. Well, it really depends. Did they make the hat then change the name of it after Suzy wore it or did they make a replica of a hat Suzy wore? If they owned the hat from the start then they are in the right.

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  184. You certainly talking about yourself, right!?... Poor you...

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  185. Are u a celebrity? Because i dont think being one is easy either..you have to take care of your rep all the time,being stalked, practice 24/7, work work and work , diet, lack of sleep, less holidays etc. I dont think normal ppl dont work hard because everyone does. I think celeb deserves it because it isnt as easy for them either

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  186. Duh because only specialist gets six figures a month..normal doctors dont

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  187. I'm happy that Dad is interested in Seojun more than before. Now Seojunnie is a happy kid with his charming, a free spirit and funny side. Iol I can't help but love this kid. He's not afraid everything and the way to copying dad is way too cute!

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  188. if she's a spoiled kid, then i don't mind to having this kid! Haru is so mature than her age. Caring, loving and smart. I miss her too! she's the reason i watch this show.

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  189. The more important question is....Why is she wearing a Yankee's cap with a Dodgers jacket?

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  190. People complain about idols making too much but the fans basically pay them. Without fans celebrities are nothing, many idols groups debut but they won't make it to a second comeback if they don't have the fandom and the popularity, that's where the CF deals and money comes from.

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