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Sunday, June 20, 2021

YG updates Son Naeun's actor profile with new image

Article: Son Naeun's new profile picture after transferring to YG to focus on acting

Source: Insight via Instagram

1. [+278] She looks damn pretty in this profile picture

2. [+283] Her acting is not it, though.. why'd she make such a decision..

3. [+157] She's going to have to work on improving her acting first...

4. [+60] So damn pretty ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

5. [+46] I guess Plan A... took good pictures after all

6. [+21] Is she sleepy?

7. [+10] What's with the editing ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ…  our Naeun does not look like this ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… 

8. [+21] Looks like plastic surgery is a basic requirement these days

9. [+49] It's just whatever ใ…‹ใ…‹

10. [+1] This is better than her last profile pictures with the white shirt... but I guess Plan A really did take good pictures despite how sh*tty of a company they are. They used to capture our unni's beauty better..


Jay Park responds to criticisms of cultural appropriation

Article: Park Jaebum gets criticism for wearing 'dreads' in new music video.. "Korean appropriating black culture"

Source: Insight via Instagram

1. [+2,740] What are they talking about? He has the same hair style as my 5 year old neighbor Sunmi

2. [+1,372] But it's not like Park Jaebum wore those dreads and claimed they were Korean..?? Why are they claiming he 'stole' their culture?

3. [+856] I would love to see where these criticisms are coming from. What community? Where's the source?

4. [+694] Box braids and dreads are hairstyles that go back in Black history to their days of colonization and slavery! The styles have a lot of historical value in that people used to hide gold and rice in their hair and use it as signals of communication as well. Unfortunately, people used to mock and make fun of them for it until it became trendy in pop media to wear them again by other celebrities and influencers with no respect to the history behind the hair, which is why Black people are calling it cultural appropriation. Some Black people don't care but there are some who also feel that their history isn't being respected. A lot of Black people were called unprofessional or unclean when they wore these styles and were even fired from their jobs or bullied at school. Meanwhile, white people are called pretty or cool when they do it, which many feel is unfair! Of course, I understand that Park Jaebum and other celebrities aren't wearing this style to mock Black people but considering these sensitive times, I think most of the criticism is coming from whether it was necessary to wear them at a time like this. I just wrote out my thoughts as they came to me but I hope you guys aren't too critical of Black opinions and understand that they have their reasons for having those opinions too..! I don't support the unfounded criticisms against Park Jaebum either but I hope you come away from this comment understanding that some Black people can feel this way too~
- [+82] Wow, thank you for this comment. It's not based on emotions but the truth!!
- [+31] Thank you for the explanation. It's written in a way that anyone reading about this stuff for the first time can understand. 

5. [+131] It looks like he copied Piccolo's hair

6. [+714] China's going to start claiming that dreads originated in their history

7. [+72] Appropriated what..? Sigh..

8. [+63] If they truly knew who Park Jaebum is, they wouldn't be able to accuse him of this stuff

9. [+141] Park Jaebum campaigned and donated to George Floyd organizations along with his own company. I highly doubt he's racist ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹

10. [+7] No wonder 'Penthouse' has been getting criticized ever since Alex started making an appearance


English radio host claims to have eaten 'fried dog meat' in South Korea

 Article: English radio host claims to have "eaten fried dog meat in Korea", netizens respond "English attention seeker"

Source: Financial News via Naver

1. [+4,450, -8] She obviously lied so she could drum up interest for her radio show but she picked the wrong to say. There is no fried dog meat in Korea, and even if there were, it would never have been mixed in with fried chicken like she's claiming. Dog meat is way more expensive per kilogram than chicken meat, no restaurant owner would be insane enough to mix up the two. The English should demand a fact check on her claims, though I doubt it will amount to much against people like her since she seems the type to just scream that she's right until her last breath.

2. [+2,484, -6] Even Koreans have never had fried dog meat, where did she acquire it at all?

3. [+1,242, -9] Wait, fried dog meat exists? Why is she trying to bring our country down by making up a malicious lie like that?

4. [+914, -4] I've lived 40 years in Korea but.. I've never heard of fried dog meat ใ…‹ใ…‹ what an innovative new way to wh*re for attention

5. [+818, -1] An unfounded lie

6. [+558, -6] I would understand if she claimed the meat was boiled or steamed but I have never heard of it being fried

7. [+374, -3] Fried dog meat does not exist in our country and never will. This woman is a mentally ill liar.

8. [+344, -3] How did she eat something that even Koreans don't know exists? ใ…‹

9. [+171, -1] She claims it's common... but I've never seen it. Where did she eat this elusive dish? In her own home?

10. [+154, -1] Have any of you heard of fried dog meat? I'm 50 and have never heard of it in my life.

11. [+148, -1] I bet you 100% that she misunderstood 'dak' (chicken) for 'dog'

12. [+124, -1] Never in my life have I heard of fried dog meat in our country


Saturday, June 19, 2021

Microdot shares new apology and update on his parents, reveals they've been deported to New Zealand

 Article: Microdot, "Parents were deported to New Zealand after serving time... will apologize for the rest of their life"

Source: Chosun via Naver

1. [+6,060, -153] Don't bother with trying to have a comeback or anything. Just follow your parents back to New Zealand and spend the rest of your life fishing. If you guys had just apologized from the get go, things might've been different, but to have threatened legal lawsuits the whole time will make it difficult for you to ever show your face in Korea again... You reap what you sow, after all...

2. [+1,714, -106] Lee Seung Gi's girlfriend's parents are bigger scammers than you guys and yet their two daughters are doing just fine on TV

3. [+729, -47] How about you go back to New Zealand too. Living a life taking care of sheep will be how you can apologize for your life.

4. [+645, -62] Screw off. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

5. [+290, -3] I never want to hear news about you again. You lived a lavish life off of the money others cried tears of blood to lose... Have you ever once stopped to think of the lives of your victims?

6. [+284, -5] Don't bother with coming back with music or trying to pay back the price of your crimes with new music. 

7. [+221, -2] Enough with all this "apologizing" with your heart, do it with your money. Their lives have been ruined. Do you think growing and maturing as a musician benefits them in any way? Just screw off.

8. [+203, -2] Take down his picture, I can't even stand seeing his face without wanting to throw up. He knew his parents ran off with the money of their victims but he still threatened them with lawsuits. While you guys were living off of their money, these people barely got to afford an education for their own children.


Naver under fire for translating BTS kimchi as 'pao cai' in Chinese subtitles

Article: BTS made 'kimchi' and promoted it but Naver's V app translated it as 'pao cai'

Source: Insight via Instagram

1. [+1,859] Naver, are you insane? ใ…กใ…ก Please stop tainting the work of our kids.

2. [+1,217] Naver has so many problems..

3. [+730] Make their stock prices drop~

4. [+620] Why not just translate kimchi as 'kimchi' in English?

5. [+159] Wow ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ Naver actually had the guts to mess with Army fans 

6. [+105] V live clarified saying they used the translation guidelines set by the government ministry but Naver's the one getting all the hate.
- Basically means we need to redo the guidelines set by the government then

7. [+33] This is why China looks down on us and thinks it's not a big deal to steal things from us~

8. [+31] Naver's crazy

9. [+25] I've been hearing rumors that Naver's basically been bought out by Chinese investments anyway

10. [+22] Traditional foods from any country should never be translated anyway. Just use the name that the country gave it. If you try to translate it, you get situations like this that happen.