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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Choi Young Soo of popular children's show 'Boni Hani' fired over aggressive action towards 15 year old co-star



Article: 'Bonihani' Choi Young Soo, punching 15 year old Chaeyeon? Criticisms rain

Source: Kukmin Ilbo via Nate

1. [+4,658, -83] Wow... that's super savage;

2. [+4,257, -94] That's so severe ㅋㅋㅋ

3. [+3,715, -84] Hul..

4. [+614, -6] My children love this show so I watch it too and I can't believe he did that on a live broadcast... to a kid who's 20 years younger than him. I felt bad for Hani when she was awkwardly rubbing her arm in surprise while still smiling.

5. [+593, -9] You can tell by the way he shrugs her off and the speed at which he moves that he's serious. I don't get how close you are, that's just not something you do to a kid who's only 15 years old.

6. [+521, -7] Hani.. looked really shocked, I can feel the awkwardness of the situation from here. It doesn't look like it was a joke at all, a line was crossed. A clarification must be given.

7. [+497, -5] Look at that facial expression, that's not normal at all...

8. [+480, -8] To all of the comments assuming it must've been a joke... it's only a joke if the receiving party considers it one. This is not how a man 20 years older than a kid should be behaving.

9. [+460, -34] That's definitely a full swing. The producers defending him are Korean men, he's a Korean man... all these Korean men defending each other.

10. [+330, -4] Even if it was a joke, it looked threatening. This is a TV show for kids so it's ridiculous to me that he did it on a live broadcast.

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Article: [Exclusive] 'Bonihani' Choi Young Soo, "I did not hit her at all... I'm more worried about Chaeyeon getting hurt"

Source: SpoTV News via Nate

1. [+1,282, -95] Yeah, yeah, whatever, is it a coincidence that the screen was covered right as you were about to hit her? Even so, the problem remains that you even looked like you were threatening to hit her so please leave the show, including the producers.

2. [+1,209, -104] Oh shut up, you were already looking violent when you were shoving her away

3. [+1,018, -94] A man in his thirties and a teen girl should not be "that close" anyway. Keep this ajusshi off of TV, gross.

4. [+109, -3] I saw the clip, too... It didn't look like he hit her but there was definitely an agressive look to his face and the way he was moving. Even if it was a joke, that's quite a dangerous joke to be playing on someone 20 years younger than you.

5. [+107, -2] After watching the clip, I don't think it's important whether he actually hit her or not. The physical act of threatening her was enough to deem inappropriate for kids to be watching... It was quite shocking as an adult to watch, too...

6. [+102, -2] A proper adult would admit to his fault, apologize, and ask for forgiveness

7. [+70, -0] If you're so adamant that you didn't hit her, then ask the producers to release a clip from another angle. You can give all the interviews you want, no one's going to believe you, especially with the other leaks going around like you bad mouthing other staff.

8. [+62, -2] If it was just a joke, please don't play jokes like that on children. Not even on adults.

9. [+56, -0] But the girl looked like she was hit in the arm because she grabbed it

10. [+43, -1] Aigoo, ajusshi. What ajusshi in the world would treat someone old enough to be their daughter like that??? So aggressively?

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Article: Choi Young Soo and Park Dong Geun to leave 'Bonihani'... EBS CEO "We feel responsible"

Source: TV Report via Nate

1. [+3,376, -46] He should've been reported to the police. She's a minor. The PD of this show should be reprimanded as well for all the lies.

2. [+2,745, -42] Good decision, CEO-nim

3. [+2,604, -40] Yeah, they both need to go. What could children learn from them?

4. [+257, -2] The PD should quit, too. He called the whole thing a joke ㅋㅋㅋ

5. [+214, -2] I'm more shocked that no one knew he was like this until it got to this point

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Source: Naver

1. [+8,897, -106] #1 Choi Young Soo assaulted a minor #2 Park Dong Geun described a minor as a "b*tch who sterilized herself with Listerine (normally a descriptor for pr*stitutes) + choked Hani + when Hani put her face up against a water bottle, he squeezed it into her face) + there are posts going around of screencaps of gagmen putting their fingers in Hani's mouth. This is a TV show that all children watch and yet the PDs are trying to protect these guys by burying all their scandals and running other shows on the broadcast right now, tsk tsk.

2. [+7,876, -44] That was no joke

3. [+5,692, -20] From assault to speaking out of line on a children's show... I'm scared that children actually watched this

4. [+4,541, -748] Another day, another Korean man

5. [+2,341, -26] From now on, celebrities need to go through rigorous background checks. We need to start filtering out people who aren't even human yet.

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Article: 'Bonihani' reps, "Choi Young Soo did not assault Chaeyeon... we'll make sure to watch out for over the top jokes"

Source: Ilgan Sports via Naver

1. [+5,392, -40] How educational for a children's educational show to be claiming that a man in his thirties threatening to hit a teenage girl is just "a joke"

2. [+2,779, -16] So EBS is treating violence as a joke now. I'm sure your children are learning lots from watching.

3. [+1,411, -17] Please, don't make me laugh. What was that clip, then? Even if Hani came out and said it didn't bother her, it'll only sound like you guys forced her to say that.

4. [+1,087, -22] He's just trash. None of how he was looking or acting looked like a joke.

5. [+388, -3] Please don't use Hani's pictures for these articles, use the actual attacker's.

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Han Ye Seul reveals the meaning behind her tattoos, including an ex's initial



Article: "Even an ex's initial" Han Ye Seul reveals the meaning behind all 12 of her tattoos

Source: Newsen via Nate

1. [+1,559, -258] Why would you do this to your beautiful body??????

2. [+1,550, -124] Getting someone's name or initials tattooed is something you should be really careful about, even after marriage..ㅠㅠ...

3. [+1,429, -297] Her physiognomy has changed compared to be before. I personally preferred her back then..

4. [+121, -12] I'm personally a really big fan but she seems unstable. Like she's struggling inside but trying her best to make it through. Please don't wait until someone has passed to wish them peace. Just close your browser if you're going to write a hate comment.

5. [+117, -3] If you listen to her story, she sounds like her ex was the turning point of a lot of hurt she received from people in general and it seems like she's trying really hard to hold on to herself. I think it's good that she's trying to overcome all of that despite all the hurt she received.

6. [+116, -6] Just something about her seems like she's empty somewhere and is trying to compensate for it...

7. [+81, -24] Her next boyfriend will 100% hate that tattoo... ㅠ

8. [+62, -20] I'll never understand people who tattoo the initials of someone they haven't even married

9. [+61, -13] Am I the only one who gets Sulli vibes from her?

10. [+52, -4] She may seem really bright and positive on the outside but for a top star, she's had a lot of scandals herself. I feel like there's a depth of depression within her.

11. [+43, -9] Well her classy image is all gone

12. [+42, -1] Even if she looks like she has it all, I'm sure she's been hurt by betrayal all the same. If covering her body in meaningful tattoos helps her heart feel stronger, then there's nothing wrong with that. It's her body after all.

13. [+42, -8] She must've really struggled in getting over Teddy

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Han Ye Seul's abrupt exit from 'Unni's Salon' sparks questions


Article: 'Leaving another show' Han Ye Seul under irresponsibility controversy over Unni's Salon

Source: Sports World via Nate

1. [+1,798, -60] Just a few days ago, she was uploading pictures with Hong Hyun Hee, asking for lots of love... Maybe she was fired from the show like another comment suggested? It seems odd that Lee Sora was cast right away, too. Han Ye Seul seemed to have a lot of love for the show, as she was always promoting it on her Instagram.

2. [+961, -102] Lee Sora is responsible and smart in beauty knowledge so she's perfect for the show, I can't wait ㅋㅋㅋ

3. [+681, -107] She hasn't even been on it that long ㅋㅋ

4. [+176, -8] How are we supposed to know if she quit or if she was fired?

5. [+148, -13] It seems like she was fired... I feel a bit bad for her

6. [+146, -13] It's obvious she was fired, it's terrible of the show to put out this article to frame her as being irresponsible. Imagine how frustrating it must be for her to deal with this.

7. [+122, -16] This makes me believe that she was fired unfairly. The article is making it sound like Han Ye Seul just quit and ran, which is the same thing that agencies do when celebrities leave their agency and they'll start trashing them in the media.

8. [+99, -12] Han Ye Seul didn't just quit, she was fired, tsk tsk

9. [+84, -9] It seems like the show is trying to frame her as leaving irresponsibly ㅋㅋ

10. [+76, -10] Judging by how she's been acting, it seems like she was fired. She was promoting the show up until recently so it's more natural to think she was fired than that she quit.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Kim Soo Hyun in contract renewal discussions with Key East amid rumors of starting a one man agency with his cousin


Article: [Exclusive] Kim Soo Hyun to leave KeyEast and launch one man agency with cousin

Source: Sports Chosun via Nate

1. [+1,559, -3] Why does he keep working with his cousin...

2. [+1,293, -8] It's too early for this, no? And didn't his cousin direct his movie 'Real' and it flopped?

3. [+1,256, -3] Please stop working with your cousin ㅜㅜ

4. [+107, -0] Don't blindly trust your family... always be on your watch. Wasn't 'Real' by recommendation of that same cousin? Don't let him drag you around, draw a line somewhere or you'll regret it. Please make the best decisions for yourself and come back with good projects.

5. [+99, -0] Kim Soo Hyun's cousin = director of the movie 'Real', CEO of a production company

6. [+95, -0] This cousin really needs to let Kim Soo Hyun go if he cares about his career at all......

7. [+78, -0] Does his cousin have something on him? Or did he help him out a lot when he needed it?

8. [+63, -0] Kim Soo Hyun was meant to fly but his cousin is dragging him down

9. [+62, -0] Must he work with the cousin from 'Real' again?... Please don't shoot another movie like that again...

10. [+48, -1] His cousin must have something on him

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Article: Key East reps, "We are discussing a contract renewal with Kim Soo Hyun, we have not heard anything about a one man agency"

Source: Newsen via Nate

1. [+305, -2] It's best for Kim Soo Hyun to not get involved with the cousin too much... just stay with your current agency

2. [+276, -1] It's going to be better for Kim Soo Hyun to stay with Key East

3. [+232, -3] It's too early for him to go solo right now. He needs at least a few more hit movies or dramas under his belt first. Agencies do a lot in coordinating CF and movie deals, he can't expect his acting skills to be able to carry both him and his cousin. I'm worried as a fan.

4. [+19, -0] I heard he's living with that cousin too.. why is he keeping him so close... ㅠ

5. [+18, -0] It's better to stay with Key East, no?... At least better than becoming a one man agency...

6. [+11, -0] I wonder if Kim Soo Hyun has a deep relationship with his cousin or he's just naive and letting himself be dragged around by him... Seems like any family with a celebrity in it will cause cousins of cousins to stick to you like flies..

7. [+10, -0] He'll be under control of his cousin the minute he sets up his one man agency

8. [+8, -0] He enlisted in the army after his movie flopped, it's way too early for him to start a one man agency

9. [+7, -0] This cousin is ruining him ㅋㅋ Maybe he got a taste of the money but it seems quite obvious that he's out to eat Kim Soo Hyun whole without any experience or talent himself

10. [+6, -0] This cousin really wants to be a CEO... He should know that it takes one moment to ruin a celebrity's image. You've had your fun with 'Real'~~~ it's time to stop.

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Tiffany opens up about dealing with her father's debt




Article: Tiffany talks about her father's #debttoo scandal "It felt like my world was falling apart"

Source: TV Report via Nate

1. [+871, -76] Aigoo, she was already paying back her father's debt at 15 years old. I had no idea she had such a difficult story behind that positivity and happy smile. She worked hard with her life. Find strength, fighting!

2. [+791, -59] I'm happy that Tiffany returned to America, and I find her bravery to leave behind 10 years of a flashy career as an idol here to go start over from rock bottom in America and still manage to sell out her theater concerts. I think it was a good decision to transition from SNSD to a solo career there.

3. [+638, -56] After watching the show, I realized why the SNSD members were so much more affectionate over her. After her mother passed away, she came to Korea as a middle schooler and worked to pay back her father's debt. She's always being thankful to her SNSD friends.

4. [+48, -9] She's had quite the life... her mother passed away at 14, she moved to Korea in 2004 when she was 16, took financial care of him, paying back his ebts...

5. [+44, -4] No matter how positive someone may look, it seems there's always a story behind it

6. [+39, -5] I feel bad for her but also think what she did was pathetic. Why would you pay back your father's debt? You'd be rich right now if you hadn't paid that back. Her father's such a bad person, nothing but a burden on her own child. Parents should know to voluntarily declare bankruptcy. There's no law stating that debt is inherited by your children if you don't pass anything down to them.

7. [+22, -5] Not sure why people are blaming Tiffany or Yeeun for what their fathers did. Yeeun's situation is even worse, with her father divorcing her mother over 20 years ago over an affair. Why is Yeeun being blamed for his actions? ㅋㅋ

8. [+19, -2] Her mother passed early... and her father's a no good man... aigoo, I feel bad for her ㅠㅠ Thank goodness she's at least been lucky with money... her life would be so sad without any of it ㅠㅠ

9. [+17, -4] How can he even consider himself a parent? Please don't get married and have kids if you're just going to be a burden on them.

10. [+16, -2] Sometimes all family isn't family...

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