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Friday, July 23, 2021

Goo Hye Sun opens up about the opposition to her work from the art world

Article: Goo Hye Sun, "I don't care about opposition from the art world... we can all go our separate paths"

Source: Everyday Economy via Naver

1. [+7,180, -584] Does every artist need permission from a critic just to be able to create art? Please don't pay them any mind and just make what you want...

2. [+3,189, -155] There's no rule saying you have to be an art high school or art college graduate to be able to create art

3. [+1,928, -81] I much respect artists like Goo Hye Sun more than people who use ghost artists or ghost writers

4. [+1,503, -78] She's right. Art is about what you feel. Just see it for what it is. Who do critics think they are to be putting her down like this?

5. [+626, -109] I think the criticism about celebrity art work is moreso about them using their celebrity status to charge exorbitant prices for their work, which makes actual artists feel scammed. Sure, none of this would be a problem of celebrities were just creating art as a hobby, but money is at the core of the issue. Is their art work really worth tens of thousands on its own, without their celebrity status? Even critics are saying that these works are not up to par, and that it's obvious these celebrities are just in it for the money. Art? Don't make me laugh.

6. [+536, -111] The problem is that these celebrities are acting like artists not based on their skills but on their celebrity fame

7. [+266, -19] Being recognized by a critic isn't the only thing that makes you an artist. Just ignore them and do what you want to do. I think this is the realest thing Goo Hye Sun has ever said.

8. [+237, -8] Goo Hye Sun herself said that she doesn't do art to have her talents recognized by others. It's purely for self satisfaction. If you don't like that, keep it moving.


K-Pop fans demand climate change awareness from entertainment companies

 Article: "No K-Pop in a dead planet" Fans ask entertainment agencies to take environmental action

Source: Wikitree via Instagram

1. [+144] K-Pop has influence all over the world now and in order for them to continue this streak in the long term, this is an issue they need to start thinking about. There are too many idol merch being produced when our country overproduces plastic already. 

2. [+140] Please take out the plastic cover when making physical albums

3. [+88] Idol fans are truly passionate when it comes to moving words into action so I know that their passion will encourage entertainment companies to quickly change their ways to better protect the environment

4. [+60] All we need is a popular idol to film themselves recycling, which Koreans are already good at...

5. [+55] Our environment would already improve if fans would stop buying up all the fan merchandise

6. [+30] I've noticed that K-Pop fans in Toronto are not only passionate about K-Pop but are activists in veganism, feminism, PC, climate change, gender equality, and LGBTQ+ communities. It's hard for me to say that I like K-Pop because then people lump you in the rest of those categories too.
- [+12] Honestly, foreigners think that people who like K-Pop are outsiders, which is pretty true too

7. [+9] If albums aren't sold with plastic covers... it would honestly bother me as a fan because it might get scratched when I store it in bookcases or something. I'd rather albums keep being produced with plastic covers but rather cut production on other fan merchandise like fans and stuff... Not like any of us every carry it around outside.

8. [+3] For real, I have a ton of albums piled up at home but it's hard to take them all apart to recycle ㅠㅠ Companies really need to change the way CDs are produced or at least minimize the amount of plastic used. (I personally only need one or two albums, I mostly buy them for the photocards...)

9. [+4] It'd be enough to cut back on the useless fan merchandise and make useful things instead.. 

10. [+2] Black Pink has already been speaking out on climate change with videos and ambassadorships 

11. [+2] All BTS needs to do is post a video of themselves recycling and the entire world will follow along


Yoo Jae Suk to self quarantine after coming in contact with a positive case

Article: Yoo Jae Suk to self quarantine after being in contact with positive case

Source: Insight via Instagram

1. [+236] Just take a break.. for two weeks...

2. [+134] Jae Suk-nim ㅜㅠㅠㅠㅠ

3. [+76] Sad to hear that he's in quarantine but please take a break while you can ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ I hope he tests negative 🙏🏻🙏🏻

4. [+49] I'm sure nothing will be wrong ㅠㅠ find strength!!!!

5. [+37] Fortunately, it's Olympics season so all the TV shows are off air...

6. [+21] The broadcast industry really needs to start making everyone wear masks. As soon as cameras start rolling, everyone takes them off and talks in close quarters ㅠ please wear masks during filming ㅜㅜ

7. [+5] Noo, Yoo-nim ㅠㅠㅠ

8. [+4] ㅠㅠ Oh no~~~ it really is getting bad in the celebrity industry 😢


Thursday, July 22, 2021

Hybe puts down plagiarism rumors for BTS' 'Butter'

Article: Big Hit responds to BTS 'Butter' chorus plagiarism controversy... "No issues with copyright"

Source: Joongang Ilbo via Naver

1. [+308, -8] Why do people keep bringing it up when Big Hit already said there's no issue?

2. [+167, -3] So here's the official response. Funny how everyone was so quiet when BTS was ranking #1 on the Hot 100 but everyone comes out in swarms to hate when there's a negative piece of news. Let's please not be like this.

3. [+142, -2] Our country will always ignore anything worth congratulating while writing up useless articles like this... 

4. [+143, -6] Most top famous artists will spend over a month on making sure all copyrights are squared away. 'Butter' has been #1 on the Billboard for seven weeks in a row and people are trying to tack on all these controversies to them.

5. [+103, -9] Love how the media chooses to be quiet on good news but any sniff of negativity, something that's not even controversial, gets put out with a clickbait title ㅋㅋ I laugh at how transparent their intentions are ㅋㅋㅋ

6. [+83, -0] This isn't a case of plagiarism because the melody line in question in both songs were composed by the same composer. Sure, it may be controversial for the composer to have sold the same melody to BTS and Luca but the copyright itself belongs to the composer. It could've been considered plagiarism if the composers were different but it's the same person. It's fair to hate on the composer for selling the melody twice ㅋ

7. [+44, -0] How about you all direct this hate to NCT who posted on SNS a message supporting China

8. [+42, -0] Annoying how it's already been established that it's not plagiarism but the media is still headlining it as if it is

9. [+29, -0] People are so desperate to take BTS down. Does it make you that jealous that BTS is doing well, you pathetic cowards?

10. [+18, -0] Never miss with these two figures in our country: BTS and Kim Yuna!!


Joo Jin Mo's wife reveals she leaves him all of the house work

Article: Joo Jin Mo's wife reveals her big picture plan of doing nothing so Joo Jin Mo does the house work

Source: Insight via Instagram

1. [+217] They must be doing well together even after the whole scandal with her husband's texts... Who knows what she's feeling on the inside but I reckon she suffered a bit over it.

2. [+132] ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ The fact that she's on TV even after her husband was caught soliciting pr*stitutes... it's obvious what kind of relationship they have. Just all for business ㅋㅋㅋ

3. [+213] I'd believe it if someone told me they were siblings, how can she look so alike with Joo Jin Mo?

4. [+69] She looks like she could be his nuna

5. [+41] Not doing anything doesn't make it some big picture plan
- [+18] Well considering that Joo Jin Mo is not in any dramas or movies right now and she's a doctor who has to go to work every day, it's on Joo Jin Mo to do the housework, no?

6. [+370] Didn't Joo Jin Mo get his texts soliciting pr*stitution leaked last time?

7. [+39] Seems like the trend lately is for the wives of scandalous celebrities to go on TV on their behalf

8. [+34] She could do so much better ㅠ

9. [+33] Wow~ her nose is daebak! The couple really looks alike

10. [+2] So if they have kids, I guess they'll all just look like Joo Jin Mo 🤔