It's one thing to have YG Entertainment postpone the shit out of things.
It's another thing to have SM Entertainment postpone the shit out of things.
But it sure as hell is yet another thing to have both companies do it simultaneously to show their competition.
And that's what both of the largest companies are doing with their most popular girl groups yet. Girls' Generation and 2NE1 are both said to be having a comeback... however, we will never know when since the second the companies released they were coming back, they've been postponing the shit out of each other, wondering who will finally just give up and release their comeback first for the sake of the fans who are shitting themselves, waiting for a new release.
I' m actually kind of excited about this since it might not be an all-dance video judging by the teaser?
As everyone should know, Girls' Generation and 2NE1 have been said 'rivals' since however long we can even remember. Coming from two rivaling companies, both of the groups having two completely opposite 'feels', both of their fans fighting through the interwebs ever since SONEs got tired of fighting Wonderfuls, ELFs, Cassies... yeah, everyone, for years, Girls' Generation and 2NE1 sure have a lot on their backs now and it seems like, as I remember my High School AP English teacher told me after we just got got finished reading Antony's Oration (for those who don't know, you're probably too young to have read Julius Caesar), if you want to win if a fight, it's better to show your side last and speak last since you'll have the longer lasting impression on the audience since everyone will forget what the hell the first one was saying... which is probably the same advice both companies are going by.
In any means, just like a few years ago with Girls' Generation and 2NE1 had the same "head-to-head" competition aka with Tell Me Your Wish and I Don't Care (wasn't really head-to-head, 2NE1 released their song shortly after Girls' Generation did), I feel as if SM Entertainment is now striking back for the extra two dollars they probably didn't make back then with delaying the shit out of Girls' Generation's comeback with every delay of 2NE1's song until YG finally drops the act and gives up then both of them literally do comeback head-to-head and on the same day, to show who the real winner is... and to show YG Entertainment that SM Entertainment is sure not going to break that fast when there's a clear challenge.
Oh they got it, alright. Everyone now is aware of STELLAR's existence in the entertainment industry. And while most are asking for a ban, others who are still against the concept are taking pity on the group since well, it ain't actually that bad.
|Tiffany is actually going against the typical feminist route? Oh shet!|
It ain't that bad and you people should quit it. I mean, sure. I don't have a taste in girls boob-groping, ass-flopping, squit-squating (I needed more words) in videos, but I mean, they're just idols and...
to be honest, the attention their getting is what their sexy concept was aiming for regardless of if it's infamy or fascination. These girls are put in a team and can't really...reject the ideas of a company as a group considered... subpar and... not top tier therefore, realistically, unnir didn't actually mean it. Company's CEO did. Therefore, instead of getting a bad rap targetting the girls individually, the blame should be put more on the organizers of the concept... which is in the end, giving them more views, attention and actually making people know their name (i.e. a fucking good thing, you twats).
To sum, STELLAR may not be that stellar but they're at least getting popular which is what every unknown idol really wants.
It's been almost a year since Gain's release of Romantic Spring and she's back again with her most daring comeback song yet by the name of Fxxk U featuring Bumkey. If you haven't seen the video yet, check it out below!
I feel as though there is a trigger warning necessary for the video since there are depictions of sexual assault
Theme/Story: Honestly, the first time I watched this video, I felt very uncomfortable and that's exactly what the video aims for. It depicts sexual violence in a way that is not pretty whatsoever and doesn't glorify it by any means. The video is pretty explicit about the meaning it's trying to illustrate, making it easy to comprehend for the most part. Near the end, though, I'm not sure I quite understand what the scene with the cake has to do with anything. If anyone was able to decipher it, please let me know or it will forever remain a mystery to me.
Visuals: Unlike a lot of videos, the point of this video is not to show off Gain's vast amounts of beauty. Of course, Gain has to have her trademark thick, dark eyeshadow which has always looked great on her. The darker concept fits her well and looks just plain amazing. She has a way of making dark and grimy faces look surprisingly attractive despite the focus not being on beauty whatsoever. So even though she's angry and bitter throughout most of the video, she still manages to keep it believable while magically staying behind the line that crosses into ugly anger.
The song has this sort of dizzying effect to it because of the conflicting nature of the lyrics. It goes in a full circle from the beginning where Gain bitterly sings about her partner's wandering hands then slowly escalating to a point where her and Bumkey are defending their so called love then the song finishes off with the same first two lines the song began with.
Unlike what I said with the visuals, the song doesn't aim to sound smooth and beautiful like most songs that attempt to remotely touch upon this kind of subject. At first it sounds that way because of the way the guitar instrumentals start off real calm and gentle. It has this feeling like it's spinning around but the cycle breaks for a second when they exclaim "fuck you" and the cycle repeats. I like how passionate and gritty it sounds the way they strain the "fuck you" but there are a couple of times throughout the song where it sounds more mystified and strange which doesn't really fit in well with the song.
Overall I do really like the song itself. It has an unique theme and I like the occasional harsh tones of Gain's vocals. I give props to gain Gain for covering something with a theme that not many singers and idols would dare even considering.
So what do you think? Are the lyrics and video too controversial for your tastes? Tell me in the comment section below!
If I asked you right now to name all of the members of Nine Muses, which line up would you pick? Their original nine, consisting of Jaekyung, Rana, Bini, Sera, Sem, Eunji, Hyemi and Erin and Minha? Their most known nine which rocked during their songs of Dolls, Wild, Prima Donna and Glue consisting of the same, Sem, Sera, Eunji, Erin, Hyemi, Minha, HyunA, Kyungri and Sunga? or their forever-changing, not actually nine going with the name but either eight or seven or two or fifty or a thousand member count consisting of random people who no now the fanbase has to get used to once again?
I'm obviously not a hardcore fan of Nine Muses, but I got to admit--after Dolls, I have been paying attention to them, and now that Lee Sem (not really my favorite member but eh, she'll do for this argument) and Eunji (my baeee~) were officially announced to be leaving the currently establishing group of Nine Muses at the height of their popularity, the news really isn't doing so well for me... and calls for an article calling out the group and the holding company, Star Empire Entertainment.
|Eunji I will deeply miss you and your swag. Keep in touch <3|
Don't get me wrong here, I'm not trying to tell anyone to be an idol especially after watching the Nine Muses documentary (video will be posted at the bottom) and if the numerous girls who left sporadically have the reason to leave which is what I think, the CEO is a crazy hooligan and they're put into harsh labor, then I will give them the benefit of the doubt. However, the name Nine Muses kind of implies that the group will be, of course, nine girls who were inspired from the same muses from Greek mythology who were known to be intelligent and good at the arts of music and dance and if has deeply pissed me off that half the time Nine Muses has even existed as a group, they never even maintained that nine.
The thing about it is that it kind of prohibits people from staying in the fan base, people who like the group and maybe having a member like Jaekyung, the first off the boat, as a bias will quickly withdraw from liking the group or at least choose a different bias. But that's not one time, that's a continuous happening, not one, not two, but literally nine (the number of girls in Nine Muses, hey!) members have either withdrew, not been in the group for the full duration or took a short hiatus from the group while literally only three members, Sera, Minha and Hyemi gained enough street cred to be called veterans of the three year group (Sera is the most valuable of the cred, though, sorry other two).
Of course, again, not forcing anyone to be an idol and be treated like shit as demonstrated on the documentary, but with the... unreliability of the number count and literally only three girls being around so long, the other two girls who have been around for about the same duration as the two now leaving halfway through the height, it just leaves a relative instability in the fan base like you never know what's going to happen next being that Nine Muses changes almost as often as I eat (and I eat a lot, I'm telling you). With that being said, it hurts the growth of the group and somewhat makes it harder to establish their fan base and have popularity with members who were liked a lot (I liked Eunji a lot, to be honest. Lucky Sera's still left...) and even, liked at all leave is just not good. In fact, you never see any of the top groups like Girls' Generation, 2NE1 and Big Bang leave randomly or have member changes where you have to deal with the addition of a new and random person because it's simply more harmful than it is helpful (I know a lot of people are thinking TVXQ/JYJ. I know a lot of die-hard TV5Q fans who like both groups. There was no member change... it's just two different groups however, all five are still in the limelight) and I really wish Star Empire Entertainment would realize that before they drive their only pushing group into the ditch of irrelevancy.
|See how perfect it is as nine? Why is there a constant change in members?!|
Finally, I enjoy Nine Muses, but the constant member change isn't really good for anyone. Sure, doing it once is fine, but Nine Muses has been through this member withdrawal/hiatus/addition since debut and only three members out of the twelve members who have participated in the group before stayed for the whole duration. It could be fascinating for fanboys--a great new butt to look at--however, for the rest of the population, Nine Muses undoubtedly would be a stronger group and possibly more popular if they just remained... well, stable.
Write if you think of the member change for Nine Muses was it a good thing, a bad thing or a tiring thing in the comment section below.
It's undeniable--K-Pop has gone global, it's largest anchor being none other than PSY's fantastically viral hit song, Gangnam Style, which not only placed #2 on the iTunes chart (much higher up than any other K-Pop song known to man) but also, replaced Justin Bieber's Baby as the most watched YouTube video, LMFAO Party Rock anthem as the most liked and other celebrities who were releasing songs as the most talked about at that moment in time. But rather than thinking of simply the 'one-hit-wonder or two-hit-wonder, still-more-hits-than-your-biases', why don't we look more in the depths of the music, analyzing and viewing the positive and negative effects of not only K-Pop itself, but the Hallyu Wave and figuring out this question's answer: Is the K-Pop effect a positive or a negative force?
Us international fans mostly forget about Korea or simply, don't have a good view and make up the opinion of what Korean's think through netizen comments that have 100 likes and simple assumptions and guesstimates so to say, not really upholding the true effect of K-Pop. K-Pop in Korea can best be described as a 'fascination', hooking people with their catchy songs and receiving love with their outstanding and charming looks, the influence of how K-Pop infects daily lives otherwise known as 'The K-Pop Effect' , inheriting its name from SBS's Dateline. Watch the clip below which projects the actual effect of K-Pop on national Korean citizens starring the lovely Annie Ko of LOVEXSTEREO who was also interviewed by us and asked a question pertaining to her views on surgery.
Teenagers are the biggest victims of the K-Pop effect anywhere including the origin of South Korea, everyone knowing about Girls' Generation or Big Bang regardless of what age group they belong to (which is similar to that of your country knowing of the biggest pop artist--everyone not liking them but everyone acknowledging their existence), but the young ones usually being the most gullible and influenced. As seen in the video and can easily summarize the 16 minute clip, appearance is a huge and key factor for normal people especially for ones who acknowledge the existence of K-Pop. Most normal people apparently resort to plastic surgery as said by a Korean female in the clip who has lived overseas in America and most inspired by their favorite idols to get plastic surgery. To be honest, it's hard to escape the 'pressure to be perfect' when your favorite celebrities have gone through changes that are inexplicable when judging from past photos, idols being simply everywhere as stated in this article pertaining to idol actors.
Nevertheless, a Korean female who's otherwise known as 'JW Cinderella' of the JW plastic surgery clinic whom had actually went under the knife revealed her side of the story:
If you have a complex, you should have a surgery and be free from the complex, I strongly recommend. Of course, each person has their own beauty. However, surgery could improve their complex, it will be good.I agree with this to an extent, plastic surgery can free you from a complex and will be good if it does. But from the popular MTV show Girl Code, the girls decoded plastic surgery and the cast members even said things that can be summarized like this:
Makeup can fix anything plastic surgery can fix but plastic surgery is permanent. They can screw up surgery but if you're good at makeup, it'll be okay.
|Maybe we should all be like Tanisha|
Because the media influences you to aim for perfection, all of those women who are a size 0, have the most radiant looking faces and are marketted as goddesses change your view on yourself.
Which is exactly what K-Pop does to women.
And that's the thing.
Now whether the strive to be perfect is a positive or negative force is debatable. I mean, of course, there are some cases where it could drive a woman to be less lazy and care more about herself, maybe taking a jog once in a while and actually washing and moisturizing her face. However, with the plethora of Korean women (and I mean plethora) throwing their money out of their pockets in order to get a straighter nose, larger eyes and a prettier smile just because of a few women on the television screen, I want to say that the K-Pop Effect definitely is not something positive. And whether or not we can fix the consequences of it is still unknown.
Well, well, well. I always knew Crayon Pop was no good. Plagiarizing concepts, being ilbe bugs, climbing their way to the top with Bar, Bar, Bar which is just alien code for 666... and now, one of the members pushing Girls' Generation's Sunny in the back? How monstrous!...if it actually did happen. Apparently, Crayon Pop is swept into yet another scandal, this time, with their sunbaes Girls' Generation in which one of the members, Way, was accused of pushing Sunny in the back then posing for the camera like the devilish little fiend she is... or at least what people who are almost legally blind think that she is just because of unfortunate timing.
Don't believe me? Watch the video clip that the director should be taken some blame for since the quality obviously sucks for yourself, where clearly Tiffany pulls Sunny a little bit closer since she's blocking the Crayon Pop girls (hence why both Sunny and Tiffany move up), Yoona looks back at around 0:08 in a direction that looks like it's towards Way as a result of the push, but if you have logical thinking, would obviously know that Yoona would have to back up a little bit more in order to see Way clearly and was probably just looking in that direction as a result of the Tiffany-Sunny pull, the pushee, Sunny doesn't even flinch or look back at the pusher and Way moves her hand up to her face which were previously down because obviously, if you want to make aegyo-filled peace signs by your face you have to first move your hands up towards your face.
Found this comment on the Youtube video:
6 hours ago
Clown and goddess .Pshh. crayon pop even if you dont push .you have no rights to stand near our girls
Chrome Entertainment has already spoke up about it however, of course, an entertainment company is always going to defend their money maker in the midst of conflict therefore, I feel like since Sunny now is connected to fans through social networking, she, or SM Entertainment, should clear up it up as soon as possible in order to get this behind netizens.
What's your take on the scandal? Did Crayon Pop's Way push the fuck out of Sunny or was Way just at the wrong place at the wrong time and is innocent?
Because I haven't done a legit rant in a long time (it's K-Pop Ranter! We need more of these!) I felt the need to attack a subject that I witness almost everyday (whether it's subtly presented or wide in the open)...the image K-Pop gives to many (not all, a lot have a good head on their shoulders!) international fans and the ignorance that it causes. Please be aware that none of these are exaggerated or "made up"--I have heard/seen different variations of every single one and frankly, the basically 'generalizations' of Korea and Koreans through someone's knowledge of only K-Pop is quite tiring.
1. All Koreans Are Beautiful.
As of 2008, one in five Korean females have received plastic surgery in Seoul, South Korea. One in five. It's not every single day that you walk down a street in South Korea and see 50 Taeyeons standing there... in fact, you'd be lucky to see even one. Though beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I cannot fathom as to why people put in their heads that every. single. person. in. Korea. looks. like. a. K-Pop. Idol. and. naturally. for. that. matter... People cannot--or just don't want to-- realize celebrities and regular citizens have huge differences in every single country (yes, including the one you live in!)... celebrities having access to anything from plastic surgery, cosmetic products and stylists that enhance and better their appearance, whereas regular nobodies...? Not so much.
2. If you weigh over 50kg, you're fat.
What's funny is that a lot of idols themselves aren't even under 50kg and instead just lie about it on their profiles! I've heard so many fangirls complain about their weight after seeing people like KARA's Goo Hara and Girls' Generation's Sooyoung and hearing about ant waists. They're skinny, but that doesn't mean being in the regular BMI range for the token height isn't acceptable. In fact, as stated by this Korean netizen when anchorwomen Park Eun Young stated weighing over 50kg makes you a pig:
[+111, -28] I think the majority of women are around 55 kg [121lb]. My girlfriend is 56 kg [123lb] and she's certainly not a pig.both over 10 kg (20 pounds) over the typical Korean celebrity profile. Get a grip on yourself! You're fine.
3. K-Pop reflects everything about Korea, therefore, you want to visit or live in Korea.
There's nothing wrong with wanting to visit or live in Korea because of fascination with the culture or simply, just wanting to live there... yet, many international fans I've encountered bitched and moaned about how much they want to live there... and among their reasons as to why they want to live there?
• Because oppar is there.
• Because I want to marry oppar.
• Because I'm addicted to K-Pop which is the only reason I actually give a damn about Korea
• I assume because Korea is home of K-Pop, everyone there loves K-Pop and it's a K-topia filled with bubble tea, lemony sweets and fan service. When they walk to work, they happily skip to Sorry Sorry and when they go to the bathroom, I'm the Best plays from their toilet prior to flush.
4. Korea and Koreans are perfect and innocent because my biases are perfect and innocent.
Korea is a place and Koreans are group of people. Korea won't be the same as you see on variety shows like Running Man and all Koreans won't be always the same as oppar.
5. Buying a plethora of the same album to help oppar and unnir win a music show is rational.
"Let's waste hundreds of dollars we could be saving for something important--college, a car, even a new laptop--on something that has no actual gain... which is buying 1000 of the same album to support my bias who doesn't care about me and the love between both of us is one-sided." It's not going to help you--in fact, in ten years when you lose interest for K-Pop, you're going to look back and think 'what the hell was I thinking?'. Of course, buying one or two albums isn't insane, but spending what seems like a life savings on garbage just so your bias can win #1 on a music show? Pure stupidity.
Sure, sure... you can say, 'it's my money! I can spend it on whatever I want!', but even so... really?
6. If you're not Asian, you should hate yourself because you're not pretty. If you're Asian but not Korean, you should hate yourself since you're not Korean and not pretty. If you're Korean, you're the luckiest person in the world and you're guaranteed beauty.
I cannot even count how many times I've heard someone say "I want to be Korean" as if being Korean is the key to life long happiness. What's funny is that I have never seen a legit excuse as to why that is other than what K-Pop makes you believe.
As said in number 1, Korean celebrities have access to things that make them pretty... but regular people like me and you? It's not possible to walk around with photoshop on our faces. Bye.
7. I want to marry a Korean man because they're all perf [insert fangirl squeal].
Men are men, anywhere, whether it's Korea, America, United Kingdom, Africa, Nepal... everywhere. There'll be some that are sane, there'll be some that are crazy like this one. K-Pop celebrities are basically actors and actresses--they put on a show whether their in a concert, a fan-signing... or a legit show and never truly display their true side... so for someone to base a whole population off of just a few people who aren't real psychologically or physically... man, that is extremely accurate and not stupid.
8. And this:
I can't even begin to explain the wrong in this post. P.S. Nationality doesn't equal ethnicity. Thanks.
Lastly, though this is cliche, mundane and any other word that means 'boring' and 'overused' in the English speaking dictionary, I just want to say there's nothing wrong with being yourself and loving yourself... regardless of your ethnicity or background. Liking just the music and being able to name every single member of a K-Pop group doesn't mean hating oneself is necessary... and not to mention, all these assumptions (ass.u.me makes an ass out of u and me) about lifestyle as if Koreans are some sort of martians are stupid, fangirl delusions which for the most part, are wrong. Take it from me, being Korean is not as 'amazing' as you think.
A lot of the things that are going around the K-Pop world are either too repetitive to continually release article after article explaining my frustration, not that abundant in articles and information, in my opinion, to write multiple paragraphs about the issue or just simply too boring to post a blog post for you guilty scoundrels to read while hiding under your bed to recover from your recent fapping exercise. Therefore, to kind of wrap things up and to just cover all the topics at once, I want to write this post to just sum up my frustrations for your guys to read. If you want to comment below your take on just one of the many topics I discuss, do so as I love reading comments and love seeing your take on things regardless of it's all of the stuff I discuss or just a simple sentence.
Sasaengs Sells EXO Undies
|Bitches ain't shit and they ain't sayin' nuthin|
I'm tired of talking about EXO, from the numerous articles we have already posted about their fuckery, it's plain and simple--EXO is in some real deep shit. I mean, sasaengs gaurantee money, yes. But sasaengs also gaurantee emotional distress, torment, paranoia and anything else that's bad.
|Glamorous and she knows it.|
I mean, here's the thing:
She didn't leave with a brutal, huge scandal like T-ara's Ahreum who's still looked on by the Korean public years after the bullying scandal therefore, there's not much of a public push for her to continue the next step fo her career whether it's as a solo singer or in acting.
And she's not much of a singer. Nor is she a phenomenal dancer. Her role in KARA was mainly the rapper and let's be honest, a baby could have taken her place and no one would have noticed the difference since her rapping was subpar.
With that being said, Nicole, in my opinion, doesn't have much of a chance without KARA. And being that she left KARA with her previous holding company, DSP Media, apparently wanting nothing to do with her, in my eyes, she seems screwed.
Ga In Fxxk U
Let's be honest--why is the song called fuck you and she openly says fuck you in the teaser. I mean, the song will probably be pretty good because it's Ga In but damn, how are the announcers/MCs of music programs going to announce her win if she actually does pull it to the top? No offense, Ga In, but in my opinion, that kind of title was sort of... attention-seeking? In before the pitch forks of Ga In fans. I'm not a hater, just an opinionater.
It has barely been a year since Rainbow's release of their music video Sunshine and they're already back in action having created a sub unit under the name of Rainbow Blaxx. The 4 member sub unit consisting of SeungA, Hyunyoung, Jaekyung, and Woori made their sexy debut with the song Cha Cha. If you haven't seen the video yet, check it out below.
Theme/Story: This music video surely breaks the trend of uninteresting overtly sexual music videos but that doesn't necessarily make it any good. I had to watch the video quite a few times before I could figure out what exactly was going on here but even now I don't think I've quite got it right. However, this is the best I can make of it. The old lady in the music video must be pulling some kind of weird Hansel and Gretel stunt by making the four girls eat everything and anything until they... spit up jewels? All this is happening while the girls are trying to be awkwardly sexy by laying on tables of food or sucking on cream on their fingers. This video is just all over the place. I'd recommend watching it at least once just for shits and giggles.
Visuals: I'm liking the make up and hair. It's nice and subtle instead of the crazy haircuts and weird bedazzled eyebrows I've seen in recent times *coughDalShabetcough*. The outfits aren't spectacular, though it is a bit refreshing to see something that isn't too wild and ridiculous but isn't an entire yawn-fest either. With the exception of some of the outfits that look like they border on lingerie, the clothing choice looks like something you'd actually see them wear in public.
Dance: Since Rainbow Blaxx chose to go with a sexy theme, their dance of course has to be pretty sexual as well, right? I'm actually surprised that the overtly sexual themes didn't come from the dance but the girls posing with their legs spread throughout the video looking very awkward and rather unsexy doing so. The video should have probably focused more on the dance instead to detract from how hard the girls were trying to be sexual.
I'm torn on the song in many ways. I like the chorus and most of the vocals but the instrumentals can get a bit obnoxious after a while (but who's actually going to listen to this song on repeat till they decide on how they feel about it like I did?). The lyrics are way too over the top, talking about how badly (and I mean badly) they want the D. I'm not really a fan of this year's current trend of songs with lyrics about how much they want to be boned. I do like the way Woori's rap isn't too abrupt and sudden and I also really like the sound of the rap itself. I don't know what it is about her rapping but I've always liked the sound of it. Anyway, I think I actually do like (but definitely not love) the song as a whole if I don't consider the lyrics and focus on the melody alone.