Posted by : cloudyday a November 17, 2013
It has been a really long time, but weekly wrap-ups are finally back, hopefully better than before. Some changes would be that instead of touching on many things, we zoom in on a few ones - basically choosing depth over breadth. It will also be more personal, and free-and-easy.It is still being experimented by me so comments are welcome!
This week, it wasn't so much the music or the entertainment that claimed the spotlight. Rather, as many of you would have known by now, it was the whole controversy surrounding Ailee and ex-boyfriend Daniel Lee regarding her nude photos being leaked online.
News of the Week - Ailee's Photos
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To summarise how this whole controversy began in a few lines - 1) Ailee's nude photos revealed online. 2) Ailee's company YMC Entertainment acknowledges that it's Ailee in the photos + states that photos were taken as she was offered to be an underwear model but it turned out to be a scam and that Ailee had shared the photos with her ex-boyfriend Daniel Lee, who works in Allkpop and possibly the one that leaked those photos. 3) Allkpop denies so in response.
Honestly when I first saw the censored photos, I was extremely worried for Ailee's career. She is one promising artist with so much potential, and this could really damage her career, more importantly her self-esteem as a person. I myself have never really been a fan of Ailee, but it takes no genius to know how hurting and vulnerable she must have felt. It is also usually these sort of incidents that drive people to the edge, if you know what I mean. For those reasons, it was immensely heartening to know that Ailee still had so much support from all around, one party being her fans who trended #AileeWeSupportYou and #aileeansloveailee on twitter, the other party being several k-pop celebrities such as her well-known celebrity friend Amber of f(x) who unfollowed Allkpop on twitter after this incident. Reading through comments all around the net, it's not hard to find that many are rooting for Ailee, myself included.
Fortunately, things are looking up for Ailee and that is strangely so satisfying for me. Right when the photos were leaked, it would probably have been the hardest point in Ailee's life, but judging by where things are headed, all this might just end up to be another trial in her life, sharpening her and proving to the fans how strong she is.
On another note, I would like to give special mention to Dispatch here, because they have truly gained my respect for how they righteously rejected the photos when approached. Nude photos definitely can stir up quite a buzz, yet they chose not to because they cared for Ailee's ex-boyfriend and probably Ailee as well. They've got heart and this truly inspires me in this cold, mindless world.
Event of the Week - MelOn Music Awards 2013
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Picture of the Week - Quirky Loveable GG
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Video of the Week - T.O.P. and GD's Music Videos
Song of the Week - Express 999
In the Upcoming Week - MAMA 2013
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