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Community Spotlight: K-Pop ERA | OT | Into the New World

Nov 21, 2017
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Hi, i'm bringing the tea today. MOLE Entertainment released a statement talking about everything Coco has fucked up in the company, announced Cocosori is disbanding and that they're suing her.

#CocoGoingToJailParty
Is this supposed to be good news? Or are they victims?
 
Oct 25, 2017
187
This silly goober has put out some catchy tunes. New EP

2018:
this is the worst kind of korean hip-hop
one of the youtube comments is on point. said its like someone took american hip-hop and put it through a translator into korean.
talking about guns and drugs but looks like a skinny korean teenager.
 
Jan 7, 2018
562
Hi, i'm bringing the tea today. MOLE Entertainment released a statement talking about everything Coco has fucked up in the company, announced Cocosori is disbanding and that they're suing her.

#CocoGoingToJailParty
Yikes Coco really effed up damn
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,612
am i a cynical asshole for basically assuming every video of a k-pop idol "having fun", "hanging out", etc. is super fake?

they have to uphold a certain image so they're pretty much putting on a show any time they're on camera, right?

i have a hard time believing that these videos shed any sort of light on what these people are actually like.
 
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llehuty
Oct 25, 2017
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am i a cynical asshole for basically assuming every video of a k-pop idol "having fun", "hanging out", etc. is super fake?
Yes.

Of course it's show business and you have to project certain image, but there are plenty of natural and sincere moments and good relationships that will obviously originate from sharing your live 24/7 with a group of people during several years. lt's not uncommon seeing disbanded groups meeting together for special ocassions when they don't have any need too, like for example some 9Muses girls in Hyuna's birthday, even though she left the group 3 years ago, or Rainbow also reuniting quite often after all these years. It's clear there would be people that don't get along but have to pretend otherwise for the cameras (probably Cocosori's case in the alst round of promotions or Hyuna with the other 4 Minute members), but those things end surfacing sooner or later.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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am i a cynical asshole for basically assuming every video of a k-pop idol "having fun", "hanging out", etc. is super fake?
I would say so. Obviously they are conscious of being filmed, but you can still have genuine fun with your manager/boss/stage crew. Considering how often these groups have cameras in their face, putting on a fake persona all the time would be mentally exhausting. You can definitely see riskier behavior or more rude banter on camera from the senior groups.

I'm a different person at work than I am at home, but it's still me to some extent.
 
Oct 26, 2017
219
That feeling when you've just spent the best part of £300 on a ticket to see Blackpink because all the other sensibly priced tickets sold out in approximately three seconds flat...

T_T
 
Oct 29, 2017
1,018
That feeling when you've just spent the best part of £300 on a ticket to see Blackpink because all the other sensibly priced tickets sold out in approximately three seconds flat...

T_T
In you area, click-clack, badda bing badda boom, stealing all your money, out of your room. Pang-pang para-para pang-pang-pang.
 
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llehuty
Oct 25, 2017
923
First individual teasers for Dreamcatcher's comeback


And while we are at it.... poll update:

1(=) 104
2() 87
3() 86
4(=) 56
5(=) 43
6(=) 36
7(=) 30



Tight battle between 2nd and 3rd. And seems like last place gaining some momentum.

Voting still open until the 10th, you can edit or resubmit your ballots if you have a change of heart.
 
Oct 26, 2017
219
In you area, click-clack, badda bing badda boom, stealing all your money, out of your room. Pang-pang para-para pang-pang-pang.
I guess I'm going to be eating nothing but baked beans for the next few months... :P

Despite the financial pain though, I'm still pretty fucking hyped that I'm going to be seeing BP in person. Should be an awesome experience.
 
Nov 16, 2017
536
That feeling when you've just spent the best part of £300 on a ticket to see Blackpink because all the other sensibly priced tickets sold out in approximately three seconds flat...

T_T
Tickets in Holland were 170 euros, I lol'd and noped. Prices for this are insane. I saw Babymetal for 35 euros.
 
Oct 26, 2017
145
am i a cynical asshole for basically assuming every video of a k-pop idol "having fun", "hanging out", etc. is super fake?

they have to uphold a certain image so they're pretty much putting on a show any time they're on camera, right?

i have a hard time believing that these videos shed any sort of light on what these people are actually like.
Everyone on camera is putting on an "act" including your favourite western true artists. It's pretty clear to see what is really fake and what isn't. Like soshibond
 
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Oct 25, 2017
5,418
So YG is doing Treasure Box 2 with girls right after Treasure Box
Of course they are. Survival show groups tend to get a bigger starting boost compared to groups they just throw together. Fan engagement is already built in.

Produce 101 S4 is back to boys this season too.
 
Nov 1, 2017
10,483
Of course they are. Survival show groups tend to get a bigger starting boost compared to groups they just throw together. Fan engagement is already built in.

Produce 101 S4 is back to boys this season too.
I'm not surprised that it's happening.

I'm surprised it's happening right NOW
 
Oct 25, 2017
712
Red Velvet ought to have left Korea by now right? Their first LA concert is on Thursday night.
From what I can tell a lot of artists tend to arrive the day before or on the actual day of the event for tours.

Edit: Looks like they’re heading there now!
 
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