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BTS fans called ‘Koreaboo’ in the US; shows bias against Asian culture continues in the country

Fans of K-pop boy band BTS being called in the US the derogatory term ‘Koreaboo’, meaning people too obsessed with Korean culture, is a sign Asian culture has not been fully embraced in America, academics say.

14 Dec 2019 - 10:05PM

Fans of K-pop boy band BTS being called in the US the derogatory term ‘Koreaboo’, meaning people too obsessed with Korean culture, is a sign Asian culture has not been fully embraced in America, academics say.

BTS fans called ‘Koreaboo’ in the US; shows bias against Asian culture continues in the country
Is K-drama star Kim Soo-hyun starting his own agency with his cousin?

Reports say Kim will team up with filmmaker Lee Sa-rang, and that actresses Seo Ye-ji and Kim Sae-ron are likely to join the agency

14 Dec 2019 - 9:00AM

Reports say Kim will team up with filmmaker Lee Sa-rang, and that actresses Seo Ye-ji and Kim Sae-ron are likely to join the agency

Is K-drama star Kim Soo-hyun starting his own agency with his cousin?
Uproar after Korean professor criticises Goo Hara and trivialises the pain caused by secret sex videos

Joo Chul-hwan implied that secretly filmed sex videos were not damaging and that Goo Hara should have been stronger, Goo, who was found dead last month, was the victim of malicious online comments and a sex tape blackmail threat.

11 Dec 2019 - 6:00PM

Joo Chul-hwan implied that secretly filmed sex videos were not damaging and that Goo Hara should have been stronger, Goo, who was found dead last month, was the victim of malicious online comments and a sex tape blackmail threat.

Uproar after Korean professor criticises Goo Hara and trivialises the pain caused by secret sex videos
Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin deny dating rumours – again – as the stars fall in love in Korean drama Crash Landing on You

The Korean actors have been rumoured to be dating, and now Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin are starring in a television drama about North Korea

11 Dec 2019 - 2:00PM

The Korean actors have been rumoured to be dating, and now Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin are starring in a television drama about North Korea

Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin deny dating rumours – again – as the stars fall in love in Korean drama Crash Landing on You
Are BTS really suing Bit Hit Entertainment? K-pop band’s management agency demands apology after JTBC’s ‘baseless’ reports

K-pop band’s management agency has demanded an apology after JTBC’s ‘baseless’ legal action claims

11 Dec 2019 - 1:38PM

K-pop band’s management agency has demanded an apology after JTBC’s ‘baseless’ legal action claims

Are BTS really suing Bit Hit Entertainment? K-pop band’s management agency demands apology after JTBC’s ‘baseless’ reports
Twice leader Jihyo injured by crazed supporters in airport crush – have K-pop fans gone too far?

JYP Entertainment banned certain fans from future events after a mob stormed the girl group’s airport arrival – but does that kill the inclusive spirit of K-pop fandom?

10 Dec 2019 - 1:08PM

JYP Entertainment banned certain fans from future events after a mob stormed the girl group’s airport arrival – but does that kill the inclusive spirit of K-pop fandom?

Twice leader Jihyo injured by crazed supporters in airport crush – have K-pop fans gone too far?
Sephora Korea faces backlash over lack of darker foundation shades; company pledges to bring in ‘more diverse shades’ like those sold in its US beauty stores

Sephora, world’s biggest cosmetics retailer, carries only a limited range of shades at its store in Seoul, but won’t let customers order darker ones from Sephora overseas.

7 Dec 2019 - 8:39PM

Sephora, world’s biggest cosmetics retailer, carries only a limited range of shades at its store in Seoul, but won’t let customers order darker ones from Sephora overseas.

Sephora Korea faces backlash over lack of darker foundation shades; company pledges to bring in ‘more diverse shades’ like those sold in its US beauty stores
Will BTS ever perform in China? How K-pop and Korean culture is being kept out of Asia’s largest market

Why K-pop’s biggest band haven’t performed for their next door neighbours yet – and how cultural protectionism is keeping Korean pop culture out of Asia’s largest market

6 Dec 2019 - 4:53PM

Why K-pop’s biggest band haven’t performed for their next door neighbours yet – and how cultural protectionism is keeping Korean pop culture out of Asia’s largest market

Will BTS ever perform in China? How K-pop and Korean culture is being kept out of Asia’s largest market
BTS’ Jin blasts other K-pop artists amid chart manipulation scandal: ‘How about creating music using more honest means?’

‘How about creating music using more honest means?’, blasts the star, targeting artists accused of cheating the charts with fake streams

6 Dec 2019 - 4:06PM

‘How about creating music using more honest means?’, blasts the star, targeting artists accused of cheating the charts with fake streams

BTS’ Jin blasts other K-pop artists amid chart manipulation scandal: ‘How about creating music using more honest means?’
How to Instagram like a K-pop star and get more followers: tips on filters, captions, advertising and more

Chungha and Sakura Miyawaki always use the same accent colours and filters; Tiffany Young writes great captions; J.Y. Park only advertises organic products – bloggers who want to be famous should follow the trends set by K-pop stars.

6 Dec 2019 - 12:15PM

Chungha and Sakura Miyawaki always use the same accent colours and filters; Tiffany Young writes great captions; J.Y. Park only advertises organic products – bloggers who want to be famous should follow the trends set by K-pop stars.

How to Instagram like a K-pop star and get more followers: tips on filters, captions, advertising and more
Copycat-suicides fear in Korea after K-pop stars Cha In-ha, Sulli, Goo Hara die in the space of two months

The death of actor-singer, following the suspected suicides of Goo Hara and Sulli, has raised fears in Korea that publicity about stars’ deaths could trigger young people to take their own lives.

6 Dec 2019 - 3:18AM

The death of actor-singer, following the suspected suicides of Goo Hara and Sulli, has raised fears in Korea that publicity about stars’ deaths could trigger young people to take their own lives.

Copycat-suicides fear in Korea after K-pop stars Cha In-ha, Sulli, Goo Hara die in the space of two months
K-pop star CL, previously of 2NE1, teases her upcoming solo EP ‘In the Name of Love’ with videos on YouTube and Instagram

CL, a member of 2NE1 before it disbanded in 2016, will soon release her solo album ‘In the Name of Love’. This will be her first album since leaving the agency YG Entertainment in November, which represented her for 10 years.

6 Dec 2019 - 3:42AM

CL, a member of 2NE1 before it disbanded in 2016, will soon release her solo album ‘In the Name of Love’. This will be her first album since leaving the agency YG Entertainment in November, which represented her for 10 years.

K-pop star CL, previously of 2NE1, teases her upcoming solo EP ‘In the Name of Love’ with videos on YouTube and Instagram
South Korea Michelin stars-for-bribe claim: chef files case against guide publisher, sues for libel, after alleging she asked to pay US$42,000 for a star rating

Yun Kyoung-suk alleges she was told paying bribes and covering costs of visit to Korea by Michelin ‘inspectors’ would see her restaurant listed in Seoul Michelin guide. Michelin threatens to counter-sue chef.

4 Dec 2019 - 8:00PM

Yun Kyoung-suk alleges she was told paying bribes and covering costs of visit to Korea by Michelin ‘inspectors’ would see her restaurant listed in Seoul Michelin guide. Michelin threatens to counter-sue chef.

South Korea Michelin stars-for-bribe claim: chef files case against guide publisher, sues for libel, after alleging she asked to pay US$42,000 for a star rating
Korean actress Jeon Hye-bin is getting married in Bali this weekend – but who is the lucky man?

Star of the K-drama remake of hit US show Leverage, Jeon Hye-bin has suddenly revealed her wedding will take place on December 7 – but who is the lucky non-celebrity groom?

4 Dec 2019 - 12:30PM

Star of the K-drama remake of hit US show Leverage, Jeon Hye-bin has suddenly revealed her wedding will take place on December 7 – but who is the lucky non-celebrity groom?

Korean actress Jeon Hye-bin is getting married in Bali this weekend – but who is the lucky man?
Goo Hara and Sulli’s deaths: ‘K-pop music labels need to change’, says Korean psychologist

Psychologists call on K-pop entertainment groups to do more to protect, nourish and support stars, following two high-profile deaths just six weeks apart

2 Dec 2019 - 4:23PM

Psychologists call on K-pop entertainment groups to do more to protect, nourish and support stars, following two high-profile deaths just six weeks apart

Goo Hara and Sulli’s deaths: ‘K-pop music labels need to change’, says Korean psychologist
K-pop death: Goo Hara’s friends, fans and celebrities pay tribute to singer in social media posts

Goo’s sudden death came as a shock to many who knew and worked with the K-pop singer. As well as social media messages and tributes, a number of media events have been called off out of respect.

27 Nov 2019 - 9:04AM

Goo’s sudden death came as a shock to many who knew and worked with the K-pop singer. As well as social media messages and tributes, a number of media events have been called off out of respect.

K-pop death: Goo Hara’s friends, fans and celebrities pay tribute to singer in social media posts
South Korean singer Goo Hara’s death at 28 opens K-pop bullying debate

Goo was found at her home in Seoul, police said on Sunday evening. Officers are still investigating the cause of her death.

26 Nov 2019 - 10:13AM

Goo was found at her home in Seoul, police said on Sunday evening. Officers are still investigating the cause of her death.

South Korean singer Goo Hara’s death at 28 opens K-pop bullying debate
Will Korean stars Lee Soo-geun and Eun Ji-won fly to the moon after Na Young-seok’s YouTube promise?

A million subscribers had signed up for Channel Fifteen Nights by Wednesday afternoon

22 Nov 2019 - 2:00PM

A million subscribers had signed up for Channel Fifteen Nights by Wednesday afternoon

Will Korean stars Lee Soo-geun and Eun Ji-won fly to the moon after Na Young-seok’s YouTube promise?
BTS to do military service: South Korean government refuses to give K-pop supergroup exemptions

Fans and politicians had called for authorities to exempt band, who topped the Billboard charts, from military duty. But government confirms only ‘qualified’ athletes and artists, not famous entertainers, will get immunity.

22 Nov 2019 - 12:59PM

Fans and politicians had called for authorities to exempt band, who topped the Billboard charts, from military duty. But government confirms only ‘qualified’ athletes and artists, not famous entertainers, will get immunity.

BTS to do military service: South Korean government refuses to give K-pop supergroup exemptions
Will BTS appear in Hollywood’s first K-pop movie? Seoul Girls, by Rebel Wilson, features ‘the world’s biggest K-pop boy band’ – and it sounds awesome

Rebel Wilson’s Seoul Girls features a band that sounds a lot like BTS – but will ‘the world’s biggest K-pop group’ make an onscreen appearance?

22 Nov 2019 - 12:40PM

Rebel Wilson’s Seoul Girls features a band that sounds a lot like BTS – but will ‘the world’s biggest K-pop group’ make an onscreen appearance?

Will BTS appear in Hollywood’s first K-pop movie? Seoul Girls, by Rebel Wilson, features ‘the world’s biggest K-pop boy band’ – and it sounds awesome
K-pop star and ex-Wanna One singer Daniel Kang drops solo single, Touching

Kang, a member of Wanna One until it disbanded last December, released his solo album ‘Color on Me’ in the summer. ‘Touching’ is Kang’s first digital solo single, and he released two photos as a hint to the musical direction of the song.

22 Nov 2019 - 4:24AM

Kang, a member of Wanna One until it disbanded last December, released his solo album ‘Color on Me’ in the summer. ‘Touching’ is Kang’s first digital solo single, and he released two photos as a hint to the musical direction of the song.

K-pop star and ex-Wanna One singer Daniel Kang drops solo single, Touching
Forget about BTS’ Grammys snub – which major award have the K-pop boy band just won?

Popular Korean boy band BTS won a prestigious award and will appear at the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) at the Nagoya Dome in Japan

21 Nov 2019 - 4:09PM

Popular Korean boy band BTS won a prestigious award and will appear at the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) at the Nagoya Dome in Japan

Forget about BTS’ Grammys snub – which major award have the K-pop boy band just won?
How Korea’s K-pop fans went wild for IU’s new Love Poem mini-album this week, with lead track Blueming topping the charts

Originally delayed following the death of Sulli, IU has unveiled her first new music of 2019, the six-track EP Love Poem – and the internet has gone wild

21 Nov 2019 - 10:30AM

Originally delayed following the death of Sulli, IU has unveiled her first new music of 2019, the six-track EP Love Poem – and the internet has gone wild

How Korea’s K-pop fans went wild for IU’s new Love Poem mini-album this week, with lead track Blueming topping the charts
Finally – BTS’ reality series Bon Voyage is now streaming its 4th season on Weverse

The K-pop superstars have unveiled a fourth season of the beloved tour diary reality series, charting the group’s visits to New Zealand and beyond

20 Nov 2019 - 2:30PM

The K-pop superstars have unveiled a fourth season of the beloved tour diary reality series, charting the group’s visits to New Zealand and beyond

Finally – BTS’ reality series Bon Voyage is now streaming its 4th season on Weverse
K-pop act Mamamoo are dressing up and telling fans to love themselves in new single, Hip

The K-pop stars show different sides of their personalities in their new song, Hip, dressing up as an activist, a CEO, a rock star and a president. The main message is for their fans to not care about others’ opinions.

19 Nov 2019 - 5:10AM

The K-pop stars show different sides of their personalities in their new song, Hip, dressing up as an activist, a CEO, a rock star and a president. The main message is for their fans to not care about others’ opinions.

K-pop act Mamamoo are dressing up and telling fans to love themselves in new single, Hip
K-pop sex scandal: seven-year prison term sought for singer Jung Joon-young, accused of gang rape, and filming and sharing sex videos

The Korean singer is accused of gang-raping women, filming sex videos of himself with women and sharing them in chat rooms. Jung partially admits the charges, but says the sex was consensual.

16 Nov 2019 - 12:38AM

The Korean singer is accused of gang-raping women, filming sex videos of himself with women and sharing them in chat rooms. Jung partially admits the charges, but says the sex was consensual.

K-pop sex scandal: seven-year prison term sought for singer Jung Joon-young, accused of gang rape, and filming and sharing sex videos
K-drama star Kim Min-jae rules out a switch to K-pop idol: ‘I don’t have much interest in debuting as a singer’

Fresh from wrapping Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency, Kim may be looking for another project – but the deep-voiced heartthrob says it won’t be on stage as a K-pop idol

15 Nov 2019 - 12:00PM

Fresh from wrapping Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency, Kim may be looking for another project – but the deep-voiced heartthrob says it won’t be on stage as a K-pop idol

K-drama star Kim Min-jae rules out a switch to K-pop idol: ‘I don’t have much interest in debuting as a singer’
What’s next for K-pop group BigBang, as Taeyang and Daesung are discharged from military service?

Will they reunite with G-Dragon and T.O.P to revive the controversy-hit group?

11 Nov 2019 - 12:11PM

Will they reunite with G-Dragon and T.O.P to revive the controversy-hit group?

What’s next for K-pop group BigBang, as Taeyang and Daesung are discharged from military service?
IU fans illegally stream the K-pop singer’s concert and get caught by her agency

K-pop star IU will release her fifth mini-album ‘Love Poem’ on November 18 and fans who attended her concert in South Korea were caught illegally streaming the show

9 Nov 2019 - 12:00PM

K-pop star IU will release her fifth mini-album ‘Love Poem’ on November 18 and fans who attended her concert in South Korea were caught illegally streaming the show

IU fans illegally stream the K-pop singer’s concert and get caught by her agency
Korean actor Jung Hae-in wins award at London film festival for his role in Tune in for Love

The K-drama actor won the Popularity Award at the 2019 London East Asia Film Festival (LEAFF) for his role in Korean film Tune in for Love, which also stars Kim Go-eun

8 Nov 2019 - 3:35PM

The K-drama actor won the Popularity Award at the 2019 London East Asia Film Festival (LEAFF) for his role in Korean film Tune in for Love, which also stars Kim Go-eun

Korean actor Jung Hae-in wins award at London film festival for his role in Tune in for Love