Category Archive Hot Takes and Rants

Hong Kong needs some Taylor Swift song right about now

“You need to calm down” said Taylor Swift to Hong Kong. OH NO TAYLOR SWIFT SUPPORTS HONG KONG POLICE! JK JK JK. Anyways let’s get down to it again. We are revisiting the Hong Kong situation, this would be our what… 6th time or something??? The whole Hong Kong situation … Read More “Hong Kong needs some Taylor Swift song right about now”

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SM makes a SUPER boy group. Is BTS, Blackpink, and TWICE sending mix signals of success?

News just broke around a week ago of SM Entertainment latest KPop industry move that is not money laundering. No it’s not an NCT 127 tour, no it’s not the revival of EXO, no no no. It is a new group, a powerful group here to save the girls … Read More “SM makes a SUPER boy group. Is BTS, Blackpink, and TWICE sending mix signals of success?”

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MTV: Misunderstood or Racist?

Wow our next piece of news concern the MTV Video Music Awards. Wow those anybody watch that anymore? Like I didn’t even know it was “prestigous” back in the day to earn/get a moon man (the MTV award trophy). I mean I guess that makes sense because back in the … Read More “MTV: Misunderstood or Racist?”

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Yang Hyun Suk steps down

Ah “The myth the legend the boy” CEO Yang Hyun Suk down down down… My guy, you had such a good run. Establishing your agency in 1996 and then ousting DSP Entertainment to form the second triumvirate of South Korea entertainment agencies (SM, JYP, YG). Oh what led up to … Read More “Yang Hyun Suk steps down”

KPop Trainees, Debts, and Contracts!- Survivor Guide to the Strange World of KPop

A common misperception among Western fans is that famous Kpop idols must make loads of money. A hit song or two and you should be set for a long time, right? However, this is the furthest thing from reality.

See, the Kpop world has a concept called “trainee debt” that … Read More “KPop Trainees, Debts, and Contracts!- Survivor Guide to the Strange World of KPop”

Let’s Be Friends!- KPop Edition

In celebration of International Best Friends Day, let’s talk about friendships within the often cruel and hectic world of Kpop. Fans of any groups are always quick to say “OMG, they’re the best of friends”, even for huge groups such as NCT. Yet this clearly is not true. Research has … Read More “Let’s Be Friends!- KPop Edition”

25 but looks younger? The Korean Age system and an explanation why such a “crazy system” exist

Have you ever met an asian? Well I am certain you have because quite frankly we reproduce like rabbits (hello China!). But have you ever met a person from South Korea? Have you ever ask about their age and then say “man you look TOTALLY YOUNGER THAN YOUR AGE”. Well … Read More “25 but looks younger? The Korean Age system and an explanation why such a “crazy system” exist”

Update on the Website: The Sections of KPop Biographies

Oh yes, not really ENTERTAINMENT NEWS, but it’s news about this website instead! KPop Biographies which gives you profile and stories and overviews about the BIGGEST KPOP GROUP ever since Gen 2 just got a massive update! If you guys haven’t swung over there lately, uh only 3 have complete … Read More “Update on the Website: The Sections of KPop Biographies”

Roy Kim gets a Georgetown Degree (in addition to his MAYBE “Get Out of Jail Free”)

Let’s be honest the threee amigoes that started the whole Burning Sun Scandal, filming girls without their consent, doing DRUGS with Actress A (whose identity is still unknown but a couple (like big couple) netcitizens it’s the Hallyu Star that doesn’t have that much of a pristine image Han Hyo … Read More “Roy Kim gets a Georgetown Degree (in addition to his MAYBE “Get Out of Jail Free”)”

TWICE’s Fancy, a Very Late Review……..

Wow I literally wanted to do a review of the song the instant it came out, 4/22/2019 at 5:00 AM because Korea is 13 hours ahead of the US. TWICE is my favorite KPop girl group of all time and you know this past month have been lit up with … Read More “TWICE’s Fancy, a Very Late Review……..”