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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Amber cast as lead in American movie 'The Eagles and the Albatross'



Article: [Exclusive] f(x) Amber to make big screen debut with American film 'The Eagles and the Albatross'

Source: OSEN via Naver

1. [+842, -42] Fighting!!

2. [+713, -30] I wish her the best in pursuing what she wants to do

3. [+646, -26] Amber's popularity shot up ever since 'Real Men' so it was unfortunate to see her not promoting much after that. If she was under a mid-size agency, she would've been pushed and supported hard on TV but SM is just too big and they have too many stars to support at once it seems.

4. [+451, -21] Congrats Amber

5. [+450, -55] SM still isn't putting out that album she wants and is instead putting her into acting

6. [+132, -12] Amber auditioned for this by herself and earned this opportunity on her own so please don't assume that SM gave her this job because she complained on Instagram. Amber, fighting!

7. [+124, -13] You'll do great... no matter how much the company puts you on the backburner, you're doing fine paving your own path and I respect that.

8. [+89, -10] I have never seen Amber half a$$ anything she's committed herself to. Even when her schedules overlapped, even when she had to bounce around countries to make it to schedules, she never got in the way of others. I trust that she'll do well. Happy belated birthday too!

9. [+62, -1] Amber finds her own work opportunities. Her agency does nothing for her. They don't even promote the work that she does on her own. She's pretty much her own one man agency even though she's under SM. Even with this movie, she auditioned for it on her own... and with the recent song featuring, the singer contacted her to work together. SM never helped an ounce with any of it.

10. [+62, -1] Congratulations, fighting!!

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Ex-Girl's Day member Jisun to compete for a second chance on 'The Unit'



Article: [Exclusive] Ex-Girl's Day member Jisun to be on 'The Unit'... attempt to return as an idol

Source: X Sports News via Naver

1. [+4,625, -44] I bet she regretted leaving Girl's Day...

2. [+3,867, -46] She obviously left the group when they came out with 'Tilt My Head' which anyone will agree is not really a song... the group eventually made it without her though, which makes me respect the members who held on to the team until the end and dragged it all the way to success. All that effort with all the varieties and everything..

3. [+2,724, -75] Girl's Day became a top girl group in just 3 years after she left and even renewed all their contracts recently... while she's stuck on 'The Unit'

4. [+2,337, -31] They say that you can never predict life but this is a crappy situation

5. [+602, -25] Bang Minah carried so hard in the beginning by going on all those varieties. They wouldn't have made it this far without her.

6. [+354, -5] Imagine how jealous she must've felt seeing the new members Yura and Hyeri shoot to fame

7. [+358, -12] You can think of it the other way, that her exit was the catalyst in creating the Girl's Day we know today... It's because of her that we have Hyeri and Yura after all...

8. [+289, -5] As a Girl's Day fan, I'll accept up to Jihae as an original member but not Ji-in and Jisun. They left straight after 'Tilt My Head' flopped. Girl's Day was the top girl group in 2013 to 2014 and are doing well individually so imagine the jealousy.

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Source: Nate

1. [+488, -22] You never know with life... even with Girl's Day, it was Minah that killed herself on varieties to get them up

2. [+366, -7] Who knew Girl's Day would be so successful.. ㅋㅋ especially with how big of a flop 'Tilt My Head' was

3. [+342, -17] Girl's Day was successful because Jisun left... why would Jisun think she can make it on her own? Her face doesn't look like a girl group's either... if she has singing abilities, she should just become a singer instead of an idol

4. [+24, -1] I'm sure she's tried other things between the time she left Girl's Day and now so for her to still be unknown must mean she just doesn't have it in her to be an idol...

5. [+23, -1] It's a miracle that Girl's Day even made it this far. Their CEO jumped into this industry without any networks or connections after multiple failed business ventures. He met Minah through his vocal academy and promised to debut her so he set up his own agency and kept that promise. Tried to bait attention with stupid concepts like 'Tilt My Head' and everyone assumed that was the end of the group but Minah played breadwinner and kept them afloat till they finally blew up in 13-14 and Hyeri hit jackpot with 'Real Men'... None of the members who left the group could've predicted the group's success like this.

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[Pann] Taeyeon puts up the middle finger to express her lyrics







Pann: Taeyeon put up the middle finger yesterday

1. [+182, -33] What's wrong with her face.. is she Michael Jackson?

2. [+130, -12] Why does she keep messing with her face..... it looks weirder and weirder ㅠㅠㅠㅠ

3. [+107, -12] Her face looks weird and different... I wonder why she's voluntarily ruining her pretty face

4. [+29, -1] She looked cute and pretty before... now she looks like Michael Jackson. With that white skin and all.

5. [+23, -3] Not sure why people are calling the middle finger cool.

6. [+23, -4] Taeyeon, please leave your face alone... Seems like she's doing more and more to it like double eyelid tape and stuff

7. [+17, -2] Hip hop losers do this all the time, swearing and throwing the middle finger up... what's wrong with Taeyeon doing it?

8. [+15, -1] Taeyeon used to be pretty but something about her looks like Park Bom now ㅜㅜ..

9. [+13, -1] Taeyeon's problem is her nose... she has a high nose bridge but the tip is low in comparison so the proportion makes her look like a fish ㅠ that's why she looks weird...

10. [+9, -3] She's going to end up the second Park Bom at this rate... she's pretty enough, why;

11. [+8, -3] Taeyeon fans will probably shield this to the ends of the earth ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ when really we're just commenting because we feel bad for her

12. [+6, -3] What's so wrong with throwing up the middle finger while performing? The lyrics of this song are about a trash boyfriend who's getting dumped and how she's okay without him. I actually think that part's pretty cool where she's telling him "no thanks" ㅋㅋㅋ

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Yang Hyun Suk laughs about the stigma towards YG not caring about character


Article: Yang Hyun Suk "I get a lot of hate asking if we have a lot of scandals because we don't care about character"

Source: Ilgan Sports via Nate

"YG never used to care about looks before, so with 'Mix 9', I hope to pick people who are handsome and pretty." When asked if he's going to judge character, "It's something that's hard to judge in a short amount of time. I know JYP considers it the most important factor but YG gets a lot of hate because it's not something we prioritize first. People ask if that's the reason why YG singers have so many problems (laughter)."

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1. [+316, -16] You think that's something to laugh about?????????????

2. [+295, -19] He's really trying to laugh that off

3. [+288, -18] This isn't something you can laugh off, you really should consider setting up character education for your artists. Why do you think your company's nickname is Pharmacy (YG = yak-guk = pharmacy)?

4. [+27, -8] But JYP's singers have definitely shown that they have great character. I remember Park Jin Young used to tell his trainees 'become a person who doesn't have to worry about being careful to not cause problems'

5. [+18, -0] Crazy... he really thinks it's something to laugh about

6. [+16, -1] With 2NE1 disbanded over their drug scandal, I really do wonder how Big Bang is still surviving tsk tsk

7. [+16, -0] As the leader, you do realize that you're mostly responsible for that image? Please educate your artists...

8. [+11, -1] I still don't get why investigations haven't been launched into YG yet.. I bet you they're hiding a ton of stuff

9. [+9, -0] For Yang Hyun Suk to mention it, then it must mean that Park Jin Young really does prioritize character above everything else. Of course compared to talent, talent is more important, but if you want a long lasting career, character is more important.

10. [+8, -0] YG has all the scandals that other companies only have to deal with once in a lifetime..;;; They're like a collection of scandals

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Yoo Byung Jae offers an alternative to sexual harassment prevention education


Article: Yoo Byung Jae suggests a different type of education to prevent sexual harassment

Source: Asia Econ via Nate

"Businesses are required to provide education on preventing sexual harassment, it's a law. But the type of education is basic stuff like thinking about how the other person would feel five seconds before you say something, expressing discomfort the minute you feel it, and not ignoring what the other person says or wants.

There's nothing groundbreaking about that. We all know that. No one goes about their day and thinks, 'Oh, I should've respected what that person wanted, I totally didn't know that.' No one goes about their day with the intention to commit sexual harassment like, 'I had noodles for lunch so I should commit a sexual harassment at around 2 pm' or 'I should go pick up some things at Daiso after work and then leave sexual harassment comments online at around 8 pm.'

So what I thought of is that we should instead play hour long videos of interviews of people who got caught committing sexual assaults. Footage of them saying stuff like, 'Ah f*ck, why did I have to commit a sexual harassment and ruin my life! I got fired from work, aigoo, I'm so f*cked! All of you, please don't commit sexual harassment!' Because if you think about it, fear can sometimes be the best type of education."

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1. [+380, -22] ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Yoo Byung Jae's a genius, he's so funny

2. [+302, -23] ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ So funny

3. [+286, -14] I think this could have some good effects. I remember seeing a video on Facebook of an American show where they take iljin students and have them experience what jail life is like. They have real gangsters get all up in their faces and you could see the fear on the kid's face. Totally effective.

4. [+26, -1] This is pointless because some people don't realize that what they did was sexual assault. Doesn't matter if they think about it for 5 seconds or 5 minutes.

5. [+23, -8] Well maybe YG will wake up if we play them interviews of people who got caught doing drugs for an hour

6. [+13, -0] Try implementing that for GD's drug scandal

7. [+12, -5] He will never mention YG's marijuana scandals ㅋㅋ

8. [+10, -3] You could use this education for people who leave hate and false comments too

9. [+10, -2] Can you teach us how to prevent drug abuse too!

10. [+10, -3] He'll never talk about drug abuse prevention because of YG ㅋ

11. [+9, -0] The losers who commit sexual assaults never realize that what they're doing is a crime. They place the blame on you if you point out that you're not comfortable like, "You're no fun", "Why are you such a prude", etc

12. [+6, -1] Americans do this type of education. They'll have people who ruined their lives over drunk driving or drugs and have them give guest talks at elementary, middle, and high schools like, "Don't do what I did." Korea needs to implement this too.

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