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Saturday, September 20, 2014

[Instiz] Popular male groups in the army

Instiz: Male idol popularity votes in the army

Chart 1: Black (EXO), Red (Big Bang), Yellow (SHINee), Gray (B2ST), Blue (B1A4)
Chart 2: Black (Block B), Red (INFINITE), Yellow (TEEN TOP), Gray (CNBLUE), Blue (Bangtan Boys)

"ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Didn't know our SHINee was popular with men too??"

"Wow~~ EXO~"

"Whoa, Block B... hul"

"A lot actually like Block B's Her!"

"Happy that INFINITE was even mentioned!"

"It's true... the boys in my school are always singing Her..."

"Block B's song styles have something that guys like ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ"

"All of the boys around me hate EXO... They always ask what I like about those pretty boys when I say I like them and that I should like them instead.. They look more like pretty boys than EXO though ㅋㅋ But when I say I like Block B, they acknowledge it saying they have good songs ㅋㅋㅋ Hoo.."

"Block B has the highest votes... but boys usually like Zico ㅋㅋㅋ Gary too"

"My friend's oppa's a soldier and he loves Block B's songs, says he loves them for being so exciting and getting him hyped upㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ"

"It's true.. My oppa became a bigger Big Bang and Block B fan after the army than me.. Knows more about their news than I do."

"Men really do love Block B"


TV: [Spoilers!!!] Hidden Singer 3 (Taeyeon)

Article: 'Hidden Singer 3' Taeyeon's shocking elimination in the second round... Kim Hwan Hee final winner

Source: TV Report via Naver

1. [+7,631, -613] They invited Taeyeon only to choose two SNSD songs... It's not like she doesn't have any solo hit songs. Didn't they invite her because she has more famous solo songs than the other members? Why not just call all of SNSD if they're going to run it like this..

2. [+6,765, -348] Why did they pick Gee and Twinkle as the songs... She has plenty of other (solo) songs, why did they pick group songs?

3. [+5,720, -272] This episode was wrong..

4. [+4,519, -266] What a regretful episode... Taeyeon has many other solo songs but they were used as background music while 'Gee' was used for the actual competition..

5. [+1,083, -71] Should've used Taeyeon's solo songs... Why invite her as a guest at all? I thought they'd be competing with her solo songs..


Article: 'Hidden Singer 3' Taeyeon's shocking elimination from the second round of 'Gee'

Source: X Sports via Naver

1. [+4,144, -80] Aside from Hyoyeon, all of the members got it right

2. [+2,683, -88] Daebak, seriously..

3. [+2,450, -320] I thought for sure #2 wouldn't be it;;

4. [+1,978, -95] My dad got it all right... why eliminated..

5. [+2,075, -249] Taeyeon doesn't have a unique vocal color or anything. Really unique ones are kids like Rihanna although her live sucks.


[Pann] Male idols aren't exempt from sexual demands

Pann: Even males aren't exempt from providing sexual services in the industry

"We'll get fired if we don't do everything the agency asks us to." This is one of the reasons trainees receiving unfair treatment in their agencies aren't able to report on the matter.

Broadcast on the 18th, cable channel 'E-News' recently reported on the shocking reality behind entertainment agencies sexually abusing their trainees.

Trainee 'A' met with the producers of the show to confess, "When it was the birthday of someone in the company, they'd rent out a room in a pub and have the male trainees put on a strip show and the female trainees serve drinks while suffering sexual harassment."

When asked why he couldn't refuse, he revealed, "We have to do it no matter what because the agency will fire us if we don't." Although he left after two years, he revealed that many more trainees are willing to put up with it. "Reporting the matter means our names will be up in the mass media and we don't want that."

Minor trainees aren't exempt. C had to give up her dreams of becoming a celebrity due to the ridiculous requests made by her agency. "There were multiple times where I was asked to provide sexual services or money so I ended up quitting. There are so many young trainees but people will use sexual words and touch them inappropriately like it's not a big deal. Our cellphones are checked once a day along with our weights and heights once a week. Even our genitals had to be checked."

C also revealed, "I know an unni who debuted in a really unpopular girl group. She was called in by someone one day and came back with a wound on her face. She tried to commit suicide."


1. [+138, -70] I know someone in the industry and he said practically every new entertainment agency is involved in sexual services. They just bury it all, it's really common in the industry itself. That's why people are obsessed with getting into the top 3.

2. [+118, -72] I saw this broadcast as well and in order to survive in the industry, you need to provide sexual services and land a sponsor. Don't like idols too much... they may look flashy and impressive on the outside but what you see inside is dirty and extremely shocking. People also have the misconception that big companies aren't like that but a celebrity already revealed that big companies are worse. They draw up contracts between their artist and a sponsor for a set number of time and they're required to service them every night. Broadcast PDs are also lobbied for huge sums... of course, among other favors. Without a sponsor who supports you, it's hard to get anywhere. The broadcast industry wants to be treated in return for helping you get your name out there. You become a celebrity if you can take all that, otherwise you don't.

3. [+112, -11] As if training wasn't hard enough, what a shame

4. [+80, -49] Celebrities are just expensive prostitutes


Krystal claims nobody in f(x) got plastic surgery

Article: Krystal "None of the f(x) members got plastic surgery"

Source: Newsen via Nate

When asked if they got any work done for their mature new image in 'Red Light', Luna said, "We did not get plastic surgery. We managed our diets and lost weight by skipping on late night snacks."

Luna was asked again on a lie detector test if she ever got any work or procedures done and she said "never", which was revealed to be true.

Krystal had to add, "None of the members have had plastic surgery. Our members are bad at withstanding pain."


1. [+307, -31] I don't know about the other members but Krystal got double eyelids done... she looks different from her debut videos and pictures, why is she lying again ㅜㅜ..

2. [+173, -18] Huh????

3. [+112, -16] Hul~ ㅋㅋ

4. [+37, -15] You got double eyelids and your nose done.. why are you lying? Victoria's the real one who hasn't gotten work done.

5. [+35, -15] Did she mean everyone but herself? Because she got double eyelids and the corners of her eyes cut.

6. [+34, -9] I've never thought of getting work done as a con but it's because she says things like this that the comments are like this ㅋㅋㅋ Her eyes and nose are 100% different, is she joking? ㅋㅋㅋ

7. [+33, -7] Is she asking for hate? Don't say useless lies like that because it's only going to make people like you less.

8. [+31, -12] The members don't seem like they got any work done but I think Krystal got double eyelids;;

9. [+28, -4] Of all the members, can't believe Krystal said that... Even Krystal fans admit she got double eyelids. Why lie and tarnishy our image ㅠㅠ


Hallyu market narrows down in Japan

Article: [Trend] Hallyu wave staggers in Japan... polarization of K-Pop advancements

Source: Newsis via Naver

Article talks about how with slowing interest in Hallyu in Japan, K-Pop debuts now are trending towards having an established senior to back you up/set some ground while it's nearly impossible for no name rookies to even get in.

1. [+1,932, -162] All of the idols making money in Japan right now need to be grateful to BoA and TVXQ.

2. [+1,540, -102] After hearing that TVXQ had to sing with mics on top of stairs somewhere, it truly showed how much they suffered to get to where they are... Other singers really need to be grateful to TVXQ and BoA.

3. [+1,317, -91] Even Koreans are tired of Hallyu, can't imagine foreigners.

4. [+955, -35] I think it's a good thing! It was hilarious how everyone thought they could advance into Japan and now there will be less comics made putting down Korean artists!!

5. [+881, -68] Don't really care whether they're popular in Japan or not. As long as we like them.

6. [+177, -5] It's only called the K-Pop wave in name. Realistically, the idol market died after the second generation idols, which still hold big fandoms today.

7. [+179, -12] Aside from TVXQ, JYJ, SNSD, KARA, and Big Bang, anyone else mentioned in the media has exaggerated popularity in Japan. 2PM has a small mania fanbase while Big Bang, TVXQ, and JYJ are publicly known over there.

8. [+135, -6] Because anyone who gets a little popular in Korea runs off to Japan so easily. Even if they make more money there, they're bound to fall apart if they don't have a strong fandom to hold fort while they're overseas. Look at SISTAR, they focused on Korea only and now they eventually reached the top.