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Friday, March 27, 2015

EXO releases 'Call Me Baby' [Updates]


Article: EXO's 'Call Me Baby', a man's scent

Source: OSEN via Naver

1. [+2,598, -464] Finally EXO ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ

2. [+2,190, -434] Love you EXO ♥♥♥♥♥

3. [+2,037, -397] Waaaaaaaaaah, finally ㅠㅠ Love you EXO ♥

4. [+1,954, -357] Waited so long for this ㅠㅠㅠ

5. [+421, -43] I like how their songs are gradually stepping away from their initial foolish sounding songs

6. [+399, -58] SM's seriously a genius...

7. [+390, -53] No joke, it's really addictive

8. [+375, -46] Another daebak in the works. Kris and Luhan, you watching this?

9. [+356, -34] The song's awesome, I like the beat

10. [+367, -45] I'm a Big Bang fan and took a quick listen to the song and I think it sounds good. Looking forward to the performance. Let's support each other, yeah?

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Article: EXO 'breaks through the roof' with all kill on digital charts... 'the return of the trends'

Source: OSEN via Naver

1. [+1,279, -415] As expected of EXO ㅋㅋㅋ their fandom power is no joke

2. [+1,098, -512] I've listened to it a dozen times in a row and I'm still not tired of it, really daebak

3. [+1,021, -528] Proud of our kids ㅜㅜㅜㅜ

4. [+177, -59] Don't they have enough fans to get an all kill on the digital charts just for singing 'Arirang'

5. [+179, -71] I'm a Sone passing by... but the song is so good ㅠㅠ really addictive ㅋㅋㅋ It can definitely overtake 'Growl'

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[Pann] Dispatch's fictional reporting of events in Yewon and Lee Tae Im's scandal


Pann: Dispatch deserves a Nobel prize in literature

Dispatch's report of events:

- Lee Tae Im comes out of the water -
Yewon: Unni, aren't you cold?
Lee Tae Im: (hardened facial expression)
Lee Tae Im: Fu*k, are you crazy?? I'll XX you
Yewon: (shocked)...
Lee Tae Im: You XX, you want to quit the entertainment industry? Have you lost it? You XXXX, #(*&$*(@^#&#
- Lee Tae Im gestures as if she's about to hit Yewon -
Yewon: (tears in her eyes, puts her head down)....
Producers: Tae Im-ssi, what's wrong with you?

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1. [+96, -4] I was so shocked with Yewon glaring at Lee Tae Im and smirking at her ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Wow, Dispatch... and Yewon's agency to boot, how could they lie so shamelessly like this? Did they not think they would get caught? ㅋㅋ If that video was never leaked, Lee Tae Im would forever be remembered as the crazy b*tch while Yewon as the angel. And of course you can't forget Yewon swearing at the end too ㅋㅋ

2. [+79, -1] Unni, you don't like me, right?! *stares up and down*

3. [+65, -5] I also thought Yewon was the victim until the video was released but Yewon was in the wrong herself ㅋㅋㅋ If anything, she made the bigger mistake. Poor Lee Tae Im, proves you should never believe an article until there's proper evidence.

4. [+36, -1] Dispatch is all about the money in the end... they seriously reported the complete opposite of the truth. Since when was looking someone up and down the equivalent of "tears in her eyes, puts her head down"

5. [+33, -1] Shout out to the women who got hate and made a fool of for calling out Yewon's sly fox antics.

6. [+24, -0] Dispatch is trash

7. [+21, -0] I always knew there was something fishy about Dispatch when I saw them lie for Park Bom

8. [+21, -0] I wonder how many more novels Dispatch has written in the past

9. [+15, -1] This happened during Park Bom's scandal too. Dispatch will write whatever they feel like writing regardless of the truth. I can't understand kids who defend them ㅋㅋㅋ

10. [+15, -0] I bet Yewon wanted to piss her pants when netizens were calling for MBC to release the video

11. [+15, -0] tsk tsk Dispatch... they've proven themselves to be attention whores with not only this scandal but the way they reported Suzy's scandal

12. [+11, -0] Journalists are such trash. I wonder how they feel earning money off of nearly exiling someone's career? This should be considered a crime. Can they really stomach a hot meal after doing something like that?

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[Instiz] How the nearly extinct Korean red fox was restored


Instiz: Famous story of the 'Korean Red Fox' ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

The Korean Red Fox was thought to be extinct under Japanese Imperial rule and excessive poaching. They were known to be smart little creatures that were exceptional all around, and the last they were seen was once in the '70s and one dead body discovered in 2004 in Kangwondo, Yanggu.


Upon discovering the dead body, scientists tried very hard to bring the breed back through artificial insemination and adding in/developing with other breeds like the Russian Fox, but all efforts ended in upsetting failures...

However!



Someone reported that they had spotted a red fox at a dog meat farm in Namyangjoo. Upon investigation, it was indeed a red fox. Not only that, but the dog meat farm was also discovered to be the first nonofficial success story of naturally breeding the red fox. The farm's red fox gave birth to five babies, four of which survived.


As it turned out, the red foxes had migrated to Russia and China when poaching got severe, and the dog meat farm owner had smuggled some back in to Korea to raise on his own.


Despite his important scientific contribution, the owner was still an illegal poacher himself and it is against the law for people to privately own wild animals at risk of extinction.

Although he was at risk of jail, being the only person in Korea to know how to properly and naturally breed the red foxes granted him a way out as long as he shared this information. The owner eventually donated the foxes, along with his coveted knowledge, to environmental organizations.


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"ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ They let him off as long as he shared his knowledge"

"So he was wasting his knowledge and talents in breeding all this time while scientists were running failed experiments ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ"

"He was seriously wasting his talents all this time ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ"

"Can't tell whether we need to praise him or reprimand him ㅋㅋㅋㅋ"

"I remember watching his interview and they asked him how he successfully bred them and he said he raised them thinking they were as important as his life because if they failed, he would lose his money too ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ"

"He may be an immoral person but at least he has a talent for raising animals"

"A master at breeding red foxes ㅋㅋㅋㅋ"

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Debates ongoing over lesbian kiss scene in JTBC drama


Article: "We're in love too"... controversy over the portrayal of homosexual love in dramas

Source: Kyunghyang via Naver

Article is a continuation/follow-up of an earlier debate by the Korea Communications Standards Commission (KCSC) on whether a scene involving a kiss between two women on 'Sunam Girls High School' was 'fit for broadcast'.

At the meeting, a KCSC member (and former Daejun MBC CEO), argued, "I believe that dramas should protect the freedom of expression but there is still an issue with the portrayal of homosexual love, especially between teens, on TV. I don't think it's necessary. Is it okay to portray homosexual love like this?"

Another member (a lawyer), argued, "I don't intend to infringe on the rights of sexual minorities but I personally believe that they are suffering from a psychological disability. They are citizens, however, and have the right for their decisions to be protected but I am adamantly against homosexual love. We are debating whether a minute long kiss scene between two female high school students is considered beautiful, disgusting, or sexually provocative, but I personally felt disgusted. Many organizations found the portrayal of homosexual love between two high school students to be immoral and thus submitted this complaint. I also find it immoral."

Article then goes into a history of recent dramas who also touched on the gay topic and the repercussions they had to suffer at the hands of organizations who fought to take the drama down. "Life is Beautiful", despite being written by esteemed scriptwriter Kim Soo Hyun, received criticism for the 'acceptance of gay love', leading a mother's organization to put out an ad in the newspaper saying, "SBS needs to take responsibility if my son dies from aids after becoming gay from watching 'Life is Beautiful'!"

KBS drama special 'Daughters of Club Bilitis' which is about stories of lesbian love from all age groups, was not only under heated criticism but also forced to even stop allowing re-run services to prevent the drama from being watched.

SBS's "It's Okay It's Love" didn't have a character outright confirm that he was gay but it was heavily implied and "depicted in a positive manner", also leading to heavy criticism and leading to one-man protests in front of the SBS building. Members of an anti-gay broadcast 'KHTV 7000' argued, "The drama used the premise of a male transgender being abused by his family and forced into mental hospitals to depict gays as oppressed, weak people needing of the viewer's sympathy. They purposely manipulated the emotions of the viewers so that they cannot be helped but to accept the gay character under the circumstances. And with the psychologist character accepting gay characters as simply a matter of preference, the drama is also forcing viewers to accept it that way as well. In a 2013 nationwide survey, 8 out of 10 Koreans were said to have been against gay love."

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1. [+5,755, -236] Instead of focusing on dramas about gay love, how about we talk about Im Sung Han's dramas. They're more makjang and can have a more negative affect. How about keeping those dramas off of broadcast?

2. [+4,358, -317] They're not even going to live in place of the gays so who are they to tell them what they can and can't do ㅋ

3. [+4,099, -464] Who cares, they like each other and that's that

4. [+3,791, -520] Where is even the evidence that being gay isn't normal?

5. [+3,552, -369] I don't get why it's our business that gays like each other

6. [+538, -59] Anyone who turns gay after watching a drama didn't simply turn gay because of the drama ㅋㅋ They were probably already bi or gay to begin with

7. [+548, -81] I don't hate or like gays but I really don't get people who feel the need to go as far as holding protests

8. [+438, -77] Why should anyone care who someone likes

9. [+414, -72] As long as they don't affect our lives, what's the problem? They're suffering enough as it is, we shouldn't view them so negatively. It's bias and stereotypes that are the problem.

10. [+363, -61] I don't support gays but I don't put it down either. It's not my business if they like each other.

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'Swearing video' between Lee Tae Im and Yewon finally leaked


Article: [Exclusive] "Why are you speaking informally to me?"... Lee Tae Im and Yewon's video leak spreads

Source: Mydaily via Nate

1. [+5,017, -615] What the.. Yewon started the fire herself. Everyone was only hating on Lee Tae Im, ugh.

2. [+4,685, -440] ㅋㅋ I watched the video as soon as it got put up... and although Lee Tae Im overreacted, Yewon was not as innocent as she said.. ㅋㅋㅋ The way she looked at her.. and Lee Tae Im was already shivering in the cold but Yewon did indeed speak informally to her ㅋㅋ Lee Tae Im was made a fool out of this entire scandal because people shielded Yewon so hard. I would've felt just as bad as Lee Tae Im did being treated like that.

3. [+2,459, -251] Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=11&v=NI8kcgf-Mt8

4. [+791, -54] I had a feeling that it wasn't just Lee Tae Im acting crazy. Look at the way Yewon looks at her and slyly asks "Unni, you don't like me right?" Totally acting up to her ㅋㅋ

5. [+790, -64] Look at the way Yewon looks at her like she's looking down on her. And Yewon swore at the end too ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

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Source: Nate

1. [+3,265, -238] Yewon said she never spoke informally. That she just sat there crying while being verbally abused. That she never provoked her first. What a sly fox ㅋㅋㅋㅋ Tae Im-ah, you should sock her next time.

2. [+2,804, -155] Lee Tae Im just came out of the cold water and greets her cheerily but Yewon looks at her in a demeaning manner and speaks informally... I would've slapped her ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

3. [+2,638, -93] "Unni, you don't like me, right?"

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Source: Naver

1. [+35,487, -3,648] Yewon messed up first, she's so shameless

2. [+31,799, -2,506] I saw the video and I feel bad for Lee Tae Im now... disappointed in Yewon too

3. [+30,648, -2,152] Yewon did seem to have provoked her

4. [+28,575, -1,805] Yewon cosplaying as the victim...

5. [+10,611, -396] Yewon really seemed to know how to press Lee Tae Im's buttons

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Source: Naver

1. [+20,864, -844] Lee Tae Im didn't swear at Yewon for no reason. Yewon had a bad attitude... staring at her up and down like that. She looks like she has a temper on her. How can you speak informally to someone you barely know? That's a bad habit.

2. [+19,689, -498] Lee Tae Im probably lost it after Yewon asked, "Unni, you don't like me, right?"

3. [+18,865, -955] Get off of WGM, you fake b*tch

4. [+16,771, -621] Puts Yewon in a new light for me... she's scary

5. [+5,363, -132] I'm a man and I honestly thought women were just being haters when they said they could recognize Yewon acting like a sly fox but I take it back and reflect now ㅋㅋㅋ Women are really good at recognizing what other women are really up to ㅋㅋㅋ There always seems to be a reason why a woman is hated by other women

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Article: MBC to report for copyright infringement on leaked video of Lee Tae Im and Yewon

Source: Joy News 24 via Naver

1. [+43,440, -3,370] The way Yewon looks at her is daebak ㅋㅋㅋㅋ Why would MBC report this? Why is no one defending Lee Tae Im? She basically was victim to a witch hunt ㅋㅋㅋ

2. [+39,791, -2,341] This is not entirely Lee Tae Im's fault... puts Yewon in a new light ㅠ

3. [+38,440, -2,107] So Yewon isn't the victim ㅋㅋㅋㅋ Her senior is coming out of the cold waters and instead of asking if she's okay, she's sitting there like a little kid speaking informally..

4. [+36,291, -1,525] ㅋㅋㅋㅋ I love how MBC, by refusing to release the original clip, basically exiled someone's entire career and gave someone else an angel image

5. [+13,938, -242] Yewon said she gave her a towel and worried for her ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ and that Lee Tae Im just swore at her so she stared at the floor and cried ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Successful victim cosplay

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