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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Psy's 'Daddy' MV already hits millions in views just a day into release

Article: Psy is back, and his new song is already racking up millions in views in a day

Source: MBC via Naver

1. [+5,152, -145] I'm so glad Psy is back to his roots... he's no longer the celebrity of the world but just our own celebrity. I love all of the songs on his new album.

2. [+3,410, -111] As of today, 'Daddy' has over 4.5 million views.. I'm pretty sure he's going to hit 5 million views before the day's over.

3. [+3,054, -85] I'm sure he was under so much pressure and stress with the success of 'Gangnam Style' but I'm just so happy that his new release is so Psy-like!!! I'm just worried that the netizens who only care about how the foreigners are reacting to this release will start to weigh down on him.

4. [+3,053, -114] His other songs aside from his two title tracks are great too. I personally enjoy the Jun In Kwon featuring the best ㅎ

5. [+2,739, -73] So surprised to see Ha Ji Won's 2 second featuring as a teacher

6. [+626, -21] 'Gentleman' and 'Hangover' took things too far and it was obvious that he was more worried about the foreign market. Now that he's back to his roots, he's got good songs like this.

7. [+521, -20] 'Daddy' would make a good club song ㅋ

8. [+473, -15] 'Daddy' is 10 times better than 'Gentleman' or 'Hangover'

9. [+472, -25] The song turned out well for how much pressure he was under!! Love that Junsu featuring song as well

10. [+347, -14] Why are some people complaining it's too similar to 'Gangnam Style'? 'Gentleman' and 'Hangover' were different styles and got hated on for being too different from 'Gangnam Style' ㅋㅋㅋ The whole point of Psy's genre is that he's all about the low grade B-list themes that are meant to be upbeat and fun. It's just his style as a singer. Why not tell him to do trot and hip hop while you're at it too? If his song excites you and makes you feel like you're having fun, he's done his job. And his song did just that.

11. [+331, -10] Napal napal napal so addictive ㅋㅋㅋ

12. [+280, -8] Still two hours left in the day and he's at 5 million views ㅋㅋㅋ Talk about his bubble popping all you want but he's still playing at the top


Nell releases comeback 'Lost in Perspective'

Article: A loneliness only Nell can express... 'Lost in Perspective'

Source: X Sports News via Naver

1. [+469, -4] I love Nell because their music feels like it's healing my heart... I wish we'd get more bands like them in our country ㅜ

2. [+343, -5] Nell... is love...

3. [+296, -17] They've been so inactive since completing the army!! Promote more, in the mainstream I mean ㅎ

4. [+265, -6] Nell is finally back~~

5. [+52, -3] A band like Nell is a real band... it makes me so upset that not more people know about them. Each of their albums are just my tastes and make my heart ring ㅠㅠㅠ Their new song is so good... I really wish them more success!

6. [+42, -2] 'Lost My Heart'.... kyah... what a song to be remembered

7. [+34, -2] I'll always trust their music, look forward to it... because they live up to my expectations and more each time.

8. [+33, -2] Nell's class, their songs are just so good ㅠㅠ


Kim Chang Ryeol and the Wonder Boyz enter a legal battle over alleged physical assault and embezzlment

Source: TV Daily via Nate

1. [+465, -15] Ew his picture~

2. [+392, -34] What in the... judging by looks, he looks like he'd be the one assaulting someone and taking their money...

3. [+308, -17] Ew, what is he, a vampire?

4. [+33, -5] In his younger days, Kim Chang Ryeol may have gone around getting into fights because he couldn't control his temper but he never resorted to stealing money from anyone

5. [+32, -2] Why would Kim Chang Ryeol do that? He's already got so much money, what's he going to do stealing some money from a rookie group with no popularity ㅋ Don't think you can fool us

6. [+12, -0] A group that never even promoted is owed 30 million won??;;; That doesn't make sense. Sure Kim Chang Ryeol has a history of being immature and getting into scandals but he was never the type to steal money from anyone.

7. [+12, -2] Honestly just sounds like they're trying to use his rebellious image to exaggerate what happened and get people to believe them. I bet they're scared now because the public isn't believing them like they thought we would.

8. [+12, -1] I don't think they understand how the entertainment industry works. The company invests money into them and they don't get paid until they start bringing in an income. There are tons of idols who see regularly on TV who still aren't getting paid yet. I doubt this group has an income at all...


Source: Ilgan Sports via Nate

1. [+165, -8] What an interesting turn of events... I wonder who's telling the truth

2. [+162, -15] I think Kim Chang Ryeol is telling the truth. Sounds like he trained these kids and had them out already but a new agency is trying to start some beef so that they can take the group for themselves. And since Kim Chang Ryeol already has a rebellious image, they're trying to play on that to get the media on their side. Honestly though, Kim Chang Ryeol is right. The kids don't even promote anything, what income could they have been making? Sounds more like the group's trying to get out of their contract now by lying their way out of it.

3. [+160, -7] Why would this group even have an income? It takes rookies up to a year at minimum after their debut to start getting paid after paying back their investment...

4. [+18, -2] 30 million won makes no sense. I don't know what kind of contract they were under. There are way more popular male groups from top 3 agencies who barely got paid 100 million won each between four members after two years of work since debut... but we're supposed to believe these three nugu members are owed 30 million won......?

5. [+11, -3] It just sounds like they know Kim Chang Ryeol has a history of getting into fights so they're trying to use his image to get some money out of him. Either way, we won't know until the truth is out.


Source: Star News via Naver

1. [+13,518, -395] I believe him for the first time in my life. If he turns out to be lying, he better be prepared to leave this earth.

2. [+10,120, -262] I'll believe you! I don't know who's telling the truth but I choose to believe you because it's pathetic to think that a man your age is still using his fists instead of words.

3. [+9,946, -303] I choose to believe Kim Chang Ryeol in this. He's asking us to.

4. [+9,309, -608] Those who get into fights early on in their life usually stop as they mature ㅋㅋㅋ I doubt Kim Chang Ryeol would've continued with his aggressive ways because he wants to keep his career in broadcast

5. [+1,768, -112] Sure Chang Ryeol has a history of beating people but he's not the type of person to deny ever beating someone either. He's the type to just admit that he beat someone because they deserved it. I think he's telling the truth here.

6. [+1,680, -49] For him to come out and say all this, I choose to trust him because he's now a husband and the father of a son. I'm sure he knows the consequences if it's found that he's lying...

7. [+1,267, -44] If the kids were apparently beat at a restaurant three years ago, I'm pretty sure someone would've filmed it on their cellphones and leaked it..... 

8. [+1,232, -49] It's hard to believe that they were supposedly beat at a restaurant. Everyone in Korea knows who Kim Chang Ryeol is so I doubt he would've done it so openly in public. As for the money stealing, police investigations will determine that... but for an unknown group with three members to make 30 million won? That honestly smells like a lie. 


Hyuna bears shorts in the cold weather to the airport

Article: Hyuna 'sexy queen even in a hoodie and hot pants'

Source: TV Report via Nate

1. [+318, -20] Shorts in this weather ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

2. [+251, -17] She looks cold even in her facial expression;;; ㅠㅠ

3. [+130, -42] From head to toe, hot sexy~

4. [+32, -0] Well she obviously has a driver to take her from her home to the airport, not much time for her to be cold. How about you all worry about your heating bill instead.

5. [+24, -17] What's up with her nose?

6. [+21, -7] She looks cute


Source: Daum

1. [+187, -17] The length of her legs without heels... ㅋㅋ

2. [+152, -10] I get that she's wearing sunglasses to look cool but please take em off at night

3. [+105, -12] So short, both her shorts and her legs

4. [+88, -5] She's wearing shorts in negative weather?

5. [+86, -8] Her legs look very short

6. [+80, -7] Gonna catch a cold like that


How are Song Hye Gyo, Yoon Eun Hye, and Jessica viewed by the Chinese media?

Article: How the Chinese media views Yoon Eun Hye, Song Hye Gyo, and Jessica

Source: MBN TV via Nate

Considering their controversial statuses in Korea, the article asks industry reps in China how the three are viewed in China.

One Chinese media outlet journalist said, "Yoon Eun Hye and Song Hye Gyo have been in dramas that were popular in China so they are quite famous. Compared to them, Jessica falls behind in terms of public recognition." Regarding Yoon Eun Hye's plagiarism controversy, "It wasn't in the news much in China and people didn't take an interest in it. We, too, thought her agency's response was ridiculous. Her fans on SNS are half in doubt as well but Chinese fans aren't that aware of Korean sentiment so they believe what they see."

A rookie Chinese director said about the three, "I don't know who any of them are." Another movie industry rep said, "Song Hye Gyo is beautiful. To the Chinese, she has a look that they consider beautiful. As for Yoon Eun Hye, she may be popular through 'Goong' but we haven't heard good talks about her because of her plagiarism controversy. As for Jessica, I don't think she is that popular in China."

Another journalist said, "The Chinese movie industry changes quickly. It's no longer a generation where a huge piece of work is born or a huge star is emerging. Song Hye Gyo's movie did not fare that well, she doesn't have the influence she did in the past. Same for Yoon Eun Hye. I have read articles about her though but it wasn't that controversial because she isn't that big of a figure."

When asked who they considered to have influence in China, they listed, "EXO, Kim Soo Hyun, Lee Jong Suk, and Park Shin Hye."


1. [+120, -10] Song Hye Gyo the tax evader, Yoon Eun Hye the plagiarizer, Jessica the designer only in name

2. [+100, -13] Doesn't know any of the three ㅋㅋ Not that popular ㅋㅋ Yeah, I've always heard that Kim Soo Hyun and Park Shin Hye had strong fanbases in China but not about these three... ㅋㅋ

3. [+84, -7] He didn't know any of the three ㅋㅋ

4. [+18, -2] China is the final makjang for Korean has-beens to try in ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

5. [+11, -1] I think Twitter and Facebook being banned in China has an influence on this as well


Source: Naver

1. [+2,860, -358] The three are definitely disliked in Korea. I see the three of them and just see all this greed, like they'll do anything for money without thinking. They need mentors.

2. [+2,419, -227] I don't know how they're viewed in the Chinese media but they're pretty much over in the Korean media

3. [+2,228, -561] Add Loli-U to that list

4. [+1,571, -85] So Yoon Eun Hye and Jessica aren't even that popular in China but were media playing as if they were ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

5. [+590, -46] Summarized: The real top stars in China are Kim Soo Hyun, Jun Ji Hyun, Lee Jong Suk, Park Shin Hye... all of whom are humbly promoting in Korea still. It's the ones without any status in China who think they can get away with putting down the Korean public.

6. [+443, -38] My friend lives in China and she said so herself that the real popular stars are Kim Soo Hyun, Lee Min Ho, Big Bang, EXO, Soshi, and Victoria. Jessica and Yoon Eun Hye aren't that popular.

7. [+451, -153] I still don't think Song Hye Gyo's status has dropped to the point where she's included in lists like this..

8. [+317, -28] Kim Soo Hyun and Jun Ji Hyun are working in China because China wants them... Song Hye Gyo and Yoon Eun Hye are in China because Korea doesn't want them anymore.