[Opinion] Keep the Singers, Give Me Actors Instead

The outstanding success of Crazy Rich Asians highlights the power of cinema to dismantle long-held stereotypes about Asians through relatable narratives in a way that music like...

[OPINION] K-Fans are Mad NOT Because They are Dating, but Because They are Hiding

If there existed a competition for the most sensitive and touchy subject in the history of K-Pop, the “revelation of idols’ secret relationship” would kill all. We...

[Opinion] Fans Need to Stop Asking Celebrities to Apologize for Everything

Anyone who is at least familiar with the exciting world of Korean entertainment must have noticed that celebrities seem to get negative backlash easily. As a result,...

[OPINION] Why South Korea has the Most Established Fandom Culture

South Korea probably has the most established fandom culture in the world. The K-pop fans are no doubt the most dedicated, loyal, supportive, and sometimes, a wee...

[Opinion] Where “Plane Bae” and K-Pop Fandoms Meet: Fanfiction

"Plane Bae" and K-Pop fanfiction are the same: entertaining yet absolutely problematic. Earlier this month a Rosey Blair, an actress, photographer, and writer boarded a flight from New...

[OPINION] “Mr. Sunshine” Exemplifies the Risky Business of Historical Drama

If you are a true K-drama fanatic, you know that tvN’s newest drama “Mr. Sunshine” is THE talk of the town right now. From its impressive lineup of...

[Opinion] Are K-Pop Achievements ‘Fake News’?

The past year and a half have been good for Korean popular music. In 2017, general fans of K-pop and boy group BTS saw the group invited...

[OPINION] Just Like Fashion Trends, K-Pop Has Come Full Circle

Just like fashion trends, K-pop has come full circle. With the growing popularity of K-pop in both domestic and international music industry, people are finally starting to...

[Opinion] What’s The Deal With K-Netizens?

Love them, hate them, compliment them, insult them -- the relationship that the international K-pop community has with K-netizens is complicated. Translations and translators have played a significant...

[OPINION] Yang Hyun-Suk Crosses Line With Instagram Updates

With the recent comeback from girl group BLACKPINK, Papa Yang has gone a bit crazy with his Instagram updates. When the group breaks record for having the...