[Opinion] What’s the Deal With the SpartAce Mania?

The dating rumors between singer Kim Jong-kook and actress Song Ji-hyo have only gotten stronger and more widespread, even after they both denied having any romantic relationship. The...

[Opinion] SM Entertainment’s ‘Star Date #Irene’ Is a Dangerous Level of Commodification

SM Entertainment's new simulation-based dating game starring Red Velvet's Irene is not only disgusting, but it is also dangerous for both the user and the star herself. SM Entertainment...

[Opinion] There Is a Secret Behind The New York Times’ Reason for Including ‘Stranger’...

"Stranger" is a great show, but there is a fundamental reason why it stands out -- but The New York Times was scared to say it. I didn't...

[Opinion] The “I Need Oppa No Matter What!” Female Character Trope Needs to Go

More than just being a third-rate, convenient, superficial, and mostly unnecessary, this female character trope is also a wasted opportunity.   Mix beauty and wealth with a dollop of...

[Opinion] Yes, Song Min-ho Wrote Sexist Lyrics for ‘No Thank You’

Winner’s Song Min-ho is back on the news with more controversy for his “misogynistic” lyrics. On Oct 23, Epik High released their 9th album, ‘We’ve Done Something Wonderful’....

[OPINION] Has “K” in K-pop Lost Its Meaning?

Recently, a girl group named IZ*ONE officially made their debut, after spending restless nights competing against one another in a survival program “Produce 48” on Mnet. The...

[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] Mnet’s Asian Music Awards (MAMA) Does Not Represent Asia

The award show could be hosted on every continent and still fail. Simply put, the Mnet Asian Music Awards is not really for Asia and doesn't represent...

[OPINION] “The Black Label” was a Win-Win Situation for both JYP and Jeon So-Mi

On August 19, what is possibly the most shocking news in the entertainment industry broke out. Jeon So-Mi, the winner of Mnet’s survival program “Produce 101” and...

[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...