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

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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] The Slippery Slope of Military Exemptions for Idols

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The triumph of Korea's soccer and baseball teams at their year's Asian Games ignited celebrations across the nation. However, the teams' win also sparked something else: debate. The...

[Opinion] Ya’ Faves Don’t Need to Come to the U.S. to Prove Their Significance

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The Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, have arguably had the best U.S. television and stage debut in K-pop history during a whirlwind week in November. But,...

[Opinion] The Hallyu Ban in China is Dead. The Drones at the Song-Song Wedding...

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Over the few weeks Korean media content has consistently found a way past the Hallyu ban that China has had in place for more than a year....

[Opinion] 2018 in Review: A Year of Dismantlement

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From music charts, the "Me Too" movement, to the reopening of old cases, 2018 was a year where established structures of the K-Pop industry began to crumble. There...

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

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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

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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] Can Jay Park Be the First Asian-American Hip-Hop Music Mogul?

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In a recent interview with MTV, musician and businessman Jay Park hints that he is looking to be the first Asian-American hip-hop music mogul. As a pioneer...

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

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

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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...