Tagged: K pop

Because we like our memes slutty

I haven’t had the time to keep my Korean up for the last way-too-long, but since Kangaji is soon to be within daily nagging distance, I will try to post something racy on a weekly basis.

As usual, the sports daily fills up space with a survey of Youtube comments about women.

Original from Sports Seoul.

18+ version "Kwiyo Misong" video release, attracting interest. / Youtube video capture
18+ version “Kwiyo Misong” video release, attracting interest. / Youtube video capture

18+ “Kuiyo Misong” release controversy . . . Netizens reproach “national shame”

Criticism is arising for the release of a 19+ version of “Kuiyo Misong” [“Cute smile”].

Recently the online video site Youtube carried a video of three women following along with “Kuiyo Misong” and sexily dancing in place, drawing a lot of interest. In the video, the women sit side by side on a bed and make sexy gestures. They give a dizzying performance, pulling down their sleeves and wiggling their butts.

But some netizens are raising their voices in reproach for the women in the video and commenters. It is not only that the behavior in the video is vulgar, but ecause they worry that since they put the word “Korean” [in English] in the title they will spread a negative impression of Korea and Korean women.

Netizens who saw the video responded, “While Kuiyo Misong parodies are trendy this isn’t like that.” “It brings shame to the whole country.” “In the second part they took off all of their clothes so it is good that they were stopped.” “I don’t understand why they would make something like this.”

Some netizens drew attention with the claim that the women featured in the video were transsexuals from another country.

The video in question.

And I just lost my weekend clicking through “Kwiyo Misong” videos.

More of PSY. (*sigh*)

More coverage on the PSY thing.

Maybe Chairman Kangaji can, if he gets bored, do a side-by-side analysis of the English and Korean versions of his apology.

Original from Sports Tong-a.

US netizen peition, “Cancel PSY’s White House performance”

Some American netizens have started a petition against PSY’s concerts.

On the White House “We the People” homepage over 500 netizens signed a petition to have PSY’s performance at the White House Christmas concert attended by the Obamas canceled.

But the White House immediately blocked the petition due to a violation of the rules of the site.

American media outlets such as the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER revealed that PSY sang songs reflecting anti-American sentiments twice between 2002 and 2004.

In response criticism of these past performances PSY issued a statement of public apology on the 8th. He explained, “The song “Dear America” that I had been featured in eight years ago was an emotional response to [the deaths of] two middle school girls and the Iraq War. At that time people all over the world shared an anti-war feeling.”

“The fact that there is freedom of expression is clearly something to be grateful for, but the fact that there are limits to the the words of expression was also understood. There is only regret that the lyrics to “Dear American” are translated. Throughout my life I will think with regret of the pain caused by the words in the song.”

According to the American media, the family of President Obama plans to attend, as is customary, the “Christmas in Washington” event held in the National Building Musuem in Washington DC. PSY is slated to perform at this concert.

The underside of plastic surgery in K pop

Found this story in a gossip column.

Original on In’gan Sports.

A pitiful event occurred when Miss B of girl group A cried at a broadcasting station and had to leave because the swelling hadn’t gone down from her “Pinnochio nose”. Group A just published a new album is in the middle of[promotional] activities. That day, the same as other days, they were waiting to perform on a broadcast television music program. But a supervising PD came and blocked Team A’s performance. The reason really took my breath away. The swelling in the nose of Miss B, who had cosmetic surgery, hadn’t diminished and had swollen larger. Her face had “transformed” to the extent that she couldn’t go out on the broadcast. In the end the PD stood and cancelled the performance and A group cried as they left the station. Miss B, take care. How much has her nose changed . . .

Hyona — Will she go too far?

Wow, am out of practice. Quick and dirty and barely legible translation.

Original from OSEN.

Hyona "Ice Cream"

Hyona, stronger than the bubble bath? Rated 19 video notice.

The judgment for what audience age rating the music video for Hyona’s new song “Ice Cream” will receive, giving notice to the appropriate level, is drawing attention.

Hyona is scheduled to release the feature music video for “Ice Cream” on the 22nd. Even though the “Ice Cream” teaser released on the 19th was rated for audiences age 15 and up, it is drawing attention for its unprecedented bubble bath scene, and level of the music video is expected to be much higher. A representative of the agency Cube Entertainment hinted, “It will feel a little stronger overall.”

In the past they [music producers] have intended to avoid the “age 19” rating, but recently, while there is a policy that teens can’t view, a higher level of expression has been allowed. Accordingly, it is likely that Hyona, who has preferred unconventional performances near the limits, will choose to take an “age 19” rating this time.

Recently there is the example where Ka-in put the music video for “P’iona [Bloom]”, which receive an age 19 rating, online, where it received a warm response.

Hyona’s EP Melting has been leaked out overseas and was urgently released at 2 PM on the 22nd. Notwithstanding the album’s unexpected release, as of this afternoon the album has leapt to number five on the charts of music sites such as Melon and has received a warm response.

Since the “Ice Cream” teaser video was released two days ago it has been ranked the most searched for video this week with more than 2.4 million hits.

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Ka-in’s “P’iona”. Halfway into the video, my brother came into the room and looked over my shoulder. After five seconds, he asked, “So, she’s just ripping off Madonna?”

Teaser video.

“Bubble Pop”, a previous Hyona solo release.

Kang Ye-bin pinup

Girly pics. Gotta mobilize the base in an election year.

Original from Ingan Sports.

Kang Ye-bin, dressed in a clingy dress self-photo, “Smile!”

Broadcaster Kang Ye-bin BJ (Broadcasting Jackie) released her debut wardrobe.

Kang Ye-bin uploaded the photo to her Me-Today on the 30th with the message, “It is 40 minutes until the Africa broadcast. I’ll do it in this room. I’ll offer advice. Come in~.”

In the photo Kang Ye-bin is wearing a sheer mini-dress with a deep-cut neckline and is taking a pose on a bed. Her appropriately tanned skin and voluminous figure is dazzling.

Netizen responded, “I want to go to that room, too.” “Just seeing that photo . . . I can’t wait.”

Kang Ye-bin debuted as BJ on the internet broadcast “Africa TV” on the 30th at 8 PM.

More of that Psy nonsense

As obnoxious as I find the foreign obsession with the video, you have to appeal to the vulgar masses . . .

Original from Asia Kyongjae.

What is up with the measures to prohibit “Kangnam Style”

A photo of a signs prohibiting the “horse dance” featured in Psy’s “Kangnam Style” music video are becoming popular among foreign netizens.

The photo contains a man posing in front a wall with signs attached with various prohibitions. Looking at the expressions written on the sign it was assumedly photographed in an English-speaking country.

Among them the one that definitely attracts attention is a sign “Kangnam Style Prohibited” with a silhouetted figure dancing Psy’s horse dance. With a nod to the horse dance’s vigorous activity, the message among the signs says, “For Safety”.

The photo is published on foreign humor sites and photo sharing communities and is attracting a lot of interest from netizens. Every blog that attached it to postings has been swamped with thousands of netizens and the photo is spreading.

The the location in the photograph is an actual place and who it was that originally published it has not yet been revealed. One netizen said that the T-shirt worn by the man in the photograph is an indy brand product, and raised doubts, saying, “Isn’t it an edited piece [Photoshopped] for PR?”


A celebrity puff-piece about nothing but breasts. A staple of the Sports Daily.

Original from Sports Chosun.

‘C-cup breasts’ Oh Ch’o-hui, “My figure is natural”

Broadcaster Oh Ch’o-hui, owner of C-cup breasts, surprisingly confessed that her figure was natural.

Recently at the taping of cable channel Fashion N’s “Sweet Room 4”, Oh Ch’o-hui said, “My figure is natural,” while revealing the secret to keeping her figure. Oh Ch’o-hui has drawn attention for her C-cup breasts.

Voluptuous-figured Oh Ch’o-hui said she usually likes the see-through look and bikinis. Oh Ch’o-hui, who was showing off her slender figure with see-through at the taping that day, also made the surprising suggestion that, “In a foreign country I didn’t wear underwear under see-through.”

She holds certifications as a skin-care expert and yoga instructor so she naturally has the nickname “self-care master”. The secret to a glamourous figure without flab that she recommended was simply walking and a butt massage device. And for for perfect skin, caring for your skin using rice bran flour.

The “Sweet Room 4” revealing the secret to Oh Ch’o-hui’s beautiful figure will be broadcast on the 3rd.


Sex demographics in indy music

“Women are a majority of the audience in the Korean indy rock scene, by a very large margin, but are a scarce handful of the musicians . . .”

After I made that statement on Facebook, a friend asked to see the data. Well, shit, that was just an observation based on what I recalled hanging out in rock clubs in Korea. I didn’t have DATA. But . . .

Being that magic combination of analytical, obsessive, and easily distracted, I pulled up the Bugs music indy sales charts for the past week, made a list of all of the artists represented on the list, and figured out the sex breakdown of the members.

Of the 52 groups in the Top 100, there were 130 men and 31 women. 22 of the groups had any women, 8 being female-only (5 solo acts, two duets). Four mixed duets, six trio+ with only one woman member, and only one mixed group (5Who) was women-majority.

So, yeah, the indy scene is definitely dominated by male performers.

I’ll see if I can attach the data in a spreadsheet.bugs.list.5.24.12

More Bagel Girl photos

So, there was a huge Kpop concert in California. Who knew?

As near as I can tell, the only association with Google is the fact that the venue is in the same city as Google headquarters.

Original from Sports Seoul.

“Pajamas?” Sister’s So-yu, sexy airline fashion ‘surprise’

Girl group Sister member So-yu drew the attention of crowds of reporters with her “voluptuous body line”. So-yu finished the 8 PM performance on MBC “Korea Music Wave in Google” on the 23rd and entered the country via Inchon International Airport. So-yu appeared at the airport wearing a comfortable pink training suit in cosideration of the long flight and displayed her glamourous figure, revealing her sexy bustline with a deeply scooped-neck sleeveless T-shirt. And disregarding that she was also wearing sunglasses, boasting an face that you cannot see any age in, everything about his bagel-girl came together in airport fashion and was baptized in the flashes of the crowds of reporters.

MBC’s “Korea Wave in Google” concert was a performance hosted on a magnificent stage at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California, with the top idol groups of Korea, including Tongbang Sin’gi [Eastern Magic?], Super Junior, Wondergirls, Girl’s Generation, Kara, Beast, Mblack, Sister, and FX.

Two celebrity pieces because Boobies!

Two quick celebrity pieces. I was going to post them together because I thought they were about the same person because I didn’t have enough coffee to read good. And they are thematically related, I suppose.

Original from Sports Tonga.

As I’m sure I mentioned before, ‘bagel-girl’ is a Korean portmanteau of ‘baby-face’ and ‘glamour’ (borrowed word used to mean a voluptuous figure).

Chon Hyo-song bikini-look first release, ‘as expected, number 1 bagel-girl’

Chon Hyo-song

Girl group Secret member Chon Hyo-song’s bikini figure was revealed to the public.

On the 21st, on an online community forum, various photos were uploaded with the title “Secret’s Chon Hyo-song real tank-top”.

The released photos are full of shots from an advertising photoshoot on the 16th and 17th of Secret, who were recently chosen as models for a waterpark in Kwangju. Each member wore a tank-top whose color revealed their individuality and matching white hot pants and showed off their slender figures.

In particular, member Chon Hyo-song grabs your view, revealing her glamorous figure through her blue tank-top.

Netizens responded, “Glamorous”, “Pretty”, “I like to see her more than those scrawny girl groups”, “Chon Hyo-song’s smiling face is pretty”.

Secret, all of whose members recently succeeded in losing weight by a rigorous diet, demonstrated their bikini-look for the first time through these advertisements.

Tonga dot com Celebrity News Team report star@donga.com

Original from the Segye Ilbo.

“G-cup woman” Chong Su-chong, girl group member debut

Sunny Days

“Femme Fatale Diary Season 4” Chong Su-chong (24) will debut in a girl group.

On the 19th, Chong Su-chong’s representation agency announced, “Chong Su-chong has plans to debut with the girl group ‘Sunny Days’.”

Including Chong Su-chong, Sunny Days Son-kyong, Chi-ho, Min-ji, Su-hyon passed through two year of strict power-vocal training to make a 5-person girl group.

Chong Su-chong appeared in “Femme Fatale Diary Season 4” and attracted attention as the “G-cup woman”. She held that interest in 2010 with her passionate relationship with Lotte Giants pitcher Chang Won-jun.

Sunny Days with Chong Su-chong recently released the recording titled, “Take it with you”.

Chong Unnari, reporter jenr38@segye.com