Worthless Opinions

M.I.B’s Sims disses (?) Bobby & this is building to gloriousness, whining fans PLZ GO


Continuing on the Bobby dissing train, M.I.B‘s SIMS released a song that seemingly took shots at Bobby and basically everybody else. Please, PLEASE let this escalate. We are now getting steps closer to the full blown IDOL RAP BATTLE that I didn’t know I was waiting my whole life for but now I see the light. Anyways, SIMS’s diss song ... Read More »

Dust Off: Cast Of ‘Happy Together’ Was An Impressive Collection Of Future Stars


“Happy Together” was a television show on SBS that was a hit in 1999, but was unfortunately about a beat before the ‘Hallyu Wave’ took off. Thus, its influence was muted by the wave of popular dramas that followed after. Nevertheless, when I recently stumbled upon the cast list of the show, I was really taken by how many future ... Read More »

Like money — K-pop music video production costs explained


In K-pop, the music video is often as important as the song. I’d even go out on a not-very-dangerous limb and say it’s a lot more important than the song in most cases, and for a bunch of different reasons, ranging from building a brand, to building interest in the performers, to product placement, to connecting to global audiences and ... Read More »

TSE say rival agency is behind B.A.P’s lawsuit; address accusations but avoid key points

(Via Koreaboo)

TS Entertainment has been under heavy scrutiny recently, not only for the recent B.A.P lawsuit, but also for their alleged treatment of SECRET and Untouchable. In the meantime, TSE had not stated much in their defense, instead preferring to seemingly pretend nothing was happening. Today, though, TSE decided to address all the controversies in an official statement. —– TSE starts ... Read More »

Dok2, Masta Wu, Bobby form ‘dream team’ for ‘Come Here’, deliver same basic shit


Netizens were circlejerking to high heaven when it was revealed that YG Entertainment‘s second project group was Dok2, Masta Wu, and Bobby, because the trio was comprised of two well-respected rappers and one of the up-and-coming idol stars. And yet, even with all that “talent”, the trio predictably combined to deliver a basic rap track in “Come Here“. Three things ... Read More »

LOCO & WASSUP apologize to Muslim fans; K-pop needs to send message or get a clue


Since I’ve been ‘gone’, two incidents occurred where K-pop offended their Muslim fanbase, which I’m assuming surprised nobody. The first incident was rapper LOCO using a Muslim call to prayer in his ‘Act Serious‘ track. In Islamic tradition, azan is a call for prayer and worship sung by the muezzin, or mosque leader, during certain times of the day. Some ... Read More »

Celebrity (BoA) talks about hardships, people use it to whine about their lives … rinse, repeat


A bunch of people on the Internet are offended that a celebrity talked about the hardships in their lives and resorted to whining about celebrities who make money again. Oh joy. Article: BoA “I never rested for longer than two weeks for 14 years… I worked like a cow” Source: TV Report via Naver 1. [+5,122, -726] It’s hard for ... Read More »

[Review] AOA’s ‘Like A Cat’ is the equivalent of delicious empty calories


AOA is back with a sexy concept (again) with the help of the production team of Brave Brothers (again). Considering the success that the two teams enjoyed together on “Miniskirt” and “Short Hair“, it may not come as surprise that the two adhere closely to the same formula of disco dance beats and fantastically sexy concepts that have come to ... Read More »

Lovelyz’s Seo Ji Soo now on hiatus, police request warrants + what’s wrong with neutral?


The mess involving Lovelyz‘s Seo Ji Soo continued on recently, and she’s now on hiatus from the group. Perhaps more importantly though, Woollim Entertainment and Seo Ji Soo went to the police to clear this up, and the police subsequently requested warrants. Related: No new information (as far as evidence goes) in here that we didn’t know yesterday, but if ... Read More »

Music Business 101 – What’s the real deal for aspiring K-pop stars?


Entering the music industry on any level in 2014 is exceptionally difficult, yet there are many people who wish to become pop stars. And with the steady rise of K-pop’s profile globally, Korea and K-pop is positioned in the hearts and minds (mainly the hearts) of young people around the world as a desirable field to hopefully break into. How realistic ... Read More »

Video of foreign pickup artist harassing Japanese women goes viral


So there’s a video of a pickup artist named Julien Blanc going around the interwebs at the moment, and it’s two things: 1) him at a seminar talking to people who are paying him for pickup advice 2) video of him basically harassing/assaulting Japanese women and thinking it means he’s a pimp. His site is literally, in real life, called ... Read More »

Red Velvet’s Wendy impersonates white and black people, sucks at it


Red Velvet guested on (the now hilariously named) ‘C-Radio Idol True Colors‘, and during the middle of it, Wendy, who grew up in Canada, did impersonations of white and black people because every foreigner is asked to do this for whatever reason. Here’s the thing about this: she SUCKS at it. So cringe. She’s from fucking Canada but she’s doing ... Read More »

Asian Junkie I-Team: New evidence in Kim Ji Min “scandal” points to SNSD


When the issue of Kim Ji Min and the mystery girl group that allegedly shit on her was first revealed, I took a look at the candidates and concluded that the groups were, in order of likelihood: Brown Eyed Girls, SNSD, KARA, and SeeYa. Recently though, Korean netizens dug up a picture from a small fanmeet for SNSD from 2009 ... Read More »

CL & Ailee set sail for ‘Murica — is it all a waste of time?


Korean idols making their way over to America is nothing new, and the US-of-A has already received the likes of SNSD, Wonder Girls, BoA, SPICA, and quite a few others. So far, it’s indisputable that the most successful venture belongs to PSY, whose accidental worldwide smash “Gangnam Style” raised the profile of Korean music across the globe, thus seemingly also ... Read More »