Around The Web: Digipedi interview, top K-pop producers, KPOPALYPSE poll


noonchi: noonchi is a new site, but one that’s off to a great start. Here’s an interview with Digipedi, the minds behind Orange Caramel‘s “Catallena” music video. The whole thing is worth reading, but remember that whole shit where that Orange Caramel fan invented some complex narrative about the music video? Yeah, well the creators say they had no intention ... Read More »

Crayon Pop’s Gummi captured abusing a fan of hers! SHOCK!


Crayon Pop‘s Gummi has been captured on a fancam abusing a female fan of hers at a fanmeeting! Behind their cute new concept for “UH-EE” still lies the DELINQUENT ILBEYON THUGS repping dat Chrome Entertainment set. GIF Link Absolutely horrific! —– Let’s take a step-by-step look into the mind of a thug. She picks out her target. The smile is ... Read More »

Let’s Pretend: Crayon Pop’s songs have deep, insightful lyrics that peons cannot understand


Recently I’ve went over the amusing nature of the reaction to the Crayon Pop/Lady Gaga collab from the international K-pop fandom. Basically, Koreans seem to understand what Crayon Pop and K-pop exist for on some level, but international K-pop fans seem to take K-pop extremely seriously, like they have a complex about it, so they have had particularly nasty backlash ... Read More »

Critical Eye: For the sake of my sanity, I’m gonna assume this was on purpose


So … allkpop tweeted out and posted this article about Korean celebs in Jamaica ‘meeting’ Usain Bolt. Korea’s resident reggae duo, Skull and HaHa, along with friends Noh Hong Chul and Jung Hyung Don, snapped a photo with Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt! “It was great to meet u last night!” HaHa said. For my sanity, I’m gonna assume this was ... Read More »

The explicit version of Perfume’s “Fake It”, as translated by Random J.


As we currently know it, Perfume‘s “Fake It” is a song about non-commitment. But contrary to popular belief, this wasn’t always the case. “Fake It” was originally conceived out of Perfume’s songwriter and producer Nakata Yasutaka overhearing a conversation the girls were having about Kashiyuka’s ex-boyfriend and his weak sex game. Unbeknownst to Perfume, Nakata created “Fake It” as their inadequate man ... Read More »

[BREAKING] Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas” found tortured and murdered (AP)


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – A song was murdered on Monday by two women who have labeled themselves as musical artists. The victim was identified as Mariah Carey’s iconic “All I Want For Christmas Is You”, which was found tortured and murdered in the middle of an upscale recording studio. Area police described the the scene as ‘horrific’ and noted ... Read More »

Soompi’s 2013 Ulzzang Contest concluded, which means it’s okay to throw shade now


So Soompi‘s 2013 Ulzzang Contest ended recently (a joint venture with Nega Network), and they’ve picked the winners, which means it’s time for everybody to throw shade! Soompi Ulzzang Contest came back after a year off with a bang. We had over 800 entries from all over the world, with our fourth and final round pitting 14 girls and 12 ... Read More »

allkpop takes down censored photos of Ailee on original post … ONLY THE TRUTH FOLKS


Remember when allkpop was on that “WE ONLY TELL THE TRUTH! NOT OUR FAULT IF IT’S TOO HARDCORE FOR Y’ALL!” shit? Yeah, well besides it being bullshit to begin with, now they’ve taken down the censored, watermarked Ailee nude photos in the original post. lol Not sure how this might connect to them removing sources and pictures site-wide after it ... Read More »

allkpop CEO nipslip pics leaked by Reddit! + allkpop becomes Soompi to avoid legal issues?


So it’s been mostly quiet on the Ailee/allkpop front recently, which is probably for the best considering what an absolute mess it was for a while. However, over on Reddit in the K-pop subreddit, they had SUPER FUCKLEN IMPORTANT BREAKING NEWS that allkpop CEO Johnny Noh had nipslip pics leaked! [BREAKING] [NSFW] Purported nip-slip photos of Johnny Noh leaked An ... Read More »

K-media outlets preparing multiple ~$1 million lawsuits against allkpop for copyright infringement, according to reports


One news item making noise in Korea that has been seemingly glossed over by Western K-pop publications recently is that a bunch of Korean media outlets are preparing to go after allkpop on grounds of copyright infringement. The title of one of the articles reporting on this is ‘allkpop & Ailee controversy, allkpop facing lawsuit for habitual copyright infringement‘. It ... Read More »

[UPDATE] Dispatch releases ex-bf audio, SBS interviews ex-bf at allkpop, who admits he contacted Dispatch


The Ailee nude photo scandal has been a bit of a back and forth affair, with Dispatch, YMC Entertainment, and allkpop all in the ring. After allkpop released the nudes, Dispatch revealed details about an ex-bf of Ailee’s who wanted to sell pics to them. Then YMC Entertainment made their statement and revealed that one of her ex-bfs works at ... Read More »

allkpop touts truth-telling but refused to post Taecyeon’s leaked pics, citing privacy + media ethics musings


In the Ailee nude photo scandal, one of the most popular things paraded about by people defending allkpop‘s right to run the pictures was that the site is simply in the business of truth-telling, regardless of their personal feelings about Ailee or anything else. After all, here’s what they said about the decision to publish, either through their own tweets ... Read More »

K-netizens really ain’t buying the shit that allkpop’s selling in their Asia Econ interview + observations


In light of the recent Ailee nude picture scandal and allkpop‘s alleged involvement in it, Asia Econ secured an interview with allkpop founder/CEO Johnny Noh, which Netizen Buzz translated. 1. How did this happen? At the end of June, we received an offer in our tip box regarding nude pictures of singer Ailee. When we called him, we were able ... Read More »

allkpop releases a denial regarding YMC Entertainment’s statement linking employee to Ailee’s scandal


Last we left off, Ailee‘s nude picture scandal was shown to have been propagated by an ex-boyfriend, according to reports by Dispatch. Then, according to a statement by YMC Entertainment, that ex-bf was an employee of allkpop, the site that publicized her pictures. Today, allkpop’s parent company, 6Theory Media, released a denial that attempts to paint said employee, Daniel Lee, ... Read More »