Koreaboo claimed Gugupapa were actually Gugudan’s fathers due to our joke about it

Back on July 21, I stumbled upon multiplication table songs for kids by an artist that went by the name of Gugupapa, which is probably an alias to make things cuter or whatever. As a joke, I wrote an article about Gugupapa being the fathers of Gugudan, with the joke being about multiplication tables and the similar sounding name and all. Readers got a chuckle out of it and I got to make the shitty, cheap joke I wanted.

Thing is, about a day later Koreaboo ran a story on Gugupapa as well, seriously reporting that Gugudan’s fathers were behind the songs. I only found out about this yesterday, and when I asked on Twitter whether Koreaboo actually just copied my joke article, the answer appeared to be yes because Koreaboo altered their article with quickness.

http://www.koreaboo.com/buzz/gugudan-members-dads-formed-their-own-kpop-group/

If the URL doesn’t give it away, then the pictures should.

Guess that’s what happens when you run a site like Asian Junkie, a beacon of K-pop journalism integrity. Now I know that I can’t even make jokes anymore without international K-pop news outlets just taking my credible word for it.

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