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.
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.