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Pretty Gay K-pop Music Video

This is supposed to be a gay-theme music video—basically they’re cruising each other, right?

There are subtitles. They mention a girl. I’m confused.

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by Anonymousreply 283October 14, 2021 1:15 AM

[quote] Pretty Gay K-pop Music Video

What's pretty gay? It sounds like you are perpetuating a stereotype. Or are you going to make inflammatory remarks about Koreans?

by Anonymousreply 1April 12, 2021 2:44 AM

It seems like they’re hot for each other. That one guy is a pretty good rapper.

by Anonymousreply 2April 12, 2021 2:47 AM

No snark intended, seriously, but could you find your son in that group shot? They look like octuplets (or however many there are).

by Anonymousreply 3April 12, 2021 2:51 AM

It’s a love song and they keep exchanging longing glances with each other. It’s gay as hell.

by Anonymousreply 4April 12, 2021 2:52 AM

Plastic surgeried ladybois doing group aerobics to forgettable pop ditties. Every song.

by Anonymousreply 5April 12, 2021 2:57 AM

r4 either you're young and ignorant or old and desperate

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by Anonymousreply 6April 12, 2021 2:59 AM

Anyone older than 14 or so can see they’re cruising each other. Except for the two guys with the drone, who seem to be stalking that third guy.

It’s not bad.

by Anonymousreply 7April 12, 2021 3:03 AM

Ha OP you called that gay?! You haven’t seen nothing yet….

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by Anonymousreply 8April 12, 2021 3:08 AM

R8, you’re right. But those guys seem older and more mature.

by Anonymousreply 9April 12, 2021 3:12 AM

Cute. It was so much fun to be young and pretty and cruising for sex and love.

by Anonymousreply 10April 12, 2021 3:16 AM

0:40 is how I realized I’m gay: I was at my friend’s place and this other friend of his from church came and I just froze, stunned, when he walked through the door. I couldn’t get over his beauty.

That was a rough weekend. Lots of panic and angst. All kept inside.

by Anonymousreply 11April 12, 2021 3:51 AM

They dance very well.

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by Anonymousreply 12April 12, 2021 5:02 AM

It's kpop. The straight fangirls like the implied homosexuality (provided it's not real homosexuality).

by Anonymousreply 13April 12, 2021 5:08 AM

yes they really don't want to think about fudge packing.

by Anonymousreply 14April 12, 2021 6:13 AM

Has Exo ever released something that gay, to tease female fans?

by Anonymousreply 15April 12, 2021 1:52 PM

The younger groups, K-pop 4th generation groups, are the most gay.

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by Anonymousreply 16April 12, 2021 4:08 PM

They all get radical beautifying plastic surgery. Do they transform their junk, too?

by Anonymousreply 17April 12, 2021 4:35 PM

R17, unless they're extraordinarily talented (which is rare), they're chosen for their looks, so usually there's been no surgery. Styling (hair, brows), and makeup are really important, too.

It's a thing for companies to release their childhood photos from babyhood on including yearbook photos, either directly or through fan clubs, so they prove they've had no surgery.

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by Anonymousreply 18April 12, 2021 4:42 PM

DLers, as gay as they are, aren't usually familiar with the power of makeup and styling to transform a face.

Even the eldergays here would get a lot more sex if they bothered to learn how to style themselves and skillfully use makeup, or pay professionals to do their hair and makeup.

by Anonymousreply 19April 12, 2021 4:46 PM

If you say so buddy

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by Anonymousreply 20April 12, 2021 4:53 PM

This is about the quarantine. "We Lost the Summer" from TXT, the second group from BTS's company, Hybe.

It's helped many Gen-Z girls cope.

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by Anonymousreply 21April 12, 2021 6:57 PM

Very impressive dancing at R12 -- but amazing how Westernized the rest of the world has become. Miss Universe was fun for its diverse beauty but now they all look like Cher whether from India or Botwana or Spain.

by Anonymousreply 22April 12, 2021 7:29 PM

R22, the culture is very different. The music and costumes might sound and look Western (usually—see link for a not atypical counterexample), but the guys are very East Asian in values (e.g., extreme personal sacrifice for their "teams" (groups), younger members' generally unquestioning obedience to older members), and behavior (e.g., polished politeness at all times, strong same-sex affection). That's something that makes the genre interesting.

Also there's much greater tolerance for "flower boy" beauty (the video is also pretty typical of that). The term came from Korea originally.

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by Anonymousreply 23April 12, 2021 8:05 PM

The shoot videos with robot arms handling the cameras. Why doesn’t that surprise me?

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by Anonymousreply 24April 12, 2021 9:29 PM

New TinyTan out today!

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by Anonymousreply 25April 13, 2021 3:06 PM

R10, you got to experience that? Lucky bastard.

by Anonymousreply 26April 13, 2021 3:15 PM

I doubt if they do their own singing. It's the look and the dancing that are important.

by Anonymousreply 27April 14, 2021 12:42 AM

Somewhere, a middle-aged Gackt sits back in his office chair, clicks a pen, and laughs derisively.

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by Anonymousreply 28April 14, 2021 12:53 AM

One of the ‘boyz’ (I don’t their names and can’t tell most of them apart) looks quite a lot like Ruito Aoyagi. Which is weird, cuz i didn’t think Rui had any Korean in him.

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by Anonymousreply 29April 14, 2021 1:00 AM

Jacob, R29.

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by Anonymousreply 30April 14, 2021 2:59 AM

Jacob Bae

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by Anonymousreply 31April 14, 2021 3:11 AM

Jacob is hot

by Anonymousreply 32April 14, 2021 3:53 AM

When I see threads like this I wonder how many DLers are required by law to register with local law enforcement...Drooling over guys who look like junior high school boys is kinda sick...

by Anonymousreply 33April 14, 2021 4:08 AM

Some fans joke that Jacob has a sweet boyfriend.

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by Anonymousreply 34April 14, 2021 4:09 AM

The most famous 4th generation ‘ship. Stray Kids members.

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by Anonymousreply 35April 14, 2021 4:20 AM

The Boyz are on a guy group competition show show that started two weeks ago. There are subs and it's pretty good.

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by Anonymousreply 36April 14, 2021 7:35 PM

Great. Now I’m sad thinking about SHINee again. Thanks a fucking bunch, OP.

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by Anonymousreply 37April 14, 2021 11:53 PM

R37 let this heal you. Soobin heals everything.

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by Anonymousreply 38April 15, 2021 1:07 AM

Here’s some G Dragon and T.O.P homoerotically fighting over a girl

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by Anonymousreply 39April 15, 2021 2:52 AM

From Stray Kids just now. Amazing.

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by Anonymousreply 40April 15, 2021 1:42 PM

R35.

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by Anonymousreply 41April 15, 2021 2:17 PM

This guy is like 40 years old and very handsome. No sex crimes here!

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by Anonymousreply 42April 15, 2021 2:42 PM

What's the name of that really unattractive non-Korean chick with the tattoos and butch hair? The one who once was a member of a group and whose interviews are all about how the music sucks and the industry is evil?

by Anonymousreply 43April 15, 2021 3:37 PM

Amber? She’s non Korean and butch she was in F(x). She’s the butchest person who was ever in Kpop.

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by Anonymousreply 44April 15, 2021 10:17 PM

R37, watch this at 9:25. It's recent. Sweet and sad.

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by Anonymousreply 45April 15, 2021 10:56 PM

Episode 3 with subtitles. It's great.

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by Anonymousreply 46April 16, 2021 2:08 PM

R44, yes, that's her. I can't look at her. So odd. She's worth $8 million though.

by Anonymousreply 47April 16, 2021 2:28 PM

thug pop sounds a lot like Korean to me.............

by Anonymousreply 48April 16, 2021 2:31 PM

The couples at R34 and R35 are insanely cute.

by Anonymousreply 49April 16, 2021 2:35 PM

R47 who doesn’t like Amber Liu? I really don’t get that. She’s one of the only unique and interesting and self-possessed people to come out of the K-Pop scene. The rest all look and act like clones, but there’s no-one else even a little bit like Amber. Probably helps that she’s Taiwanese raised in America, but let’s not talk about that...

For that matter, f(x) as a whole were essentially the 5% worthwhile quotient in a scene otherwise mostly filled with forgettable robotic unartistic dreck. On a day I’m feeling generous and upbeat, I might also add Hyuna, G-DRAGON, SHINee (already mentioned upthread), and the short-lived AFTERSCHOOL to that list. Apart from that, it’s been predictably terrible music.

If you haven’t had exposure to K-pop yet but want to get into Asian contemporary music, spare yourself and listen to 90s-2000s J-pop/rock, Taiwanese fusion, or even Chinese neoclassical instead.

by Anonymousreply 50April 16, 2021 3:23 PM

[quote] [R47] who doesn’t like Amber Liu? I really don’t get that.

R50, I like the machine and its vapid, inauthentic, or whatever-perjoritives-you-want-to-call-it output, and I really don't like Amber's constant harping about the industry. She's free to do it, but I'm just answering the question I'm inferring from the quote above (not just "Who doesn't like her" but in turn, impliedly given "I really don't get that", "Why?").

If she wants to be a "real" artist—gritty, authentic, etc., so be it, but I think she should take her millions, stay in LA (where she is now), and do her own thing there without riding on the "I was in K-pop and I know all about it, Westerners, and it's terrible - here's the dish" train (e.g., her extensive interviews in the new YouTube Original documentary seres on K-pop). It's her life, and she's free to do what she wants, but it's so Uncle Tom-esque: It's like that fat chick goth Asian vlogger Sherliza who searches for offensive stuff on Asian TV to run to YouTube and post it and feverishly tell Westerners how terrible Asia is, make them gasp, and get attention and money that way. She also does Amber's K-pop spiel but has no background in the industry, unlike Amber. It's like, with the latter fat chick, just shut the fuck up and stop running to foreigners to rag on something you have no relation to.

That's just my take. No anger towards you or anything.

by Anonymousreply 51April 16, 2021 3:34 PM

One of Amber’s dearest closest friends and bandmates, essentially a little sister to her, committed suicide young due to industry pressure and bullying.

If my little sister or my best friend took her life over something like that, I’d want the world to know and be warned, too.

by Anonymousreply 52April 16, 2021 4:08 PM

I like K-pop because it's a perfect combination of:

- synthesized/cultivated very cute idols with nicely crafted outward personas (polite, humble, cheerful) who work hard and sacrifice for their groups ("teams") and show obedience to their elders in the group and their companies

- extremely catchy music, colorful concepts for each new album ("comeback"), meticulous styling, and insanely well-crafted music videos

- very engaging media ecosphere (livestreams, music shows with voting on apps, variety shows, reality shows, survival shows, awards shows, the Idol Star Athletics Championships, dramas casting idols, fan-meets, concerts, merchandise including light-sticks, fan cafe message-boards with unique access to the idols, direct daily YouTube content, 3rd party YouTube content (e.g., fan-cams, airport arrivals, formal greetings outside the TV studios before the music shows, etc.)

- the symbiotic relationship of fans to the idols, where the latter knows that he/she must meet fans' expectations for quality output, politeness and outward humility, professionalism, appearance, and decorum in exchange for their celebrity status and wealth

- the intimacy fans have with the companies that produce the idols and their groups; it's like being a fan of Tesla, and reading up on their new production models, concept models, launches, branding, etc.

It's all such a refined, ever-improving machine—and fans are aware that it's a machine, and that doesn't make its output, the product of sacrifice and lots of hard work, less fun/loved.

Scandals, suicides and the like are byproducts of the machine's output, and all the machine is iterating and focusing increasingly on looking after idols' well-being, with companies trying different things to make idols healthier and happier (e.g., JYP having psychologists on staff and serving healthy, organic food with an on-staff nutritionist and chef; letting idols take time off when they need to, as at an increasingly number of companies like Pledis, etc.).

The people who dismiss it, and say it's inauthentic, and say, e.g., "Japanese punk rock from 1982 is REAL music" don't get this "meta" perspective: we know what it is, and how it's made, and we're fine with it, because it's engaging and it makes us happy.

Being like Patsy and Edina/ a, sneering "In my day, we had real music: the Stones, baby — it was real and gritty: you'd wake up in a pool of your own sick dusted with heroin with Mick passed out on top of you" is tired and leaves one blind to the charms and distractions of the K-pop industry and its output.

It's like someone dismissing today's high-tech, refined luxury electric vehicles and saying "those aren't cars: you want a real car? Think the 1970 Camero, or the 1967 Mustang — those are REAL cars." It's just kind of needlessly closed-off and dismissive of the new music for what it is. It's not trying to produce classics: it's creating catchy songs that just get you through the week/month, with new stuff coming all the time. It's not haute cuisine from a tucked-away bistro in an otherwise obscure alley in Paris: it's more like ... Sweetgreen.

Disney movies are DIsney movies: we know what they are, we know they aren't high art, we know they're contrived and full of lies in their way, but they make some of us feel good when we watch them.

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by Anonymousreply 53April 16, 2021 4:12 PM

Or jazz. People say the same thing about jazz being "real" when they dismiss pop music. We get it: drama, race struggled and angst, addiction, Oscar-winning biopics. It's all serious and real and authentic. We just prefer other stuff.

by Anonymousreply 54April 16, 2021 4:22 PM

I like groups' goofy-cheap holiday videos.

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by Anonymousreply 55April 16, 2021 4:29 PM

[quote] Disney movies are DIsney movies: we know what they are, we know they aren't high art, we know they're contrived and full of lies in their way, but they make some of us feel good when we watch them.

Unflattering comparison. Disney movies may be enjoyable and wholesome to some, but their films propagate many dangerous and unhealthy societal messages and insidious conditioning to young children. They also co-opt folklore and art and literature without compensating original artists, then using their own employees turn it into unpalatable claptrap that glosses over anything of real value. Then there’s the way their tonnes of plastic merchandise pollute the planet, the way their parks and resorts occupy and damage residential and green land, the way their industry eats into local tourism and takes profits away from smaller creators....

by Anonymousreply 56April 16, 2021 4:37 PM

R56, I kind of (badly) included that with "we know what they are, we know they aren't high art, we know they're contrived and full of lies in their way". And of course images in K-pop make some kids feel bad about their appearances, and some or even much of it is culturally insensitive, sexist, etc. Most any popular media can be deconstructed and shown how from many angles it's harmful, exploitative, culturally problematic, etc.

We all know about the horrors of stuff like Disney, but I was trying to be honest. They're similar in some ways, and a lot of what they are isn't good. Pollution is the same in K-pop: tons of plastic merchandise and huge carbon footprints getting albums and goods shipped around the world. Lots of wasted one-time-use costumes, etc. Not so much the tourism/land use stuff, however. I personally don't like that they abuse octopuses during the "What's in the box?! OMG today it's an octopus - so gross and squishy!" games, or that they eat so much goddamn meat when it's "Yay! We're having a party with yummy food!" time in videos.

There's a lot that someone might not like. I'll make another unflattering but somewhat resonant comparison: it's like Amazon. Tons of problems that matter more to some than others, but for some it's what we like.

Again the meta point is that we "know"—we see the angles, too, and Western media with its angst and postmodern analyses make sure we do—but ultimately on balance we consume and enjoy, because it gets us through the day and makes us smile during our otherwise short, miserable lives.

And some of aren't just aren't smart or refined enough to find transcendent joy in classical music, 1920s jazz or "authentic" punk rock from, e.g., 1973 Berlin in 1973 or "authentic" pan-African hiphop 1999 Mali.

by Anonymousreply 57April 16, 2021 4:53 PM

Lots of typos in the last sentence in particular. Sorry.

by Anonymousreply 58April 16, 2021 4:54 PM

[quote] And some of aren't just aren't smart or refined enough to find transcendent joy in classical music, 1920s jazz or "authentic" punk rock from, e.g., 1973 Berlin in 1973 or "authentic" pan-African hiphop 1999 Mali.

Well, it’s a pity someone made you believe you have to be ‘smart’ and ‘refined’ to enjoy non-mainstream music & art. That’s pretty low on their part, and smacks of gatekeeping.

With more obscure cultural forms, it’s just about exposure to it and partaking of it with an open mind. Fine if you don’t like it, or it leaves you cold; not so fine if you just never try it, because you think you’re too dumb or trashy or you’re somehow culturally disallowed.

by Anonymousreply 59April 16, 2021 6:58 PM

^^^to use myself as a personal example: I’m a university dropout from a low-income hillbilly family, and I like to watch or listen to an opera every now and then. I can’t understand the lyrics unless they’re in English, I can’t claim to ‘get’ the music (I play a little folk, but I’m no great shakes a player, and can’t sight read either), and I lack the enormous breadth of historical and literary knowledge to grasp all the arty contextual references. I don’t claim to be a connoisseur and I can’t have a lengthy deep discussion about it (well, not yet), but I know a little about the form and what to expect, which is enough to basically take in a show and find something interesting or enjoyable (even if it’s just one particular aria or set or costume).

As for non-theatrical music, I will throw on some jazz or some baroque or some experimental art/prog rock every now and again, really for variety and my curiosity more than anything else. I keep my mind open, but I also don’t force myself to listen for long if it doesn’t catch my ear or my mind or my heart.

My grandmother is the type to force-feed herself classical music and the Paris Review, because she wants to tell and show people she’s intellectually cultured. I don’t play that.

You do you. I was just wondering how fans of genre like K-pop square away the ethical stormcloud surrounding the industry (and it was a comprehensive answer, so thanks). Guess we’ll have to agree to disagree.

by Anonymousreply 60April 16, 2021 7:05 PM

I like Amber a lot too and was a fan of her group. I could never get into most k pop but I still listen to some of it. I like CL solo and wish she’d do more.

by Anonymousreply 61April 16, 2021 10:54 PM

A fun recent awards show stage from TBZ. Very high budget.

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by Anonymousreply 62April 17, 2021 2:16 AM
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by Anonymousreply 63April 17, 2021 2:24 AM

I think CL is in the process of revamping her next solo album. I think she got some chances to work with different producers based on a few singles she had released so she pulled back its release.

by Anonymousreply 64April 17, 2021 10:35 AM

CL is with Hybe now, so I bet she has many collaboration opportunities.

by Anonymousreply 65April 17, 2021 5:01 PM

Any Stray Kids fans? They're about the biggest fourth-generation male group out there. I like that many of them are short (like me), and their visual, Lee Know, seems very sweet — he lives in a humble home near one of Seoul's airports, his family deals in furniture, he adopted three cats (he cleaned up after them, including their litter boxes), and he visits his grandma on those rare vacation days.

He has a sweet relationship with Han, also in the group. (R35)

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by Anonymousreply 66April 19, 2021 2:21 PM

KPop is so hit or miss for me. I really liked Rain’s latest release “Magnetic” but hated everything else he has done.

by Anonymousreply 67April 19, 2021 2:53 PM

Jessi is pretty fun, and seems like a good person in real life. I just wish she wouldn't seemingly glorify some kinds of not-so-good things (vulgar language, overt money-hungriness, and like that American "girl power by showing your ass" thing).

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by Anonymousreply 68April 19, 2021 3:04 PM

Jessi is outrageous. I think it's because she's from NY/NJ and doesn't give a fuck. Jesus.

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by Anonymousreply 69April 19, 2021 4:04 PM

R29 cute Jacob.

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by Anonymousreply 70April 20, 2021 1:53 PM

YG has a new group that's 1/3 Japanese and extremely popular in Japan.

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by Anonymousreply 71April 20, 2021 2:34 PM

Amazing performance from self-producing top group Stray Kids from episode 3 of Kingdom.

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by Anonymousreply 72April 27, 2021 4:10 AM

BTS and LV.

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by Anonymousreply 73April 27, 2021 4:47 AM

I love how wholesome it can be. Cheerful, fun, and a reprieve from the miserable current state of things.

And there melody and key definitely sounds distinctly East Asian.

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by Anonymousreply 74April 28, 2021 2:21 AM

*the melody

by Anonymousreply 75April 28, 2021 2:38 AM

Hyunjin from Stray Kids is beautiful.

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by Anonymousreply 76April 30, 2021 11:30 PM

Stray Kids. They’re in their 20s. Very sweet conversation.

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by Anonymousreply 77May 6, 2021 11:59 PM

I prefer Chinese pop.

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by Anonymousreply 78May 20, 2021 1:51 AM

Rain dancing to “Go Crazy” by Chris Brown.

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by Anonymousreply 79May 20, 2021 2:22 AM

Chinese pop lacks the immersive setup, as well as the same-sex affection and Confucian courtliness/politeness exhibited in K-pop.

by Anonymousreply 80May 20, 2021 2:25 AM

Those kids were good at r78. I’m not at all familiar with any CPop.

by Anonymousreply 81May 20, 2021 2:35 AM

R53, do you even realize you basically just wrote a cult manifesto? You really sound like a cult member.

Kpop is nothing more than the ultimate marketing machine and I find it so hard to believe that so many people willingly jump down the Kpop hole.

by Anonymousreply 82May 20, 2021 4:03 AM

R82, I thought my explanation was pretty down-to-earth and straightforward.

Have you even listened? It’s catchy. It makes cleaning one’s home, driving, laundry, and the like go faster.

There’s no special esoteric knowledge largely inaccessible to the “non-chosen”. That’s a cult. This is just catchy music and engaging media offerings accessible to anyone and essentially free, if you just want to listen and watch videos.

by Anonymousreply 83May 20, 2021 4:23 AM

S. Korea and Taiwan preserve the mannered and courtly threads of Confucianism long ago overrun in Japan by militarism, and somewhat lost in China to Marxism.

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by Anonymousreply 84May 20, 2021 4:30 AM

Some fun girls watching r84.

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by Anonymousreply 85May 20, 2021 4:33 AM

SKZ sleeping at 10:00. 🥺🥰

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by Anonymousreply 86May 20, 2021 5:07 AM

I find Chinese male celebrities to be more attractive. They look more natural and are more masculine.

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by Anonymousreply 87May 20, 2021 5:37 AM

There’s concern in China about K-pop being a threat to traditional masculinity.

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by Anonymousreply 88May 20, 2021 5:51 AM
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by Anonymousreply 89May 20, 2021 5:51 AM
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by Anonymousreply 90May 20, 2021 5:52 AM
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by Anonymousreply 91May 20, 2021 2:46 PM

They will fail. Nobody can stop the influence of pop music.

by Anonymousreply 92May 20, 2021 3:50 PM

That’s cute r85.

by Anonymousreply 93May 20, 2021 3:52 PM

Can anyone tell those lab created robots apart. It is like ken dolls with no testicles came to life.

by Anonymousreply 94May 20, 2021 4:08 PM

Kingdom episode 8 just out an hour ago.

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by Anonymousreply 95May 20, 2021 5:32 PM

Just out. I like BTS, but this isn’t doing it for me.

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by Anonymousreply 96May 21, 2021 4:21 AM
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by Anonymousreply 97May 22, 2021 4:41 AM

Editor's Note: Rani Neutill is a professor of creative writing and Asian American literature at Emerson College and Harvard University.

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by Anonymousreply 98May 22, 2021 4:11 PM

R98 take your fangurling about those ladyboys somewhere else.

by Anonymousreply 99May 22, 2021 4:24 PM

Wang Yibo, who is a Chinese actor, also sings.

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by Anonymousreply 100May 22, 2021 5:02 PM

Many Chinese entertainers sing, R100.

by Anonymousreply 101May 22, 2021 5:14 PM

R100, that’s some sloppy dancing. The stage is a mess.

K-pop is a package: singing is maybe 20% of it. China’s entertainment companies, like Japan’s, still lack most of the remaining 80%.

by Anonymousreply 102May 22, 2021 5:17 PM

Lay Zhang, who is a Chinese rapper, has worked with Alan Walker, who is an English-Norwegian record producer and DJ. Alan Walker wrote the song, 'Faded', as sang by the singers in R78.

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by Anonymousreply 103May 22, 2021 5:26 PM

R99 is just old.

I bet he has forehead lines.

by Anonymousreply 104May 22, 2021 5:26 PM

R104. I am not old dumbass and not everyone who is not a fan of cheap manufactured foreign pop is old.

by Anonymousreply 105May 22, 2021 6:31 PM

Anyone who automatically labels put-together Asian guys “ladyboys” is old.

Your forehead lines say everything: ragged, grizzled, tired. And a flyover.

by Anonymousreply 106May 22, 2021 8:58 PM

R106 is for R105.

by Anonymousreply 107May 22, 2021 8:58 PM

Biden is so endearing. I like this.

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by Anonymousreply 108May 24, 2021 2:50 AM

I am rooting for GOT7 and hope they can continue with the band after leaving the odious JYP.

by Anonymousreply 109May 24, 2021 10:20 AM

I’ve been including this in my makeout etc. playlist lately.

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by Anonymousreply 110June 2, 2021 6:02 AM

Of this is the actual MV.

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by Anonymousreply 111June 2, 2021 6:05 AM

No one wants to talk about Jackson Wang? I don’t think he’s been mentioned once on this thread. I think he has the potential to really crack the American market as a soloist. He is relentless. I know he’s not Korean but he was/is a KPop artist.

by Anonymousreply 112June 2, 2021 10:30 AM

Are there asians now posting on DL. I miss the days you will never see threads like this on this site.

by Anonymousreply 113June 2, 2021 10:36 AM

R113 is an eldergay flyover.

Eldergay flyovers, most English-speaking K-pop listeners aren't Asian.

by Anonymousreply 114June 2, 2021 1:40 PM

R112, I'm more into 4th-gen groups, plus Exo and BTS.

by Anonymousreply 115June 2, 2021 1:43 PM

What generation are BTS?

by Anonymousreply 116June 2, 2021 2:17 PM

3rd, R116. TXT, also from Hybe, are 4th.

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by Anonymousreply 117June 2, 2021 2:20 PM

R114 I am a young person but I don't understand the fascination with less masculine looking male. It must be a fetish because they all look trans.

by Anonymousreply 118June 2, 2021 2:21 PM

You're hilarious R19!

More please!

by Anonymousreply 119June 2, 2021 2:22 PM

It’s just the styling for pop groups in Korea. Oddly you get used to it even if it looks so over the top at first.. It’s really for when they are dressed up for stage.

by Anonymousreply 120June 2, 2021 2:24 PM

R118, are you a flyover?

They're just stage looks for "comeback" concepts. "Comeback" in K-pop means a new release of a song, album, etc. They happen every 4 months or so. The looks change every time, and they don't look like that offstage. They're not styled like that in everyday life. That should be obvious.

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by Anonymousreply 121June 2, 2021 2:30 PM

This guy is gorgeous.

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by Anonymousreply 122June 2, 2021 2:33 PM

I like how they take every existing pop musical genre or subgenre (e.g., Latin house, dubstep, etc.) and emerging look in makeup, hair, costume, and video production style, polish and combine them in interesting ways to make up "concepts", and then deploy them, commodified and packaged, in mere month-long promotions for new track/album releases. It puts cultural trends in their place, as just ephemeral novelties, rather than how the West elevates silly things like a hairstyle, dress, or particular pop culture era into stuff worthy of an biopic, etc.

And I love how foreigners freak out when they engage in cultural appropriation. They don't care about that stuff, unless it affects sales, in which case they make an apology and the controversy evaporates.

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by Anonymousreply 123June 2, 2021 2:40 PM

*a biopic

by Anonymousreply 124June 2, 2021 2:42 PM

The entire K-pop band should take a very close look at Michael Jackson's face as an example of what happens when excessive extreme plastic surgery is performed and then has to be maintained. Particularly the nose area.

by Anonymousreply 125June 2, 2021 2:44 PM

Concepts

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by Anonymousreply 126June 2, 2021 2:45 PM

Most of the music in Kpop is atrocious. If I wanted to see hot guys I could look up Instamodels or watch porn. I'd rather not inflict myself with overproduced and disposable music that makes my ears bleed. A lot of Kpop fans get so violently angry when others don't care about Kpop. I love anime, Hong Kong action films and studying East Asian culture and history. But Kpop just sounds like a cheap knock-off of American pop to me and the whole Idol culture is beyond creepy and exploitative. I prefer Korean rock music and hip-hop. And at least Japanese popular music is distinctive and I love the use of jazz, funk and traditional string instruments in a lot of their compositions.

by Anonymousreply 127June 2, 2021 3:00 PM

Korea is creating groups for Japan now. So far they're huge hits. They're going to assimilate their pop music industry like the Borg. Japanese idols will actually be polished when they debut in Japan, cf. the old trend in Japan of "just swing it and get better over time", and they'll actually be able to dance now. I'm looking forward to Hybe's Japanese boy group.

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by Anonymousreply 128June 2, 2021 3:04 PM

R125, they have best plastic surgeons on the planet. And you might be coming from the premise that like they're supposed to have 30-year careers like top pop stars in the West. That's not how it works over there. Each generation has about 10 years max.

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by Anonymousreply 129June 2, 2021 3:09 PM

Particularly the nose area.

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by Anonymousreply 130June 2, 2021 4:18 PM

[quote] They're going to assimilate their pop music industry like the Borg

I completely agree. What I’m hoping is that as a result KPop music will get better. There is truth to so much of it being terrible and a level beyond disposable. They need to raise their standards now that it’s truly worldwide.

by Anonymousreply 131June 2, 2021 4:30 PM

I want to plug Blackpink’s Lisa’s video The Movie. The choreography is so good and it’s done to Destiny Roger’s “Tomboy” which is a really good song.

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by Anonymousreply 132June 4, 2021 10:27 AM

Very cute from TXT just out.

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by Anonymousreply 133June 12, 2021 8:21 PM

The other latest single from TXT. It’s lovely.

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by Anonymousreply 134June 12, 2021 8:26 PM

More TXT

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by Anonymousreply 135June 12, 2021 8:35 PM

They have smooth underarms.

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by Anonymousreply 136June 12, 2021 8:46 PM

That sexy rapper guy with the deep voice from Monsta X is gay right?

by Anonymousreply 137June 13, 2021 11:28 PM

R137 you talking about Joohoney/Jooheon? He sets my gaydar off. He and Jackson Wang together is a gayfest.

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by Anonymousreply 138June 19, 2021 2:01 PM

I meant IM. I didn’t know his name at first. He has a verrrrry sexy voice and I am 99% convinced he’s gay.

by Anonymousreply 139June 20, 2021 12:19 AM

PBS analyzes.

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by Anonymousreply 140June 26, 2021 6:38 AM

There is nothing wonderful or profound about kpop.

by Anonymousreply 141June 26, 2021 6:48 PM

Felix of Stray Kids is probably the prettiest young man I have ever seen in my life. His voice doesn’t match his face.

by Anonymousreply 142June 29, 2021 3:49 PM

Hyundai bought Boston Dynamics. Here’s BTS dancing with the robot Spot. From today.

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by Anonymousreply 143June 30, 2021 4:12 AM

The robots dancing. Amazing.

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by Anonymousreply 144June 30, 2021 4:18 AM

R142. The last clips (with the peach emojis on his cheeks) are especially cute.

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by Anonymousreply 145July 1, 2021 8:28 AM

R142. Cute and sexy in parts.

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by Anonymousreply 146July 1, 2021 8:29 AM

More Felix. He gets a kiss. He’s very likely bi, too. He basically outed himself at a concert.

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by Anonymousreply 147July 1, 2021 8:35 AM

Yeah he’s pretty open about liking men and women. Here is a clip that really demonstrates the contrast of his looks versus face. (Other than just watching a m/v)

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by Anonymousreply 148July 1, 2021 5:14 PM

Sorry I meant looks versus voice.

by Anonymousreply 149July 1, 2021 5:15 PM

I really like this. So pretty and distinctively East Asian.

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by Anonymousreply 150July 2, 2021 3:14 AM

Stray Kids are heavy with the gay stuff. It’s cute.

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by Anonymousreply 151July 2, 2021 3:24 AM

It is cute. They are a very likable bunch of young guys.

by Anonymousreply 152July 2, 2021 2:39 PM

Xin Liu from Cpop group The9. I love her androgynous vibe and I think the song is really good.

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by Anonymousreply 153July 3, 2021 11:35 AM

Any Hyunjin (Stray Kids) fans?

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by Anonymousreply 154July 9, 2021 7:15 AM

Yeah. He’s the one who really stands out, even more so than Felix at first.

by Anonymousreply 155July 9, 2021 4:01 PM

They make Hyunjin into this crazy sexy persona on stage. So different from the everyday. His parents' home is pretty basic (he doesn't have his own place).

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by Anonymousreply 156July 9, 2021 4:26 PM

They all still live in dorms I am assuming.

by Anonymousreply 157July 9, 2021 4:28 PM

Cute.

Yup, still in the dorm. Same one they started in. They still cook their own food and clean, too.

My favorite. Hyunjin from 6:15 - "20 minutes at 180 degrees in the air fryer".

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by Anonymousreply 158July 9, 2021 4:31 PM

High school Hyunjin.

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by Anonymousreply 159July 9, 2021 4:44 PM

Have you seen Hyunjin’s new dance video? It’s really good!

by Anonymousreply 160July 10, 2021 10:33 AM

Cute Felix

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by Anonymousreply 161July 12, 2021 7:47 AM

He just looks like a doll to me. Almost not real.

by Anonymousreply 162July 12, 2021 10:41 AM

Nice new performance from Hyunjin. He's back after a long hiatus for his school bullying scandal. I do wish he'd have short hair for a while again, though.

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by Anonymousreply 163July 12, 2021 2:12 PM

Sungjoo as an idol

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by Anonymousreply 164July 12, 2021 4:51 PM

Sungjoo in the military

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by Anonymousreply 165July 12, 2021 4:52 PM

Just out from The Boyz. It’s a promo track for a new app.

It’s quite gay.

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by Anonymousreply 166July 14, 2021 4:51 AM

Whoops this is the full video.

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by Anonymousreply 167July 14, 2021 4:55 AM

AIDS metaphor at R167. Vampires + gay.

by Anonymousreply 168July 14, 2021 4:57 AM

Early Felix.

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by Anonymousreply 169July 16, 2021 5:06 AM

Here’s episode 1 of the Stray Kids survival reality show. It’s pretty interesting actually.

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by Anonymousreply 170July 16, 2021 5:45 AM

Is this the series where Chris tells Felix he’ll never leave him behind and to always look for him if Felix needs someone? Very touching.

I have not watched this show but I have seen clips of that scene on TikTok.

by Anonymousreply 171July 18, 2021 10:44 AM

R171, yes. It’s a good show. Ten episodes.

by Anonymousreply 172July 18, 2021 4:02 PM

R171, yes. It’s a good show. 10 episodes.

by Anonymousreply 173July 18, 2021 4:24 PM

Nutty.

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by Anonymousreply 174July 18, 2021 4:31 PM

Chinese Canadian Kris Wu, C-pop star formerly with Exo, is in deep trouble.

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by Anonymousreply 175July 19, 2021 4:15 AM

I’m not saying whether he did this or not but it’s kind of shocking how easily these KPop stars’ careers can be derailed from simple accusations. I mean look at Wonho and even Hyujin having to go on hiatus just because someone accused him of bullying during his school days.

by Anonymousreply 176July 19, 2021 10:01 AM

R176, I'm a huge fan of Hyunjin, but he did admit to bullying. It's over, and he's apologized and everything, but he did admit it. So it wasn't just an accusation.

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by Anonymousreply 177July 19, 2021 3:16 PM

Oh okay I didn’t realize.

by Anonymousreply 178July 19, 2021 3:19 PM

Wu bring dropped left and tight all day.

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by Anonymousreply 179July 19, 2021 8:20 PM

*right

by Anonymousreply 180July 19, 2021 8:39 PM

Is Wu even guilty? Has this been proven?

by Anonymousreply 181July 19, 2021 11:21 PM

R181, the police haven’t come to talk with him yet.

There are multiple accusers with some evidence.

Don’t know him, but I like Exo.

by Anonymousreply 182July 19, 2021 11:29 PM

Wu is fucked. More women are coming out with accusations.

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by Anonymousreply 183July 20, 2021 11:44 AM

Stray Kids performing Twice. I’m sure they loved doing it /s

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by Anonymousreply 184July 21, 2021 4:17 AM

The Boys performing Twice in Japan and Taiwan. They hated doing it, I read 😂

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by Anonymousreply 185July 21, 2021 4:22 AM

I’m not a fan of Twice. The girls are all super cute but their music is boring and/or cloying. They are typical of Kpop’s double standard where the men can go hard and be sexual (within reason) but the girls must be demure and restrained. There are exceptions to that rule but Twice’s popularity kind of speaks for the audience preferring the women to be ultra conservative.

by Anonymousreply 186July 21, 2021 9:46 AM

I want to add that this is clear lyrically too. BTS can rap “man or woman, I’ll make you come with my tongue” but no female in KPop could get away with a line like that.

by Anonymousreply 187July 21, 2021 9:48 AM

R186, Confucianism isn't dissimilar from (moderate contemporary) Islam, when it comes to standards for male/female behavior. It's Islam minus god, and minus the foreignness (it's from next door, cf. SE Asian countries like Malaysia et al adopting a truly foreign religion, Islam).

That said, that kind of lyric is extremely unusual. BTS is a little bit "out there" because their company gives them a lot of freedom (relatively speaking) and they're trying (desperate) to be globally appealing (thus the vulgarity).

This video is titled "Confucian boy Lee Juyeon". He's a member of The Boyz. The point for posting it here is that under Confucianism men shouldn't be vulgar (per your "within reason" parenthetical). That BTS lyric is very un-Confucian, obviously.

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by Anonymousreply 188July 21, 2021 2:14 PM

This is too funny. The big guy’s girlfriend asked “Are they boys? They’re so pretty.”

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by Anonymousreply 189July 27, 2021 2:41 AM
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by Anonymousreply 190July 29, 2021 3:28 AM

Jimin and especially JHope are 2 of the best dancers in KPop by far.

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by Anonymousreply 191July 29, 2021 10:16 AM

😯 wow!

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by Anonymousreply 192July 31, 2021 9:44 PM

Centimillionaire Kris Wu may get 10 years in prison. Then he’ll be deported.

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by Anonymousreply 193August 1, 2021 11:58 PM

Chris of Stray Kids is in deep shit with black stays for like the 50th time. He has issued an apology but most of them have decided to not accept it. This time they are accusing him of making a Jim Crow pose ( I have no idea what that means) and how that’s deeply offensive.

by Anonymousreply 194August 3, 2021 2:17 PM

Black American K-pop fans and their baizuo allies are VERY touchy about everything. It's nuts. They're always scanning for something to get angry about, and for which to demand an apology. It makes them feel powerful, and in control of, and connected to, the idol.

I wish they'd just drop K-pop altogether. I don't know how many times I've read "As a Black K-pop fan, I'm so tired..." If you're so tired, why not drop that which makes you tired?

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by Anonymousreply 195August 3, 2021 2:54 PM

*10 years to life in prison

by Anonymousreply 196August 3, 2021 2:55 PM

I feel bad for Chris. As the leader of the group he is the spokesperson and is apparently the one who keeps stepping his foot in it. I have seen clips of his vlives and he seems like a really good kid to me. I hope he just focuses on making music snd lets the chips fall where they will. You cannot please people who are just living to be offended.

by Anonymousreply 197August 3, 2021 3:04 PM

Bang Chan does the most social media stuff (streams, etc.) for fans. I guess he has to, be each time he does it, he's exposing himself to intense scrutiny. Like what if he scratches his forehead in a way 2 people somehow find racially offensive? It becomes a thing on Twitter, and he has to grovel for forgiveness again. On and on. It sucks.

by Anonymousreply 198August 3, 2021 3:11 PM

Last mongth:

Heesung from Enhypen is accused of singing the n-word in a song he was singing along to. Fans demand an apology, and that the company "address the situation". One fan claims another fan just committed suicide over it. (cough... bullshit ... cough)

Zero word from the idol or his company.

That's how you do it.

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by Anonymousreply 199August 3, 2021 3:15 PM

*month

by Anonymousreply 200August 3, 2021 3:16 PM

I have to agree. By constantly apologizing it just gives in to temper tantrums being thrown constantly.

by Anonymousreply 201August 3, 2021 3:18 PM

New trailer for TBZ's comeback next week. Cute. Kevin (glass-closeted) is a mess, though.

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by Anonymousreply 202August 3, 2021 3:19 PM

Q from The Boyz and his Chucky doll.

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by Anonymousreply 203August 3, 2021 4:56 PM

The backlash against Chris is still going strong as KPop fans continue to spread the word that he is a racist. I had no idea that this controversy occurred 3 years ago and he is still expected to continue to apologize. Insanity.

by Anonymousreply 204August 5, 2021 10:35 AM

R204, on Twitter? Losers. They’re not getting more blood out of him.

by Anonymousreply 205August 5, 2021 1:00 PM

There's a Google doc. It's absurd.

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by Anonymousreply 206August 5, 2021 1:48 PM

TOWARDS BLACK PEOPLE

Hyunjin mimicking a character modeling blackface (2020)

Bang Chan wearing cornrows (2019)

Hyunjin, HAN and Lee Know wearing durags (2019-2020)

TOWARDS SOUTH ASIAN PEOPLE

The Curry Song:

Mocking Cultural Dances:

TOWARDS NATIVE AMERICAN PEOPLE

I.N wearing a necklace featuring a stereotypical depiction of a native american man wearing a headdress

Felix’s dreamcatcher earrings that he has worn on several occasions

by Anonymousreply 207August 5, 2021 1:50 PM

You can tell which cultures think of themselves as losers by the offense taken. Wear a kimono in a music video? The Japanese love it. Britney wearing a hanbok? The Koreans go wild. A fucking trashy durag? ....

by Anonymousreply 208August 5, 2021 1:52 PM

They have a problem with dreamcatcher earrings???

by Anonymousreply 209August 5, 2021 5:35 PM

It's people who want interaction with idols: they want communication and acknowledgement from them. The desperate need... it's really pathetic.

by Anonymousreply 210August 5, 2021 7:06 PM

The best. Romantic yet high-energy.

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by Anonymousreply 211August 7, 2021 6:22 AM
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by Anonymousreply 212August 7, 2021 6:24 AM

Reportedly one of Kris Wu’s possible victims may be 12 years old.

Jesus.

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by Anonymousreply 213August 7, 2021 6:37 AM

Much harder than r211’s song, but I love this clip. Changbin and Han can really rap.

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by Anonymousreply 214August 7, 2021 3:29 PM

Wow that’s intense, R214. Yeah I’m more of q Levanter/I Am You fan.

Today’s Changbin’s birthday, think.

by Anonymousreply 215August 7, 2021 5:36 PM

I can’t tell if they’re really dating. Han and Minho.

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by Anonymousreply 216August 8, 2021 3:04 AM
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by Anonymousreply 217August 8, 2021 3:07 AM

NYC DLers will recognize places in this. Bleeker St., Prospect Park, etc.

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by Anonymousreply 218August 8, 2021 3:10 AM

Hey r215, do you like Skz “God’s Menu”? It took a short bit to grow on me, but I love it now. It’s like some kind of neo-metal in its sound.

by Anonymousreply 219August 9, 2021 10:08 AM

R219, yeah I really like "God's Menu". "Back Door" as well. "Hellevator", and "Mirae", too. I think it's 3Racha's stuff that I find hard to get into, thought I kind of like "Matryoshka" for the "beep beep" sounds in the background.

The Boyz released a new mini-album today. Listening to that now. It's ... ok.

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by Anonymousreply 220August 9, 2021 1:40 PM

The BOYZ Thrill Ride is.....meh. They've had better singles. They do look cute as always though.

by Anonymousreply 221August 10, 2021 8:55 PM

I haven’t really listened to any of 3racha’s songs except for Carpe Diem r220. Considering how good Han and Changbin are I might like their stuff a lot. Did you like Chris and Lee Know’s song “Drive”?

I am a huge fan of BTS’ rap line as well. “Ddaeng” is a really great song by them.

by Anonymousreply 222August 11, 2021 9:52 AM

R222, yeah I like "Drive". I converted the YouTube video into an mp3 to put it on my playlist. It's funny that Bang Chan said it's actually about driving, as a joke.

I was just watching this. I can't tell what's going on between Han and Lee Know...

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by Anonymousreply 223August 11, 2021 1:40 PM

From 22:25. It's pretty intense.

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by Anonymousreply 224August 11, 2021 1:51 PM

2:20

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by Anonymousreply 225August 11, 2021 1:53 PM

All of these groups have such intense skinships. I admit I find it interesting because such a thing is so taboo in the states. I saw a video clip where Tae of BTS completely cold shouldered Jungkook because he was jealous and angry that JK wasn’t paying him enough attention.

by Anonymousreply 226August 11, 2021 4:34 PM

I am still new to KPop so there are a lot of groups I don’t know anything about but I know their names. The Boyz, txt, EXO … there are so many more. And those are just the boy bands.

As far as girl groups go I don’t think there are any putting out music with as much crossover appeal as Blackpink. I am interested in MAMaMoo (horrible name) as I love the members. Individually they are each really interesting. I am also curious about Red Velvet.

Anyway Kihyun of Monsta X was recorded singing some old standards recently. He has an incredible voice! I hope that group can survive as each member is due for military service.

by Anonymousreply 227August 12, 2021 10:42 AM

There are so many groups, R227, right? I generally just stick to two or three groups, and if I happen to hear a song I like from another group, it's possible I start following them, too. Or I might just add their top songs to a playlist but not really get to know them: I like Twice, and listen to several of their songs a lot, but I don't really know who's who, or anything else about them, really. Same with Itzy. I used to listen to Red Velvet, until I learned that Irene is a terrible, abusive person, after which I couldn't listen anymore.

TXT, The Boyz (TBZ), and Stray Kids (SKZ), all 4th-gen boy groups, are the ones I'm following rather closely, I watch their music videos and YouTube content (variety shows, their own content other than music videos), casually keep up with developments in their schedules, etc., and I'll watch their VLIVE streams every now and then. Fan videos, too, like those Minsung (Minho + Jisung from Stray Kids) videos.

There are many shows streaming for free here. Most of it is unavailable on YouTube. No ads, either. You can just search for the name of the group, and it's possible they have something (Monsta X, for example). I really liked "Kingdom" and "Kingdom: Legendary War", two recent boy group survival shows ("Kingdom" came first).

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by Anonymousreply 228August 12, 2021 1:48 PM

I Just want to mention that Monsta X refused to participate in kingdom due to their busy schedules so Mnet has blackballed them. Which is so petty.

by Anonymousreply 229August 12, 2021 3:03 PM

PS I like Itzy and they have the potential to be awesome, but their songs are only so-so IMO.

by Anonymousreply 230August 12, 2021 3:05 PM

I love when Felix does aegyo or just generally cute things.

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by Anonymousreply 231August 12, 2021 5:45 PM

This was fun: Stray Kids go to Australia. Two episodes. Here's episode 1.

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by Anonymousreply 232August 12, 2021 6:08 PM

Episode 2.

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by Anonymousreply 233August 12, 2021 6:10 PM

I have no idea of this group SF9 but this members fancam is always on my YouTube feed.

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by Anonymousreply 234August 13, 2021 12:14 PM

This is too cute.

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by Anonymousreply 235August 14, 2021 4:26 PM

Are the Stray Kids fans on here liking the teasers they have released so far? I liked the clips I have seen of “Domino” which is supposed to be a b-side I think.

by Anonymousreply 236August 15, 2021 12:37 PM

I like the video, but not the refrain. Also, as usual, Felix’s voice is too low to be audible in parts, like the refrain.

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by Anonymousreply 237August 15, 2021 6:51 PM

I agree that it’s hard to hear Felix. In production couldn’t they have done things to amplify his voice? He looks great in the video I will say though.

by Anonymousreply 238August 16, 2021 11:24 AM

This was pretty hilarious. Han is consistently very funny.

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by Anonymousreply 239August 16, 2021 2:20 PM

Part 2 of 2.

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by Anonymousreply 240August 16, 2021 2:20 PM

Wu is doomed.

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by Anonymousreply 241August 17, 2021 5:21 AM

Sociopath

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by Anonymousreply 242August 19, 2021 4:28 AM

Arrogant fuck is going to prison.

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by Anonymousreply 243August 19, 2021 4:30 AM

Lucas of NCT - turns out he's a cheating manwhore with a taste for luxury goods in exchange for meetups lol.

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by Anonymousreply 244August 25, 2021 5:14 PM

Gaslighting + money leeching. Sounds sociopathic. Lucas is Chinese + Thai, I think.

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by Anonymousreply 245August 25, 2021 5:31 PM

Korea needs to do this. Smart.

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by Anonymousreply 246August 27, 2021 2:17 PM

BTS fans are in an uproar because of the recent billboard interview where they were asked about chart manipulation. I really love this group but I find their die hard fans borderline psychotic. Even RM felt it was a fair question.

by Anonymousreply 247August 27, 2021 2:57 PM

The Boyz’s Jacob three years ago. Very cute.

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by Anonymousreply 248August 31, 2021 5:16 AM

Eunwoo. Cute video.

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by Anonymousreply 249September 2, 2021 6:56 PM

Exo with Trump and Ivanka. Jared too.

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by Anonymousreply 250September 3, 2021 2:37 AM

More Exo and Trump

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by Anonymousreply 251September 3, 2021 2:41 AM
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by Anonymousreply 252September 6, 2021 6:08 PM
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by Anonymousreply 253September 8, 2021 4:09 PM

From today. It’s Han from Stray Kids. It’s pretty funny and cute.

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by Anonymousreply 254September 11, 2021 5:33 PM

Han’s supposed boyfriend Lee Know.

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by Anonymousreply 255September 11, 2021 5:41 PM

Bangchan and Hyunjin serve up some software porn.

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by Anonymousreply 256September 13, 2021 11:30 PM

*softcore

by Anonymousreply 257September 13, 2021 11:59 PM

Today was Han’s birthday.

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by Anonymousreply 258September 14, 2021 5:52 AM

Han is pretty much my favorite SKZ. He seems like such a sweet guy combined with a good sense of humor.

by Anonymousreply 259September 14, 2021 1:46 PM

Han's Time Sq birthday billboard yesterday.

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by Anonymousreply 260September 14, 2021 2:22 PM

Han live just now.

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by Anonymousreply 261September 14, 2021 2:45 PM

Han in Dior.

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by Anonymousreply 262September 14, 2021 2:53 PM

Han and Minho - Check out the scene at 0:12. Pretty obvious.

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by Anonymousreply 263September 14, 2021 3:41 PM

Goofing on Hyunjin's recent haitus-end dance video.

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by Anonymousreply 264September 14, 2021 6:44 PM

It's Felix's birthday (he and Han are 1 or 2 days apart).

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by Anonymousreply 265September 15, 2021 3:33 PM

Stray Kids and The Boyz love each other.

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by Anonymousreply 266September 17, 2021 3:30 PM

KPop is really hard to enjoy with SO many obnoxious fans crying cultural appropriation every second of every day. It’s crazy making.

by Anonymousreply 267September 19, 2021 11:40 PM

R267, I just ignore it, as most Asian fans do. No one cares about what woke girls on Twitter say.

It's losers from more primitive cultures and their Western baizuo self-appointed advocates.

by Anonymousreply 268September 20, 2021 12:58 AM

The latest from SKZ. Felix wrote it with two others, Minho ("Lee Know") and Changbin. It's cute.

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by Anonymousreply 269September 20, 2021 1:04 AM

Lee Know visiting his parents, grandmother, and cats. From last week.

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by Anonymousreply 270September 20, 2021 1:12 AM

Very hopeful speeches from BTS at the UN today.

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by Anonymousreply 271September 20, 2021 9:28 PM

Here's SKZ in LA early last year. They went to an outlet mall of all places. Probably because there'd be fewer people there.

I'm a bit old to go to their concerts. However, if they have one in LA, I might try to find some seating out of the way.

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by Anonymousreply 272September 21, 2021 4:40 PM

You should go and get what ever seating is best to enjoy the show! One thing I have learned about KPop is that it has a very wide range of fans age-wise. Hell, Coldplay just collaborated with BTS on a new song.

Speaking of BTS, they seemed to have really enjoyed working with Coldplay and I get the impression that overall their experiences in England have been way more positive than in America. Makes me feel bad since I’m American.

Back to SKZ. Bang Chan did a Vlive the other day and got a bit testy with some of the fans. Mildly so. Apparently Vlive SKZ fans are aggressive and whiny so he lost his patience a bit which I thought was funny.

In other news, Lisa of Blackpink had to apologize for wearing box braids in her latest video as supposedly that was considered cultural appropriation. 🙄 The beat goes on.

by Anonymousreply 273September 27, 2021 5:18 PM

R273, I saw the absurd Lisa thing. I can't believe that K-pop is making me a reactionary to the PC stuff now.

by Anonymousreply 274October 1, 2021 1:37 PM

K-Pop has to be the worst thing to happen to pop music since music was created. Rag on rap and hip hop all you wanna, but this shit is stank.

by Anonymousreply 275October 1, 2021 3:02 PM

I like Hyunjin's new shorter hair. It's been over a year with the long hair. The new cut is refreshing.

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by Anonymousreply 276October 1, 2021 3:16 PM

[quote] You should go and get what ever seating is best to enjoy the show! One thing I have learned about KPop is that it has a very wide range of fans age-wise.

Eh. I hate how the audience sings along in the West anyway.

I was going to try to get BTS tickets next week, however. I could always resell them.

by Anonymousreply 277October 1, 2021 3:28 PM

From today.

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by Anonymousreply 278October 10, 2021 3:39 AM

Hyunjae from The Boyz. Very cute.

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by Anonymousreply 279October 10, 2021 3:43 AM

Did anyone get BTS LA tickets? I can't believe it's just a month from now.

by Anonymousreply 280October 13, 2021 5:50 PM

Are you going r280?

by Anonymousreply 281October 13, 2021 7:37 PM

R281, no, I didn't get tickets. Wasn't able to.

by Anonymousreply 282October 13, 2021 11:39 PM

Not their usual genre, but still very nice. Jisung is great with Seungmin.

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