KPOP NOW – PlayM files complaint against Apink Chorong’s childhood friend claiming Chorong assaulted her in the past


Article: APink Chorong, “retire from the entertainment industry,” agency files criminal complaint 

Source: Newsen

Apink‘s Chorong is being accused of assaulting a childhood friend in the past. 

On April 1st, PlayM Entertainment filed a criminal complaint against Kim at the Gangnam Police Station for defamation and attempted blackmail using false facts.

PlayM stated, “Recently Park Chorong received threatening messages from Kim, a former childhood friend and threatened to expose her if she didn’t retire from the entertainment industry. Chorong and Kim were childhood friends who were close in the past but drifted apart due to a certain “incident.” Chorong admitted there was an argument and dispute between her and Kim but apologized for any uncomfortable feelings she may have potentially caused but made it clear to Kim that she never committed the assault she was claiming and tried to fix the relationship. She even responded to Kim’s request to meet and made efforts to communicate with Kim by contacting her first.”

“However, Kim continued to overturn the facts, cancel the meeting suddenly, transcribe calls with Chorong’s sincere apology and report it to the media with false facts. Chorong is suffering from extreme mental distress and has come to a situation where legal action is inevitable. We have reviewed all the necessary materials for the complaint process and if false facts are found, we plan to take strong legal action including filing civil and criminal complaint for defamation and attempted blackmail.”

  1. [+310, -3] Wait so Park Chorong never assaulted her and its not hakpok [school violence] and Chorong still met with her to talk nicely and she threatened her using those recordings as proof and didn’t even apologize? Is that what’ I’m hearing?
  2. [+242, -25] Eh? Isn’t Chorong famous for her good personality? ㄹㅇ This is like poking a beehive. I mean she didn’t even assault her but met up with her to fix the relationship and she still threatened her? This is why its important to make good friends so that you don’t get shaken up with trash people from the past
  3. [+230, -2] Huh? This friend is absurdㅋㅋ;; the agency is did well
  4. [+121, -2]If Park Cho-rong had such makjang image-making skills she would’ve been exposed already. She’s already been in the industry for 10 years and this Kim is just now coming out with thisㅋㅋㅋ
  5. [+76, -0] As if none of you believe this alreadyㅋㅋㅋㅋ There are so many idols that have been acting like Cheonju “angel” idols but have turned out to be anything butㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
  6. [+69, -1]ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ But…she’s already in her 11th year; it’s laughable that she’s just now coming out claiming school violence ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
  7. [+47, -0] Why are there so many threats against idols these days? It’s seriously a miracle nothing has happened, reminds me of threats against Seung-hee too [Oh My Girl….all of Apink are famous for their good personalities ㅋㅋㅋ maybe they think their personalities are too much? I hope it gets resolved well especially since they filed a complaint..
  8. [+46, -0] In the meantime fan reaction: “this is too hilarious”
  9. [+42, -0] She probably thought because Chorong is kind she’d be an easy targetㅋㅋㅋ 
  10. [+25, -1] Is this person f***ingㅈㄴ crazy!? You chose the wrong one ㅋㅋ. Didn’t you know Park Chorong is famous for her good personality? 



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KPOP NOW – Why are Soojin and Cube so quiet after Seo Shin-ae’s clarifications?


Article: Soojin X Cube who were so “confident” regarding school violence of Seo Shin-ae…5th→6th consecutive day of crickets

Source: Herald Pop

How long is (G)I-dle‘s Soojin and her agency Cube Entertainment going to stay quiet?

On the 26th, actress Seo Shin-ae shared a lengthy post on her Instagram and confirmed publicly she was a victim of Soojin’s school violence. 

Seo Shin-ae wrote, “She (Soojin) cursed me, snickered with laughter and harassed me on a daily basis for two years on the road, on corridors during breaks, in the cafeteria. She made personal attacks on my appearance saying, “I wonder how someone with a face like hers became a celebrity, she’s not pretty at all. She’s a celebrity who’s past her prime anyway, no wonder she’s an outcast. I don’t know what the teachers like about her that cause them to give her special treatment.”

As for Soojin, she revealed on the 19th that “she’s never had any conversations with Seo Shin-ae while in school and didn’t even know what classes they attended together and stated that she was “confident” and “demanded Seo Shin-ae clarify her position.”

Seo Shin-ae clarified her statements on the 26th revealing that “Soojin would not remember talking to her because they were one-sided insults,” adding, “It’s unfortunate she’s drawing the line saying she definitely didn’t bully me or say those scornful words with her bully group behind her. I don’t know what kind of evidence or witnesses she has but I want to ask her if her she thinks her selective memory can cover up the truth of what she did to me.”

In the meantime, its been 5 days since Seo Shin-ae clarified her position and Soojin and Cube have gone silent despite stating they were “confident” in their statements. 

Many are curious if there is something to hide and that’s why they’re covering their eyes and ears especially since Cube filed a defamation suit against first discloser that came forward with suspicions of Soojin’s school violence and threatened strong legal action against anyone that spread false information.

Fans are also waiting for Soojin’s retort to the allegations as this will determine the future survival of the members and (G)I-dle in the industry.

Will Soojin confess or deny the allegations again? Let’s hope the answer will be revealed soon.

UPDATE: 3:31.2021 5:10 PM KST

Herald Pop has updated the article noting that its now the 6th consecutive day of Cube and Soojin going quiet since Seo Shin-ae’s clarifications on the 26th of last month. 



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KPOP NOW – The reason why male rookie idols aren’t doing so well these days


Article: “The reason why male rookie idols aren’t doing so well these daysㄹㅇ”

Source: Pann

These days whenever I listen to idol music I just *sigh*…

  1. All the songs are recycled, manufactured trash straight from the factory “Dumchit dumchit … (suspenseful music) Fire !!! wax! wax! Tonight burning up yeah ~ (whirring noise).”
  2. Can’t write songs without throwing in random English lyrics like “tonight” or “baby”
  3. Too many kids that think they’re the 2nd V, Kai, Jungkook, or GD even though they’re neither talented nor good looking
  4. Their bodies are too frail so I feel like I need to protect them meanwhile their lyrics are “I’ll carry you” while their bodies look like they can’t “carry” a water bottle
  5. Styling is basically “white” suit like from EXO’s ‘Love Shot’ or BTS’ ‘BST’. You’d think they’d rather die than wear anything else.  they act like they’d rather die than give up those “white shirts” like those worn in Exo’s ‘Love Shot” or BTS’s ‘BST’. Overall styling and concept = VIXX but without the physique
  6. It feels like they became an idol not because they’re passionate about song and dance but rather because they want to seduce girls at Gangnam clubs
  7. They all look the same
  8. They think as long as they dye their hairs with bright colors they’ll become GD
  9. Lyrics, song and dance isn’t “manly” at all it’s just “tryhard” and “aggressive” like they want to assault women or something
  10. There are many groups made to look like a fake version of “X” idol and then media play saying “they look like X” etc. The problem is they’re not as attractive or charming as X idol they’re cosplaying so they just come off as “ambiguous”
  11. You can tell from their stage that their teamwork is not good or non-existent
  12. Female idols = “innocent look” while male idols = “ogle or pretend to”, “scary looking”, “bad boy” or “sexy”
  13. Girls hate guys that try so hard to be “heart fluttering” and then ask “did your heart flutter?” etc. just an example. Why not let them judge for themselves and excite them with your music.
  14. Names that are f***ing weird, scary or hard to remember. Looks like the trend is group names like AI or a virus 
  15. Honestly I think boys in my class are more handsome and much better than idols nowadays. These kids look like a bunch of iljins doing cover performances. 
  16. They think sexy = revealing it all

Anyway, most of the kids have zero presence and have no idea why they were picked. Too many kids can barely dance, sing, have zero vocal tone, barely any visuals, physique or personality. Their songs are just terrible and they dance like they’re cosplaying BTS’ fire. It’s like they all want to be an idol to get money, fame and girls like BTS or EXO. 

Don’t copy other idols just be you. Be honest in your thoughts and feelings.
Don’t pick golden spoons
Don’t just look at visuals but pick an idol with a luxurious looks
Overall, pick good-natured kids (Or else, it’s obvious on stage)
Take into consideration women opinions
Stop taking things off just because you think your body looks a bit better
Make bright and addictive music now that corona is coming to an end (stop with the machines)
Don’t include numbers or strange symbols in your name
Don’t include many similar-looking kids
Don’t dance too hard, just relax
Pick kids that are excited about music and love singing and dancing
Picks kids with good vocals
Don’t add unreasonable raps.
Distinguish between what women think is “cute” and what’s just plain “cringe”
Stop throwing in “tonight” 
Stop with obvious lyrics about “love” and “women”. Talk about other things instead. 

I know its easier said than done but if they follow this list they’re guaranteed to stand out. 

  1. [+251, -2] Kids nowadays are in an “ambiguous” position . I worry how they’ll eat once their groups disband. Previous idols could at least go on varieties or go into acting but kids nowadays can’t even do that. 
  2. [+205, -1] Everything OP wrote is straight factsㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ too hilariousㅋㅋㅋ
  3. [+166, -1] The standards to debut as an idol are too low these days. Especially if they have good visuals 
  4. [+145, -0] I hate watching kids with excessive make-up. Can we please stop with the red eyeshadow makeup trend
  5. [+81, -0] Everyone is going for the bad boy crush concept with boy-like “visuals” so it’s a bit unnatural. And honestly I’m just tired of seeing the same dance and song concept so I can’t tell them apart anymore. I know they’re doing it because Tik-tokers are into that nowadays but it’s just ugh… too cringe
  6. [+77, -1] Too many members. Nowadays they just pick anyone with good enough visuals and make them debut with the other trainees.
  7. [+53, -0] These days all the male idols have the “GD” “V” or “Kai” diseaseㄹㅇ
  8. [+50, -0] V Kai Jung Kook GD ㄹㅇ too many male rookie idols cosplaying as them these days ㅠㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ



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