KPOP NOW – Apink Chorong’s accuser states she won’t be taking any settlement and plans to reveal the truth


Article: [Exclusive] “I don’t need compensation, will be taking my lawsuit against Park Chorong to the end”…agency goes silent

Source: Financial News

Apink Park Chorong‘s alleged victim ‘Kim‘ is showing strong determination to reveal the truth.

On the 6th, Kim’s lawyer revealed in a call to Financial News, “my client has no intention of settling (reaching an amicable agreement). This case only has one case of alleged assault. I’ve taken lots of cases like this and most of them wanted to reach a financial settlement but that’s not what the victim wants. She does not want any compensation, she wants to reveal the truth. If the perpetrator [Chorong] does not official apologize for the violence, we will go all the way to the end.”

He added, “her agency stated that Kim changed her words and avoided meeting but that’s not true at all. We have not been able to get into contact with any of her agency reps or attorneys.”

In the meantime, PlayM Entertainment has been silent since releasing an official statement on the 5th. 

Financial News reached out to PlayM for clarifications on Chorong’s past underage drinking photos released by Kim but they have not received any answer. 

  1. [+3,375, -68] “Thank you Dad who always cared for me and sometimes gave me pocket money. I love you. My mother who laughed and watched over me every day and took care of me well. My brother, who always forgave me even if ate his food all the time. Thank you for being good to me. And thank you, my friends, who always treated me well. Also, thank you to the teachers who encouraged me even though I wasn’t a good student. Goodbye to all.” This is a note written by a student who was suffering from school abuse before he committed suicide. 
  2. [+1,245, -73] Stop apologizing to the public and apologize to the victims you hurt and live in self-reflection
  3. [+816, -48] I don’t know what the real truth is but after seeing those photos of her drinking as a minor in school I’m starting to think the accusations might be true.
  4. [+788, -47] Just disappear silently from the entertainment industry. Stop threatening the victim with lawsuits and just disappear. The person you assaulted will never get over the trauma you caused her.
  5. [+449, -16] The victim said she recorded the phone call with Park Chorong admitting to being abusive so I don’t get why she’s filing a lawsuit. I hope she can leak the recording.  
  6. [+180, -7] Such a kid became a celebrity by washing her image and earning a lot of money ㅋㅋㅋ ridiculous
  7. [+124, -7] From her image I thought she was a homebody that never left her house and was pure and innocent. But after seeing her smoking and drinking pictures looks like her image was fake
  8. [+61, -10] Chorong-ah, you must’ve been scared for this to come out. If you’ve got any sense left, sincerely apologize and reflect before it gets bigger. Don’t think of coming out on TV…
  9. [+41, -2] Her image looks completely different nowㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
  10. [+15, -4] Goodbye..



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KPOP NOW – Apink’s Park Chorong admits to drinking as a minor


Article: Apink’s Park Chorong, “School violence NO…I was stupid to drink when I was a minor” 

Source: My Daily

Apink member Park Chorong has admitted to drinking as a minor. 

On the 6th, Chorong shared a lengthy post on Instagram and stated, “Hello, this is Park Chorong. Sorry to greet you with such bad news. First of all, prior to explaining recent events, I want to apologize for causing concern with drinking pictures when I was a minor. I hurt everyone that supported me with my stupid and wrong behavior in my childhood. I sincerely apologize without any excuse.”

“What’s come out recently began at the end of February and has been going on for a month. I put in a lot of effort to communicate smoothly but I feel sorry that I wasn’t able to do more. I read the reports and interviews given about me that were reported yesterday. Even though such things have become a big deal they came out of misunderstandings. When I remember the memories spending time playing together as friends from elementary school, it distresses me and the feelings are indescribably terrible.”

“However, I would like to reiterate once again that I’m innocent regarding those misunderstandings. I have never once slapped, stripped or assaulted Kim as she’s claiming. I will do my best to clarify my innocence following Kim’s testimonies and her transcripts of our call. 

“I hurt the fans who have supported me for over 10 years since my debut. I was so afraid that fans that trust me and support me would be disappointed in me because of this incident. I’m sorry to all the members, fans, company and all those that helped me. I ask for forgiveness for delivering such news to fans and members on our 10th anniversary and sincerely apologize with my head down.”

In the meantime, alleged victim ‘Kim‘ claims to have transcripts and further evidence of assault by Park Chorong and her friends in an alley in Sachang-dong, Cheongju during their high school days. 





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KPOP NOW – Which idol group truly paved the way for K-pop in the West?


Article: “Why is there a lot of noise on who paved the way for K-pop in the U.S market?”

Source: Pann

Paving the way means having huge success overseas, pioneering the country’s music market and laying the foundation for K-pop (ex. BOA – East/Japan etc.) For U.S and Europe it’s clearly BTS. 

Has there been anyone that can rival BTS’ impact on K-pop in the West? Psy‘s ‘Gangnam Style‘ was a one-hit wonder that only became a trend because of the choreo “horse dance.” 

So why does everyone keep putting down BTS’ achievements? All I see are people saying their seniors paved the way ㅋㅋㅋ. I hope people realize how hard ARMY in America worked to get BTS on radio and that was the reason for BTS’ successㅠ.

  1. [+453, -122] If their seniors truly paved the way wouldn’t EXO BIG BANG have been the first to attend Billboard Music Awards before BTSㅠㅠㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ 
  2. [+423, -27] I’m curious about this too. How exactly did the previous generation of idols, their “seniors,” pave the wayㅋㅋㅋ?
  3. [+420, -29] It’s not just 1 or 2 idol groups that knocked on America’s door, its just that one group was successful in the end. No SEA singers have been able to successfully enter Korea either but if one of them breaks through doesn’t it mean all the groups that came before them paved the way?
  4. [+93, -16] Aren’t most of them Big Bang fans?? Big Bang was the first Korean act to rank on Billboard 200 paving the way for BTS to succeed. Without Big Bang there would be no BTSㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
  5. [+77, -3] Overseas fans and a handful of Korean fans sent handwritten letters, bouquets, and gifts to DJs so that they can spin, promote and air BTS on radio. American ARMYs really put in a lot of effort and worked hard as a team to get them on Spotify, Radio, Muse. Isn’t this what pioneering is? Even though the previous generation of idols went there first the results were different. BTS didn’t gain their foothold through nothing. ARMY worked really hard. 
  6. [+55, -105] I hope ARMY can recall the days their faves were just nugu centipedes rolling around in dirt before they hit it big ㅋㅋ
  7. [+54, -0] BTS achieved what they have now not by following the paths of their seniors or riding the Korean Wave but through pioneering their own way. 
  8. [+43, -6] This is what Big Bang fans have always been saying. If you want to see ARMYs come out in the comments just mention their faves breaking into the U.S market and they suddenly attack you with the group’s music achievementsㅋㅋㅋ Do they think their faves are at GD’s levelㅋ ㅋ ㅋ ㅋ ㅋ ㅋ ㅋ ? 



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