Group god’s vocalist Kim Taewoo is receiving backlash for his comments comparing the popularity of Shinhwa, their rivals during their prime. The looks of the Orange Princesses, who have been summoned after a long time, is harsh. It is awkward for the Sky Blue Friends who’re saying “Taewoo oppa should’ve been more careful with his words.” Orange Princess is a term of endearment the Shinhwa members call their fans by. Because the representative colour of Shinhwa’s fanclub is orange. On the other hand, with sky blue as the fanclub’s representative colour, god fanclub’s has Sky Blue Friends as their term of endearment.
I’m not really one who gets frustrated for trivial matter, but Kim Tae Woo made me raise my eyebrow at him and was a little disappointed. Anyways, he already apologized… so whatever.
Shinhwa’s fans say, “Perhaps g.o.d was more popular with the masses but in terms of fandom, we didn’t lose to them,” “In terms of highest recorded number of actual fanclub members, Shinhwa is higher.” They also pointed out that “Shinhwa and g.o.d’s peaks were at different periods, it’s not possible to compare them like that.”
During an interview, Nick Jonas was asked to guess who a group of gay fans had said was the biggest pop diva in a game of Family Feud and he guessed Katy Perry and MILEY CYRUS.
Is there a video of this? :D
Hyesung: A night where Hyesung shines. Hello, I’m Shin Hyesung. There seems to be really a lot of things to be thankful to everyone about recently. Not long ago, through the Ice Bucket Challenge, I nominated our fans as the next participant, and very gratefully, there were really a lot of people who participated in this meaningful event, and that makes me really pleased and proud, really, thank you so much everyone. Once again, I give my sincere thanks. Also, ‘Doll’ that was released not long ago, as compared to what I expected, everyone’s reactions to it was very good and listened to it well, I’m really very happy. Thank you very much. So, actually, to express my gratitude, I pondered over whether there was something I could do. Regarding the mystery at 2minutes 58second, I heard that many people are curious about it. So, to express my gratitude to those who have loved ‘Doll’, I’ll fully reveal the truth to the 2mins 58sec mystery on “Hye-Bit-Bam”. It is surprisingly simple. Before the 2nd chorus, at the part where the lyrics goes “live while loving you”, I sang the main melody, and Changjung-hyung sang the harmony. And the 2nd chorus that comes after that, “I’ll miss you”, from that part till the end of the song, I sang all the harmony. And Changjung-hyung sang all the main melody. I guess I should take it as a compliment? That hyung-nim and my voice blended so well that everyone was confused over our voices. It seems to be something to be happy about. Anyway, everyone, the mystery at 2mins 58sec, I hope it has been fully resolved. And, last of all, what I want to say thanks for, it was yesterday right? The day that I, we Shinhwa, have debuted for 6000 days. Ah, 6000 seems like a really huge number. To have received everyone’s love for such a long time, I’m very happy, glad, and proud. Everyone, thank you. Quite a lot of people have sent in their congratulations too. And even flower wreaths so I’m really happy. Thank you so much. More than 6000 days, for an even longer time, I hope I’ll be able to spend it with everyone. Seems like today, from the start till the end, it’s full of thanks. But everyone, I sincerely thank you all. Then, I’ll be saying goodbye here. Everyone, see you again!
Liveworks Company Twitter update:
[Shin Hye Sung_신혜성]
ONCE AGAIN RADIO - A night where Hyesung shines ‘Doll’ PART 10
Days filled with things to be thankful for goes by
Shinhwa Company Facebook/Twitter update:
[From the Administrator]
An audio message from the fourth member
”Days filled with things to be thankful for goes by”
Translation by malpabo.tumblr.com
From 980324 to the 6000th day, Shinhwa Changjo was together with Shinhwa!!
What else needs to be said~
Shinhwa and Shinhwa Changjo is the best in the universe and is love ^^
- 2014-08-28 Minwoo Facebook update
translation by malpabo.tumblr.com
So miss them! <3
These kids just gives too many kisses to each other… well, not that I’m complaining though. :3
(Give me kisses too! xD)
Because of the “Ice Bucket Challenge” thing, I got curious about #ALS and because I wanted to know more about it, I found this drama about a man who got diagnosed with this disease… and I’m not even half way through it, but this drama is already affecting me too much. Ugh. I need tissues, lots of it…
The video begins humorously as Anthony Carbajal, a photographer, dresses up in a neon bikini top and soaps up a car before being doused with ice water.
I’ve only been here for 4 years and there is almost nothing in kpop for me anymore. There is no creativity in the songs produced or the choreography, though I gotta admit Shinhwa’s vogue concept was mind blowing. Variety shows are just about as boring, and the saving grace are actually the 1st generation: Shinhwa and HOTSechgodRG. How sad is that.
I think the thing that the 1st generation idols are able to entertain and make their shows fun is through all of the experiences they’ve gathered over the years from their seniors (though they are the 1st generation of K-Pop, there are also more older people than them too) and they’ve went on variety shows a lot to learn how original entertainers pull out jokes and stuff. So it’s all through experiences that they have gathered up, so all of those experiences they got, they use it as their guiding. They also learn how to naturally entertain the viewers without trying too hard to be funny.
The current and new idol groups, they are still on their way catching up with their variety shows and all of that stuff. So give them a little more time to experience everything along their ways. However, the group that are actually well-entertained with variety show is Super Junior (2nd generation/current generation). They’re pretty good with variety shows and purely funny.
And now talking about music-wise, you know, HotsechgodRG and Shinhwa are the first generation idol groups, right? Their music were classic, meaningful (it still is), their dances were intense and powerful, so with the trend-wise, they sort of stick with that although they moved on a little bit like Shinhwa, but their music always catch all ages audiences attention. While the current and new generations, when they debuted, their trends were already been changed, example, like when DBSK, Super Junior, SNSD, Wonder Girls, Big Bang, SHINee, 2PM, 2AM, etc. generation debuted, their music-wise were already in the new trend, which was after 2000. Then it keeps changing, however, I can see why the 1st generation can always keep their music-wise a huge hit to this day because it was the original.
Just I can say, NOTHING BEATS THE ORIGINALS! <3
One of the most recent scandals involves A.KOR member Kemy and her controversial “diss rap” on 2NE1’s Park Bom, and wow, has it brought up a lot of conflict.
For the most part, fans and friends alike have stood up for Bom, whose drug scandal prompted a personal letter from YG regarding her need for the medicine. However, is that all to the story? Is Kemy truly the bad guy in this issue, or does she have some truth in her rap?
First of all, let’s get everything straight: I am in no way saying that Kemy’s actions were right. To be honest, this was an extremely rude composition and an extremely bad decision in summary to even bring up a senior idol in such a bad light. Logically speaking, I don’t understand why she would record such a rap, given the fact that they’ve barely debuted and have yet to establish a reputation in the industry; was she intending to ruin their chances before they even had a chance?
In short, I don’t think so. Recent rookies have been aiming for more unique, interesting ways to gain fame, whether it’s eccentric fashion or music style. In my opinion, it seems like Kemy attempted to catch attention with this track, and she succeeded. Unfortunately, I’m just not so sure if she expected the backlash, although it would be ridiculously foolish if she didn’t. Speaking from a marketing perspective, this was a wild card that played out less in her favor, and that’s just one of the things that happen when you go down the dissing route.
But what if this wasn’t an attempt to bring attention to herself? What if it was to bring attention to the suspicious drug scandal fiasco that YG managed to cover up? Am I saying that I don’t trust YG’s explanation? Of course not. I’m just trying to speak from Kemy’s perspective.
When you think about it, South Korea has quite a large stigma attached to mental illness and drugs, so I did understand this negativity in regards to Bom being let go in a simple manner. Also, let’s not forget that celebrities seem to always be treated differently when it comes to crimes, no matter the country, so why wouldn’t someone be angry with this?
Kemy definitely wasn’t wrong for stating her opinion on this scandal, but it was not a smart move in rapping about it and directly addressing Bom in the piece. The fault in this diss is purely a matter of respect and professionalism for me, personally. And before anyone says that Kemy should suffer or be boycotted, let’s keep a rational mindset and understand that A.KOR has already stopped their promotions prematurely as a response to this controversy. Isn’t that enough?
Yes, Bom was wrong in bringing illegal drugs in such a shady manner, but that case is settled, like it or not. Does it seem like she got special treatment? I’m not going to lie; it does seem like it. But just because it seems like she had the case handled in her favor doesn’t mean that releasing a public rap about telling her to do the right thing will help, right?
To put it shortly, I’m not really sure why Kemy thought it was a good idea to go through with this, but I’m not going to hate on the girl. The meaning behind the rap is rude and uncalled for, and it only managed to damage A.KOR’s image more than hurting Bom’s. There are things that don’t make sense with how quickly the case was solved, and she definitely did dish out some truth, albeit in a slightly distasteful manner.
On the other hand, just because the lyrics are negative doesn’t mean that Kemy has no talent nor potential. I have to admit that it bothers me when fans try to come to Bom’s aid by dissing Kemy in return; there’s no use in getting an eye for an eye, because all you end up with is a bunch of blind followers going in a variety of directions for no reason. In a musical sense, I really do feel like Kemy is a great rapper:
I just wish she would have thought this decision through.
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