Tuesday, July 26, 2016

“Twice's Jihyo on 'Mask Singer' Prejudice Towards Body Figure Surfaced” plus 7 more

“Twice's Jihyo on 'Mask Singer' Prejudice Towards Body Figure Surfaced” plus 7 more


Twice's Jihyo on 'Mask Singer' Prejudice Towards Body Figure Surfaced

Posted: 26 Jul 2016 08:37 AM PDT



Seems like there's a boiling argument regarding how viewers try to guess the identity of 'Mask Singer' performers.

In the latest episode where Twice's Jihyo appeared, netizens are in rage towards the prejudices concerning the comments relating to 'Little Ghost' body figure.

On 'Mask Singer' bulletin boards, comments such as "She looks like a mother," "She has trapezius muscle." "That shoulder line doesn't look like an idol" are posted and receive criticisms. The issue is that the panel seems to assess the performers based on their body figure more than their vocal skills.

Netizens demand feedback and apology for offensive comments especially when Jihyo is revealed to be the singer behind the 'Little Ghost' mask. They comment, "Why are you basing your vote from their body figures?","You only need to judge their vocals why mention how they look?" "This program is supposed to drop prejudices and only assess performers through their voice but I guess I have to think about it again." and more. In response to this, 'Mask Singer' PD No Si-Yong clarifies,

"This program's format is to cover the face with a mask, viewers have to guess only from their voice but it happened that they also evaluate the identity through their appearance. This kind of assessment must have been uncomfortable to some viewers, so we'll keep this in mind. The staff will be more careful in the future so this won't happen again."

FT Island Takes 1st Win at 'The Show' Comeback Stage #TakeMeNow1stWin

Posted: 26 Jul 2016 05:51 AM PDT



FT Island kicks off their comeback stages with a win at 'The Show' today.

The band greets their fans with a sweet serenade and intense performance for 'We Are...' and 'Take Me Now'' showcasing their varieties of music. Although it's their first comeback stage, FT Island proves that they are indeed one anticipated comeback and takes home first trophy for title track 'Take Me Now".

Congratulations! Watch their performance and encore below:


YG Entertainment updates on Black Pink's debut date

Posted: 25 Jul 2016 11:04 PM PDT


YG Entertainment has revealed the possibly debut date of Black Pink.

According to an YG official on July 26th, Black Pink's debut date might be on August 1st or August 8th. However, the rep said that the date has been confirmed yet and it might change depending on circumstances.

Previously it was revealed that the group will make their debut in late July with 3 music videos.


Oh My Girl unveils more details for 'Summer Special' album

Posted: 25 Jul 2016 10:12 PM PDT


Oh My Girl has releases more infor regarding their upcoming 'Summer Special' album.

The album will consist of 4 tracks, in which the title track featuring Skull & Haha will be a reggae remake of Papaya's 'Listen to My Story'. The album cover has also been revealed today showing the girls sitting on swimming tubes in a pool, giving off a fresh and cool atmosphere.

The album will be available on August 1st.


NCT 127 to collaborate with Coca-Cola for SM STATION

Posted: 25 Jul 2016 10:01 PM PDT


NCT is up next for SM STATION this week.

On July 25th, SM Entertainment official SNS uploaded a new teaser image announcing that NCT 127 will be the next artist to participate in SM STATION. The song is titled 'Taste The Feeling' and it will be Coca-Cola's CF song for the upcoming Rio Olympic.

'Taste The Feeling' will be released this Friday on uly 29th. Meanwhile, check out some of the behind the scene photos from the MV filming set.








Girls' Generation to release a fan song for 9th anniversary through SM STATION

Posted: 25 Jul 2016 09:12 PM PDT


Girls' Generation will be releasing a song through SM STATION.

The song is titled 'That Summer(0805)' and will be served as a special 9th anniversary song decidated to all the fans. In particular, the lyrics will be penned by Sooyoung which makes it even more meaningful.

'That Summer(0805)' will be available at midnight on August 5th, which is also their anniversary date.


Hyuna drops tracklist for 5th mini album 'A'wesome'

Posted: 25 Jul 2016 09:02 PM PDT


Following the teaser images, Hyuna has revealed the tracklist for her upcoming mini album 'A'wesome'.

The album will include 6 tracks 'U & Me', 'How Is It?', 'Do It!', 'Morning Glory', 'Seduction' and 'Wolf''. Based on the credit, Hyuna participated in the lyrics writing of 5 songs.

'A'wesome' will be released on August 1st.

Nine Muses A reveals tracklist for single album 'Muses Diary'

Posted: 25 Jul 2016 08:53 PM PDT


Nine Muses A has revealed the tracklist for their sub-unit album 'Muses Diary'.

There will be a total of 5 tracks 'Your Spacc', 'Shh!', 'Lip 2 Lip', 'Monster', 'Lip 2 Lip(Inst)'. Title track 'Lip 2 Lip' is said to be an upbeat dance song with a twist of 'Melbourne Bounce' genre.

'Muses Diary' will come out on August 4th.