Sunday, 17 March 2019

To the Fans Eager to Defend their Idols.

IMG Source: https://www.allkpop.com/article/2019/03/seungri-and-joon-young-allegedly-consulted-with-their-lawyers-fearing-consequences-of-submitting-their-cellphones



Like many people, I recently watched the Channel 4 documentary on Michael Jackson’s child abuse allegations (called ‘Leaving Neverland’) with a sense of shock and incredulity. Like many KPop fans, I also watched with shock and incredulity as a number of Korean celebrities were accused of organising prostitution and creating, distributing and viewing covertly filmed pornographic videos.

Do you know what these situations have in common? - the fans’ eagerness to defend them.

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Do You Wish for a Magic Potion to Cure Your Disability?

This piece was also published on The Mighty.
You can read it here.

When considering all types of disability and illness, it is common to feel sorry for the people affected. You might think to yourself things like: “Oh my, what a shame. Why should they have to go through that? That’s so unfair.”

Monday, 11 February 2019

[OP-ED] YG Entertainment’s Guide on How NOT to Support Your Idols.





You have probably seen the many stories circulating the K-Pop news circuit in January reporting the fact that BIGBANG maknae Seungri was left without stylists, a live band and only had two back up dancers for the Hong Kong stop of his ‘The Great Seungri’ Tour. It has been reported that his stylist staff had instead been dedicated to Seungri’s labelmates BLACKPINK. Many fans were left outraged at the unfair treatment of the idol.

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Mental Health in the K-Pop Industry

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The importance of mental health is very gradually being embraced by the West, and while we still have a long way to go, one hopes that it will continue to grow in importance within our minds and societies. No longer should it be considered weak to suffer with ill mental health, just as it is not weak to suffer with ill physical health.