There are unspoken rules to dating, and it differs from culture to culture. Here are five unspoken dating rules in Korea that may surprise you. Guys pay for most dates. A recent episode for Withhunt talked about the debate of the past 3 decades in Korea — who pays for dates? The reason behind it is complicated. Forget the 3 date rule. We have the 30 day rule. In Korea, most girls abide by the 30 day rule. As Askakorean blog concisely states, Women in Korea were clearly divided into two camps along the dichotomy, and it is a one-way street if they do cross the divide.
Entertainment Skinning Left, pagematch: K-pop groups score sold-out concerts everytime and Korean dramas soar to the top of TV ratings, at par with Filipino telenovelas. Like the local showbiz industry, Korea has its share of juicy and controversial scandals, ranging from drug possession, suicides, sex tapes, driving under the influence to dating.
Clearly, revelations of K-pop stars dating challenge all these tenets of Korean pop-culture, and their fundamentally gendered nature explains why the negative reactions have overwhelmingly been directed at the women in those relationships, who simultaneously get slut-shamed by both their entitled male fans and the female fans of their partners.
Dear Korean, How ready do you think Korea is for a foreigner in the K-pop scene? My definition of a foreigner in Korean market would be someone who isn’t Korean and does not look visibly Asian. The Korean would point out the vaguely racist quality of this question first. The Korean has no idea why Maria J.
This type of question has been coming in fairly frequently, apparently because a new girl group called The Gloss has a white French girl named Olivia as a member. So is Korea ready for a non-Asian foreigner in its music scene? Try this for a size: Two of this band’s members are Korean, but one is not. One of them is a white man from America, named Brad Moore.
Moore has been quite visible in all of the band’s activities including music videos and show programs, and his whiteness or non-Koreanness has never been a subject of discussion in Korean people’s appreciation of the band. The Korean is not joking when Busker Busker was the number one K-pop band of They deserve the moniker based on any serious metric.
Busker Busker sold the most number of albums in in Korea, and their songs were the most downloaded. The band also placed six different songs in the top 10 of Gaon Chart the most authoritative chart for K-pop through , and five songs in the top 10 of Billboard’s K-pop chart.
You know, it is human nature to want love, and the young bloods want love too. However, most of the k-pop agencies do not want its artists to date somebody because the stars’ pure and innocent image could be damaged by a love scandal. For this reason, most of the k-pop idols try to have romantic relationship with somebody very secretly, unbeknownst to their agencies, while a fair number of k-pop stars date someone in the same field because it helps them avoid publicity.
Minami Minegishi had just been accused of having a boyfriend. I didn’t know what to do, so I decided to shave my head without telling other band members or my agency. I don’t expect to be forgiven by doing this, but the first thing I thought was that I didn’t want to quit AKB Clad in baseball cap and cotton surgical mask, Minegishi was aiming to dodge paparazzi, but evidently her disguise didn’t work.
The result was the profoundly disturbing apology video posted last week and later pulled from the official AKB48 YouTube channel. Such “scandals” are common in Japan; despite the flagrant marketing of J-pop idols as sex symbols, any hint of them engaging in an actual relationship is harshly frowned upon. When AKB48’s agency released the Minegishi video along with a blog post demoting her to the “training” ranks of the member-strong group, it was only the most extreme example in a long line of similar incidents.
Marketing and misogyny have exploited pop cultural loopholes Minami Minegishi just turned 20 years old. That’s the age of majority in Japan; two weeks previously, she had celebrated her coming-of-age day along with every other Japanese person who reached the age of 20 in the past year. As an adult, how is it even possible to be stopped from forming a relationship by your employer?
The photographs of Minami Minegishi , a year-old member of the juggernaut pop group AKB48 , reportedly appeared in the most recent edition of a Japanese tabloid magazine. According to the Japan Daily Press, the pictures show the young woman — disguised in a face mask and hat — leaving the apartment of her boyfriend Alan Shirahama. Within hours of the photo’s publication, Minegishi took to YouTube to beg forgiveness for what she called her ” thoughtless and immature ” actions.
I am so sorry,” Minegishi, who appears with a shorn head in the video, said, according to the Herald Sun. As the BBC explains, head-shaving is a “traditional form of showing contrition in Japan.
Aug 03, · HyunA and E’Dawn are officially dating! The year-old and year-old K-Pop stars, who are both part of the trio Triple H, confirmed that they are a .
Jun 11, – Against this backdrop, The Korea Herald has summed up the top 10 celebrity couples that draw keen attention from fans in Korea and elsewhere. Breaking up after a brief relationship in , they reunited and have been together since last year. Ki is eight years younger than Han. She will move to the U. No concrete plans for the wedding ceremony have yet been announced. Seo Tai-ji was the leader of Seo Tai-ji and Boys, the first modern band that sparked a new music trend in the early s.
The perplexed Baby Kara members prepared clothes and received makeup, and after being taken by bus, they were given a notice by the production team out of the blue. Right after, the members went to a stage with a full audience and performed for the first time with the judges seated somewhere in the crowd judging the Baby Kara members. The Baby Kara members were mentally shaken at the sudden news of there being a performance, but despite their anxiety, the members successfully completed their first mission stage without any major mistakes after practicing day and night for a week.
The Baby Kara members confirmed their potential to the audience with their first stage. However, within the praise the members received for their exceptional ability, the judges also gave harsh criticism, letting the Baby Kara members know the endless competition to becoming a member of Kara will have its joys and sorrows. Over 1, fans from all over Europe, including Norway, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, and more, gathered to watch the two hour concert.
HyunA and E’Dawn are just one example of the meticulous design and control of the K-pop entertainment machine. K-Pop Is So Strict, It Fired Two Stars For Dating Each Other – Rolling Stone.
Though most of these couples are no longer together, we would like to take the time out to remember the times that were good and also honor those who are still going strong. The couple were snapped taking a casual date on the streets where you could see the lovebirds laughing and enjoying what little free time they had together.
Whether it was the busy schedules or the constant Internet abuse, the two ended their relationship a couple of years back. Though the two have broken up since, I give them credit just for braving the storm and announcing their relationship. The idols always had an older brother-young sister relationship, but when you’re that close to someone, it usually always leads into a romantic one and that’s exactly what happened between these two.
Hopefully they still remain friends, and we can see them one day laughing next to each other on a game show. Solo superstar Se7en and actress Park Han Byul have been since their senior year in high school. The two have been dating for more than 10 years and though the singer is still in the army, it looks like distance cannot keep these two apart.
In a raw interview with Star News, Park Han Byul expressed her love for the singer and hopes to marry him by the turn she turns 30 years of age which is only two years away.
By Charlotte Alter charlottealter Dec. Justin Bieber got photographed leaving a popular Brazilian brothel in early November, and allegedly got kicked out of his hotel for too much partying. One of his classy new lady friends even filmed him sleeping, and the video went viral. And he did—by getting slapped with a massive sexual harassment lawsuit.
Sep 13, · The K-Pop singers HyunA, center, and E’Dawn, left, took a highly unusual step last month when they went public with their romantic relationship.
Episode 1 allowed me to let out a sigh of relief. It was solid, nothing to rave about, but genuinely charmed me and made me want to watch more. Former teenage delinquent and all-around kick-ass girl No Eun Seol Choi Kang Hee recounts the story of when she and another classmate barged into a warehouse and faced off against a gang of rival school bullies.
And proceeded to wipe the floor with their smirk. Eun Seol walks off arm-in-arm with her girlfriends, but there goes her high school years. Everyone has things in their past they wish they could change, and since then Eun Seol has been diligently working towards landing a white collar job. In college she led a protest to lower the tuition and raise part-time minimums for the students. So there she learned leadership. Eun Seol eschews dating and the poor dude holding the roses with a pathetic heartbroken look on his face so she can study.
Of course she gets the obligatory nose bleed. Cha Ji Heon Ji Sung , wearing a mask and sunglasses, sits on stage surrounded by men in hospital pajamas.