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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Julien Kang apologizes for calling curling "floor cleaning olympics"

Article: "*** is this sport?" Julien Kang under controversy for putting down curling

Source: Sports Donga via Nate

1. [+3,619, -84] Julien~ I understand wanting to see matches of your own country but this is Korea and this curling match above all else was Korea vs Japan

2. [+3,029, -94] He should blame the broadcast channels for not playing other matches besides curling, why put down curling instead? How thoughtless of him

3. [+2,630, -59] If his problem is that curling is taking up all the channels, then he should be blaming the channels, not curling.

4. [+100, -24] His brain has no filter ㅋㅋ

5. [+98, -1] It's not right at all for him to put down an entire sport like that instead of blaming the channels for only playing curling

6. [+93, -24] I did think it was a problem that all three channels only played curling when there are foreigners living in our country. You can't just play matches that Korean athletes are in. Then other foreigners can't watch matches of their own countries.

7. [+90, -5] Can't really expect a Canadian to understand the significance of a match between Korea vs Japan. I get that it's frustrating having all the channels play curling but why take it out on the sport?

8. [+65, -4] I get being mad that he can't watch ice hockey because the channels won't play it but why put down curling as some swiffer sport? That's so disrespectful. Our curling athletes waited 8 years for this opportunity, who are you to put down what they've worked for? If you wanted to see ice hockey so bad, you should've bought the tickets for it or gone back home to Canada to watch. Why b*tch in our country about it?


Article: "I was thoughtless"... Julien Kang apologizes for his statement on curling

Source: Sports Chosun via Nate

1. [+623, -29] Julien-ssi, the Olympics are in Korea this year so of course our channels are going to show matches that Koreans are in, why would they show another country's match in the time that our own country is playing?

2. [+578, -32] He really doesn't think before he talks

3. [+492, -26] Please think for once in your life. How can you talk about the Olympics like that?

4. [+31, -4] Disappointed in him... he never should've said that about curling no matter how mad he was about the channels

5. [+25, -3] Go back to Canada if you like it so much... why bother living in Korea, a country that doesn't even play ice hockey on TV for you?

6. [+21, -3] Let's see you try and play curling ㅋㅋㅋ

7. [+17, -1] Is he dumb? He could've just not said anything at all

8. [+13, -1] Stop working out and go work out that brain of yours


Controversial Olympic skater Kim Boreum wins silver

Article: Kim Boreum, a deep bow to the nation

Source: Yonhap News via Nate

1. [+1,463, -448] Seeing this makes me sad... I nonetheless congratulate her for overcoming the mental pressure she must've been under and winning silver. Hopefully this is an opportunity for her to mature and grow.

2. [+1,439, -574] Congratulations nonetheless!!

3. [+1,410, -506] Despite it all, you worked hard

4. [+180, -52] She worked hard, she did, but she shouldn't be apologizing to the nation but to Noh Sun Young. I congratulate her but I recommend that she give a genuine apology to her own teammate first..

5. [+140, -57] Look at the best replies, it's pathetic that Koreans are forgiving the attacker... praising her just because she won a medal? This is why victims are too afraid to come forward ㅋㅋ I guess iljins in school can get away with anything as long as they earn good marks ㅋㅋㅋ

6. [+103, -60] Congratulate what!! She needs to learn some character before training her skills

7. [+100, -28] Should've at least said sorry to Noh Sun Young

8. [+84, -39] Wow... look at the change in reaction just because she won a medal

9. [+84, -35] She won a medal in the end... but I'm amazed at her mentality... to have won silver under all that stress.

10. [+54, -9] I feel bad for her on one hand since she won silver but will forever have the memory of it tainted by what she did, but on the other hand, I feel like she deserves the backlash that she got since she hurt someone else and that pain can't just be erased like that. None of this should've ever happened... she made too big of a mistake at too big of an event.


Article: Kim Boreum changes her controversy to cheers, a bow of deep apology

Source: Sports Chosun via Nate

1. [+1,260, -380] Imagine being talented enough to win silver even after your mentality came crumbling down through all that... If only she was more careful, she'd be a hero right now... Instead, reality is saying sorry after winning a medal. Such a sad situation...... Hopefully she's matured through this all. She put on a great match.

2. [+1,014, -467] I hated her so much but seeing her kneel in a bow in front of the Korean flag makes my heart hurt

3. [+955, -396] First time in my life not feeling anything over an athlete who won us a medal ㅡㅡ

4. [+88, -16] What we can learn from the comments today: it doesn't matter if you bully people as long as you get a top rank, which just proves that it isn't the victim who gets to forgive the bully but the public

5. [+72, -10] If she really reflected over this, she should approach Sun Young first and hug her in a sign of apology instead of sitting so far apart and ignoring her.

6. [+68, -16] These shields are making me throw up... if your own family member was bullied, would you be able to forgive them just because they studied hard enough to get a top rank? That's really how this works?

7. [+65, -13] She's obviously talented, why did she act in such a way... she could be getting the hero treatment right now

8. [+50, -8] So a medal forgives everything?? ㅋㅋ She should not be forgiven by the public but by Noh Sun Young. Funny how she never apologizes to her even now.


Ivanka Trump reveals she's aware of the popularity of BTS in the US

Article: President Trump's daughter Ivanka, "I know about BTS, they have sensational popularity in America"

Source: Segye Ilbo via Nate

1. [+922, -100] So can we not get BTS for the closing ceremony?

2. [+671, -53] BTS at it again 👍

3. [+381, -48] BTS is better on stage than EXO, better live and songs too

4. [+59, -5] Honestly and objectively speaking, BTS would be a better fit for the closing ceremony, no? They're more popular globally

5. [+55, -5] BTS is the best... our broadcast channels don't want to recognize it because they're too busy pandering to bigger agencies

6. [+50, -6] BTS is bringing so much honor to our country

7. [+49, -3] So many Pyeongchang athletes from other countries are upset that BTS won't be at the closing ceremony ㅠㅠ I even read an article about it

8. [+48, -0] BTS really must be popular in America if even Ivanka is mentioning them at such a public event

9. [+45, -5] BTS should be at the closing ceremony... unfortunate that they're not

10. [+40, -1] Whoever set up the closing ceremony has no idea what the current trends are... EXO instead of BTS? What a shame...

11. [+37, -3] If they're putting in an idol group at the closing ceremony for the sake of having a K-Pop group, why not BTS instead of EXO when BTS seems more popular??

12. [+36, -7] It's sad that everyone is too busy pandering to these big agencies and ignoring a group that is bringing proper honor to our country


Actor Jo Jae Hyun confirms #metoo allegations and apologizes

Article: [Exclusive] 'sexual harassment' Jo Jae Hyun, "I am a criminal... I will let go of everything"

Source: Yonhap News via Naver

1. [+35,638, -1,169] Don't be fooled by his words... people never change. He's just acting, like Lee Yoon Taek. Leaving the drama he's on is not what's important here. He needs to be given legal punishment for what he did.

2. [+29,439, -735] I think his whole apology is ridiculous ㅋㅋ so just because he "lets it all go", it makes the whole thing go away? ㅋㅋ Man or woman, the victims of sex crimes have to live with it for the rest of their lives ㅋㅋㅋ He can't just brush over it by saying "I don't remember exactly when those things happened but I'll reflect"... he should be personally seeing every one of his victims and apologizing. But oh wait, there's too many victims for him to feasibly do that ㅋㅋㅋ that makes him a monster at this point, no? I feel so much betrayal as someone who once felt in awe of his acting.

3. [+28,132, -773] He's trying to change the subject... the point of this scandal is that he sexually harassed people. Shouldn't the police get involved?

4. [+18,769, -680] Don't show yourself in public again... and disappear quietly. Live as if you never existed.

5. [+5,175, -75] "Letting everything go" isnt the issue, you should be getting legally punished right now


Source: Nate

1. [+4,396, -266] Let go of what? You've already made all the money you'll ever need. You sexually harassed all these people while enjoying all the money and power that came with your position and now you think leaving a drama is enough to absolve you of your crimes? Your own daughter has a career with her lack of talent thanks to your name. Both of you should be "letting it go" then if one of you's going to quit at all.

2. [+4,190, -200] "Letting go" of your career isn't going to solve anything. Go get legally punished by the police ㅎㅎㅎ;;; yes, you are a criminal, so take what you deserve.. and your poor daughter, sigh...

3. [+3,667, -99] Painfully realizing that celebrities really aren't all that they show on the outside

4. [+207, -9] If this movement never came about, he'd still be living life abusing people. Disgusting. He never had even an ounce of thought to act any differently.

5. [+206, -12] How is this anything to end by just saying "sorry"?


Friday, February 23, 2018

Yura and Minah vacation in LA

Article: 'Battle Trip' Girl's Day Yura x Minah's high class LA vacation #cruise #horsebackriding

Source: TV Report via Nate

1. [+400, -13] Sending celebrities on vacation is considered a variety show now?.. And they get to make money the whole time too..

2. [+369, -17] Such an easy life

3. [+282, -9] Sending kids who are already rich on free vacations

4. [+16, -4] Western America is blessed with the best weather ever. Especially San Francisco. Low humidity and breezy, the perfect fresh weather for people to live in. You can tell just from how peaceful everyone's facial expression is there... they're always smiling.

5. [+14, -1] F*ck, they're basically going on these vacations with tax payer money since it's a public broadcast channel, ugh!

6. [+13, -2] So tired of shows about celebrities going on vacation ㅜ

7. [+12, -1] Sad that variety shows are so out of ideas that sending celebrities on vacation is considered content... meanwhile those celebrities are still making money off of it

8. [+10, -0] Getting paid to go on vacation, what a cushy job

9. [+8, -2] So tired of all these shows about celebrities vacationing and eating overseas

10. [+5, -0] While the rest of us have to save thousands just to go on these vacations, celebrities get paid to go. Feels like sh*t.