5 Idols Who Should Support NOH8 Written by Camiele On September 9, 2014
The world at large has been blanketed in a great deal of ugliness this year—from overt and aggressive racism, to rampant genocide. The world of K-pop has also been dealt heavy blows, very little of which has to do with the music. In the wake of all this sadness and inexplicable hatred, there’s at least been one small step for progress and equality. In countries such as Japan, France, England, and an increasing number of states in the US, we’ve seen the fight for marriage equality begin to prevail. One can only wonder if it will ever reach South Korea.
There are a few K-idols who, despite the sometimes cruel words and actions of the country’s more conservative, traditional citizenry, have been open about their opinions and connections to those in SK’s growing LGBT community
There’s a lot of chatter in the Korean entertainment industry every single day, and we’re not just talking about the SNS World. We’re talking about the whole burrito with all of its delicious ingredients inside.
From variety shows to dramas, from Twitter to press conferences, we’ll be snooping around (almost) every corner and digging at (almost) every pothole to see who said what that was meaningful, controversial, or just something to chuckle at during our downtime.
Of course, we can’t cover everything, since that would mean this article would be endless.
So instead, we’ll be posting some of our favorites celebrity quotes from the week.
“Either way, Hyung already smoked, so I say we all just smoke together and call it even.”
Of course, Jung Joon Young would say something like this on March 16′s broadcast of KBS′ 1 Night, 2 Days as the members tried to think of a punishment to give to Kim Joo Hyuk, who was caught smoking during the program′s ′No Smoking Special