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How Sexy is Too Sexy?

How Sexy is Too Sexy? Its common knowledge that major Korean TV stations such as KBS, SBS, and MBC are notorious for exerting considerable amounts of control over the amount of sexiness in K-pop artists performances. They can force an artist to change his or her (or their, in the case of Hyuna and Hyunseung) choreography with the threat of not airing their songs. But at the same time, Ive seen artists take to the stage with some seriously risque routines. So how exactly do those TV stations determine whats appropriate enough to air and whats so sexy that Korean grandmothers will have to cover their eyes in shame (along with their grandchildrens) if they see it?

To my knowledge, South Korea is typically pretty conservative when compared to the United States. Here in America, many are used to seeing Lady Gaga practically naked, sometimes tied to a bed, and surrounded by scantily-clad, expressionless young men in her music videos. It takes a lot for me to think that something is too sexy, just because of all the exposure Ive already accumulated from American pop culture before becoming a K-pop fan. I dont know how it is for others, but I have never felt offended by the sexiness of a banned K-pop performance.

Perhaps the most recent case of altered choreography due to complaints from the audience about its sexiness is that of Jay Parks Know Your Name. I actually pulled up the performance after I read about it online and sat down to watch the whole thing. It took about half the performance for me to realize why it was bannedat one point during the song, Jay Park gets cozy with a female backup dancer. But if you look carefully enough, they hardly even touch each other during the dance sequence.

To be fair, Jay Parks altered choreography was just as nice, and Im relieved that he chose to alter the choreography though, instead of being turned away by the broadcasting stations. But this situation definitely shows the wide gap in what is considered too provocative in Korea and barely so in the United States. Not only does this show that Jay Park respects the mindsets of Korean fans (hes from the United States, so I doubt that he thought the choreography was too provocative at all), but also his versatility as an artist. Even with a few steps taken out of his routine, he still rocked different stages after that initial performance. Thanks to that, the whole provocative choreography thing died down quickly.

How Sexy is Too Sexy? So what about girl groups? Do they come under fire for sexy choreography? Is that even a question that needs to be asked? Countless girl groups have been criticized for sexy choreography, but one in particular sticks out in my mind. In August of 2010, Rainbow released A, their comeback single. The choreography for A consisted of the ab-dance, which involved the girls lifting up their shirts to show a small strip of stomach during performances. This extremely sensual dance (sarcasm implied) caused Rainbow to be hit with an onslaught of criticism and DSP Media halted promotions only a month after the release of A, even though they released a statement earlier regarding the banning of A performances by many broadcasting companies.

I would argue that girl groups tend to get slammed more for mature choreography than boy groups though. Take 2PM, for example, who just love ripping off their shirts during performances (Im not complaining.) In fact, 2PMs performance isnt complete without the removal of some articles of clothing. So why dont they get ragged on about taking their shirts off and doing touchy-feely dances with female dancers? During their MBC Gayo Daejun segment last year, 2PM performed Back to You. There was shirt-ripping, lots of hip thrusts, dim lighting (my theory for that is that MBC wanted innocent children to have a hard time seeing the performance,) and female dancers clad in booty shorts (gasp!) involved.

The argument for allowing male groups to keep their suggestive performances while banning the suggestive dances of girl groups is a logical one, however. It may not seem fair, but many companies are concerned about the safety of their female groups. A 40-year old man who lusts after 20-year old girls is certainly more dangerous than an ahjumma fan. Companies dont want to put the members of their girl groups in danger by giving them too suggestive of a dance routine. At the same time, however, they have to place a certain amount of sex appeal in their performances and songs to keep fanboys interested. Its a tricky business.

How Sexy is Too Sexy? But things definitely get complicated when you put a guy and a girl together and force them to perform. Last December, Cube Entertainment debuted their highly-anticipated co-ed subunit, Trouble Maker, featuring Hyuna from 4Minute and Hyunseung from BEAST. It was geniusHyuna had enough sex appeal and stage presence for both of them while Hyunseung took the reins with his vocals. It was like Cube Entertainment used a recipe to create the perfect subunit: a girl who can strut her stuff confidently, a guy who can sing, and TONS of sexiness. Bam. The K-pop world didnt even know what it had been hit with.

All joking aside though, the choreography for Trouble Maker was possibly one of the most provocative Ive seen so far in K-pop. I went on an emotional rollercoaster while watching their performances, alternating between amazement at how bold Cube was (having Hyunseung get so handsy with Hyuna onstage) and amusement at their sometimes-awkwardness, which got better later on after they altered the choreography a little. They put on a smoking (and awkward) performance at MBCs Gayo Daejun last year, complete with Hyuna practically sitting on Hyunseungs lap while he smoldered at the audience with an Am I a boss or what expression.

It seems like Hyuna is the one exception though, out of almost all the female artists, who gets away with some extremely provocative performances. Im not sure why that is, especially since shes still pretty young compared with other female artists, but it seems like a trend. Ive come to believe that its because she knows how to balance her cute personality with her sexy performancesBubble Pop had some very suggestive dance steps during the dubstep breakdown, but it was a cute song overall so no one really called her out on it. On the other hand, her earlier single, Change, did get banned from broadcast so Cube has pulled back a little with giving her such blatantly mature choreography.

Im still baffled as to how broadcasting companies (and fans, for that matter) decide when a performance is too sexy and when its okay for airing. I dont think Ill ever understand it either just because of the cultural differences there are between South Korea and the United States, but thats fine. As long as theres YouTube, its okay for us less-easily-offended fans to pull up performances of our favorite boy and girl groups breaking a few taboos with some questionable (and enjoyable) choreography.

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I.O.I Sasaeng Fan Criticized For Revealing Rest room Photos

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I.O.I Sasaeng Fan Criticized For Revealing Rest room Photos

I.O.I Sasaeng Fan Criticized For Revealing ToiletPictures kokoberry Would possibly 23, 2016 0 A sasaeng fan of I.O.I currently uploaded photos of contributors Kim Sejeong and Yoo Yeonjeong in a rest room on an internetnetwork site.

In the photos, it turns out that as although Kim Sejeong is following a group of workers members instructions out of the toilet and Yoo Yeonjeong is noticedtaking a look at a replicatewithin a bathroom. Even thoughhere's a transparent invasion in their privacy, the members remain composed and smile at their fans.

Fans have criticized the taking and posting of those photos because of overstepping boundaries. Many netizens have spoken opposed to these movements and called the fan who posted these photos a sasaeng fan.

VIXX’s Ken Is Up Next For Yoon Jong Shin’s Per 30 days Track Project

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VIXX’s Ken Is Up Next For Yoon Jong Shin’s Per 30 days  Track Project

VIXXs Ken Is Up Next For Yoon Jong Shins Per thirty daysSongAssignment an0ya Might 23, 2016 0 Boy team VIXXs vocalist Ken is set to take part in singer-songwriter Yoon Jong Shins monthly music project.

On May just 24, Mystic Entertainment dropped a teaser for the approachingCan alsounlock featuring vocals through Ken. The teaser photo shows Ken soaking up the spring sun, having a look calm and comfortable with his eyes gently closed.

The major vocalizer of VIXX, Ken is widely known for his stellar vocals. He has recently gained attention for his impressive performances on Duet Song Festival.

Former “K-Pop Famous person 2″ Contestant Shin Ji Hoon Makes Comeback With “Jungle Gym”

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Former “K-Pop Famous person 2″ Contestant Shin Ji Hoon Makes Comeback With “Jungle Gym”

Former K-Pop Famous person ii Contestant Shin Ji Hoon Makes Comeback With Jungle Gymehk38 Might 23, 2016 0 Former K-Pop Star 2 contestant Shin Ji Hoon makes a comeback after two years with Jungle Gym.

Her 5th single, Jungle Gym used to be released on Could 24 by approach of all primarytrack sites. Shin Ji Hoon, who wrote and composed the song herself, describes the song as, A song about my homeland every bit I believe it.

I hope that the folksbeing attentive to this song can for a moment reminisce all alone hometown as though they are taking a look at a photograph, Shin Ji Hoon continues.

SBS and Jessica Jung’s representatives relay conflicting statements over cancelled appearance

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SBS and Jessica Jung’s representatives relay conflicting statements over cancelled appearance

SBS, in turn, extrareplied to the claims and said that it was just a misunderstanding. In step with the radio show’s producers, they've first secured Jo Moon Geun Band as the guest earlier than inviting Jessica Jung. However, Jessica’s representatives asked that she be the sole guest on my own and with much discussion it was agreed that they're going toset up for an appearance another time instead.

Jessica Jung’s side, however, disagreed on the observationall over again and claimed that they've got got intially agreed to seem on the display alongside Jo Moon Geun Band and already ready two songs to accomplish live. They also expressed their unhappiness every bitenthusiastswilling lunches and reports for he singer before receiving the scoop of the cancellation.

An further statement from SBS also only if they have introduced for Jessica Jung appear  on Park So Hyun’s Love Game as a solo guest instead, whilst they arrange for a Young Street appearance. This was also denied by Jessica Jung’s representatives as her Love Game appearance was already made a decisionup to now and is unrelated to the present issue.

Super Junior Bringing “SUPER CAMP” to Los Angeles and Long island Town This July 2016!

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Super Junior Bringing “SUPER CAMP” to Los Angeles and Long island  Town This July 2016!

Debuting beneath SM Entertainment in 2005, Super Junior has turn out to beloved veterans of K-Pop, proceeding to best the charts with everyin their releases. They have gotpersevered to solidify their reputationnow not only in South Korea yetin some other country as smartlybecause of their tuneand colourfuldegree presences with each oneparticipantsappearing off their particular person but sexy personalities and charms.

SUPER CAMP will first hit Los Angeles at the Shrine Expo Corridor on July 1st followed by New York at the Hammerstein Ballroom on July 9th.

As several members of Super Junior are recentlyin the midst of serving their army duties, those that will be attending the development are Leeteuk, Heechul, Yesung, Kangin and Kyuhyun. Currently, members Donghae, Eunhyuk, Siwon, Shindong, and Sungmin are serving with Ryeowook set to enlist on June 14th.

Baek Ah Yeon Sweeps Song Charts With “So So”

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Baek Ah Yeon Sweeps Song Charts With “So So”

Baek Ah Yeon Sweeps Song Charts With So Soan0ya Might 23, 2016 0 Solo artist Baek Ah Yeon is dominating online music charts with her new unmarried and then So.

Soon after its free up on Could 24 at nighttime KST, the song claimed the head spot on all primary music charts, and continues to rank first at the real-time charts of Melon, Mnet, Genie, Olleh Music, Naver Music, Soribada, Bugs, and Monkey3.

This single marks Baek Ah Yeons first release after her vastly popular Shouldnt Have which swept the charts ultimate year. Either tracks had been written by skill of the talented singer-songwriter herself.

TWICE and Yeo Jin Goo To Guest On “Running Man”

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TWICE and Yeo Jin Goo To Guest On “Running Man”

TWICE and Yeo Jin Goo To Guest On Running Guy ehk38 Would possibly 23, 2016 0 Actor Yeo Jin Goo and rookie womanteamTwo times volitionseem every bitvisitors on an upcoming episode of SBS kinddisplay Running Man.

The upcoming episode will mark Yeo Jin Goos 2nd appearance on Running Man as a guest. He first guested in January of 2014 together with actors Im Siwan and Min Dohee, leaving an impact for his competitive spirit. At the other hand, this could be TWICEs first time on the show.

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Monsta X Delves into Obsession with The Extended family Pt. 1 LOST

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Monsta X Delves into Obsession with The Extended family Pt. 1 LOST

Monsta X Delves into Obsession with The Extended family Pt. 1 LOSTWritten through Camiele On Would possibly 23, 2016After a little bit of wait following last year’s Rush EP, the lads of Monsta X go back alongsidesome other mini-album, the ominously titled The Clan, Pt. 1 LOST.

For all intents and purposes, Monsta X is new to me. Sure, I’d heard of them, even noticed one in their videos (the special rooftop functionality of “HERO”). Admittedly I know very little about Monsta X, yet aneat all timeskind of pegged them as some otherprobably the most brood of “hip-pop” teams out there, one of dozens that wear hip-hop like a idea to fake to stray from the “typical” idol groups (whatever that can mean nowadays, with such so much of purporting to be more difficult edged). However, I sought after to give them an opportunityto peer what, if anything, I may justremove from this team of beautiful boys.

With that during mind, the outlettune threw me for a piece of loop. “Ex Girl” is a candy song, even supposingthe topictopic is anything else but delightful—two aspects of the similar coin lamenting the loss of the other.

Super Junior Is Bringing Their Fan Assembly “SUPER CAMP” To The United States, Mexico, And Chile

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Super Junior Is Bringing Their Fan Assembly “SUPER CAMP” To The United States, Mexico, And Chile

Super Junior Is Bringing Their Fan Assembly SUPER CAMP To The United States, Mexico, And Chileorionight Might 23, 2016 0 Tremendous Junior fans, rejoice! The gangmight be bringing their “Super Camp” fan meeting excursion to the West!

“Super Camp” was oncefirstly held as the 10th anniversary fan meeting in Seoul final September. The crew then took the fan meeting at the road, hitting stops in Japan, Taiwan, China, and Thailand. Now they will be heading to Mexico, Chile, and the United States. Unfortunately, because ofarmyprovider obligations, best Leeteuk, Heechul, Kangin, Yesung, and Kyuhyun will be in attendance.

Super Junior will be hitting up Los Angeles, Monterrey, Mexico City, Santiago, and ManhattanTown this coming July. The Los Angeles and New York stops are especially meaningful for U.S. fans, as the development marks the primary time the community has ever held a solo match in the country. Super Junior has prior to now held Super Display concerts either in Mexico and Chile.

MAP6 Announces It’s “Swagger Time” With New MV

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MAP6 Announces It’s “Swagger Time” With New MV

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