Keyword: Bap Controversy

Jang Geun Suk denies paying billion of wons for his tax evasion controversy

Jang Geun Suk denies paying billion of wons for his tax evasion controversy

Jang Geun Suk has officially denied paying penalty fee for his tax evasion.

TThe actor”s agency said on October 17th regarding the issue,”He didn”t pay anything since he hasn”t receive the result in the tax investigation from the National Tax Service”.

Earlier today, CBS reported that Jang Geun Suk has paid billion wons of fine for his tax evasion controversy but since it wasn”t intentional so he didn”t face any criminal charge.

Asiad Organizers Try to Defuse Controversy

Asiad Organizers Try to Defuse Controversy

The organizing committee of the 2014 Asian Games on Wednesday defended itself amid controversy over its management of the quadrennial sporting event, including the choice of acting star Lee Young-ae as the final torch bearer for the opening ceremony.

Many critics said the opening ceremony was reminiscent of a K-pop extravaganza rather than a sporting event due to the focus on actors and singers.

“We could have thought about a legendary sports star, but in view of the fact that [Korean pop culture] is a great asset to the country, we made the decision to name Lee, a pioneer of Korean Wave, as the final torch bearer”, the committee said in a statement at a press conference....

Producer addresses controversy following Taeyeon"s elimination on "Hidden Singer 2", says no more idols will be on the show

Producer addresses controversy following Taeyeon"s elimination on "Hidden Singer 2", says no more idols will be on the show

It appears “Hidden Singer 3” is receiving a lot of backlash following the elimination of Taeyeon during the second round of her appearance on the show on September 20. The complaint derives from the fact that the song used in the second round leading to her elimination was not her solo track, but Girls” Generation”s “Gee.” Furthermore, people are complaining that Taeyeon was not even given her own part in the song, but was given that of another member, Tiffany. ...

Lee Min Jung returns to Korea + a source shares her response to Lee Byung Hun"s controversy

Lee Min Jung returns to Korea + a source shares her response to Lee Byung Hun"s controversy

Lee Min Jung returned to Korea on the 16th in the midst of her husband Lee Byung Hun”s ongoing blackmail case.

Lee Min Jung arrived at Incheon International Airport on the 16th after going to Paris on the 3rd, the day after Lee Byung Hun”s blackmail case broke out to the media, for her acquaintance”s wedding ceremony and stayed there for 2 weeks. She had been planning the trip to Paris since earlier this year, but after the case came to light, she had pulled up her plans to go earlier then previously intended, and stayed for a longer duration of time. ...

Plagiarism controversy surrounding SISTAR"s "I Swear" MV continues to grow

Plagiarism controversy surrounding SISTAR"s "I Swear" MV continues to grow

While a plagiarism controversy arose when SISTAR first dropped their “I Swear” MV, it appears the controversy is continuing to grow. For those left in the dark, netizens remarked that there were too many striking resemblances between the “I Swear” MV and Tiesto“s “Red Light” MV to the point they are bringing up suspicions of plagiarism.

Indeed, both MVs largely have to do with having fun after brushing off work at a diner, especially as both girls take off their apron and toss it aside to leave as the camera follows both girls from behind. ...

Month of biennales begins, but not without controversy

Month of biennales begins, but not without controversy

Mexican photographer Alfredo De Stefano”s “Red Mummy in the White Desert – Sahara” is part of the Daegu Photo Biennale

This September is being dubbed the month of biennales in Korea because four major art shows are starting.

But the quality of the events in Seoul, Gwangju, Busan and Daegu will be scrutinized by art critics and the public more than ever. There is increasing concern that local governments have launched too many biennales competitively without careful consideration of quality, while two of the shows – in Gwangju and Busan – became mired in controversy during their preparation processes....

2NE1′s Park Bom Makes First Performance in Korea After Drug Controversy

2NE1′s Park Bom Makes First Performance in Korea After Drug Controversy

After laying low in her appearances in the Korean entertainment scene following her drug controversy that erupted on June, 2NE1 member Park Bom is slowly making her comeback.

On August 15, the oldest 2NE1 member with the 4D personality joined her group mates and performed at the YG Family Concert in the AIA Real Life Now Festival.

2NE1 performed their hit songs “Fire” and “Crush” wherein Park Bom was seen belting out her powerful voice and performing with the usual energy that she has always had. She performed in front of 10,000 fans who loudly clapped and cheered for them and other YG Family artists. ...

[EXCLUSIVE] A.KOR"s agency speaks up about controversy surrounding Kemy"s diss track

[EXCLUSIVE] A.KOR"s agency speaks up about controversy surrounding Kemy"s diss track

As the controversy surrounding the diss track from A.KOR”s rapper Kemy towards 2NE1″s Park Bom continues to grow, allkpop received an exclusive statement from A.KOR”s agency, DOO Republic.  The agency showed concern as they continue to attract negative attention from YG fans and even had to deal with a false apology on Twitter through an impersonator as well as diss tracks from Park Bom”s fans.

The agency said, “It was only a diss track meant for submission into a rap competition, nothing more and nothing less, which is why we have remained quiet on the topic.  However, as an 18-year-old girl is in great shock over all this, we will finish this week”s set schedule and then wrap up promotions.” ...

Red Velvet"s logo under controversy for being too similar to Roncato"s logo

Red Velvet"s logo under controversy for being too similar to Roncato"s logo

Red Velvet is under yet another controversy.

The girls already went through two round of controversies, once because of their name which was already used by an indie band, and second because of images in their MV related to the Hiroshima bombing and the 9/11 incident, and now problems with their logo have risen up.

The girls” RV logo combines the letters R and V, but it looks incredibly similar to the Italian carrier brand Roncato“s brand. Roncato is a big brand in Italy. ...

4L (Four Ladies)"s agency responds to controversy over the girls" sexy teasers

4L (Four Ladies)"s agency responds to controversy over the girls" sexy teasers

After group 4L (Four Ladies) released very provocative and sexy teasers for “Move,” a controversy has arisen as netizens deem them too erotic, the dance too embarrassing to watch, and more. The choreography includes a lot of butt shaking in revealing outfits while the first teaser showed two members undressing each other in a scene of passion.

As a response, the agency stated, “Our strategy is to show raw sexiness. The teasers are just the tip of the iceberg.” ...