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Idol Star Athletic Championships 2015 Stirs Up Trouble Written by Andy On August 16, 2015 As holidays in Korea come around, special television programs abound. In the land of K-pop, the most prominent one is MBCs Idol Star Athletic Championships, or ISAC. Whenever this event occurs, the drama is sure to follow, and this year is no exception. From injuries to fandom dust-up, ISAC Chuseok 2015 stirred up some trouble.
As far as fandom conflicts go, T-ara and their fan site managers caused a bit of ruckus following the event taping. ISAC is a great opportunity for fans and idols to interact, a virtual hotbed for fan-service. During the filming of the wrestling matches, T-ara was located in a section where fans were unable to see them, though reports say T-ara could see the fans. Due to this, the group wasnt able to interact with their Queens; to which some fan sites took major offense. The fan site managers took to social media to complain about being ignored and even put some of their sites on hiatus.
Other Queens spoke up to defend the group, saying they actually were doing fan-service later. The fan site managers eye-roll-inducing excuse for not noticing: They were tired because they had been following T-ara around for a few days and had little sleep, so they left the event early. Somehow, they thought playing the sympathy card in regards to an idol group that works a lot harder than the essentially accepted stalkers that they are was wise.
In the end, T-ara was thrown under the bad PR bus by their own fans, despite knowing that T-ara can ill afford any negative attention. The ruckus essentially amounted to the fan site managers behaving like spoiled, entitled brats and then having to apologize.
Internal conflicts aside, the most prevalent downside of ISAC is the injuries. Every year, reports of idols taking spills or otherwise becoming injured come in even prior to the actual airing of the show. This year was no exception, and although theres a bit of a list, two particular cases gained attention.
First is MAMAMOOs Moonbyul. During a race, while gaining the lead, Moonbyul tumbled face first on the track. Visibly upset and hurt, she was taken off the course by Solar and a manager to receive treatment. To add insult to injury, the moment was replayed multiple times for those in attendance. This raised concern (given a reportedly previous injury to her face), though she later took to twitter to show she was okay.
Then, there was GOT7s Jackson and Jr. During the event, both members sustained injuries (this being Jackson’s second in as many events). However, the attention turned to them full force when the pair was snapped wearing slings and casts while at the airport. JYP Entertainment was quick to say that the injuries were not serious, and simply bruises. Marks father and most famous resident GOT7 fanboy, took to Twitter to voice his concern regarding the matter, essentially echoing the concerns of K-pop fans. However, it seems GOT7 was relatively fine, since they performed at the NetEase Music Battle soon after.
Understandably, injuries are to be expected when pursuing athletic endeavors, rather professionally or recreationally. Anybody whos ever played a game in their backyard can attest to that. Fans are also rightfully concerned about injuries, since idol bodies are important. How else will they be able to dance and sing day in and day out?
The question remains whether or not the ISAC should continue. What exactly is to gain from these athletic competitions other than perhaps visibility in the mass of K-pop groups? I suppose the chance to be seen on TV will help the nugu status, but just because youre on television for a split second doesnt mean people will actually start following your career.
The ISAC only seems to truly serve MBC. They manage to gather a group of idols to appear on their station, which means advertising revenue and ratings. Super Juniors Heechul also reportedly made statements on War of Words that idols participate in the event to avoid getting on the bad side of MBC – you dont want to deny, and subsequently piss off, a broadcasting network. While not blatantly forced participation, broadcast networks have power and thus may be coercive in getting idols to attend.
Are idols really voluntarily putting their well-being on the line? Should the ISAC be a part-and-parcel expectation of idols, and thus, they take the risk because doing athletic events is not out of the ordinary? Would the ISAC end if fans stop showing up (a highly unlikely occurrence – fans follow idols everywhere)?
Readers, what do you think?
(Bambi, YouTube , Herald, Instiz, net-ara Tumblr, Pann, MyDaily, images via MBC, Jeonboramdotcom Twitter, MAMAMOO Twitter, Raymond Tuan Twitter)
The Chuseok special of the 2015 Idol Big name Athletics Championships featured many of our favourite K-Pop teams and singers. Unfortunately, maximum lovers won’t be ready to glance at the development till it airs throughout Chuseok. However, we've were given compiled a gallery filled with images that idol participants posted themselves. There used to be a large number of crew and corporate interactions in addition idols from other teams and corporations mingling. Inspect our gallery to peer more than a few stars at the event!
We’ve were given some DSP love here with six contributors of Rainbow and KARA’s Youngji sitting together. Jaekyung and Youngji, in particular, glance adorable with their hair rollers retaining up their bangs.
AOA’s Seolhyun and Jimin are posing and sending hearts to lovers in an Instagram video.
BTS’ J-Hope, Jin, and Rap Monster revel in a meal whilst thanking their fans.
EXID’s Solji seems like she has been practicing her archery~
Five T-ara contributors retaining lovers selling their newest song “So Crazy.”
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< robust>MBC’s< robust> “2015 Idol famous person Athletics Championships” may be filming their Chuseok special on August 10 and 11. in addition to their pre-existing categories of futsal, tune and box, and archery, wrestling has been added as a new category. whilst the athletics championships used to be created with the aim of celebrating the very significant Korean holiday, it's been met with complaint because of injuries sustained via idol stars. The addition of wrestling is expected to be highly criticized as smartly.
Wrestling is a recreation that comes to using all your frame. Due to the nature of the game, it would potentially be more unhealthy than the opposite occasions.
The idol star athletics championships will also be a superb opportunity for idols, yet at the similar time a wide source of anxiety and fear. Rookie singers can get possibilities to polish if they can turn into no longericed as star athletes. moreover, their person highlight can assist elevate awareness for the gang that they seem to be a phase of. Due to the good drive and hope for sure exposure, many idols overexert themselves to the point of having injured.
however, the program is have shyed away from via teams who have already attained a definite quantity of good fortune and popularity. The display may just also be undesirready to take phase in for people who don’t have as much athletic prowess. Filming for the championships is terribly long while screen time is short. The cons outweigh the pros for lots of singers.
in the long run, the maximum dreadful facet of the championships is the chance of having injured. Idols have no longeroriously busy schedules year- circular and an harm would no doubt bog down such potentialities.
for instance, < robust>AOA’s < robust>Seolhyun harm her leg while practicing curling. It took her six weeks to utterly get well, resulting in headaches in comeback promotions. Also, < robust>EXO’s < robust>Tao, < robust>VIXX’s < robust>Leo, < robust>SISTAR’s < robust>Bora, < robust>DMTN’s < robust>Daniel, and others have suffered injuries ago. There have also been more injuries that experience no longer been published to the public.
What are your mind at the “Idol famous person Athletics Championships” and the addition of wrestling?
The huge biannual event, the "Idol Star Athletics Championship" is reported to be held again this fall! This will be the "Chuseok" special, also known as the Korean Thanksgiving special.
Reports say the MBC special will reportedly film on August 10 to 11, although the venue has yet to be decided. Popular sports like futsal, track and field, basketball, and more have been included in the past, but it remains to be seen if they"ll be adding another sports category to this new autumn event.
Although every year there is talk about long filming conditions and injuries that take place at these events, it can"t be doubted that this is one of the most exiting gatherings for a music fan with so many idols brought together under one roof. The New Year"s special earlier this year recorded 8.5% viewer ratings and placed first in its time slot at the time of airing.
Stay tuned for more updates! Are you a fan of the "Idol Star Athletics Championship"?
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On June 26th, The Fact has released an exclusive report on a K-Pop idol is currently being investigated under the suspicion of drug use.
It was reported that "Mr.A"(32), who revealed to be a staff member from a large company was charged for using drug involving cocaine at Incheon International Airport on June 22nd as he received a positive result after the drug test.
According to the report, an idol named "B", who is said to be a top Hallyu star has been put into the suspicious list of doing the illegal act as he was specific named by the staff member, who is under the same company as him. It was said that the two would usually do drugs together secretly at the recording booths or studios in order to avoid people" eyes.
The prosecution also revealed to be looking into mutiple entertainment personnel who are suspected to be taking drugs together with "Mr.A" and idol "B".
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JYJs Junsu will soon be showing off his acting chops as the eccentric and mysterious character L in the musical Death Note. He will be acting opposite actor Hong Kwang Ho, who is playing the role of Light. On June 1, the two actors talked about working together at a press conference held along with their fellow cast members.
When asked about Junsu, Hong Kwang Ho says, He has thoroughly prepared, and of course he is very skilled. When I heard that the other lead character would be played by Junsu when I signed up for the show, I knew it was going to be really fun to work with him.
He adds, Honestly, I unconsciously had a bit of a prejudice because he had started out as a singer, as an idol. Then I saw him perform in December. That was the first time Id seen him, and I thought to myself, Hes not like the rest, and He deserves to be up there.
Im happy to be working with him, and Im really excited, he says.
In reply, Junsu also talks about his co-star, saying that he had known that Hong Kwang Ho was an excellent singer and considers him to be one of the top musical actors in the country. I had really wanted to perform with him, and I also really wanted to do a show that had two male leads. So Im so happy to be working with him together in this show.
The musicals opening night performance will be held on June 20, and the show will run until August 9.
SAVE THE DATE! allkpop is bringing our readers an unforgettable K-Pop experience on April 25! After numerous submissions, 50 lucky readers were chosen and will be given a chance to live like a K-Pop idol for one full day -- FOR FREE!
Thank you to everyone who sent their emails and applications in for the event! Due to the overflowing interest that you guys have shown, we have reached max capacity for the event.
However, for those who can"t participate for a full makeover, you can still recreate the experience in your own home by coming in and purchasing the products with a special 15% discount (on the day of the event only!). Note: To get the discount you have to mention that you were referred by "allkpop."
In addition to the 15% discount, goodie bags will be provided by CLUB CLIO NYC Union Square exclusively for our readers. These goodie bags will be on a first come first serve basis, so make sure you get to the location as soon as possible to get your CLUB CLIO swag!
On this day, if you make a purchase you will also be given a free gift set of your choice in addition to the goodie bag (shown above).
Full Size Complimentary Clio Makeup Kit
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So make sure you and your friends save the date, April 25, and march your way down to get your own K-Pop experience with allkpop!
Welcome to this week"s "Eat Like a K-pop Star." It"s the weekly series where we showcase a delicious Korean specialty or something we"ve seen a K-pop star chowing down on lately and show you how to get or create some food of your own.
A new Coca-Cola campaign is the inspiration behind this week"s "Eat Like a K-pop Star." The company has long featured some of the world"s most iconic faces on its classic Coke bottles, and has recently included stars like Dara, Crayon Pop, and Lee Hito their bottle lineup.
(Photo : Lee Hi"s instagram)
There"s nothing like a cold Coke or Diet Coke fountain drink on a hot day. But Coca-Cola is also a sweet and tangy ingredient to add to other recipes.
Many recipes that use cola are Southern inspired. It"s no surprise, since Atlanta is the birthplace of the fizzy drink. So, might as well start off a Coca-Cola meal right with some Coke-brined Southern Fried Chicken. James Beard award-winning chef John Currence combines the sweetness of Coke with super spices like smoked Spanish paprika and cayenne to serve up juicy chicken that explodes with flavor.
If fried chicken isn"t your thing, Rachael Ray has a super easy recipefor pulled pork with Coca-Cola. Adding Coke to a slowly cooked pork shoulder and some ancho chile powder is a delicious way to pack a whole lot of punch into a simple cut of pork. The recipe is meant to be eaten as sandwiches, but it"s tasty enough to be eaten straight out of the slow cooker with a fork.
Now delicious meat needs no accompaniment, but for the sake of appearances, let"s add a side dish. Arroz con Coca-Cola from My Colombian Recipesis the perfect accompaniment to a Coke-marinated main course. The sweetness from the cola combines with the heat from some scallions, salt from chicken bouillon, and richness from a hint of butter to create a perfect marriage of flavor in a simple and affordable side dish.
Got room for dessert? Good, because a chocolate Coca-Cola cake shouldn"t go uneaten. Most cooks south of the U.S."s Mason-Dixon Line have their own version of this traditional Southern dessert, but this recipe from Southern Livingis a good starting point. In it, the cola mixes with buttermilk in the cake part and butter and cocoa for the decadent frosting, yet somehow the cake melts in the mouth as a perfect combo of light and rich.
Full yet? Go ahead and wash it all down with a K-pop coke. Enjoy!
Have you ever wondered what it"s like to be a K-Pop idol? What about having your makeup done by professional makeup artists or training under the best acting and vocal trainers? If so, today might be your lucky day!
On April 25, allkpop will be teaming up with CLUB CLIO and Born Star Training Center to bring 50 lucky readers a chance to live like a K-Pop idol for one full day--FOR FREE! Not only will you get your full make up done by professional celebrity makeup artists from CLUB CLIO but you will also be given the chance to train like a K-Pop idol under professional trainers from Born Star Training Center.
The event will take place from 10:30 AM to 7:30 PM EST. Chosen participants will arrive at CLUB CLIO (11W 14th St New York, NY 10011) located in the Flatiron and Greenwich Village area of New York City before heading over to Koreatown (West 32nd Street between 5th and 6th Ave) to train at the Born Star Training Center.
In order to receive your free full makeup from CLUB CLIO, email us here with your name, phone number, personal email, state of residence, and available time slot to get your makeup done. We will then contact you again to confirm your attendance as well as your time slot. These slots will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis for the first 50 applicants.
In addition to getting your full makeup done, 28 lucky participants will be chosen to receive free vocal or acting training under professional trainers from Born Star Training Center. In order to reserve your spot, you must state that you are interested in receiving free "consultations and one-on-one training" in your email and then pre-register here. Professionals from the training center will contact you individually for a brief consultation in order to place you in appropriate classes.
However, if you"re not chosen for the free full makeup and training session, you can still visit CLUB CLIO in NYC and receive a free goodie bag full of samples and special discount on products if you say you were referred by allkpop! You can also make an appointment for a later date with Born Star Training here.
For now, this offer will be limited to those who can attend the event in NYC.
If you are looking to get the full experience as an idol, this is probably the best chance you will ever get!
EXO, G-Dragon, IU, BEAST, INFINITE, A Pink Star in "Weekly Idol" in Honor of MBCPlus Media's 14th-year Anniversary
In honor of MBC Plus Media's 14th-year anniversary, "Weekly Idol" will be specially filming a ‘Saipan Special’!
“Weekly Idol” is an idol-focused show that is aired on MBCEvery1, which is one of the channels included in MBC Plus Media, and has been running for over four years since its first broadcast in 2010. It has featured idols such as EXO, G-Dragon, IU, BEAST, INFINITE, A Pink, and many others as guests.
The members of A Pink are said to be taking part in the Saipan special alongside the main MCs, Jung Hyung Don and Defconn.
Meanwhile, this “Weekly Idol” episode is expected to air around the beginning of April as a two-part broadcast.
Are you looking forward to an overseas broadcast of the show starring A Pink?