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Our OH!-Press editors sharpened their pencils, completed their research and are ready to express their opinion on various subjects within Korean, Japanese and Chinese media.

Op-Ed: The Great Wall of Hollywood

Op-Ed: The Great Wall of Hollywood

It's been a bit of time since the American release of the joint Chinese-American 2016 film venture The Great Wall. The film was something I followed distantly even in the early stages of production out of a hazy loyalty to...

Harmful K-Pop Body Culture and why it has to Stop

Harmful K-Pop Body Culture and why it has to Stop

It’s a well-known fact that K-Pop idols are more than just singers. They’re entertainers who need to be not only incredibly talented, but also good-looking. In fact, good looks are often deemed more important than talent within the industry....

Oh! Press Talk: Do co-ed groups work?

Oh! Press Talk: Do co-ed groups work?

Co-ed groups are few and far between in pop music. A vast majority of pop groups all over the world are limited to individuals of the same gender. These single-gendered groups are typically aimed at very specific target demographics....

Oh! Press Talk: Fan Entitlement

It is no secret that there had been many occurrences in the K-Pop, J-Pop, and C-Pop scene that challenged the bond between fans and idols. Some have been healthy, harmonious, melodic, and beautiful… but some have been just tragic...

Oh! Press Talk: Survival Rate Post Disbandment

Oh! Press Talk: Survival Rate Post Disbandment

As years fly past, more idol groups have resorted to disbandment. In 2017 alone, about 13 groups went their separate ways to continue as soloists, actresses, actors or leaving the entertainment industry. Some inactive groups that have been missing...

Oh! Press Talk: Seeking Western Validation in K-Pop

Every fan wants to know that their favorite group is doing well: that their music is selling, the members have name to face recognition, and their fandom is always growing. And in recent years, this drive has surpassed fandom-centered...

Sajaegi

Oh! Press Talk: Does Sajaegi Cause More Harm Than Good?

Recently, Laboum was accused of committing sajaegi. It became a large issue since they won a KBS Music Bank award against South Korea's National Sweetheart IU. A broad definition for the Korean word ‘sajaegi’ is chart manipulation, whether it’s...

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