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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 and terrible. What are the real boundaries of being a fan? ...

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 in action for long periods of time are yet to call ...

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 goals to reach for higher and higher awards and recognition. And ...

Oh! Press Talk: Fan Gift Culture

For years, as a demonstration of their appreciation, fans have gifted idols anything from flowers to billboards advertising their birthdays. It’s a long tradition accepted by the industry as a way to give back directly to the people who we adore. However, over time (and the past few weeks in ...

Oh! Press Talk: Are idols artists too? [Part 1]

Oh! Press Talk: Are idols artists too? [Part 1]

Who is an artist? What makes an artist different from an idol? These are some of the most hotly debated topics in the K-pop fandom. Opinions differ: some say an artist is one who writes their own music; others say an artist is an idol whose success transcends that of ...

Oh! Press Talk: Mamamoo’s Blackface Controversy

Oh! Press Talk: Mamamoo’s Blackface Controversy

Mamamoo faced immense backlash from international fans for incorporating blackface/brownface in their cover of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' Uptown Funk at their recent concert. But then, in a rare move, RBW and Mamamoo swiftly issued an apology that does acknowledge the issue at hand. So what does this mean? Several comments left by South ...

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