The main cast of the tvN K-drama “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha,” which was released weekly on Netflix, gave their final thoughts about the beloved drama.
Social media platform Facebook announced that they are introducing a new award for creators called Facebook Community Awards, and community group Subtle Asian Traits has been nominated.
Awards: Facebook created this award in order to “showcase, celebrate and reward more of the incredible community builders we see on our platform every day.” Subtle Asian Traits, also fittingly known as SAT, has been nominated under the “Identity” category.
Editor’s Note: This is a satirical response to Christine Ma-Kellams’ “K-dramas cured my prejudice against Asian men” op-ed and does not represent NextShark’s views. The opinions expressed in this piece are solely those of the author’s.
As a mixed white and Korean woman who saw Asian men being incredibly romantic in K-dramas on TV, it informed my dating practices.
Last week, TikToker @youngqim, also known as Young, posted a video about how interracial relationships, specifically white men who date Asian women, are rooted in imperialism.
WMAF: In the video that has been viewed over 358,000 times, Young, who claims he’s a history major, talks about the history of the U.S. and their relationship with Asian immigrants.
A TikTok video posted by @charleschoiboy shows two women in a bar telling the TikToker, who is of Asian descent, that Asian hate doesn’t exist.
#StopAsianHate: In the video posted on Oct. 8, an unidentified woman, who claims to be a nurse and repeatedly says that she is also a person of color because of her dad, tells the TikToker, “There is no Asian hate.” The clip currently has over 113,000 views.
Fans accuse Blackpink’s entertainment agency of discriminating against Lisa because she isn’t Korean
Blackpink fans, also known as Blinks, have flooded Twitter with the hashtag #YGLetLisaDoHerWork because of their belief that Blackpink member Lisa is being discriminated against by her agency.
Fashion week: Despite breaking records in the U.S. and in South Korea, YG Entertainment, the agency that Blackpink belongs to, is being accused by fans of improperly promoting Thai member Lisa as well as restricting her public appearances.
TikToker @bashore101 uploaded a video onto the platform showing an English textbook made in South Korea that has the N-word ending with an ‘a’ in it.
What happened: The TikTok user is an expat living in South Korea and currently has over 7,000 followers on the social media platform. The video that he uploaded on Sept. 17 has over 51,000 views, at the time of this writing.
BTS member Jungkook made waves on social media by performing with a lip ring on during The Fact Music Awards.
Piercings: Singer Jungkook was seen performing with a lip piercing, which led to intense fan speculation on whether the piercing was real, according to AllKpop.
K-pop girl group Twice performed for the first time their English-language single “The Feels” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
“I got the feels for you”: The nine-member girl group, created and represented by JYP Entertainment, simultaneously released their first official single completely in English and a music video on Oct. 1, which has over 15 million views, as of this writing.
Chinese voice actor Gui Niang is facing harassment online for voicing an unpopular five-star character in the Chinese gacha game “Genshin Impact.”
Divine Priestess: Niang, who voices the playable character Sagonomiya Kokomi, had to restrict her livestream due to a number of “Genshin Impact” players directing negative comments towards her, according to Sportskeeda.
“Genshin Impact,” a game made by Chinese company Mihoyo, is getting review bombed on Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store by unhappy players over an in-game anniversary gift.
Anniversary celebration?: Gacha video game “Genshin Impact” celebrated its first anniversary on Sept. 28 by gifting players 10 wishes. However, many players were upset by the gesture leading up to the anniversary and afterwards.