BLACKPINK member Lisa, 24, debuted her solo album and single “Lalisa” on Sept. 10 and her music video’s views have broken Taylor Swift’s YouTube record.
‘You have to sleep with me’: Korean actress Heo Yi Jae reveals the moment she suddenly decided to retire from entertainment
South Korean actress Heo Yi-jae revealed to Way, a member of disbanded K-pop group Crayon Pop, why she left the South Korean entertainment industry.
What happened: On Way’s popular YouTube channel, Heo appeared as a guest on Sept. 10 to talk about her experience in the entertainment industry in a Korean-language video titled “The reality of a Korean actress (slapping, shameless actors).”
Iconic K-pop girl group BLACKPINK has surpassed Justin Bieber in YouTube subscribers, becoming the most subscribed musical artist on the platform just as one group member, Lisa, dropped her solo debut album “Lalisa.”
“Pretty Savage”: On Friday, YouTube announced that the popular girl group, consisting of members Jennie, Rosé, Jisoo and Lisa, are now the platform’s most subscribed artist with 65.5 million subscribers, Billboard reported.
‘Chinese people are the worst’: ‘Genshin Impact’ streamer under fire after racist tirade during stream
An Argentinian Twitch streamer that goes by the name Kylorren_lol is experiencing online backlash after directing racist remarks at a Korean streamer.
What happened: Kylorren, a small creator in the Spanish-speaking “Genshin” community, went live on the social media platform after a discussion ensued on Twitter about the “Genshin Impact” video game character Keqing. He made racially offensive comments about fellow streamer Tenha and Chinese people to his 7,500 followers during this live stream, according to Sportskeeda.
Japanese actor and legendary martial artist Shin’ichi “Sonny” Chiba, who inspired countless film icons including director Quentin Tarantino, passed away at the age of 82.
What happened: On Thursday, Chiba’s management company announced that Chiba, an action superstar popularly known for his role in “Kill Bill,” had passed away due to complications with COVID-19, according to NPR.
‘You see a big guy’s butt’: Sumo wrestler statue at Olympics equestrian show allegedly ‘spooks’ horses
A sumo wrestler statue that was a part of the equestrian show jumping event at the Tokyo Games on Wednesday was removed.
What happened: Many equestrian riders for the show jumping event that took place on Wednesday felt that the sumo wrestler statue on fence number 10 was scaring the horses, ESPN reported.
Surfer Kanoa Igarashi won a silver medal at the semi-finals for Japan on Tuesday, prompting many social media users to “simp” over the Olympian throughout this week.
What happened: On Tuesday, Igarashi, 23, competed in the men’s surfing event at Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach in Chiba Prefecture, according to the Japan Times.
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated from its original version to say that AP reportedly misquoted District Attorney Shannon Wallace during Robert Aaron Long’s hearing on July 27. The full quote has been included below.
The Atlanta shooter who murdered eight people, six being of Asian descent, in March has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life.