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Aespa harassed during their performance at all-boys school, photos posted online with sexual comments

  • K-pop girl group Aespa was harassed during their performance on Monday at an all-boys high school, the alma mater of their label founder Lee Soo-man.
  • Four boys rushed the stage uninvited and took selfies with the girls, which were then posted online with sexually inapporiate comments.
  • The girls were also rushed at and touched while leaving the school, leading many netizens to criticize SM Entertainment for not providing enough security for the group.
  • Kyungbock High School has since issued an apology letter to SM Entertainment over the incident but took the apology down after it was met with criticism for blaming outsiders rather than taking responsibility for their students actions.

During their recent performance at an all-boys school, K-pop girl group Aespa was caught off guard when students rushed the stage and took photos with them, some of which were later posted online with sexual comments.

Coming off the heels of a historic performance on Coachella’s main stage, Aespa was invited to perform Monday at Kyungbock High School in Seoul during a school festival. The high school is the alma mater of Lee Soo-man, head of Aespa’s label SM Entertainment. Per tradition, many new SM groups have performed at the school.

‘Dreams Come True’: K-pop girl group Aespa to perform on Coachella’s main stage

  • K-pop girl group Aespa announced today that they will perform on Coachella’s main stage during weekend two of the festival, on April 23rd. It will be the group’s first live concert performance in the U.S.
  • Aespa is the first K-pop girl group to perform on the music festival’s main stage after Blackpink became the first ever to perform at Coachella when they took to the Sahara stage in 2019.
  • According to a press release from the group’s label SM Entertainment, Aespa will perform their hit songs “Black Mamba,” “Next Level” and “Savage” in addition to an unreleased track.
  • The group’s first and only other performance in the U.S. was in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade last November.

Aespa made fans’ “Dreams Come True” when it was announced today that they will make their U.S. concert debut by performing at Coachella during its second week. They will be the first K-pop girl group to perform on the music festival’s main stage. 

Blackpink originally made history by becoming the first ever K-pop girl group to perform at the festival when they took to the Sahara Stage in 2019. Other Korean artists like Epik High, Bibi and Jackson Wang have already rocked the festival during its first weekend. 2NE1 leader CL even surprised fans with a group reunion performance. 

Personal Instagram of Aespa’s Ningning is allegedly hacked over her celebration of Team China’s Olympics win

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  • An unidentified hacker allegedly gained access to Aespa member Ningning’s personal Instagram account.
  • The hacker leaked information about some of the Instagram accounts she follows, including those of Blackpink, Ed Sheeran and BTS members Suga and J-Hope.
  • Aespa fans, collectively known as MYs, reportedly discovered it to be Ningning’s account after noticing that Aespa’s stylists and the artist’s known friends were following it.
  • MYs urged SM Entertainment, Aespa’s label, to protect its talents amid the ongoing backlash aimed at Ningning for sharing a post that celebrated Team China’s recent gold medal win in speed skating.

K-pop fans are urging SM Entertainment to protect its talents after the personal Instagram account of Aespa member Ningning was hacked by an allegedly outraged South Korean social media user.

The hacking incident happened days after Ningning, whose real name in Chinese is Ning Yi Zhuo, was attacked by South Korean social media users after she celebrated Team China’s recent gold medal win in speed skating at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

Girls On Top: K-pop’s latest supergroup includes BoA, members of Red Velvet, Aespa, Girls’ Generation

Girls on Top

South Korean label SM Entertainment has announced the formation of its first female supergroup, Girls On Top, or simply GOT.

Who they are: The group, which will debut in January 2022, will consist of seven members from SM’s existing female acts. This makes them the apparent female parallel to the label’s own SuperM, which debuted in August 2019 and was called the “Avengers of K-Pop.”

K-pop group Aespa told not to look at hospital on NYC tour, because US medical care is too expensive


K-pop girl group Aespa is cementing their place in the U.S. music scene with their recent reappearance on the Billboard 200 chart and a pair of TV appearances this week.

Billboard comeback: The quartet, composed of Karina, Ningning, Giselle and Winter — along with their avatars — re-entered the Billboard 200 with their first mini-album and first-ever physical release, “Savage.” The album reached the 85th spot on the chart for the week ending on Dec. 11.