Archive | August, 2011

GD&TOP, Se7en, BEAST, 4minute, G.NA, Secret, ZE:A and Kim Gunmo to attend “Hallyu Dream Concert”

21 Aug

The “2011 Hallyu Dream Festival” has updated their list of performers! On a press release confirmed today, it was announced that GD&TOP, Se7en, BEAST, 4 minute, G.NA, Secret, ZE:A and Kim Gunmo are due to attend and perform.

The new batch of performers will join Girls’ Generation, 2PM, TVXQ, SHINee, and miss A who were previously confirmed for the event.

“Hallyu Dream Festival” is a three-day event which will take place in Gyeongju, South Korea. Korean actor Ryu Siwon will hold an official fanmeeting for the festival’s first day. It will include a birthday concert, photo zone and many other surprises.

On the third and final day, the festival will hold a “Hallyu Dream Concert” which will feature Korea’s best entertainment acts. Confirmed artists to join the event are mentioned above.

Meanwhile, it is also rumored that the event will have a total of 18 artists and plans to add five more acts to the list. The concert will be on the 3rd of October in Gyeongju’s Citizen Stadium.

What do you think of the festival’s line-up? Are you attending the event?

Source: VisitKoreaYear and iBigbang

Mighty Mouth’s Shorry J apologizes for his antics on “Star King”

21 Aug

Mighty Mouth’s Shorry J sent his personal apologies after a recent episode of “Star King” earned criticisms from international fans. On last week’s episode, “Star King” was criticized for portraying a false representation of Muslims, specifically Arabs.

The fiasco started after a Korean-American Ruby Estelle, who currently lives in Saudi Arabia, wanted to showcase her talent and promote Arabian culture on the program.

On one offense, Shorry J took part in the role playing, as he appeared on the segment in full traditional garb. However, after promoting Arab’s traditional clothing, Shorry J put up a rifle and scared the show’s host Kang Hodong away, a false representation of Muslims being terrorists.

After the episode, viewers took their anger to various mediums such as the show’s homepage, Facebook, and Youtube to express their disappointment. Immediately after the episode was aired, SBS issued their official stance on the issue and directly apologized to the Muslim and Arab community.

On a personal note, Shorry J sent his own apology on social networking site Twitter. On the 19th of August, Shorry J was quoted saying,” A thousand apologies for my behavior on Star King. It was very wrong of me to play the role of an Arabian police. I didn’t mean that Arabians are terrorists. Please don’t get me wrong.”

By the end of his tweet, Shorry J apologized once more by saying, “I’m not racist, and I have no prejudice feelings against the Arabian culture. Sorry for my disrespectful behavior once again.”

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