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Indonesia bans miniskirt ad by K-pop stars Blackpink

Entertainment News Dec 12, 2018

Indonesia bans miniskirt ad by K-pop stars Blackpink

A television ad featuring members of the K-pop supergroup Blackpink dressed in miniskirts has been banned from Indonesian airwaves, prompting a furious backlash from fans. The Indonesian Broadcasting Commission ordered 11 domestic TV stations to yank the commercial late Tuesday, saying it was indecent. The order ...

Don't worry too much over BTS

Music | Sound Off Nov 15, 2018

Don't worry too much over BTS

by Patrick ST. Michel

Throngs of fans packed Tokyo Dome on Tuesday and Wednesday to watch K-pop group BTS perform songs from across its five-year career. The crowd cheered, bought merchandise and the two days offered the seven-member group some respite from a week of scandal. Things kicked off ...

Pyeongchang's pop takes home gold

Music | Sound Off Feb 15, 2018

Pyeongchang's pop takes home gold

by Patrick ST. Michel

Politics hovered over the opening ceremony of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The pageantry came against a backdrop of geopolitical intrigue, featuring the presence of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister, Yo Jong, who was on hand to watch a unified Korean ...