Numerous South Korean media outlets have reported on the "dilemma" K-Pop is facing right now. Many believe that the genre is losing its original charm and characteristics. This issue arises following the rise of English songs being made in the industry. While some netizens agree to this sentiment, many have defended the use of English in K-pop.
Singer and actress Lee Hyori is drawing attention from netizens after announcing of the suspension of her SNS. She said on the 2nd that although her social media account is a way to reach out to her fans, she simply doesn't want to be disturbed.
On Weibo, the largest social media platform in China, EXO Kai became continuously targeted by anti-fans after he received hate and criticism for no reason for the past weeks. Due to this, EXO-Ls are doing their best to protect the idol and have been calling out SM Entertainment's attention to protect the idol from hateful comments.
On August 27, Thursday, SuperM held an Instagram live to communicate with their fans. While most fans would be happy at a chance to communicate with their favorite idols, many were shocked when they saw how fatigued and tired they were. Seeing their current conditions, fans trend #SuperMDisbandPart on Twitter to get SM Entertainment to pay attention to their artists' health.
NCTzens (fans of NCT) are enraged after a Filipino viewer watching Renjun's V Live asked him to read out Filipino words, with one of them turning out to be a curse word.
The singer and actress directly denied rumors of a romantic relationship with actor Sung Hoon. She said in an Instagram live broadcast on the 24th, "You keep talking about Sung Hoon, and he's a really good friend and a really good friend."
South Korean YouTuber PPKKa is currently under fire after saying Joy from Red Velvet should be kicked out of the group. This comes after Joy was spotted wearing a shirt that says "We Should All Be Feminists."
BTS ARMYs are calling out BigHit Entertainment for its alleged mistreatment to BTS Jin. This demand from the fan base ignited when Jin's part was completely removed in the EDM version of their newly released song "Dynamite."
[Trigger Warning/Content Warning: Bullying, Self-Harm, and Suicide] Following news that ANS member Haena was being bullied by her own group members, seven out of the eight members have taken legal action to terminate their contracts with their agency, ANS Entertainment.
Nigerian singer Lyta is under fire with K-Pop fans around the world following the release of his newly released music video for "Hold Me Down". After watching the music video, it appears the majority of the scenes are nearly identical to GOT7's "Just Right" music video, which was released in 2016.
Former PRISTIN member Kyla is currently under fire after netizens expose old direct messages and Discord chats they shared with her. This comes after a Twitter account claimed to have information that could "corrupt" PRISTIN. Kyla replied to the tweet, saying that PRISTIN was already corrupted, allowing the spread of information.
Following former AOA member Kwon Mina's apology for her recent behavior, fans who have visited her page have noticed that her Instagram account has been deleted. On August 12, Wednesday, Mina's agency Woori Actors spoke up on the deletion of her Instagram account.
Former PRISTIN member and current HINAPIA member Yaebin is under fire for saying the n-word in an Instagram Live.
Through a V Live broadcast, the female idol shared why the K-pop idol members, including her, TWICE Mina and Jihyo, Gugudan Seojeong, BESTie Uji, EXID's Jeong Hwa, and actress Kim Sae Ron decided to withdraw from the soccer team, "FC Rumor."
Kwon Mina, a former member of the K-pop idol group AOA, recently took it out on her Instagram how badly FNC Entertainment staff handled the bullying issue she revealed in July. She also a lengthy follow-up message, exposing the members who were bystanders despite seeing that she was being bullied, and the ones who helped her.
Former TVXQ and JYJ member Park Yoochun has announced his plans to return to the music industry with a new album. He plans to return to K-Pop despite his past slew of scandals regarding sexual assault, negligence, and drug use. He was also suspected of detroying evidence during the drug investigation by shaving hair from his body.
Yellow Bee is engaged in a truth battle with their agency over the real reason of their disbandment. The label Addiction Entertainment reported that the group had dissolved, and their reason for that shocked the many - that one member failed to settle her issues due to the disorder of her private life.
[Trigger Warning/Content Warning: Bullying and Suicide] The ILUV members have decided to sue former member Shin Minah after she claimed she was bullied and harassed by the members since she was a trainee.
The netizen who claimed they bullied by APRIL's Naeun has come out with a handwritten letter admitting they had lied about it all. On July 24, the netizen shared a short letter on an online community forum, saying that everything they said about the idol was false and that Naeun didn't do anything.