K-pop Catch-Up: September 2013 (Song In Hwa, JYP, Justin Bieber, Baekhyun)

Song In Hwa Charged for Marijuana Use

http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/09/comedian-song-in-hwa-booked-for-marijuana-use

(Actress Song In Hwa has been arrested for using marijuana and is being investigated.)

Why does everyone I love have to get involved in marijuana?! First Daniel, now Song In Hwa. I don’t know very many actors or actresses in Korea, and I didn’t even know who she was until I saw her picture. I only know her from “Ms. Panda and Mr. Hedgehog”, the drama that Donghae and Choi Jin Hyuk starred in (the second drama they starred in together). Song In Hwa played Choi Jin Hyuk’s little sister and I absolutely loved her on that show! She played one of my favorite characters (after Donghae, of course). She was so funny and is a really great actress. Her tomboyish personality was so refreshing for a K-drama. I’m so sad to hear this news. All I can think is “There goes another one…”

J.Y. Park Announces His Engagement

http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/09/jy-park-announces-wedding-engagement-on-twitter

(J.Y. Park announced that he is engaged and set to be married in October.)

On a happier note, JYP is getting married! I’m so happy for him! It’s always nice to hear about celebrities getting married. He said that his fiance wishes to stay private and because of that requested that their wedding be quiet and private so that she can continue in her ordinary life, which is very sweet of him. Fans and reporters had better give them some space and respect for her privacy.

I don’t know if it was planned this way or not, but I found it pretty cool that JYP got engaged while in the midst of promoting a song where he talks about wanting to settle down with one girl. It is just so perfect and fitting for him and makes me wonder if that song was made specifically for his fiance. Who knows if it is, but it’s just a really sweet thought.

Justin Bieber Tweets about Performing with G-Dragon and Psy

http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/09/justin-bieber-tweets-about-possibly-performing-with-g-dragon-and-psy

(Before his Believe concert in Korea, Justin Bieber leaves a tweet hinting about performing with G-Dragon and Psy. Justin Bieber and Psy are on the same label in America and have tweeted each other before.)

In this article, Allkpop says, “It would be epic to see those 3 on stage together. Would you like to see them perform together?” Um…no. That would not be epic. I’m sorry, Justin, but you and G-Dragon should stay far apart. Very far apart. He has pretty good songs, but Justin Bieber has nowhere near the talent and stage-presence as G-Dragon. It would be Justin Bieber’s honor to perform with G-Dragon, not the other way around. In my opinion, G-Dragon is far beyond Justin Bieber and doesn’t need to perform with him. What song would they even perform together? GD’s “Crayon”? Justin’s “Boyfriend”? Sorry, but no thanks.

EXO Sasaengs Crash Baekhyun’s Brother’s Wedding

http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/09/exo-wedding-sasaengs

http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/09/exo-members-write-disappointed-messages-to-sasaeng-fans

(EXO sasaengs crash Baekhyun’s brother’s wedding and cause a disturbance. The members of EXO later expressed anger and disappointment at their fans’ inappropriate behavior.)

I can’t even express how sickened I was upon hearing about this. Basically, a bunch of sasaengs (crazy, EXO-obsessed people) crashed Baekhyun’s brother’s wedding, made a mess, crowded around the EXO members, screaming and taking pictures, stood up on chairs and tables to get pictures of the members, and continued causing disturbances even after Baekhyun himself told them to stop. (I’m not sure how true this is, but I also heard that after Baekhyun told them to stop, they got mad and tried to hit and injure him.) Following the incident, Tao and Kris both made online posts expressing their anger and discomfort with the sasaengs, asking to be left alone. This is not the first time they have spoken up about their crazy fans going overboard.

Oh my God. Could you be any more disrespectful and inappropriate? You say you love them, yet you invade their personal space, hurt them, and just make their lives difficult. Do these people realize that their precious idols don’t love them back? I wouldn’t blame EXO if they hated their sasaeng fans. They have every right to. Sasaengs are not fans. They are stalkers. They need to calm down and leave EXO alone. This was a WEDDING! It wasn’t even Baekhyun’s wedding; it was his brother’s. I can only imagine what the bride must have been feeling. This was supposed to be the happiest day of her life and now because of her brother-in-law’s crazy stalkers, her day was ruined. It was supposed to be a day about love and uniting two people and families together, and these sasaengs didn’t care and made the whole thing about them. Fans don’t do this. Fans don’t try to take the happiness away from their idols. I feel so bad for Baekhyun and his family, especially his brother and sister-in-law. I feel bad for the members of EXO who have to constantly deal with being harassed by these sasaengs. Something drastic really needs to be done about them. This is just terrible and sad.

Those are all of the news stories that caught my eye in September! There were a lot of dating rumors that also came out this month, but honestly I didn’t really care about any of them, especially if they are just rumors.  Was there anything you guys heard this month worth talking about? What do you think of these stories?

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