Korean Netizens Question Seo In Guk’s Military Exemption Over Alleged Untreated Physical Condition

Optics does matter in the entertainment industry, especially in quick to judgment South Korea with its strong sense of obligations, responsibilities, and social mores. One of the biggest is the duty of every able-bodied man to serve in the military, both a rite of passage and a social status equalizing performance of patriotic duty. This month SK netizens are doubly annoyed at two actors who have recently been confirmed to be exempt from service, the first being Yoo Ah In and now comes Seo In Guk. Both tried to enlist earlier this year but kept failing their physicals for different health reasons, and recently got the confirmed exemption.

It’s not that SK netizens don’t accept that there are valid physical reasons to earn an exemption, they are just very skeptical and one can’t blame them with plenty of case studies in the last two decades of famous male stars getting caught with manufactured exemption health reasons. For Seo In Guk, he’s being questioned as to whether he neglected to treat his osteochondritis condition of joint inflammation, which he has known about, so that he could use it to get exempt. His agency has denied this but I don’t know if SK netizens buy it, and ultimately if the perception lingers then it will have call a pall on his entertainment career in the near future. Continue reading

Seo In Guk Leads Jellyfish Agency Music Stars in Cute Holiday Single “Jelly Christmas”

What an adorable fan service from an adorably named entertainment company. Jellyfish Entertainment‘s music project Jelly Box has released a new Christmas single featuring the collective talents of it’s young music stars. Titled “Jelly Christmas”, the song includes singer-actor Seo … Continue reading

Kim Soo Hyun and Park Bo Gum are Top K-stars Who Elicit Female Viewers Motherly Instincts

I gotta give polling site Moolmong credit for even coming up with this particular poll topic, but then again it’s probably run out of more mainstream subjects to inquire about. Korean ladies were polled on which K-star elicited their most … Continue reading

Press Conference and Long Preview for MBC Drama Shopping King Louie Premiering this Wednesday

The arrival of MBC‘s new Wed-Thurs drama Shopping King Louie (Shopoholic Louis) snuck up on me, a combination of W: Two Worlds ending so listlessly and this drama not getting overly promoted. I’m totally going to check it out because … Continue reading

K-actor Hairstyle Preferences: Up with Forehead or Down with Fringe

I don’t think this will end up being some great debate as much as a fun time to share personal visual preferences. While Korean actors are well known for being intensely easy on the eyes, sometimes their styling onscreen and … Continue reading

Lee Seung Gi Celebrates January Birthday as the Late 86 and 87 Birthday Boys Get Closer to Military Service

January 13th is my boy Lee Seung Gi‘s birthday, which makes the first birthday of a major Korean star in this new year 2016, and with it comes the reminder that it’s starting to go down to the wire for … Continue reading

School-aged Pictures of Popular Hallyu K-actors Show the Before and After

For years I’ve been seeing these types of pre-star pictures floating around here and there, and finally decided to collect as many as I can into one post. Half of it is for my own viewing lulz and the other … Continue reading