South Korean celebrities

South Korean celebrities

Latest news and features on South Korean celebrities, including K-movie and K-drama actors and actresses, and K-pop stars.

Godfrey Gao death prompts questions of celebrity exploitation
The death of Taiwanese actor Godfrey Gao has prompted questions about whether the Chinese and South Korean reality television industry exploits celebrities to satiate audience hunger for evermore extreme situations.  Gao died of sudden cardiac arrest in November during the shooting of Chinese reality show Chase Me – a spin-off from South Korea’s most popular reality show Running Man. In both shows, cast members competed in races and missions every week that involve physical activities such as running, hiding and chasing each other. Gao fell and lost consciousness while making the show, after reportedly suffering from the flu and working for 17 hours before his death. Chase Me was canceled af
Godfrey Gao death prompts questions of celebrity exploitation
K-pop star ‘liked’ a tweet about Hong Kong. His Chinese fans are not amused
K-pop singer Choi Siwon — from the popular boy band Super Junior — has apologized to his 16 million Chinese fans for “liking” a post on Twitter about the Hong Kong protests. Choi, 33, liked – and later unliked – a Tweet from the South Korean newspaper Chosun on Sunday which linked to an interview with Chow Pak-kwan, the 21-year-old Hong Kong protester who was shot by a police officer at point-blank range on November 11.  Mainland internet users called for Choi to leave Super Junior. He is another public figure from the Asian entertainment world who has sparked an online backlash from nationalistic Chinese over alleged support for the anti-government protests in Hong Kong. Many commenters on
K-pop star ‘liked’ a tweet about Hong Kong. His Chinese fans are not amused