K-pop fans join forces to drown out opposition to #BlackLivesMatter | K-pop

K-pop fans around the world have joined forces to drown out online opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement, flooding social media with videos and images of their favourite artists alongside the #WhiteLivesMatter hashtag and other racist content. While their collective action meant the hashtag, as well as #WhiteOutWednesday and #BlueLivesMatter were trending in the

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K-pop band Blackpink prompt anger in China by holding baby panda without gloves | Music

Another K-pop act has sparked outrage in China after members of the globally popular girl band Blackpink were shown holding a baby panda – drawing accusations that they had risked harming the health of a national treasure. Last month, the K-pop phenomenon BTS were criticised in China after the band’s leader, RM, cited the “history

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AI and K-pop at the festival of Korean movers and shakers | Dance

One of the many festivals that’s switched to digital this year, the Place’s Korean dance showcase gives eclectic insights into South Korea’s thriving contemporary dance scene. The only full performance included (and it’s just 20 minutes) is Shin Changho’s Beyond Black, for Korea National Contemporary Dance Company. It’s as much a philosophical proposition as a

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