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Singer Jang Ki Ha offers fans a glimpse of his romantic side in the latest issue of celebrity magazine High Cut.

The 162th issue of High Cut features a stunning fall-themed spread starring Jang Ki Ha, who has been in the spotlight for the past month after confirming that he and IU are more than just friends.

Flaunting his sharp features for the camera, Jang Ki Ha goes for simple yet romantic poses to balance the crisp and vibrant foliage. All of his outfits are more than appropriate for the season, and very much in line with most women’s aesthetic when it comes to trendy yet sophisticated men’s...
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Fashion magazine Marie Claire has released shots of their December cover girl IU on their official Facebook.

IU looks stunning on the cover in a simple black and white photo. In addition to the cover shot, the magazine has revealed photos from her photo shoot. The model looks stunningly sultry in a variety of clothes, ranging from an elegant lace sheath to a classic tartan cover up. A beautiful black and white close-up was also released, showing off IU’s flawless skin and beauty.

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The photos managed to fully capture the image of a “23″ year-old IU.

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Nation's younger sister IU is all grown up on the December cover of 'Marie Claire'. She keeps it classy and classic in the black and white cover.

The issue promises 'fabulous winter fashion' and that's exactly what we get in her solo pictorial. She looks just like a doll because of her delicate facial features and the lacy clothing she's wearing for this shoot.

Her interview also seems to have been much deeper than typical magazine interviews. She shared, "I'm in the process of becoming the real IU by adding together the good days and the not so good days I've had."

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In addition to criticizing IU for allegedly using a lolita concept for her newest album Chat-shire, netizens are also attacking celebrities who have defended the singer.
While netizens continue to attack the LOEN Entertainment singer, celebrities such as Heo Ji Woong, Jin Joong Kwon, and Yoon Jong Shin have come to her defense.

However, using screenshots and quotes from past broadcasts, netizens have targeted several of these celebrities, and accused them of being fans of the lolita concept. Translations of the post and all the screenshots can be found below:

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On a famous Korean online community called Pann a post that claims to reflect international response with regards to IU’s ‘Zeze’ controversy has recently gained much attention from Korean netizens.
Below are the comments gathered in the original post:
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I would genuinely question her mental health if it was revealed that she wrote those lyrics AFTER reading the book… but i doubt she actually read it. :/ i hope.
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Wow, it’s my first time of seeing Zeze lyrics. Who the hell wrote them? The kid was abused extremely cruelly...
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f(x) becomes the latest SM Entertainment female artist to top our chart as their new song “4 Walls” jumps 14 spots to No. 1 this week. Since the beginning of September, we’ve seen Girls’ Generation’s “Lion Heart,” Red Velvet’s “Dumb Dumb,” and Taeyeon’s “I” topping our chart. f(x) was able to fend off other challengers to keep the top spot for their company and adds another chart topping hit of their own. Congratulations to f(x).

They released their fourth full length album “4 Walls” in late October. The title track, also titled “4 Walls” is a refined house...
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Have you ever wanted to go back in time to fix a past mistake or spend more time with someone?

Time travel is a fascinating theme as it usually deals with nostalgia and past regret. There can also be a huge price to pay as fate is sometimes inescapable.

We have seen the use of time travel to give people second chances in Korean dramas such as “God’s Gift — 14 Days” and “Operation Proposal,” so it is no surprise that the theme has also been used in music videos as well. Here are seven K-pop music videos that have used time travel.

JYJ — “In Heaven”
Time Traveled: 3 weeks?

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The director for IU’s “Twenty-Three” music video has recently revealed his production process in response to allegations of sexual imagery and pedophilic themes in the music video. Yong Seok Choi, the founder of Lumpens and creative director at FEELGHOOD, uploaded his explanation on his own Facebook page on November 7.

“Today, my wife asked me what I’m going to do if my child goes to school, sees what’s being written on the Internet, and asks if I’m a pedophile,” he writes. “My colleagues and I always enjoy hearing the fans’ analyses after we finish a production. There are...
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SBS' 'Inkigayo' aired its 'Jeju Special' episode with energetic and fun performances from your favorite idols. Joining us were MCs Kim Yoo Jung, BTOB's Sungjae, and GOT7's Jackson.

On this episode, f(x) made a comeback with "4 Walls". Romeo made a comeback with "Target", Gavy NJ made their comeback with "Hello", JOO is back with "Cry & Blow", and Brown Eyed Girls came back with "Brand New World". In addition, Big Brain made their debut with "Welcome".

As for the winners, f(x), Taeyeon, and IU were the nominees, but it was IU who took the #1 trophy with "23". Congratulations to IU!

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With IU‘s lolita scandal still at its peak and her nationwide tour dates closing in, it seems that many are turning their backs on her and cancelling their reserved tickets.

Just days ago, it was revealed that IU’s nationwide concert tour was completely sold out. Her concert was set to kick off in Seoul at the Olympic Hall on November 21st and 22nd and continuing on to Busan, Daegu, and Gwangju.

As this was her first nationwide tour since her small concert tour in 2012, this was a much look-forward to event by fans.

However, with the lolita and “Zezé” controversy going viral and despite...
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Though IU made a public apology for the controversy surrounding the song "Zeze" from her album 'CHAT-SHIRE', many still take issue with the song's lyrics and the album's themes.

One netizen in particular has started a petition calling for the abandonment of IU's song. The petition, which had 13,000 signatures by the end of 16 hours, is calling for 100,000 to sign.

The netizen wrote:

"IU has crossed the line with the lolita themes in her song 'Zeze'... IU said that she meant the lyrics to be from a third-party perspective rather than as the five-year-old Zeze, but if that were so, Zeze would...
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On November 6th KST, IU broke her silence with a response to the recent controversy regarding her alleged sexualization of the character Zezé in her recent song “Zezé.”

IU’s recent album CHAT-SHIRE was met with excitement and praise initially. However, during the following days, controversy arose that the entire album was pedophiliac in nature. The biggest problem, netizens stated, was the sexualization of the character Zezé from the novel <My Sweet Orange Tree>.

Earlier today, IU made her response to the public and the entire translation of her response can be found below. The...
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On November 6, a chart of the top female soloists of 2015 based on sales numbers was uploaded on Instiz.

Baek Ah Yeon from JYP Entertainment tops the list with “Shouldn’t Have.” She released the self-written song back in May, when it achieved a surprise hit at the top of many Korean music charts. Originally she had not intended to do any promotions for the track, but following its high rankings, she performed a few times on music programs. According to the chart, “Shouldn’t Have” achieved 1,277,626 digital download sales so far in 2015.

Right on her heels is IU, who has two songs...
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On November 6, a netizen uploaded a signed petition against IU on a portal site. The goal for the petition is 100,000 signatures and the subject material concerns the recent controversy around IU’s song “Zeze.”

“IU has crossed a line by using lolita themes in her song ‘Zeze,’” the petition reads. It goes on to assert that the controversy started over the album artwork for “Chat-shire,” and that if IU had really meant to sing from a third-party perspective (not as the five-year-old Zeze), he would not have been drawn on the artwork as he was.

“You were well-intentioned but...
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IU has made everybody’s wishes come true and has apologized for the controversies regarding her entire album, from allegedly being a pedophile to glorifying child sex to ripping off Britney Spears.

“Hello. This is IU. Though I knew that there were a lot of opinions about my lyrics recently, it took longer than I thought to get the nerve to speak up. I apologize for being late. I sincerely apologize to everyone who was hurt by my lyrics.

This recent album is about what’s happened to the 23-year-old IU, and it’s filled with songs inspired by characters from novels. ‘Zeze’ is one of...
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With IU‘s interpretation of her new song “Zeze” on the chopping board, Dongnyok Publishing, the publishing company for “My Sweet Orange Tree,” expressed their concern.

For some context, Zeze from the autobiographical Brazilian novel “My Sweet Orange Tree” is the character that IU based her lyrics on. Zeze is a five-year-old boy who is suffering from domestic abuse. His only solace and friend for much of the novel is Minguinho, an orange tree in his back yard that he has the ability to communicate with.

IU has said in an interview, “I wrote the lyrics about Zeze in the point of...
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IU’s bonus track “Twenty-Three” from her latest album “Chat-shire” has been accused of illegally sampling from Britney Spears’ song.

The song in question is Britney Spears’ song “Gimme More” which was released in 2007. Britney Spears’ fans noticed a voice and various sounds that sound like Britney Spears in IU’s bonus track version of “Twenty-Three.”

For example, Britney’s voice saying “keep on rocking” can be heard in IU’s song. This is an issue because the song does not credit Britney Spears and it is unclear whether there was any permission given concerning...
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Singer IU was ranked number seven on the list of stars who succeeded after having started from the very bottom on the November 2 episode of “The List 2015.”

So far, IU is estimated to have earned over 10 billion Korean won (approximately $8.8 million) through “Good Day,” other singles, and from TV ads. After becoming successful, she gifted her father with an expensive car that he always wanted, and she is also giving regular allowances for her family members.

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She does this for a reason. After having been the guarantor for a failed business, her middle-class family lost everything,...
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IU has been crowned the winner of last week’s “Inkigayo” with her latest title track “Twenty-Three.”

The winner announcement was postponed due to the November 1 episode being a prerecorded one with no live voting, and the No.1 artist was finally announced through SBS’ homepage on November 2.

Despite not having any music show promotions for her fourth mini album “Chat-Shire,” IU managed to take home last week’s “Inkigayo” trophy with “Twenty-Three.” The song continues to top most online charts, and IU’s entire new album has been a huge commercial success.

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Fans of IU are in luck because they can see two more of the singer than usual in this latest video!

IU sings "The Shower" from her latest and controversial new album 'CHAT-SHIRE'. The song sings of past memories and happenings that she knew were bound to occur. Each of the three IUs wear a different style and take on a different part of the vocals.

Check it out above!

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