K-Pop News 221223: Jimin, SEVENTEEN, Taehyun, and more

Hello K-pop fans! Here’s your daily dose of K-pop News Digest for December 22, 2023. Let’s dive into today’s headline-making stories. Read about BTS’ Jimin releasing a new single, a distressing airport incident involving SEVENTEEN, Taehyun of TXT hosting a web reality show, and more. Check out today’s K-pop News Digest to catch up on the most buzzworthy moments and milestones that have captured the hearts of fans worldwide.

BTS’ Jimin drops new single Closer Than This

BTS' Jimin drops new single Closer Than This

BTS’ Jimin released his single Closer Than This, a touching tribute to his fans during his military service. The music video is a nostalgic journey through his BTS’ career, showcasing special moments shared with ARMYs. Jimin’s genuine affection for his fans is evident in the lyrics, promising to be there for them.

The song is described as a warm embrace, offering hope and love to fans as 2023 comes to an end. Watch the official MV of Closer Than This by Jimin, below:

SEVENTEEN members mobbed at airport

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SEVENTEEN experienced overwhelming crowds at Bangkok’s airport today, sparking outrage among fans. Member Vernon was seen surrounded and at one point on the floor, while Wonwoo, known for his fear of flying, was visibly distressed, covering his ears amidst the chaos.

A screenshot of a video showing Wonwoo of SEVENTEEN covering his ears
A screenshot of a video showing a distressed Wonwoo covering his ears as he is mobbed by fans.

The incident has reignited discussions about idol safety and the need for better crowd control and respect for personal space at public appearances.

Taehyun hosts web reality show

Taehyun of TXT

TXT’s Taehyun will host his own web reality show in 2024, titled Reincarnated as a Tutoring School Student. The show will follow him as he explores various tutoring schools across the country, sharing fun and unique facts.

The format includes a fictional twist where Taehyun is the main character of a school romance web novel. Fans can also look forward to the group’s guest appearance on the Christmas Eve episode of SBS’s Running Man.

Japanese fans rally for Seunghan

RIIZE's Seunghan Pens Another Apology in Wake of Recent Controversy

Japanese fans of RIIZE recently showed support for member Seunghan by sending protest trucks to SM Entertainment’s headquarters. Seunghan was embroiled in several controversies last month, and took an indefinite hiatus from RIIZE. Fans have also speculated about his removal from the group.

The trucks carried messages of hope and support, emphasizing that “RIIZE is 7 Forever” and expressing a desire to see Seunghan return to the stage.

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