K-pop News 040724: Jennie, Cha Eun-Woo, NEWJEANS & more

Welcome to our K-Pop roundup for July 4, 2024! Let’s dive into all the latest buzz in the K-pop world!

BLACKPINK’s Jennie Targeted by Fat-Shaming Comments

BLACKPINK’s Jennie has become the target of malicious comments regarding her alleged weight gain. On July 4, news reports revealed that Jennie faced fat-shaming comments after attending a Chanel event in a see-through top with lace shorts and stockings.

While many praised her stunning look, some netizens criticized her for supposedly gaining weight, with comments questioning her self-care and noting a chubbier face.

However, the report also highlighted that numerous fans defended Jennie, celebrating her beauty and standing against the trolls, reinforcing her status as one of K-pop’s beloved idols.

Criticisms of BABYMONSTER Ahyeon’s Performance Style Allegedly Lead to a Dramatic Change

Netizens believe BABYMONSTER’s Ahyeon has altered her performance style following criticism. Previously, Ahyeon faced backlash for her energetic performance, with netizens accusing her of “over-dancing” and belting excessively. Recent performances in Bangkok showed noticeable changes in her style, sparking a debate among fans.

Some praised Ahyeon for adapting to the feedback and appearing more cohesive with the group, while others lamented the loss of her enthusiasm, blaming harsh criticism for the change. This ongoing discourse reflects the intense scrutiny K-pop idols face regarding their performance styles.

NEWJEANS Reportedly Selected as Honorary Ambassadors for the Korean Tourism Organization

ADOR Takes Legal Action Against Defamatory YouTuber

Rumours have surfaced that NEWJEANS might be chosen as the 2024 honorary ambassadors for the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO). However, both ADOR and the KTO have stated they are “unable to confirm” these reports.

Earlier this year, NEWJEANS were appointed as ambassadors for South Korea’s Incheon International Airport, showing their rising influence. Fans eagerly await official confirmation, hoping to see NEWJEANS represent Korean tourism.

Cha Eun-Woo to Make a Special Guest Appearance at Water Bomb Seoul

ASTRO member and actor Cha Eun-Woo is set to make a special guest appearance at Water Bomb Seoul 2024 on July 5 as part of the festival’s Green Team. Attending as the endorsement model for Sprite Korea, this marks his first appearance at a Water Bomb festival.

The event boasts a star-studded lineup, including Zico, Simon D, Jay Park, Taemin, Sunmi, and more, promising an exciting experience for attendees.

LE SSERAFIM’s Japan Fan Meetings Sold Out; ‘EASY’ Climbs Back to No. 6 on Oricon

LE SSERAFIM continues to dominate the Japanese music scene with their latest achievements. Their fan meetings in Japan have sold out, demonstrating their growing popularity and dedicated fanbase. Their single EASY has also climbed back to the No. 6 spot on the Oricon charts, showcasing their enduring musical appeal.

These milestones highlight LE SSERAFIM’s rising stardom in Japan, marking significant indicators of their expanding influence and popularity.

Stay tuned for more updates and continue supporting your favorite K-pop idols as they achieve new heights in their careers!

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