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Hot Topic's Cartoon Network Line Looks AMAZING.
Ever want to switch your style up to something that screamed 'Marceline'? Or maybe you looked at Steven Universe's beloved Cookie Cat ice cream and went, "Man, they should put that on a sweater!"? Well, my friends, Hot Topic just dropped a new collab with Cartoon Network, and it's all the cartoon-inspired fashion you could possibly want - and more! There's pieces inspired by our favorite Cartoon Network shows, including classics like 'Dexter's Laboratory' and 'Courage The Cowardly Dog'. Check 'em out! Adventure Time Finn hooded shirt, BMO cardigan, Marceline mini dress, Finn & Jake button-up, Adventure Time babydoll dress, Marceline striped sweater Steven Universe Cookie Cat sweater, Mr. Universe t-shirt, Rose Quartz dress, Steven Universe star-patterned button-up, Garnet dress, Amethyst cardigan, Pearl dress Dexter's Laboratory Dexter button-up, Dexter babydoll dress The Powerpuff Girls Powerpuff Girls bomber jacket Courage The Cowardly Dog Courage cardigan The clothes all fall in the $25 to $70 range and come in a variety of sizes so that people of all ages, shapes, and sizes can sport their favorite Cartoon Network show wherever they go when it drops in stores this week. Which brings me to my question: What's got you screaming "SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!"? (Garnet's dress from 'Steven Universe' is tugging at my fangirl heart strings right now.) @Jaileejailee @mst2000mt @midevildragon @johnbell @JtacoGuzman @sewilson550 @DmNapier @TiaJanay @realtgreat @JessiPetro @Jackie0Wackie @ChrisJMoreno @ShonA @xuannhi26 @KendraMaddison @kbecker @Poetry4Power @isssc1100 @TechAtHeart @Krystalstar22 @YumiMiyazaki @ninjabryan @szewwy @HappyLulie @Sara3 @PrincessUnicorn @LenaBlackRose @AmberMatthews @JaiiPanda @MrOmega @ShakirBishop @hermoineNH1 @KageTsuki040910 @JaredDaigre @EXOAsf @CynthiaForeman @jevonlowery @midevildragon @jayeon6 @selfishmachines @BenDeierlein @vinylleyva @JohnMcCullough @PurpleStarzz @addri @Pj91777 @SpazMatic @IsmarieRamirez @SarahSutcliff @KpopGaby @YumiMiyazaki @arnelli @priscillasdoor @ColeKat13 @TehDL @AprilNapier @CollinShipley
'Train to Busan' as Critique of Korean Society
I still haven't been able to see Train to Busan for myself, but I found this article on NPR to be really interesting! It doesn't ruin any plot points (other than the fact that there is a zombie apocalypse which I'm pretty sure we could gather from the trailer...) According to the article: Without giving too much of the story away, the film blames corporate callousness for the death toll. The government covers up the truth — or is largely absent. And the crew? Rather than rescue passengers, it follows the wishes of a businessman. Sewol Ferry Reference: These themes are particularly resonant in South Korea, which in 2014 faced national tragedy after 300 people, mostly teenagers, died when a ferry overturned in the sea. Investigators found the ferry's corporate owners overloaded it to save money. And the captain and crew got into lifeboats without rescuing passengers. News media, toeing the government line, originally reported that everyone survived, blamed rescuers for not working hard enough (when in reality the government refused to let them go into the water and rescue the children), etc. The Korean president's whereabouts on that day are still unexplained. Then the MERS Outbreak: Last year, as Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, spread in South Korea, the government wouldn't share key information about where patients were being treated, where it started, and how officials would contain the outbreak. The government refused to communicate with the public, so the Seoul mayor had to go against the president and form his OWN plan to fix the problem. As a result, he's now in the running for next president (since Koreans have lost all respect or trust in the current pres) You can read the full piece by NPR right HERE. Has anyone seen this yet?!
The KPop Diet Issue
The Kpop industry is not only an industry of talent and singing, but an industry that is also hyper focused on the image and "beauty" of the idols that they "produce". Miss A's Suzy, Wonder Girls' Yubin, Wonder Girl's Hyelim, Apink's Eunji, Secret's Hyosung, F(x)'s Luna all underwent drastic weight loss transformations in order to maintain the public image of "beauty". Of course these few artists do not even start to represent the issue that is in the Kpop Industry. Twice's Jihyo was bluntly told by JYP that she had to lose weight and that was her flaw. After debuting she also received a lot of hate for her weight and promptly lost a lot shutting up her haters but also instigating complaints from fans saying that she was beautiful the way she was, which I agree with. Many artists have followed unhealthy diets, literally starving themselves in order to achieve the figure required of them by their company and by the image the kpop industry sets up for them. These examples are not limited to these artists but these are just some examples of people who have done these. Sistar's Soyou ate only one meal a day, IU ate one apple, one sweet potato and one protein shake a day, After School's UEE eats only 1000kcals a day (that's half the recommended daily calorie intake!), 2AM's Changmin ate 2 blocks of tofu and ran for 6 hours everyday, Sistar's Dasom ate only cucumbers for 3 weeks, Park Boram is probably one of the more extreme examples of the chaos the kpop industry produces in the minds of young and growing people. She participated in Super Star K2 at the age of 18 and placed in the top 8! Afterwards, though, she eventually lost 70 pounds in order to debut! While this may have taken place over the course of 4 years that is a ridiculous amount of weight to lose! She released an album last year called "Celepretty" revealing her completely changed figure. But the Kpop industry is changing, a bit too slowly, but it's changing. Korea's first plus-sized model, Vivian Geeyang Kim, shared her thoughts about not fitting the "ideal Korean image" in an interview with Koreaboo's partner OOgeeWoogee. You can read more about it here - The people represented above are only a small proportion of the people who suffer from this issue and mentality. I did not mean to exclude anyone and this is also an issue in many nations, the issue of an image that isn't possible by healthy means. Haters gonna hate but we have to show our support for our artists!!! Share the love!!!!!! KpopINT will keep you updated! 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Jimin's Birthday Event D-1!!!🙌🏻💜🎁🎈🎉🎂
Hello ARMY!! Are you all ready to party with Jimin?! 🎉Today is the first day of Jimin’s birthday event!!🥰 I hope you all will participate and help us celebrate his birthday!!🎈🙌🏻 💜 ❤️ 💜 10/09- Fave Photoshoot: My favorite photoshoot of Jimin is from the WINGS ERA!!📸 He looks so freaking good!!😍 *credit to the owner’s of the pics & gif* ❤BANGTAN ARMY TEAM❤: @Yugykookie97 @Mochiroon @QueenPandaBunny @MelissaGarza @HUMANWIZARD @agustdsaveme @chimchimsjams @kaylenne956 @kpopfan88 @Aliza1 @Kyla05 ❤ARMY TAGLIST❤: @amandamuska  @blessowmwago @BoyGroupKpop @Bxbybri @CleafeMaeObina @coolwolf13 @dalenalw @echoxsoul  @gabstar143  @Gracebug @HannahC19 @herreraletecia  @HomegirlG  @ifitnessvn @Ilovephases @izzybell1202 @jennyfer1111r1 @jiminiebae @jkenshayla @jungkookieeeee @Just2BLoved @kaylawalker929  @kaylenne956 @krissynormam @kpopfan88 @Kyla05 @MelissaGarza @Mochiroon @Nyxxonn @PANDABTS @QueenPandaBunny @rebeccariley52 @rodrickagardne @Rose2demhaters @samcorsam @simpsonsamantha @Shelbeigh19 @shellyfuentes70 @Starbell808 @szewwy @Taekookimonster  @Tiffiedannie @wolfyplayzyv @yukigintokie    *let me know if you want to be apart of the ARMY taglist* K-Monsta Squad: @Yugykookie97 @BBxGD @lilbr0wneyes @DefSoul1994 @KpopGaby @MYAlpha @BangtanGirlOT12 Tag List: @cagonzales9696 @MonieManhiM @cherriblossom17 @SimplyAwkward @Btsislife @jaselgalindo @emealia @saraortiz2002 @xsandos17 @VictoriaBossier @TaehyungKey @Sarahdarwish @kpopandkimchi @Emealia @terenailyn @MonAnnahiX @4dalientae @PrettieeEmm @kyokeo @KwonOfAkind @AnimeKpopLover @SugaOnTop  @QueenyCrossGene @MadAndrea @B1A4BTS5ever @zyxzj @Taehyungie @VKookie47 @NuXX @Baekyeol27 @DOislifeExoL @kpopbeat @BulletproofV @PrincessUnicorn @luna1171 @LisetteZapata @herreravanessa9 @MadAndrea @AnimeKpopFreak @amandamuska @RandomName @aliendestina @mrsyookihyun @MaelstromVIP @Foxxyjinxx @Bangtanss @YessicaCardenas @JadeOwens @cns1391 @JJiBin @TheEnlightment @BlueMoon201 @QueenPandaBunny @emberreynemoll @LacyTanner @nyxxonn @SweetDuella @MmIlk @KihyunA @ARMY4Life @SerenaArthurs @Additional18 @jessicaclove  @olive07354  @YungStatin  @nickij @Mochiroon @LiyahBoon @BoyGroupKpop @blessowmwago @Lesha *Let me know if you want to be tagged or untagged from the tag list*