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Female Idols Drinking in the Public Eye
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Female Idols Drinking in the Public Eye

In the world of K-pop, alcohol hides behind a closed door, waiting to strike an idol to her knees in controversy. The bizarre part is that scandals that arise out of alcohol are seemingly random: drinking solo is gradually becoming more socially accepted, while celebrity Instagram posts with alcohol regularly incite controversy. This inconsistent vitriol demonstrates the complexity of the relationship between female idols and alcohol.

Internationally, South Korea has developed a notorious relationship with alcohol. In fact, they drink twice as much liquor as Russians and have the most alcoholics. According to Chosun Ilbo, almost 6 million Koreans drink alcohol every day to the tune of 9.52 million bottles of beer and 8.96 million bottles of soju per day. Drinking is a cultural thing: its something you do with coworkers and friends  a bonding exercise and social activity that can act as a way for people to get ahead in the workforce. Coworkers often go out for BBQ every month, and sometimes more frequently in gatherings known as hoesik. While a chance for coworkers to bond, there is also regularly intense peer pressure from elders to drink and saying no is rarely an option.

Sechskies's Eun Ji Won was rushed to the hospital for drinking too much?
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Sechskies's Eun Ji Won was rushed to the hospital for drinking too much?

The June 1 broadcast of tvN's 'Life Bar' featured guests Sechskies! During their chat, leader Eun Ji Won admitted that he was once rushed to the hospital after drinking too much.

"Whenever I drink with the Sechskies members, I always tend to get drunk," he began, "There was one time where I was drinking at a hotel and was taken to the hospital, riding a wheelchair."

Hearing this, MC Heechul added, "Then the reporters thought he was a politician and was about to take photos," causing much laughter.

GFRIEND Created Their Own Ridiculous Choreography To Songs By Other Idols
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GFRIEND Created Their Own Ridiculous Choreography To Songs By Other Idols

GFRIEND put a twist on several iconic K-Pop choreographies during an episode of Weekly Idol and the results were epic.

GFRIEND made an appearance on the variety talk show Weekly Idol where they, among other things, were asked to create their own choreography to other groups songs. The catch? The dance moves were not to be cute, sexy, or to the beat of the music.

The popular idol group took on the challenge and completely nailed. With hilarious results, of course.

Son Naeun Talks About Apinks Never-Ending Love For Food And Their Drinking Style
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Son Naeun Talks About Apinks Never-Ending Love For Food And Their Drinking Style

During a guest appearance on tvNs Wednesday Food Talk, Apinks Son Naeun showed off her knowledge as a lover of food as the cast and guests discussed various places that specialize in bread.

When the MCs asked about Apinks reputation for being voracious eaters, Son Naeun confirmed that the members loved to eat, and how their meals dont shy away from including things like blood sausage soup (sundaeguk), fish roe soup (altang), chicken feet, hangover stew, pigs feet, amongst many other dishes.

Kim Heechul Is Taken Aback By Having To Share Living Space With Hyperactive GFRIEND Members
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Kim Heechul Is Taken Aback By Having To Share Living Space With Hyperactive GFRIEND Members

On June 9, Kim Heechul met his housemates for the first time on MBCs variety show Cheeky Cohabitation Vacancy.

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At first, Kim Heechul was disappointed to find out that his housemate was GFRIENDs Yerin, as they are friends, with Yerin and Kim Heechul appearing together in his project band MDs I Wish MV in 2015. However, Kim Heechul soon realized that he was actually sharing his living space with all six GFRIEND members.