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Friday, April 18, 2014


Article: Oxygen to be inserted from 10 am on... successfully enters the ferry

Newsis via Naver

1. [+3,952, -217] Just praying for the safest and fastest rescue...

2. [+3,413, -87] Please let a miracle happen. Wait just a bit longer, children.

3. [+2,850, -71] At least one person needs to be alive.. please ㅜㅜ


Article: Rescue team successfully enters the the ferry

Source: Yonhap News via Naver

1. [+6,848, -113] Please find just a bit more strength

2. [+6,495, -67] You're all suffering, we trust you.

3. [+5,701, -509] I heard this news was wrong... they didn't actually enter the ship yet. I really want to cry.


Article: Reports edited "entering the ferry success -> failure"

Yonhap news via Nate

There have been several other mistakes like identifying the wrong bodies and forcing parents to believe that they're right even when parents claimed they knew it wasn't their son/daughter and DNA tests proved otherwise.

1. [+229, -15] I can now understand why the family members waiting there are so angry... Because they're being lied to over and over.

2. [+203, -11] The media once again does something that will only bring more hate to them.. How many times have there been misreports? Wait on releasing the news for accuracy..

3. [+138, -6] Please make sure that the news you're releasing is accurate. The waiting families are crying tears of blood over every piece of news released.


Source: Naver

1. {+5,905, -103] Hul

2. [+5,741, -155] Are they joking with us right now?

3. [+3,474, -81] So many reports being taken back.. I'm so tired

4. [+1,314, -18] They keep lying, I want to kill them

5. [+1,165, -15] Is this a joke to them? Do they think we're fools?

6. [+1,215, -92] This crazy country lied that at 9 am, they had 555 team members, 121 helicopters, 69 ships out there to save our kids... none of which I saw at 9 am!!!

7. [+1,064, -11] Is this a joke...

8. [+835, -8] You said they successfully got in... is this a joke...


28th death discovered... still 268 missing

Source: Newsis via Nate

1. [+591, -7] This is so upsetting... 28 have been discovered dead but what scares me is that 268 are still missing.. Please be living..

2. [+403, -23] It must've been so scary for them... Please rest now. Sorry we couldn't protect you. Rest in peace..

3. [+377, -13] Why is the missing number increasing but the survivors number not ㅜㅜ It's time to come out, the entire country, your family are waiting... It's cold, come out ㅜㅜ


The entire world prays for South Korea

No Cut News via Nate

1. [+621, -20] This is the power of SNS. Really heartwarming to see.

2. [+515, -15] I'm so touched... ended up crying at the last picture. Sigh..

3. [+471, -9] Praying..


Article: Jun Ji Hyun and Kim Soo Hyun attempt to postpone Chinese promotional events but bound to contractual agreements

Source: Mydaily via Naver

1. [+2,559, -54] Of course they should attend, It's a promise and a term of their contract. Just be careful with what you wear.

2. [+1,973, -33] They should keep promises they made before this accident happened..

3. [+1,724, -35] They.. have to go.. can't do anything about it.

4. [+339, -20] People shouldn't expect celebrities to just stop working... Leave them alone and let them do their jobs.

5. [+307, -15] It's sad but... they made a promise to a foreign country. They have to keep it.


Article: EXO postpones release of mini-album 'Overdose'

Source: Star News via Naver

1. [+2,854, -634] I still can't believe EXO's concert was the #1 searched

2. [+2,240, -336] It's a bit too late... They already got so much hate over their concert tsk tsk.. Should've done this sooner.

3. [+2,111, -302] Can't believe they thought going through with the concert ticketing on the day of the accident was a good idea...;

4. [+1,981, -491] I'm really starting to hate anything to do with EXO

5. [+1,608, -215] Can't blame EXO for it when it's SM who should be getting hated for not dealing with it properly


'Infinity Challenge' cancels recording...

Star News via Nave

1. [+9,146, -243] I want to see IC but they made the right decision.

2. [+7,884, -132] No point in recording when the members won't be happy about it.

3. [+6,922, -137] It really is no time to be laughing righ tnow.

4. [+6,597, -210] The amount of money they're losing this week is a lot but I'm really grateful they made this decision out of respect for our society.

5. [+5,130, -165] Good decision. Lives come first.


Grief-stricken entertainment industry... laughs, songs, promotions 'all stop'

Star News via Naver

1. [+3,329, -147] Korea is on pause right now

2. [+1,837, -43] We need a miracle for everyone in Korea to smile and live once again... Good news will come.

3. [+1,307, -24] Please be alive and come back...


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Updates: Search rescue paused due to worsening weather conditions + captain apologizes

Article: "The heartless sky" search rescue paused due to worsening weather conditions

Source: Yonhap News via Naver

1. [+9,764, -297] I understand how upset the families of the missing must be feeling but it's no good to be yelling and swearing at the search team when all they've been doing is putting their lives in danger to help as best as they can. I hope the families can understand that they are risking their lives in the terrible conditions of the ocean as well.

2. [+7,340, -129] Human beings are but a speck of dust when faced against the power of nature...

3. [+5,078, -128] Ah... the sky is so heartless...

4. [+4,693, -582] This can't be happening if there is a god

5. [+4,046, -665] Does god exist

6. [+1,036, -43] Please bring the rain to my district of the country.. Please just improve the weather conditions over there, god, please save my friends

7. [+1,004, -25] I hoped so desperately for the weather to improve today...

8. [+823, -22] Thank you for doing all you can even in the worst conditions..


Article: Death toll rises to 9... 287 still missing

Yonhap news via Naver

1. [+5,102, -111] This morning, I saw on the news that the captain was the first to leave the ferry... while a low-ranking stewardess and a male student both lost their lievs trying to help others escape. My heart broke so much... It's true, the kind do not live long lives. It's the selfish who live long out of greed.

2. [+2,608, -65] Please be alive...

3. [+2,010, -41] Upsetting.. Please come back alive.

4. [+1,833, -52] They are alive. They have to be.


Article: Captain "I'm so sorry to the family of passengers, I am too embarrassed"

Yonhap News via Naver

1. [+3,337, -55] So did you manage to dry up your money?

2. [+3,016, -34] What crime did the 22 year old stewardess commit to suffer her fate while the captain was busy running away... A young woman, just four years older than the students on board with her. When asked by a student, "Unni, aren't you going to wear a life vest?" she had told them, "I'll get off when you guys all have life vests on and leave the ferry"... She's a hero who completed her job until the end, a hero whose death we had to hear on the news. My heart... Please give him the fullest of legal consequences... So that he lives his life knowing the crime he has committed. You are a criminal..

3. [+2,139, -91] ㅋㅋㅋ 69 year old captain, just admit that you wanted to live a long life.. You're sorry? If you're sorry, you should've saved at least one more life.. And why did you not report the accident earlier?

4. [+1,450, -34] He's over 60 years old and was caught drying out a $50 dollar bill at the hospital while young students are losing their lives. I'd kill him with a stone if I could.

5. [+893, -15] You are only human so you were probably scared as well, but shouldn't you have broadcast something before leaving the ferry? The children on board stayed where they were, believing your words... I am so angry!!!


Article: 3 public broadcast stations cancel variety shows two days in a row... few dramas return

Star News via Naver

1. [+1,812, -199] I think it's okay for dramas to come back... but not varieties or music shows. It's torture for both the celebrities forced to perform and the viewers who won't have any ability to smile while watching. It's the least we can do out of respect for the children shivering in the cold underwater.

3. [+1,187, -72] Variety and music shows... for the time being, should be replaced with news specials. It's for the best for both the stars and the viewers.

3. [+1,044, -60] Yeah, keep the tv shows on pause for the respect of the parents and classmates of the missing.

4. [+931, -46] All of the channels are running news specials so a light hearted drama shouldn't be too bad. Varieties, however, should be skipped. Our hearts are too heavy to laugh over a variety show.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Entertainment industry cancels everything to keep the focus on passenger shipwreck

Article: Music industry cancels album releases + fan meet... focuses effort on passenger shipwreck

Source: Sports Seoul via Naver

There were other articles reprimanding EXO fans for making 'EXO concert tickets' the #1 search ranking at a time like this.

Death toll also reached 6.


1. [+4,947, -174] It's not necessarily EXO's fault but SM really should've canceled ticketing at a time like this. SM's hopeless...

2. [+3,876, -335] So, EXO fans, did you all succeed in your ticketing?

3. [+3,645, -201] Can't believe people are actually trying to buy tickets to concerts at a time like this.. hopeless.

4. [+2,921, -16] I can only pray that there are more survivors.

5. [+2,519, -173] I'm so embarrassed as an EXO fan. SM did postpone schedules till the 17th but they can also postpone ticketing, why didn't they? I can't believe people are blaming this on EXO as well..

6. [+613, -36] Look at SM pulling through with their ticketing while people are dying ㅋㅋㅋ What do you expect from Money Soo Man

7. [+529, -32] I fu*king hate SM, can they really not postpone ticketing? ㅡㅡ I feel bad for EXO getting the hate

8. [+468, -25] As a Block B fan, I'm so thankful that they're not releasing their album digitally. I want to hear about news of the survivors first and foremost, good music can wait until after. I'm also glad A Pink canceled their fan meet.. I hope that at least one more survives.


Article: A Pink joins the effort of passenger shipwreck... 3 year anniversary fan meet canceled

Source: Newsen via Nate

1. [+642, -90] This was a good decision... unlike another group who is #1 on the search rankings when the public is tense and worried. If I was a family member of anyone onboard, I'd be waiting desperately for the latest updates.

2. [+506, -44] They made the right decision. This is no time to be laughing and smiling on any variety show.

3. [+267, -29] Can't believe someone's actually accusing them of media play. Everyone's worried over this tragic event.


All three broadcast stations cancel all dramas, news specials to replace

Source: OSEN via Naver

1. [+2,573, -65] The drama is not important. We need survivors.

2. [+1,770, -76] Of course the dramas should be canceled!

3. [+1,452, -20] Just praying that the lost are rescued... Please be safe.

4. [+1,334, -35] Definitely. I hope they all return safely.

5. [+232, -23] Everything's being canceled today except for SM's EXO ticketing. Hopeless.


Article: JTBC Son Suk Hee's silence "So is there no other way"... 10 seconds of silence

Newsen via Nate

Amidst an interview with a Busan University shipbuilding engineer professor, anchorman Son Suk Hee asked if there was any hope for the survivors in the ship once resuce efforts began pumping oxygen inside. "Conclusively, there's a very low chance." There were 10 seconds of silence as he tried to collect himself upon hearing that.

1. [+383, -8] I've never seen anchorman Son Suk Hee lose his emotional control like that.

2. [+326, -8] His silence... represents the feelings of our nation.. We're all scared of saying that one thing in case it becomes true.. Please just save those young kids ㅠㅠㅠ

3. [+269, -11] He's the top when it comes to anchors, I've never seen him lose control on broadcast like this...

4. [+28, -2] The cold and smart Son Suk Hee-ssi also seems to have blood running through him...

5. [+24, -1] Other experts also said that there's a low chance as well... I'm sure they all mean one thing, just that it's hard to put it in words... They're all talking as if we should be expecting a miracle....... This is driving me crazy.. ㅠ


Hyosung to go solo next month

Article: [Exclusive] Jun Hyosung to make solo comeback in May... with Duble Sidekick track

Source: No Cut News via Naver

1. [+513, -32] Why not push for Song Jieun instead? She's better in terms of both visuals and singing talent

2. [+470, -54] With what confidence is she acting and even going solo with? ㅋㅋㅋ Her skills are awkward in both... She got popular briefly for her big chest which went straight back down after Ilbe

3. [+369, -48] Don't think it'll do well ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

4. [+318, -40] Everyone's going solo nowadays ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Is she going solo because SECRET's a failure? ㅋㅋㅋ

5. [+241, -18] She's not the main vocal though

6. [+66, -5] What about Song Jieun... I really liked 'Going Crazy' and 'False Hope' ㅋ Jun Hyosung can't sing either

7. [+64, -6] This news makes me want to do a double sidekick ㅋ

8. [+56, -5] Don't you need vocal talent to go solo... wait, nevermind, even T-ara Jiyeon is solo nowadays

9. [+52, -3] All of the girl groups are using Duble Sidekick songs now... Do they punch songs out of the factory or what?

10. [+50, -11] Not looking forward to the upcoming solos ㅜㅜ Hyomin, Jiyeon, and Hyosung, are you kidding me


Passenger ship sinks leaving two dead + hundreds missing

Article: <Passenger ship sinking> "Two pronounced dead, 107 still missing"

Source: Yonhap News via Naver

A ship with 471 passengers sank. So far, two have been pronounced dead with 107 still missing. Majority were students on a school trip.

1. [+1,912, -46] I'm praying for the 107 to all be rescued..

2. [+1,424, -52] 107 still missing... Please just stay alive ㅠㅠ

3. [+1,002, -24] I really, really hope they're all rescued...

4. [+955, -26] I hope there won't be news of more deaths...

5. [+763, -22] Upsetting...



1. [+448, -18] I hoped so much for there to be no deaths... Sigh...

2. [+293, -6] One of the deaths was a woman responsible for the broadcast messages. She was young and it was her first time dealing with such an emergency but she helped everyone until the end before her life was claimed. May she rest in peace. Than kyou for your work.

3. [+271, -11] Upsetting ㅜㅜ I thought everyone would be safe because of how early it was reported but this happened ㅠㅠ What a tragedy to suffer on a school trip......


Article: JTBC anchor criticized for asking unnecessary question during student interview

Source: No Cut News via Nate

While interviewing a student survivor, a JTBC anchor mentioned that a fellow classmate was one of the deaths, causing her to burst out in tears.

1. [+654, -13] She's so young, imagine the shock upon hearing that. This is a time for her to get utmost care, I cannot believe the anchorwoman thought to even ask that.

2. [+569, -11] First of all, why is a student who is still suffering from the after shock being interviewed and why would she even ask her if she was aware of the death of her classmate? Journalist, please think before your actions no matter how thirsty you are for an exclusive piece.

3. [+432, -10] Is the anchor crazy?


Article: JTBC announces official apology over controversial interview on "inappropriate question"

Source: Newsen via nate

1. [+209, -2] This is why trashy journalists are called trashy journalists.

2. [+192, -3] I knew an article would come out about that interview. That student is already under so much shock, how dare you ask her if she's aware of a death? I felt so sorry hearing her cry.

3. [+142, -5] I cried along with that student in her interview...


Article: Father of student killed in ship sinking "I can't believe it"

Source: Yonhap News via Nate

"I heard about my son's death through the internet while on the bus to Jindo. Has his death really been confirmed? I asked his school officials if it's really confirmed but they couldn't give me an answer. The last I talked to him was when he called his mother last night to say that the ship was departing. I can't believe that the last call was one that we had to rush to hang up because we were low on batteries... My son was a normal kid who liked kumdo and basketball. I need to check with my eyes before I can accept what's happening."

1. [+375, -3] Can't imagine how much his heart is breaking... So upsetting.. Words cannot console him.

2. [+362, -7] Why are journalists even calling parents of someone in heartache over the death of their child?

3. [+313, -4] My heart is breaking.. I prayed so hard for there to be no deaths..

4. [+17, -0] These parents were betrayed by the media. In initial reports, they ahd stated that all of the students on board and their teachers were rescued.. but two hours later, they found the body of a teen~twenties male, which turned out to be this student. Up until 9 am, this student had katalked with his hyung about the rescue team coming for him. The media betrayed the parents, they lied to their faces.

5. [+15, -0] My company director... ran out of the building as soon as he read articles of this news.. ㅠ I wondered why and it turned out his son was on the ship.. ㅠㅠ I wonder how much he's hurting right now...