[Weekly Up & Down] Why ‘Squid Game’ Actor Oh Young Soo’s First Variety Show Outing Made Us Cry

Squid Game 001 Oh Young Soo

‘Squid Game’ Actor Oh Young Soo Made Viewers Cry

Squid Game 001 Oh Young Soo
Credit: MBC

Squid Game actor Oh Young Soo appeared on MBC’s Hangout with Yoo, aired on the 16th, making a hot topic. Oh talked about various things, from why he became an actor to how he appeared on Squid Game thanks to his prior relationship with the director. Saying that he’s the happiest when he’s having a meal with his family, Oh shared, “There are times when our society makes us think that only being number one matters. Second place may have lost to first place, but it still won third place. Everyone’s a winner. A true winner, in my opinion, is someone who tries to reach a certain level by doing their best at what they want to do. That’s what it means to be a winner, and I hope everyone lives like that.”

Oh then added, “‘Beauty’ is my favorite Korean word. Beautiful world, beautiful people, beautiful society… I came to this place, met two beautiful people in a beautiful space, and had a beautiful time. I hope you all live a beautiful life as well.”


Jisoo and V Each Deny Their Respective Dating Rumors

Jisoo and V Dating Rumors
Credit: YG Entertainment, iMBC

Blackpink’s Jisoo and BTS’s V got caught up in dating rumors. Jisoo was rumored to be dating soccer player Son Heung Min. Some people claimed that Son and Jisoo recently arrived from France on the same day and that Jisoo watched Son’s match in the UK in the past wearing a bracelet that looked like a matching item. To which YG Entertainment stated, “We are definitively stating that all the dating rumors related to Blackpink’s Jisoo are not true.”

V also got swept up in a dating rumor. Recently, on online communities and social media, rumors have spread that V is dating the daughter of Philip Jeon, chairman of Paradise Group. Some people claimed that V visited the Korea International Art Fair (KIAF) with Jeon’s daughter and enjoyed the exhibition together. Moreover, the claims that the bracelet V likes to wear is from the brand launched by Jeon’s daughter added strength to the rumors. In this regard, HYBE responded, “Chairman Jeon’s family are only acquaintances of V.”


Credit: ABYSS Company

Sunmi’s agency, Abyss Company, announced their decision to take all legal actions against malicious posts and comments, including a lawsuit. On the 13th, Abyss Company stated, “We have confirmed multiple accounts of continued slander, attacks, and malicious content.” The company then added that they plan to take legal action without leniency for malicious acts that infringe on the artist’s rights. Previously on the 11th, Sunmi tweeted screengrabs of hateful comments posted on Girls Planet 999‘s online community and expressed her frustration.


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