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@2 months ago with 1424 notes
This is not going under a read more because people really need to see this and understand what’s going on. As Infinite fans, we deserve to know.
You may have seen the following photos circulating tumblr in the past day:
These were uploaded by Kim Yongho, a rather infamous Sports Seoul reporter who managed to squirrel his way into Infinite’s post-showcase after party. Name sound familiar? Maybe this will refresh your memory:
NB post with some of his translated tweets (scroll to the bottom of the article)
This guy is a douche. He spent most of 2013 slandering and trash-talking Infinite on his twitter and writing poorly reported and biased editorials for Sports Seoul, which is the only news site lacking enough journalistic integrity to pay his trashy ass. Unfortunately, he’s still got a sizable following and people still take his word as truth. So with that said…
Why is he suddenly all buddy-buddy with Infinite and their CEO?
Kim Yongho has a reputation for bribing and blackmailing entertainment companies for special treatment and access to their events. The fact that he’s this close to them now implies he might know something big and career-damaging. I’m sure everyone remembers that oh-so-wonderful dating scandal that kept coming up again and again. Well when the scandal first emerged in September, Mr. Kim here received a very interesting phone call:
Yes, “chocolate girl” is exactly who you’re thinking of. It’s funny how someone who was so adamant that she was told to keep quiet went straight to the one reporter trying to ruin Infinite’s reputation a week after the whole thing blew up.
When the scandal re-emerged in November, Sports Seoul (and only them) ran some very media play-y articles about her, using her appearance at the recent Blue Dragon Film Awards as fodder. A bit weird, considering she was only a trophy girl, but I digress.
But wait, what does all this have to do with Kim Yongho? That’s all old news and silly conspiracy theories!
Well, right after Infinite’s M!Countdown comeback stage, this article showed up:
As far as anyone knows there was no post-showcase interview. If there was, other media would have been informed and this would have been reported by other news sites. So then where did they get this information from, if not from a proper interview?
If this is true, this means that this was taken from off the record conversation between someone from Sports Seoul and Lee Jungyeop. And given they were all pretty sloshed judging from these photos, god knows what else was found out.
Oh Kim Yongho is smart, he didn’t write that article. He’s not going to implicate himself directly in something like this, not when he’s getting an all-access pass like he is now. This first article is like a warning shot. “This is the info we have now, keep giving us special treatment or we’ll reveal more.”
I’m worried. Infinite fans should be worried. The entertainment industry is a shady place, and given the events of the past year I’m scared that bigger, worse things are going to come to light as this promotional period goes on.
There’s no opinions here, just facts and common sense.
On a somewhat related note, it’s been found that Naver isn’t pulling up Infinite in any search results related to the group. Troubling, as this affects their SNS rankings for music shows. Melon’s mobile app crashed when the album was released, making it so that people couldn’t stream songs. They claim it was due to traffic, but if that’s the case, why didn’t it crash when Overdose came out when there was significantly more?
Be wary, Inspirit. Be wary and don’t trust anything.