While some hip-hop acts such as Epik High address controversial topics, many idol groups stick to a slick, apolitical formula with a proven record of success. BTS, who just became the first K-pop act ever to top the Billboard album sales chart, have become a record-setting success story in part because of their willingness to buck this convention. The seven young men who make up the group have been speaking their minds since their debut, openly discussing LGBTQ rights, mental health and the pressure to succeed — all taboo subjects in South Korea. By straddling the line between maintaining a respectable image and writing critical lyrics, BTS have offered a refreshing change from what some critics and fans dislike about the K-Pop machine. The song is twice as good when I listen to the lyrics.
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Country music's (not so secret) gay history
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A Complete Breakdown of the J.K. Rowling Transgender-Comments Controversy
Senate; a former campaign stump machine for George Bush and Bob Dole. Here's the background, in order of juiciest stuff first:. The nope-not-gay refutation comes in the September 16 issue of The Advocate , a leading gay and lesbian magazine.
Even the best creators can have a hard time knowing when to stop. The sequel trap has tripped up many a beloved series, written and cinematic, but none so much as in the world of fantasy. But that turned out to be quite the undersell. Instead the series, which will ultimately include five movies, covers the prelude to the infamous historical showdown between Gellert Grindelwald and Albus Dumbledore, a battle referenced more than a few times in the Potter novels. But what caused this massive schism?