In the latest CF, G-Dragon continues to show off his swag and once again emphasized that he’s revolutionary. The star says he shook the world right when he appeared, and he was uniquely different on and off stage.
Watch the cool new CF yourself in the clip above.
On March 22, the Big Bang leader posted the below photo. In the image, a solitary figure is staring out at a lake with captions, saying, “I want to hide in a place that makes me comfortable.”
Fans are taking G-Dragon’s post to mean the idol himself wants to hide in a comfortable place. They commented, “Rest well”, “Oppa, hwaiting”, “Be strong”, and more.
Hopefully, he’s okay!
Is one of Kpop’s biggest superstars suffering from depression and burnout? That’s a serious concern after a cryptic, ‘cry for help’ Instagram post emerged from Big Bang leader G-Dragon on Wednesday.
The post features a dark image of what appears to be the singer, with a confusing message written on top. “I want to hide in a place that makes me comfortable,” the post states, without any clarification.
Cause for concern?
The post comes against continued success for G-Dragon, as well as Big Bang. While Big Bang remains a top Kpop group, rapper G-Dragon has parlayed that success into successful deals with mega-brands like Nike and Airbnb.
But that success comes with a glaring spotlight and immense pressure. Kpop stardom imposes intense scheduling demands and major privacy issues, while compromising the ability conduct normal interpersonal relationships. Just recently, dating rumors surrounded 2NE1 singer Sandara Park, with massive attention focused on the potential affair.
Meanwhile, Big Bang superfan ‘VIPs’ are speculating about a potential bout of depression. The resulting high alert is no accident, with South Korea claiming one of the highest suicide rates in the world. Only Guyana has a higher suicide rate than South Korea.
Couple that with general depression issues involving creative people, and posts like these garner attention. “Creative people and comedians both [have problems],” one VIP remarked on allkpop.com. “That’s what happened to Robin Williams. I really worry about idols who show signs of depression considering Korea’s high suicide rate.”
“Big Bang will be missed,” another fan darkly remarked.
Several years ago, actress Lee Eun-ju offered South Korea received another reminder of a growing suicide problem. The successful actress took her own like at just 24, a result of the growing pressures and isolation of fame. “Even though I live, I’m not really alive,” Lee offered in a suicide note addressed to her mother.
“I don’t want anyone to be disappointed. It’s nice having money… I wanted to make money.”
Other high-profile suicides in South Korea include President Roh Moo-Hyun, who jump off a cliff to his death in 2009. Immediately following high-profile and celebrity suicides, officials have noticed a spike in suicides across the country.
Whether those issues are afflicting G-Dragon remain speculative. Some fans remain convinced that the rapper is merely posting random scenes and sketches, with nothing to worry about. Others are more concerned, and waiting for a sign that things are normal.
Kwanghee Talks About His Friendship With G-Dragon And Tells Story Of His Memorable Gift On “Radio Star”
Kwanghee befriended BIGBANG’s G-Dragon and Taeyang when the trio teamed up for the “Infinite Challenge” music festival in 2015. On the latest episode of “Radio Star,” host Kim Gura mentioned that they’d heard that Kwanghee had received a huge benefit because he’s friends with G-Dragon.
“We don’t contact each other very often, we only talk occasionally,” admitted Kwanghee. He then began to say that he frequently goes to Jeju Island, but the hosts interrupted him to clarify that Kwanghee goes on his own, without G-Dragon.
“That’s right,” replied Kwanghee. “We can’t even eat out together.” Kim Gura then asked him why he became friends with G-Dragon if the artist is so busy, and Kwanghee replied, “I didn’t know that when I became friends with him!”
Kwanghee went on to excitedly tell his story of a trip to Jeju Island, where he wanted to visit a café that’s owned by G-Dragon. “I contacted G-Dragon and told him I was going to his café on Jeju Island, and asked him to let me eat for free,” explained Kwanghee, which made the hosts and fellow guests all burst out laughing.
Kwanghee went on to say that G-Dragon said he would, and when Kwanghee got to the café, he was taken to a lounge with a great view. “Then I was going to go home afterwards, but they told me to get in a car,” he explained. “I was then taken on a tour of restaurants with great food! I didn’t even have to pay, and they were really expensive places!”
Host Yoon Jong Shin laughed and clarified to the cameras, “G-Dragon didn’t come though.” Kwanghee agreed that it was just him, but added that he’d heard that he was the only one that G-Dragon has ever asked to be given such treatment. The hosts then joked that G-Dragon was trying to feed Kwanghee until he was so full that he wouldn’t come back.
Watch the full episode of “Radio Star” below!
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