Monday, September 9, 2013

[UPDATE] U-Kiss Really are Beggar-dols

Many of you may not remember, but U-Kiss has had an unfortunate track record over "begging" for fan gifts. It isn't the first time idols have been called out for doing bizarre shit for money (Crayon Pop immediately springs to mind), but this latest shit really takes the cake.


They're literally begging for money to fund their new album.



This global crowd-funding "project" is being hosted on a site called "KPop Funding," and to their benefit, it's a slickly designed site so there's SOME sense of legitimacy here. To make things better/worse, the site was linked through U-Kiss's official Facebook page. Here's the screenshots if you don't want to or can't log into Facebook to see it:

Thanks, Asianjunkie-oppa.
At the moment, it's not too clear whether or not the album's production absolutely depends on the crowd-funding efforts. U-Kiss hasn't done any Korean work since Stop Girl in September of 2012 EDIT: Standing Still this past spring, so it's not like it's been THAT long since they've been gone. On top of that, the fact that they HAVE done some random tours and promotions in Japan SHOULD mean that NH Media isn't completely broke yet. There does still exist the possibility that U-Kiss flopped too hard for profit margins, and this is a half-baked attempt at recouping losses.

But when we take a look at the crowd-funding rewards, one can't help but think that this is all an insidious plot by the masterminds behind the Hallyu Wave.
2000 KRW = $1.84
3000 KRW = $2.76
5000 KRW = $4.60

10 000 KRW = $9.20
75 000 KRW = $69
125 000 KRW = $115
1 000 000 KRW = $920
Shitty gifts aside, the real eye-opener is that 125 000 KRW level donation. "DNA Accessories." What the actual fuck is a "DNA Accessory?!" Are they going to give you a ring made from your oppa's pubes? Maybe an amulet filled with his blood/semen/piss/shit? Maybe a pendant with his toenail clippings? I shudder to think what exactly one of those things entails. Or worse yet, how exactly they're going to collect all of that shit. And how are you supposed to tell which member you're getting DNA from? Can you choose which one you get DNA of? It would probably suck if you were hoping for an AJ or Kiseop ass-sweat vial, but you get a fucking Kevin shit nugget charm bracelet instead. Thankfully(?), the only way those things are being provided is if at least 1000 people donate to the U-Kiss Beggar Fund. It sucks for the fans if it ends up being like 999 people donating 125 000 won, they'd be shit out of luck. But I suppose it's better this way for the U-Kiss boys. This way, they have an out of getting plucked like chickens in the name of the "music."

This whole thing sounds like a fangirl/sasaeng's wetdream since it's literally giving them a piece of their oppa for the low low price of 125 000 won ($115). So worth, especially since they don't have to go through the trouble of rooting through the garbage for used condoms or try to break into the dorms to vacuum pubes off the floors. IF this whole project is real and not an elaborate trolling scam, it sets the horrifying precedent of KPop beggardols selling DNA accessories as fundraisers. Fuck t-shirts, why go through the trouble of paying for graphic designers, t-shirts, printing, shipping, and advertising when you could just sell pube pendants??


As of this writing, there's no donations yet but it's only a matter of time before the money starts pouring in. All the JPop wotas better watch out, because KPop fangirls are coming for they wigs.

[UPDATE]
Several of you wanted proof, here it is.

From their official (VERIFIED) Twitter account we get

SOURCE
TRANSLATION: "This afternoon, the KPopFunding Facebook page that was posted had an
error, so it will be modified and re-opened soon. Please wait! Sorry for the Confusion!"
From the same Facebook page that left the original post:
SOURCE
TRANSLATION: "Due to an error of the link to Kpopfounding which was introduced via FB this
afternoon, we'll open it after renewal! Sorry for the inconvenience caused!"
If you're STILL concerned that this is a scam page mocked up and promoted through the simultaneous hacking of the Twitter and Facebook accounts, just know that the KPop Funding website is hosted and owned by the people who run the OFFICAL (aka normal, aka the one everyone else uses for their crowd-funding) crowd-funding website Goodfunding.net.

CREDITS to @klogglol (aka Based Fiddle.se)
And if you're still in denial, Lord have mercy on your soul.

113 comments:

  1. *Yawn* Boring! Someone call me when Lee Jaejin is offering "DNA accessories". Heck, his leg hair alone could breed an entire race of oppars.
    Eli's DNA accessory is the only one of any value, though I suspect that Kevin's will be on high demand due to U-KISS being in a 4Minute/missA situation with him.

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    1. caring about FTIsland is heaps better than explaining things to rabid ukiss fangirls/boys anywhere.

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  2. This is exactly what Simon and Martina did, I understand that S&M did it, but u-kiss, really?

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    1. What the actual fuck would those two even use the money for?? What the fuck did they offer?

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    2. They used the money to establish an official business (Eat Your Kimchi) in Korea so they wouldn't get deported, or something like that.

      I don't remember what they offered, but it sounded pretty pathetic, really.

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    3. Oh yeah, they quit their day jobs (as Korean/English teachers right?) to do EYK Youtube shit full-time?? Gross. Can't believe it worked... Or did it? .__.

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    4. those canada freak who wanna say the shit about hyun* for being pool girl?? then make money off mental unstable white and brazilian koreaboo... make me wanna puke.

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    5. If Martina had showed me her boobs I would have contributed. Just saying.

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    6. MARTINA? Jesus fucking Christ, man wtf

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    7. YUCK MAN.



      imagine what happens when both of them get to Carson Daly's peak and age.

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    8. Ahaha, I was wondering if anyone else noticed this. U-Kiss seems fairly chummy with Simon and Martina, they've had several interviews with them now. I'm positive that is exactly where they got the idea from.

      That's just sad. It's one thing for some youtubers to crowdfund, it's an entirely new level of sad/fan exploitation for an ***established*** idol group to do it.

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    9. They were trying to make a studio, idk about the deportation part though.

      That being said, I would be pretty fucking happy if I can make money like they do. Also, it seems like they are doing pretty well now.

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    10. @Kpopalypse why am I not even remotely surprised that you would say something like that?

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    11. Must be Korea's very first white-casted S&M porn studio featuring S&M themselves

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  3. proof that a group of ugly boys will never get anywhere even if they are moderately talented and kick out the ugliest members

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    1. "kick out the ugliest members"
      but the gorrila man eli is still in the group??

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    2. Stop it, honestly. It could have been a hack, everyone gets hacked on facebook. Ugly? I cann't even, this is full of too much bull. If anything, they're NOT ugly.

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    3. the group didn't deserve Xander. Dunno who else is actually in the group besides dongho and eli.

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    4. @ohwhatever you wouldn't have taken so much offense to my comment if somewhere in your heart you weren't acutely aware of ukiss' ugliness

      @ham yeah i actually thought xander was a sweetheart and what did he even do to get kicked out tbh

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    5. Wow!!! How seriously delusional and horrible you guys are on here. And U-KISS isn't ugly at all. Please, just stop those comments.

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    6. Pls tell your piss-me friends about this blog-post so they can all come over and rage at us!

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    7. seriously though whether u-kiss is ugly or lame or *negative trait* all comes down to o-p-i-n-i-o-n and evidently people here don't really like u-kiss so if you do why are you wasting your time here instead of frolicking in the cyber fields of joy with people who enjoy the same things as you and are not, in your words "delusional"

      why would you choose to make yourself furious and miserable over what a bunch of random people think

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    8. also a quick tip for arguments and debating in general: personal attacks never further your point

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  4. "U-Kiss hasn't done any Korean work since Stop Girl in September of 2012"
    Actually, they released "Standing Still" this past spring, so cut that time even shorter since they've last had a comeback.

    Regardless of their begging, I do enjoy their music and I find some of the members pretty likable.

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    1. Oho, thanks for that. I Wikipedia'ed U-Kiss to figure out when their last promos were, so I wouldn't know for sure. Is Standing Still Japanese or Korean?

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    2. too nugu for people to notice

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  5. Wow.... Haters sure are fast.... Anyway the site has been taken down.... U-Kiss Facebook could have been hacked... People sure love jumping to conclusion without finding out the truth.... The writer of this article is just as dumb as the article itself... Use your brain and think logically before you start hating..... DUMB FUCK ARTICLE.

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    1. Finally someone with a brain. Thank you :)

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    2. btw, this obviously is NOT a site for rabid fangirls or boys. You both should visit other sites if you don't like it. Ppl with no sense of humour these days. And i thought my EQ sucked.

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    3. There is clearly nothing funny about this article so I don't know what your on about. There is a limit to how far someone can go before losing all "humour" and becoming offensive and dumb.

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    4. It's funny to those of us who don't stan a lame-ass group such as U-KISS.

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    5. Updated with proof, just for you~

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    6. u-piss fans need 2 stop drinking kool-aid out of eli's ass, THEY ARE NOT A GOOD GROUP. i even step-up my game to use proper grammar w/e for u !! pls stop being more annoying than the group u r a fan of

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    7. @HAM IT UP What are you talking about?? EQ???? Hahaha it's called IQ!!!!!!
      @Anti Kpop-Fangirl Seriously??? U-KISS isn't even lame.

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    8. fuckin' eli got to date girl's day's jihae. that girl was fiya.

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  6. Wow you guys are a bunch of ignorant fucks making judgements before you are 100% certain of anything. And to the writer, I never thought anyone would stoop so low just to get some readers, don't jump to conclusions and accuse a group as decent and humble as UKiss before anything has been certified. You may call me a delutional fangirl but I atleast would not resort to what you are doing without any fucking proof you scum, I'd be ashamed of my very existance if I was you :\

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    1. Listen, i understand this just seems ridiculous, if anything as a kissme i'm shocked, but to call them begger-dols, thats going too far. What they've done, its not even 100% verified yet. Its off their facebook page and it seriously COULD have been a hack. even if its not the case, it may not be the members asking for it themselves, its probably from the company. Knowing they've toured around Japan quite a lot and had their recent comeback from last march, its obvious that they should have some money so they wouldn't NEED to put something like that up. They may be a small company but they would NOT stoop that low. I'm sorry something like this had to happen and it really doesn't make sense, but please believe in them just a little.

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    2. whether it was a hack or not i seriously dgaf about these nugus. I stopped caring after Round&Round and Am I Easy or should i say, after Xander left.

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    3. Lets not waste our time on such a low life and a stupid article like this. Clearly the person who wrote this does not give a toss about the real situaton and all they're looking for is stirring shit. Such people make me lose faith in the human race tsk..

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    4. U-KISS's official twitter and Facebook even admitted it.

      http://www.asianjunkie.com/2013/09/u-kisss-twitter-confirms-crowdfunding-as-legit-now-with-reward-tiers/

      Keep staying delusional.

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    5. I am just going to ignore your retarded comments from now on. I've stopped caring about whatever shit you have to say and like a rational person I'll wait for new updates from them. You can stan whoever you like whether they are "lame-ass"or not I don't give myself the right to make a judgement about them. Seriously what do you do with your life? Do you have any friends or hae everyone around you realised what an ignorant shit you are already??

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    6. You say you're going to ignore them and you don't care, yet here you are commenting again. Really?
      Seriously. Just walk away if it upsets you that much. They clearly don't care about what you have to say.

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    7. Stop Typing.

      Start Buying Albums.

      Oppar Need You.

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    8. sit down

      stop giving so much importance to random men that you get mad about an article that was made for fun on a site that is n o t a news site

      and getting so mad that you say you don't care but you're pretty evidently furious

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    9. I cared enough to get that proof for you, now it's pretty much 100% verified.

      So you take those insults back, you hurt my feelings and journalistic integrity. '3'

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    10. The only catch is, on the account of evidences presently available, they have indeed stooped to a new low. It's either a bungled publicity stunt or their company is actually running short on finance. Either way, the artifice betrays their desperation.

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    11. Nevermind. B-, good work everyone.

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    12. U-piss confirmed the thing, hope u extra pissme's are happy now (-:

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    13. Wow this is the most recent legit retard fangirl apeshit on AKF since a millennium. Ah, the good ol' days.

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  7. Guys, this is a hack. They've deleted the post on Facebook, and their main korean website has shut down, to prevent any more of this stupid mess. I'm a KissMe, and I have never seen any K-Pop group do this weird kind of shit (especially with that DNA accessory thing, that is messed up shit). If this was official, the members would have retweeted (since it somehow got onto Twitter as well), but nothing.

    So I have no idea how this has happened (possibly when Kevin tweeted that he got hacked, they must have done that as a test, but that's sorted). Also, how would they be on money, when they had a sell out Japan tour in the summer? Just saying?

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    1. It's real. Check da updated section~

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    2. Seen it, looked up the Good Funding website and searched "유키스", nothing. So I have no idea who is right at all anymore.

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    3. I've also checked on that K-Pop fund site, there is no donate or some type of button to "give money" to this company. Also their YouTube page is just reuploads of U-KISS' MVs, nothing explaining what the company is about.... This is getting really confusing

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  8. now dongho might be leaving ukiss if kissme's don't raise enough money. pathetic on nh medias part.

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    1. seriously? isn't dongho one of the most popular members though

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  9. Lamentablemente gente odiosa de está página ... menos mal q no se mucho inglés asi q me da pereza leer esta estupidez .. jodance ... :D UKISS IS THE BEST .... !!!!! Bastard@s que publican estupideces en esta página -_-

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    1. "UKISS IS THE BEST" that is why they still at worse sales rate than X-5....lol

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    2. @Sulli Christ What are you talking about?? Do you even know their sale rates. Wow!! You really are stupid.

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    3. i know they sold less than X-5 :-Pp

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  10. Congratulation for writing a truly exceptional piece of journalistic article. Looks like it has gotten some real nerves here......butthurt fangirls/boys are always a pleasure to behold.

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    1. P.S. in defence of crayon pop, they are donating the proceeds to charity so technically they ain't begging for money like what ukiss is doing.

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    2. What are you talking about U-KISS??? Even if it's true, it's not U-KISS behind this, it's the company. You could realize this is fake just by reading this.

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    3. Thank you for your reply and the cheap laugh provided on a otherwise slow and insipid day

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    4. @Carolovesoreo Your reply makes no sense. It IS true, I gave you proof. U-Kiss is the one asking for money, it says so on the website. And even if we credit all of this to the company, that doesn't change a thing about how the money is going toward U-Kiss anyway.

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  11. I don't know anything about this group, but I'm guessing that they're on their last legs if they need donations to fund a new album.

    Or maybe it's to gauge how strong their fan base is?

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  12. ugh DNA? wut? This has gone from ridiculous to insane.

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  13. Mira ellos son unos de los mejores artistas de la ola hallu :P y lo que publik paginas baratas y celosas alas kissme les vale :3

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  14. Why are so many u-piss fans Damn defensive? Can't admit Oppa is Ugly? Can't Admit Oppa is TRY-HARD? Who do you think you are? The ELF?DAMN! lol :-Pp

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  15. Oh my, the delulu wave just ruined the hilarity of this article. Guess they'll be the ones getting their fine DNA jewelry and they just wanted to show off bh defending oppars

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    1. The demonstrated delusionalism actually accentuate the article's hilarity. It almost feels like someone are mischievously,intentionally caricaturing the butthurt-ness of frustrated, ego-bruised (because their oppars have failed spectacularly) fangirls.

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    2. Hehe makes sense. I'd like to see how many donors they get in a couple days though, and how much their fangulls will spread this shit around like its something to be proud of

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    3. Wow you dumbass!!! You aren't a KISSme so you don't know anything. You don't know anything at all. You shouldn't be talking.

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    4. I didn't know I had to be a fan of U-Kiss in order to be considered intelligent. I didn't even know who these faggots were except for a couple of songs that kept popping up on pandora. Well, guess I'm stupid now~

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    5. Defensive Piss-me's everywhere lol

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  16. P.S. Kevin is gay. seriously. just admit it.

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  17. This is mad sketch, so I'm not sure. The site's in English, the currency's counted as KRW, and all the "information" behind KPOPFUNDING was stolen straight up from this other, POPFUNDING, which I believe is a real-ass thing that has fuck all to do with KPOP and crowdfunding if Google-translate is telling me anything. I also know that people have bought Oppars' semen + blood, but the counter still carries the grand amount of 0.

    Tell me this ain't bullshit.

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    1. Saw that POPFUNDING is actually behind this in the picture above, but dear crackers. I really do want to believe this isn't real.

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    2. You can try denying it all you like, but the proof's all there. And I wouldn't trust the word of anyone who's bought those DNA accessories unless we get some receipts. Literally.

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  18. Oppars are not ugly. Oppars didn't mean it. All PISSme unite, we will support oppars no matter what.

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    1. Count me in. However I won't pay a cent for membership :)

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    2. Then you are not real PISSme. Stay away from our oppars.

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  19. Congrats zaku on making an article that has the strongest delusional idiot magnet!

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  20. Wow this article is awesome simply because actual fans came here to whine and make a big deal ^^

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  21. LOL WTF has Upiss been doing? They have been around since Shinee and 2PM, but they've accomplished nothing. Ukiss is the lowest of idols because they are always BEGGING for shit from their fans. Always begging them to download, begging them to buy the album, begging them to vote.

    That AJ kid should've stayed at Columbia. Ukiss is going no-where fast so they might as well just call it a day. The group has an awkward image (kevin + anyone is just awkward) and they come out with really subpar songs. I'm pretty sure a group could debut tonight and accomplish more by the end of the year than Ukiss has accomplished their whole career.

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  22. all I know about U-Kiss is that every time fan cafe rankings come out, they're always at the bottom. even the interchangeable rookies that no-one can differentiate, like BtoB or VIXX or whatever, have more fans.

    I mean, congratulations on the perseverance and everything, but after so many years it might be best to just take the hint. who do they expect is going to pay?

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  23. Ahahaa... keep share ur bad comments... it really show that u really care for our idol tgat much, haha... or maybe u all just feel jealous through our idol, haha... yeah... of course u all feel jealous through UKiss for they were talented boys and the most friendly group ever after...

    Thanks for ur info, haters, hahahaha.... keep stalk in our boys... and when someday u declare urself fall in deep love with UKiss, i will just laugh on u overall, hahaha....

    Be careful, haters, haha... dont go too far... im afraid suddenly u will fall in deep love with our boys soon, UKiss^^

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    1. so this is supposed to be a caricature of fangirl delusionalism?

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  24. Ahahaa... keep share ur bad comments... it really show that u really care for our idol tgat much, haha... or maybe u all just feel jealous through our idol, haha... yeah... of course u all feel jealous through UKiss for they were talented boys and the most friendly group ever after...

    Thanks for ur info, haters, hahahaha.... keep stalk in our boys... and when someday u declare urself fall in deep love with UKiss, i will just laugh on u overall, hahaha....

    Be careful, haters, haha... dont go too far... im afraid suddenly u will fall in deep love with our boys soon, UKiss^^

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    1. They've been writing articles like this about U-KISS for two years, and I can assure you that they're far from "falling in love" with them.

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    2. ahhh i have been waiting for the jealousy accusation, i thought it would never come

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  25. What is wrong with you guys. U-Kiss are people too. They are not even close to ugly. If you get to know them, you would like them. This donation situation is probably not. Kiseop uploaded a picture of his free smoothie the day after. Why would he be calm? Idk.. maybe it's because this isnt true? The U-Kiss members are not poor at all. Why are you bashing on U-Kiss when you are not a fan? Just pay attention to your favorite groups and leave U-Kiss alone.

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    1. /free/ smoothie

      He's calm because it's working.

      I gave you proof already, did you read the article?

      l0l

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  26. In other news, when Girls' Generation's EP drops next month, it will sell more copies in Ethiopia than U-KISS will sell worldwide in their entire career.

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  27. Fuck you antis Just keep your stink mounth shut They're not ugly... Fucking bullshitthey are just being underated and this is the problem of NHmedia not UKISS! stop calling them beggar-dols you fucking idiot! o0o

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  28. I can definitely understand why people are reacting like this. I'm just hoping that it really is a scam and not something real. It makes me sad to think that one of my favorite groups would have to stoop this low to fund their album. I've been a fan of this blog for a while, and I completely understand the points you made in this article, but I'm just going to do more research on the topic unless and until I get a comment from one of the members or NH Media itself.

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  29. shit, piss and toe(or finger)nails doesn't contain DNA. I think it's gonna be semen in a tiny plastic containers that is woven together to become a bracelet.

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  30. ukiss ugly??? have you seen kiseop????? that boys face is too good to be real. funny that theres so much hate from what seems to be a sulli stan LOL stanning a talentless bustedass lookin chick makes your opinion invalid

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  31. Ahh Anti-fans wanting comments and attention. Do you feel good about bashing other groups? Let me guess, your bored and want some lame laughs along with your childish friends, and decide to make fun of hard working idols? I'm expecting you to make a few articles of other low ranked idols. Your proof is weak at best, constant comments of "Oh the proofs all there" and "your ruining my credibility '3' " just shows you have proof that is obviously fake. For example, the group has had countless successful concerts abroad and in South Korea, and they are constantly on twitter any fundraising would be promoted by the group as previously stated. Just because they are not promoting on every variety show like every other idol does not mean a thing. Do you know how most idols get people to view their m/v's and listen to their songs? It's called tons of variety program appearances per day, meaning they are exhausted every day. And U-kiss has a manager who used to be in the entertainment industry, meaning they know what it can do to a persons motivation, energy levels, and body; along with what probably is an actual considerate company that cares about their idols health. I do not want to hear from people "oh other companies care about their artists health too!!" yeah just so they can perform. Make an article about something worthwhile and actually truthful and informative, your an insult to the writing community, good day sir/madam.

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