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OCTOBER 27, 2022

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The death of SHINee’s Jonghyun is a wake-up call for the K-pop industry

SHINee was one of the first K-pop groups I ever got into, being part of the K-pop fandom for nearly a decade now. They were also the very first group I saw live back in 2009, even before my then-bias group Super Junior, when I was only 16 years old. Songs like “Replay,” “Ring Ding Dong,” and “Lucifer” are classics to me, and Jonghyun was among the group most talented vocalists and composers.

Yesterday, when the media had announced 27-year-old member Jonghyun’s passing due to suicide, I was in a state of shock. Jonghyun had been one of the idols I grew up on. SHINee had turned into a veteran group that released unique concepts and music no other artist could contend with. I couldn’t help but ask, why?

But the more I thought about it, the less I was in disbelief.

With the competitive and harsh state of the K-pop industry these days, why are we even surprised that something as terrible as a top idol taking his own life could actually happen?

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John Green’s next book is inspired by his own experience with mental illness

Best-selling author John Green is known for writing some of the most famous books on young love and coming of age. Usually, after a John Green book launches, fans end up crying and posting about how sad they are, haters have a good time laughing at those fans, and other people on the fence wonder what the heck’s going on. Turtles All the Way Down, his upcoming novel, which will be out on October 10. And it looks like it’s going to be another resolute exploration of adolescent life.

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A lot of people are worried about Lily Collins’ new movie To the Bone

Mental illness is a tricky subject to cover and no one knows that better than Lily Collins. The veteran of the romantic comedy genre has taken a new direction in her career by starring in a dark comedy/drama that tackles anorexia, which Collins had suffered from in the past. When To the Bone‘s main character Ellen reaches a fatal point from her illness, she is immediately put in a boarding house for treatment where she meets Dr. William Beckham (Keanu Reeves), a doctor known for his unconventional methods.

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