How You Know It’s April Fools’ Day in K-pop 2014
It’s that time of year again! The one where you distrustfully stare at your computer, sifting through social media trying to determine what’s true and what is not. VIXX is making a comeback? What’s this? S.E.S is reuniting? G-Dragon got in a fight with long-term boyfriend Youngbae? This must be a cruel joke, right? Right?
Well, to help you protect your little fanperson heart, we decided to run an annual training day to fine-tune your bullshit detectors, so that you can sort through the mess of K-pop April Fools’ pranks you’re bound to encounter. Here’s how you know it’s April Fools’ Day in the K-ingdom!
YUNHO AND JAEJOONG START SECRETLY DATING. AND CASSIES ARE FINE WITH IT.
B.A.P ANNOUNCE THEY’RE GOING ON HIATUS.
YG SAYS HE’S GOING TO DO STUFF.
BOM REVEALS SHE’S ACTUALLY A TRAINED PLASTIC SURGEON.
THE REMAINING MEMBERS OF SNSD START DATING EXO. YES, ALL OF EXO.
SE7EN OPENS UP HIS OWN BLUE BALLS TREATMENT CLINIC.
EXOTICS DECLARED MOST CALM FANDOM.
AILEE RELEASES NUDES OF AKP STAFF.
SUNYE STARTS UP A NEW CHRISTIAN K-POP GROUP IN HAITI.
THERE’S A NEW REALITY TV SHOW – IDOLS ACT OUR YOUR FANFICS!
YONGGUK UPLOADS A VIDEO – HOW TO AEGYO.
HYUNA OPENS UP ABOUT HER HATRED FOR ICE CREAM.
GAIN RELEASES A SONG ABOUT KITTENS.
YEHET IS ADDED TO THE KOREAN DICTIONARY.
RAIN MARRIES KIM TAE HEE. VOWS NEVER TO STRIP AGAIN.
SHINDONG VOTED SEXIEST MALE.
SUPER JUNIOR CHANGES THEIR NAME TO SUPER AHJUSSHI.
LAY AND TAO SPEAK PERFECT KOREAN.
KEY AND WOOHYUN FILE FOR DIVORCE.
MINZY AUCTIONS OFF HER OLD NOSE FOR CHARITY.
ONEW HAS NO BULGE.
EUNHYUK LEAVES SUPER JUNIOR TO PURSUE A POLE DANCING CAREER IN VEGAS.
JJCC COVERS I JUST CAN’T WAIT TO BE KING.
ONEW RENOUNCES CHICKEN.
SEUNGRI DECLARES HE’S GIVING UP IDOL LIFE TO BECOME A MONK.
TANNED IDOLS MAKE FUN OF PASTY-ASS IDOLS.
LEE HI FOUND HIGH: “NO, I DIDN’T GET IT FROM G-DRAGON-OPPA.”
KRIS DISPLAYS HIS ARTWORK AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART IN NEW YORK; ART DIRECTOR CALLS HIS ARTWORK “REFRESHING. THIS GENERATION’S PICASSO.”
DISPATCH REPORTS THAT AMBER IS THE QUEEN OF A GIANT MALE HAREM.
BLOCK B COMES BACK WITH A HELLO KITTY CONCEPT.
REN LEAVES NU’EST TO BECOME A BEAUTY GURU ON YOUTUBE.
SUGA AND ZELO START A RAP SUBUNIT WITH AN AHJUMMA CONCEPT.
T.O.P. JOINS INSTAGRAM AND FILLS HIS FEED WITH SHIRTLESS SELFIES.
JYP CHANGES THINGS UP BY SHOUTING “JYP MOTHERF***ER!”
SEUNGRI SAYS HE’S TAKING A VOW OF SILENCE.
How do you feel now? Do you think you can now determine what is true and what is a prank? Do you feel prepared to face the onslaught of jokes and pranks on the internet? If so, our job is done. If not, then study harder!
Can you think of anymore examples of K-pop April Fools’ Day pranks? Let us know in the comments below! We’ll check them out after we confirm that Rap Monster really is changing his name to Skat Kat.