I went on and happened to win the India Miss World and movies started coming my way. In the meantime I was still going to college and trying to study, but once my first film did really well, I never looked back. It definitely set me up to be able to be in the big bad world of entertainment.
Blackpink just released their Whistle dance practice on Vapp, and Lisa is concerningly skinny. Throughout the whole video you can see her ribcage, implying that YG is putting Blackpink on a ridiculous diet or exercise regimen. The first two images are of Rose and Jennie respectively, for comparison. As you can see, both of their stomachs are slim and muscular, but not to the point that you would assume it’s unhealthy. Unlike theirs, Lisa’s shows her ribs very prominently. Especially when Lisa extends her body, its very clear to see that the bottom of her ribcage is protruding unhealthily. This can’t go unnoticed by the fandom. This kind of compulsion from almost every kpop company for all their idols to look a certain way is so common and so dangerous (e.g. Xiumin from EXO, Sojung from Ladies Code, Jimin from BTS). They’re such a young group and such young girls that their company is pressuring them into crazy diets and we, as their fans, have to protect them.
Bighit has said, repeatedly, that the mobbing BTS receives from fans constantly is wearing them down mentally, emotionally, even physically. They were barely able to sleep in South America, not to mention the stress they had in the U.S. over Jimin’s death threats.
And some people just. Don’t. Get it.
Some people completely disregard the humanity of seven men, reduce them to nothing but objects, because, what? They’re famous? “They deserve it?”
Stop harassing them. Stop invading their privacy when they give so much of themselves to us on a daily basis. They share their lives and their livelihood, asking for next to nothing in return. Let them have some peace. A photo of them isn’t worth the emotional damage inflicted on them to get it. They give us videos, selfies, music recommendations, concerts, even DVDs from their vacations so that we can share in their lives. They even let us watch them eat. Let them have a flight in peace.
The fact that BigHit has specifically said that these men are under mental stress means their emotional burdens are so heavy their PR had to state it in that letter. If we love them as much as we say we do, we won’t be so selfish, inconsiderate, and frankly, aggressive when we see them.
The stalking is ridiculous, and it really needs to stop.
I’ve come to a conclusion. I don’t like you Raylan. Never much liked you neither Boyd.
After a string of big bads, TV’s most entertaining drama went for different approach in S4 with the mystery of Drew Thompson. Justified took us and its characters on merry chase around Harlan as the good guys and the bad attempted to figure out who Drew was, what he knew and how to find him. You won’t find 42 minutes of TV as fun as Decoy which was like watching a Shane Black movie - the back and forth between Tim and Colt, the tense showdown in the high school between Raylan and Boyd and Constable Bob surviving a beat down in the only way he knows how.
Justified often gets overlooked in end of year polls or Emmy nominations and that is a real shame because it is a show that is so confident in what it does well that it is a genuine pleasure to watch every week. Every new character seems to be introduced in such a way it feels like the audience has known them for years. The dialogue is the best on TV and the characters of Raylan and Boyd especially revel in their choice of words. Words matter as much as actions do in this show.
The show finally gave more screentime to Tim and Rachel and if it can build on their character development in S5 then we are in for another winner. We also got to deepening relationship of the most unlikely couple on TV Ava and Boyd and the sad inevitably of Ava’s fate will make for troubled times next season.
At the heart of Justified is the ongoing feud and friendship between Raylan and Boyd, two characters whose paths keep on crossing and whose fates could mean the end of the other. Sometimes Justified feels like its heading to a brutal conclusion where either Boyd or Raylan kills the other or they both die, other times it gives a little bit of hope that both men and their families can get out of Harlan alive just as long as they learn not to be their fathers sons.
With S5 starting next month the show is heading into its final stretch (S6 is likely to be its last) but whether the show ends tragically or not it will certainly take its audience on one hell of a ride, full of interesting bad guys and quotable dialogue.