Article: What Are Korean Stars Doing During Pandemic

Though Korea never had a proper lockdown for Covid- 19, the people instead followedstrict social distancing rules to curb the global pandemic. The Korean stars were able toshoot outdoors and indoors with the rules being followed. However, the singers werenot able to host an offline concert until last year. Korean stars entertained their fans athome with Live streams, Online concerts, Online shows, etc. The Korean wave becameeven bigger since the pandemic aspeople were stuck home. Take a look at what yourfavorite Korean stars were doing in the pandemic.

1. BTS

Not only did the biggest band on the planet release their superhit single
Dynamite during the pandemic to cheer up their fans, but the band also
participated in Youtube’s Dear Class of 2020 online event to give a heartfelt
message to the students who graduated in the pandemic. The band also
organized several online concerts which broke viewership records. The band
members also hosted various live streams on VLive doing activities like coffee
making, crafting, an online radio show hosted by member Yoongi, etc.

2. Blackpink

K-pop group Blackpink released their first studio album during the pandemic
which broke many records. The group also collaborated with Pop singer Selena
Gomez for a song unfortunately the stars were not able to meet each other in
person because of the pandemic. The Thai member of the group, Lisa was not
able to visit her home for a long time.

3. Suga

Suga aka Min Yoongi released his much-anticipated album D-2 during thepandemic. The album made him one of the most successful Korean rappers.
Suga also donated 100 million won to the Hope Bridge Korea Disaster Relief
Association. Inspired by Suga, BTS fans, ARMY also donated more than 400
million won for the same cause from the refund they got with the canceled BTS
concert.

4. Jessica Jung

Girls Generation former member Jessica Jung had to cancel her traveling plans
in the pandemic but the singer took this time to take care of herself, mentally and
physically.She also decided to launch her first flagship store for Blanc & Eclare in Seoul.The former pop star also opened her own restaurant, Clareau.

5. IU

Lee Ji Eun, aka IU, released her surprise collaboration with BTS member Suga,
the song name Eight was produced by Suga and the rapper was also featured in
the song. The song. The song topped the real-time and weekly music charts.
Eight was also nominated for Song of the Year and won multiple Best
Collaboration Awards.

6. Kim Soo Hyun

While Kim Soo Hyun’s comeback drama It’s Okay Not to Be Okay was welcomed
with open arms by the audience, the actor became one of the highest-paid
Korean actors. The actor made generous donations again Covid-19 of KRW 100
million to the Korean charity organization to purchase medical treatment supplies
related to the prevention of the virus.

7. Hyun Bin

Actor Hyun Bin not only wrote a heartwarming letter to all of his fans around the
globe in multiple languages comforting them to not feel lonely and anxious in difficult times. He also requested that people be safe and healthy in tough times.
The actor also donated 200 million KRW to the Community Chest of Korea.

8. Lee Min Ho

While Lee Min Ho’s first drama after his military service aired during the
pandemic, The King: Eternal Monarch was the most anticipated drama of 2020.
The drama received a positive response from the audience. The actor donated
300 million KRW to eight organizations, including Hope Bridge, ChildFund Korea,
Community Check of Korea, etc.

9. Jo Jung Suk

While Jo Jung Suk’s 2020 drama Hospital Playlist touched rating roofs. The actor
reduced his appearance fee voluntarily to be a part of this drama. The drama’s
first season aired during the pandemic, and comforted millions of fans across the
globe and in South Korea. It is one of the highest-rated Korean dramas of all
time.

10. Kim Yuna

Star figure skater Kim Yuna donated 200 million KRW against covid-19 in 2020
and 2021 to UNICEF. The fans of the figure skater also contributed 85 million
South Korean Won against Covid-19. Olympic Gold medalist Yuna has been
associated with the organization for thirteen years, she has also worked as a
singer.