KPop star Jo Kwon slams homophobic trolls after photo with gay chef

first_img‘There are people who look this way, that way, with this kind of personality and that personality, this kind of preference and that kind of preference. They all deserve to be loved. I hope you learn to respect others first.’‘Don’t change my feed full of rainbows to dark clouds’But Kwon was very riled up by the homophobic response to his photo and returned to social media a few days later because he had more to say.‘Stop discriminating. Someone can also hate and discriminate against you. We can’t satisfy everyone in the world but there is a basic line,’ he wrote.‘Don’t change my feed full of rainbows to dark clouds.’Kwon said he didn’t like to react to social media trolls but the hateful comments were too much to ignore. He complained that people even went to the effort to send him private messages to express their homophobia.‘I usually just ignore it and let it slide. They say social media is a waste. I also agree. But in order to communicate, I use my public account without ‘harming’ others,’ Kwon wrote.‘Everyone has the right to be loved. If these people never harmed you in any way then please give love and live a beautiful life.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Hong Suk Chun (L) and Jo Kwon. | Photo: Instagram/@tonyhong1004 Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : Jo Kwon who was the former leader of South Korean pop group, 2AM, posed for a selfie with chef Hong Suk Chun. Hong then posted the photo to Instagram.Hong is a well-known South Korean chef and considered to be one of the country’s most famous gay celebrities.Kwon posted a selfie with Hong at one of the chef’s many restaurants.‘So delicious. And so amazing. He’s just the best,’ Kwon said about Hong.But then trolls flooded Kwon’s social media post with homophobic comments and Kwon was having none of it.‘Did I harm your life in any way? Celebrities are humans too. I hope you become a person with a broader perspective of the world,’ he responded on Instagram. GAYSTARNEWS-center_img One of K-Pop’s most famous stars has hit out at social media trolls who criticized him for taking a selfie with a gay celebrity. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

W Hotels Worldwide is adding a second property in

first_imgW Hotels Worldwide is adding a second property in Bali. The group will develop a new property in Ubud, complementing W Bali – Seminyak which opened in 2010.W Bali – Ubud, will be the brand’s newest W Escape and is expected to launch next year. Perched on a hilltop, oriented toward the morning sun rising in the east, and southwards over stunning, unobstructed views of the Tanggayuda Valley, W Bali – Ubud will reinvent the dreamy Ubud experience with eclectic, surprising art and design set amongst a versatile vibe that is at once laid back and social.“Ubud is a hidden destination like no other, where legends and nature intertwine with everyday life to create a magical sense of adventure,” said Anthony Ingham, Global Brand Leader, W Hotels Worldwide. “W Bali – Ubud is an exciting next step for us. We are applying a unique, vibrant sensibility to this hotel, one that has not been seen before on the island. W Bali – Ubud will combine the brand’s boundary-breaking approach to design with the rich cultural, spiritual and artistic influences of Ubud to show off the best of this incredible locale and all we’ve learned in the decade since W debuted in Indonesia.”W Bali – Seminyak | WOW Pool VillaW Bali – Ubud will redefine modern luxury in the destination, taking inspiration from social, historical and physical insights and embedding elements of each into the rooms and public spaces. Upon entering the hotel, guests will be immersed in modern interpretations of traditional Balinese art styles with works from local artists, that lead to breathtaking lounges perfect for soaking in spectacular jungle sunsets as sounds of cool beats drift through the air. The hotel will offer 100 inspired guestrooms, including 10 villas with private swimming pools and an EWOW suite (the brand’s take on the traditional Presidential Suite). W Bali – Ubud will weave the Balinese festival culture and aesthetic into the design of the hotel alongside carved stone and Pura (terra cotta) finishes throughout.Guests will be able to soak up the sun at two pools – a WET Deck (pool deck) featuring terraced pools inspired by the rice paddles historically used in the region, and another a designated quiet pool for peaceful relaxation and downtime. The poolside Sunset Bar will serve up of the most breath-taking views on the island set beside reinterpreted Batik and Ikat (textiles) motifs. At W Bali – Ubud, the signature AWAY® Spa by W Hotels with a large open social deck will allow guests to hit pause, treat themselves and recharge with a selection of locally-infused treatments.W Bali – Ubud is slated to join the brand’s portfolio of more than 50 hotels around the globe, including the recently opened W Dubai – The Palm (February 2019), as well as the soon-to-open W Aspen, W Ibiza and W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island.Lead Image: WET Deck of the W Bali – Ubudlast_img read more