So I was wondering, why do international fans keep bitching about k-netizens when they're probably just as bad?
Sure we've had various instances when k-netizens tend to exaggerate everything from compliments (calling female celebs with decent skin 'flawless' 'she must have saved a kingdom in her previous life') to sarcasm (calling Kwanghee 'handsome' 'hilarious') and possibly death threats (death petition for G-Dragon during the controversial concert ordeal). Last but not the least those rather horrendous blood letters *shudders*.
However on the other hand, keeping in mind that the translated comments on K-pop sites are nit-picked from sources are perhaps only a small proportion of all the comments. I'm pretty sure that there are level-headed K-netizens out there, since a lot of older netizens that hang out in the Naver forums that don't listen to idol music as they're in university/have jobs or a life in general, should be able to offer a lot more valid opinions regarding controversies, general affairs, etc.
This brings me to my other point, international fans.
On the one hand it could be argued that international fans are the primary reason why the over-hyped 'Hallyu wave' exists and is successful due to sites such as Allkpop or Youtube that have a significant part in promoting the K-pop craze...as of now, never know what the future holds!
On the other hand, how many international fans even bother buying their bias's CD's, digital singles from iTunes, posters, DVD's etc? With mediums such as Youtube and Mediafire/Frostwire a lot of international fans succumb to illegal downloading or act like a 'free rider' (lol blame Economics for infiltrating this article with it's jargons) contributing to negative externalities (fudge you Economics). Although the same could be applied to Korean fans.
Furthermore international fans are incredibly whiny. I think it's rather disrespectful to complain about subbing teams not subbing videos of their bias on time. They tend to forget that people on those subbing teams have a life to lead, they could possibly be university students or have jobs that are demanding.
Oh I could go on and bring in a few other prominent points for discussion but I'm hungry.
In conclusion, we international fans aren't angels. We have flaws too, so when we point fingers at Korean fans/netizens and accuse them of various things think about whether if we're just as bad or if not worse.
Food for thought.