“And before I get the typical "if you don't like it get off the site" talk (which sounds like something a kpop fan would say *cough*). As much as these writers have a right to express their opinions, so do I. I'm pointing out what I find silly just as they do with Kpop”
Im writing this in response (and yes I know this is my second ‘response post’ but bare with me) to the Anon who wrote the above comment on this post . I suggest that you read his/her comment in its entirety.
Based on my experience with the fandom that I bash on the most (with very good reason), I find that I've encountered more delusional or crazy or unreasonable people than not.
I wouldn't just make a generalization if it wasn't somewhat accurate. Yeah sure I haven't done a scientific study/survey of all the fans to determine the numbers but, I'm making this estimate based on the ones that I've encountered.
And from that I’ve derived that most YG stans, mind you I said MOST not ALL, are conceited, pompous, ill informed (in terms of music) little kids who don’t know much about anything but have the biggest opinions. And yes there is nothing wrong with having an opinion, just like we all here do; but rather, what you do with that opinion and how you try to bring it across that determines whether or not it’s an opinion worth listening to.
I think that maybe the message with this blog is sometimes lost in translation, with the occasional trolling from some of us, but I think that this blog is really necessary. Yeah sure it’s not life saving or world changing but it’s an outlet for those of us who are kpop fans and who really enjoy this industry, but feel stifled by those in the fandom, who think that their idols are the absolute best EVER and can NEVER be criticized, because if you criticize you aren’t a real fan. And that is not true.
A real fan should have the freedom to be critical of their idols or people they admire, if they feel that there is REAL reason to do so. I’ll use myself as an example, I’m a Block b fan a really big one at that, I’ve been stanning those kids well before their debut. They have just made their comeback with the “New Kids on the block” mini album and when I first heard “Tell Them” I was shocked and disappointed to say the least. I didn’t think that it was a good song; I thought it was childish, too cute for the Block B that Cho had promised. I thought that they were playing it too safe, following the mold, when they really didn’t need to. I was able to express that to fellow BBCs and didn’t really care if censure followed,but I was pleasantly surprised to find that I wasn't the only one who felt that way.
This is something that fans of the really big fandoms (Im an elf so I know) can’t freely do and if they do, then they are "not real fans", because Oppa and Unnie are just so perfect. If I don’t like something, I should be able to say so and not have fear of raging fangirls spamming me with hate mail and accusations.