But sometimes, people just take that shit way too fucking far. Case in point: Ulala Session's Yuntaek.
Apparently, the dumbshit netizens of Korea have the audacity to think the poor guy is lying about his stomach cancer.
The man had the stones to come clean about his illness in a harshly judgmental sphere like Korean entertainment, and they pull this shit on him.
First off, how the fuck are there "unfortunate rumors" about his health, if he's not hiding anything about it? It's not like it's some hushed up skeleton in the closet, some kind of proverbial elephant in the room. His fans know about it, most people with access to the internet and half a brain can find it on a search portal. He's clearly told anyone willing to ask about it, so what are the "rumors" about?
Secondly, people are criticizing him for his "alleged" illness when he's stuck in a goddamn Catch-22 regarding the whole thing. Netizens will tear you a new asshole if you dare show up on stage with anything but a happy and energetic performance, whether you're lazy as fuck like Jessica or you were coming down with a 100+ degree fever. But when the guy puts on his best brave face for the public and his fans, determined to put on a good show DESPITE HIS GODDAMN STOMACH CANCER, netizens doubt whether or not he even HAS stomach cancer.
The whole notion is fucking ridiculous. What the fuck do you want from him, a shaved head and an attached IV while he rolls around on stage with a wheelchair? A haggard look as he comes to terms with his mortality? Oh wait, he can't even do that cause you'll just go online and complain about how "unprofessional" he is. He's damned if he does, and he's damned if he doesn't.
So the next logical step in attempting to quell the idiots bantering online whether or not he has cancer, they asked his doctor to come on air and tell the "real truth."
Turns out the real truth is even worse than anyone could have expected. Yuntaek has stage 4 stomach cancer, a point that means it's no longer curable and will most likely be the cause of his death. The man has to deal with this shit on top of his terminal cancer and grueling schedules.
Again, it's fucking ridiculous how these self-righteous idiots can sit behind a screen and shoot the shit. I feel bad for him, honestly I do. It's exactly like Tablo's situation with the Taijinyo. You can tell the truth all you want, but once these netizens get the idea that you're not, nothing will convince them otherwise. With the anonymity of the internet, no one can really stop it from happening either. The only thing he has going for him is that it's not blown up like Tablo's situation. It's an unfortunate reality and while I realize that no amount of e-crusading of my own will change that, it still sucks cocks that it happens.
And when the unfortunate reality of the situation comes to pass, maybe they'll realize too late, "Oh shit, I guess he was telling the truth after all. Sorry about that." Somehow, I doubt it'll even happen then.