Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Let's Blame Idols For Everything!

A supporting actor committed suicide, but no, that doesn't matter because people are using this opportunity to take a dump on idols. Yes, because idols forced this guy to commit suicide.

Go get an ice cream cone or some shit to eat, since it's actually higher than 20 degrees Fahrenheit outside for a change.



After reading the comments left by the Korean netizens, I still don't know why I'm left speechless by what they say. It should be expected by now, but they always come up with something absurd.

First, they're blaming the fact that on idols getting roles and blocking out actors from the field. That's not entirely true, as a lot of idols wanted to become actors, but had to become idols to even have a shot at landing a role. I don't see the point of resenting other people for their success. (In fact, a lot of people with no reading comprehension ability think that we here at AKF are like this, but when stupid people take a site like AKF too seriously, well....)

Second, acting is a field in where there are more people who want to do it than jobs available. Competition is fierce in a field like acting. That's why people choose to become idols so that they have a better shot at landing a role, because any advantage that you can create for yourself is what you need to do to survive in a field like this. You can't blame your failures on someone else's successes because that makes you a crybaby asshole. Life is unfair, get back up and continue fighting.

Third, I found the passion excuse to be lame. Just because you are passionate about something, it doesn't mean that you are entitled to have a job in your desired profession. My passion is baseball, but at 5'9", 135 pounds, there's no way I would have gotten any looks from scouts. Based on this logic, I should hate the illegal aliens from Central America landing on baseball rosters just because baseball is my passion. I'm entitled to play for the Detroit Tigers, God damn it! (Let's ignore the fact that I can't hit a 95 mph fastball, but it's my passion!!111)

Sometimes you have to make changes based on reality instead of living in a world of fantasy

19 comments:

  1. I'm glad this article exists because on NB the comments, that aren't discussing personal opinions on suicide, are akin to "How dare idols take other hard working actors' jobs?! They should at least have the decency to start at the bottom instead of taking lead roles they were offered for money through connections they had to work to gain!! The audacity! The gull!!"

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  2. I'm passionate about blowing my load on Sulli's face, therefore I should get to blow my load on Sulli's face. Anything else is morally wrong.

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    1. Make that Jiyeon for me... Just so I could get it in her eye.

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  3. tbh i know its harsh but if you waste the potential in your life, its on you.

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  4. Well, I can tell you I'd die to see Seungyeon lick on that ice cream.

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  5. This just shows that the idol machine has reached maximum saturation. These people cannot see anything that isn't filtered through the idol market. All things great and small originate in idoldom. All hail the idol system that creates worlds.

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  6. I think I can see it from both sides as this happens almost everywhere. Singers, actors and actresses are consistently "taking" jobs away from models, especially things like campaign gigs and cover shots. These days, you need some fame (normally from VS) to land a decent cover or you need to be dating someone famous to get attention. The days of Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss are over as people like Blake Lively and Miley Cyrus become the "muses" of big fashion houses.

    In terms of acting, lots of these idols wanted to be actors but none of them really had the talent for it. A lot of them still don't have the talent for it; which is why they became idols. They are getting these jobs because of the popularity and attention they will bring to the drama, a far cry from the days of starting with CF's and or as video girl and building up your portfolio. Lots of idols are snagging primetime slots from struggling actors who might convey the plot much better.

    I don't mind idols leveraging their popularity to break into acting, the entertainment world is all about connections anyways. However, I won't pretend that they aren't filling in spots that could have went to someone who has actually studied for this and would probably do a much better job. I don't think it's idols faults though, I blame producers. Before, there would be "pushes" for certain actress (Kim Tae Hee, Han Chae Young) until they got "famous" but now, they would rather just use idols who are already popular for ratings. They are putting the casting couch out of business which I'm sure is what's really effecting these "wannabee," actors. They probably look more like the actors we are used to seeing in Kdramas than any of these idols but a good-looking face only takes you so far.

    Another trend is the "model turned actor" thing that's happening. No one tends to critique this though.

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    1. Almost every popular actor/actress in their late 20s/early 30s is one of those model turned actors. It's just that the idol turned actor is replacing it.

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  7. I agree. there's no point in complaining or blaming others for your own failures. And that's something that most people struggle with or fail to realize.
    It also amazes me how these netizens could relate a suicide of an actor to the fault of idols.

    On a side note, R.I.P Woo Bong Shik

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  8. the only thing I blame idols for is the fact the I fap everyday not because I want to but because they make me

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  9. My passion is writing creative short and long stories. I write and love writing. JK Rowing got rejected like six or more times, trust me it's not the end of the world….

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  10. I'm passionate about sniffing Yura's panties, Therefore it should come true.

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    1. I'm sad he committed suicide. It's almost as if suicide is almost as popular as drinking culture now :(

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    2. I believe Korea has the highest suicide rate among OECD countries, and they're really not doing much to combat the problem.

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  11. Well, I'm not surprised, as the stupidity of netizens, especially on Allkpop never fail to disappoint. Blaming this on idols is ridiculous. I have a passion for hunting down delusional and stupid fans to send them to Bom and her surgeon, then it should be legal. Just like most of us have a passion to bang idols. On a side note, RIP Woo Bong Shik.

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