Sunday, January 11, 2015

Jiyoung 'used' KARA?


I was reading a NetizenBuzz post about Jiyoung's acting aspirations back from her early days in KARA. Apparently people are butthurt because she was never really into the idol life and wanted to be an actress instead. It came as no surprise that the comments, both by k-netz and NB readers, were a sea of stupidity with more than a few figurative-eye-roll moments.

But the one that took the dumbass cake with a ripe little moron cherry on top, the only comment that literally made my eyes roll, was this:

[+10,464, -179] So she used KARA???


Let's take a breather for a second before my head implodes from the sheer ignorance and idiocy of that comment.

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Ok, I'll change the subject to save ourselves from losing IQ points (don't worry, this next bit is still sort of relevant). My very first job was at a motorway (that's English for 'freeway') service station. From my house, it took an hour and a half to get there plus the same time to get back home. For the three hour commute each shift, I would have to pay almost an hour's worth of wages. Even though the pay wasn't terrible, because of the travel costs I would have saved time and money by working minimum wage closer to home. Unfortunately, no one else would hire me at the time because I had no experience whatsoever. I had to settle for a job which, while I did enjoy, wasn't ideal in a lot of ways.

An ex-co-worker from my first job. Wait, you know her too?!

After sticking at the job for eighteen months and getting some amount of experience and qualifications, I was ready to move on to something new. I did make some friends there so it was a little sad, but reality was that all the extra travelling was expensive and tiring. I found work at a place only twenty minutes away, which made my life so much better. On top of that it was less hectic and easier than my previous job.

What does any of this have to do with Jiyoung and her acting career? Well, I'm not for a second saying that my life is anywhere near as busy and stressful as an idol's, but maybe there are certain parallels. Her idol career can be compared to my old job while her acting career is kinda like my new job. We both used our old jobs to help us because there was no other choice.

"Hold on, didn't you just call out that NB comment for saying that Jiyoung 'used' KARA to get what she wanted?" I hear you say. Yes I did, but I wasn't criticising the choice of the word 'used' so much as the implication behind it, that Jiyoung was somehow a calculating bitch who didn't care at all about her company or her fellow members, simply deceiving and backstabbing them to fulfil her own selfish goals.

"Let me be an actress or I'll strangle this kitten."

As I just showed in my boring anecdote, every person who ever gets a job 'uses' it in some way or another, and idols are no different. Sure, being an idol takes up a lot more of your life than a regular full-time job, but it's still just a job. Why isn't she allowed to treat it as such, just like anyone else would with any other job?

Did I 'use' my job to benefit my own self interest? Yes.
Did I value my time at that job even though it was a stepping stone for better work? Yes.
Did I dislike all the people at work just because the job itself wasn't ideal? No.
Did I hate my boss and want to kill her every second I was working there? No. She was actually the best boss I'd ever had at the time.

So why is it inconceivable that these things could have applied to Jiyoung? I have to admit that I don't know exactly what went down when she left the group, but my point still stands. Maybe she did 'use' KARA, maybe she didn't. But even if she did, so fucking what? Regardless of whether or not she loved what she did, she needed to do something to earn a living, just like any other human being. But apparently idols have to act like morally 'perfect' deities and uphold bullshit moral standards that no one else does or even should aspire to.

I hope at least some of you managed to stay awake through this rant.

tl;dr: netizens don't know what it means to 'use' a job

22 comments:

  1. Who the fuck hired this nugufag 'writer'? What a whiny little bitch.

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  2. I stopped using NB as a source since the day I realized that they just translate the controversial comments, I don't know if she is really hated on Korea, but some explanations of their hate are dumb af she finished her contract in good terms, what exactly haters want?

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    1. Pretty much the whole point of the site. And too many I fans think that's how it is,based on the nb comments. Im like smh.

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  3. Jing can use me for a few years. Oh yes.

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  4. Yes! Also I don't think that she had much of a choice in the matter of being an idol instead of an actress (Like what Sarah said in her interview with Kpopalypse oppar) what the commentator's implying is just stupid.

    And welcome oppar/unnier!

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    1. Thanks for the welcome! I'm an oppar, by the way.

      Yeah, I don't know exactly what the situation was with Jiyoung. I just concentrated on the part where someone accused her of using KARA because that caught my attention the most.

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  5. A lot of people, especially fanatics, have this delusional view on entertainment business jobs that everybody in it should be grateful for everything that happened to them.

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  6. the only time I want to see "Jiyoung" and "used" in the same sentence is if it's followed by the word "panties"

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  7. I "used" KARA too, in my own way...

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  8. Fuck this slut. I'm not going easy on her until she makes good on her promise to become a JAV star

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  9. You sir are my favourite of the two, because you provided fast accessible fap material. I'm easily bought!

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    1. I hope you enjoyed that picture where she was looking creepy and holding a kitten by its throat. Talking of fap material, I've got more in store for you!

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  10. I want more Jiyoung gravure ffs!

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  11. I use my job to pay my bills and to shop for stuff I like. My employers must be worried.

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  12. Lol the simple answer is it's a job, duh.

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  13. i waiting for Japanese weird vibe to rub on her until she turn to Japanese tentacle porn star.i want boram from sistar as well

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