Monday, May 16, 2016

Fans are Putting the Blame on the Wrong People for AOA's Controversy

If you're like me and have a life to live and didn't find out about this controversy until a week after it happened, well, here's an article that essentially recaps everything. Fans in the NB comment section are saying its the haters' fault that this is still an issue.

To put the blame on haters is a copout. I've seen several comments like this:

This comment is so stupid that it could have been featured as an STFU post if I hadn't retired the series.

All it takes is a few minutes of research to see why Ahn Joong Geun is revered in Korea. Let's outlien those steps.

Step 1: Go to Google and type "Ahn Joong Geun".

Step 2: Click the Wikipedia link and read up on his biography.

Step 3: Go back to Google and type in "Japan War Crimes Against Korea".

Step 4 and 5: Click those two links.

You can spend as much time or as little time as you want, but you can do the research for your self to see why Koreans are annoyed that Seolhyun and Jimin don't even know a national hero. Putting the blame on anti-fans is skirting around the real issue -- Seolhyun and Jimin were ignorant about someone who actively tried to prevent Japan from ruling Korea.

Seolhyun and Jimin already apologized, which is more than enough. Blaming anti-fans for this issue still being around is not their fault. Fans keep engaging them, journalists see that articles about the controversy still bring in the ad revenue they desire, and the cycle keeps repeating until the story has no life left. The easiest thing is to simply ignore the anti-fans. If they have no one to rile up, they'll go back to fapping to Seolhyun along with the rest of us.


  1. Err... Just to point out something. Aren't you the same guy who chastised C-citizens for being an overreact, cyber-bully bunch during the Tzuyu incidents, despite not knowing their historical context? Just pointing out the inconsistency. :)

    1. I second to this

    2. You missed the whole point of the article.

    3. The difference is Tzuyu truly did basically nothing wrong whereas Seolhyun and Jimin did fuck up to some extent.

      Koreans are upset at the AOA pair not because they are dumb (there's been past incidents of idols displaying shockingly little knowledge and they get flamed or mocked for it for a while) but because they were dumb and also shot themselves in the foot with 'disrespectful' behaviour. If they just went 'err I dunno' to the questions there wouldn't be nearly as much backlash. Instead they didn't know famous Korean dude 1's face and mistook him for a Japanese warlord and called famous dude 2 by his Jap name when famous Korean dude 2 was known for being upset when called by his Jap name.

      On the other hand it's very hard to argue that Tzuyu did anything wrong even with context. Waving the ROC flag is hardly an indication of being a Taiwanese separatist given that the ROC flag is mainly used by KMT supporters (the party that historically is much more inclined towards reunification). Also when she introduced herself as from Taiwan/talked about 'Taiwanese' culture instead of 'Chinese' that's how pretty much all Taiwanese people talk regardless of political affiliation. Noone says they are from 'Republic of China' and Chinese Taipei is only used by the state when participating in international events/organizations.

  2. Maybe they should ask these hard-working women something about music or dance. To expect them to be some sort of representatives for the country is like asking Hadam of Bambino to explain the theory of general relativity. They exist to entertain us and are damn good at what they do. Just enjoy them for Christ sake. The problem with the fucking media is that they have no curiosity about what makes hot women tick and work so hard at a tough sleazy business.

  3. All I'm saying is Yi Sun-sin is a bad ass. Turtle ships all over this mah.

    If the goal to being a national Korean Hero is killing a bunch of Japanese people I'd like to nominate both atomic bombs (Little boy, and Fat Man) for the desolation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as Korean heroes.


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