2:02 am - 12/26/2012


KOREAN POP, THE GLOBAL "PHENOMENON" CONTAMINATING CULTURES + My Real life encounter with Racism at Big Bang concert

Investigative journalist Tay Symone (moi) has been getting worldwide recognition for her work and dozens of journalistic offers and opportunities. I'm not gonna lie I do appreciate the fame and money I've made during my time reporting for ohnotheydidnt but due to my journalistic integrity I could NOT accept those offers due to the censorship and corruption from the government, white house, and other racist institutions. I will remain a free woman reporting for the people and fighting the GOOD FIGHT!
The year 2012 has shown that Korea will stop at NOTHING to dominate the world's music industry while simultaneously attempting to obliterate every culture and race across the globe. The one area in which Korea displays diversity is in their widely varying spectrum of Races in which they spew hateful stereotypes and cultural contamination. The usage of the n word is definitely nothing new in KKK-POP, yet it's still just as disgusting to see. In light of fizzled out girl group "Girls' Generation"'s songwriter advocating for a Black Genocide (covered in my previous post), year-end statistics show that racism in K-pop is in fact at an all time high in what some are calling a "nu-Hitler" generation.

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Source: Tay Symone (ifuaskedmeto), @REALTAEYANG, Hello Venus at Youtube, Gurupop at Youtube, CJ E&M Music at Youtube, My camera phone, fergiename at Youtube
On the scene reporting: Tay Symone (ifuaskedmeto) with Shadavia Battles
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annhh 26th-Dec-2012 12:50 pm (UTC)
"Investigative journalist "

angela_derp_otp 26th-Dec-2012 12:56 pm (UTC)
Ignorant and stupid title tbh.
Such a delicate and important issue at hand that needs to be addressed, and being ridiculed by the OP, as usual.
cherrypop 26th-Dec-2012 11:10 pm (UTC)
It's a pretty shitty title. I can vouch for that.

But did you not read the content BELOW the title? The title is maybe 11 words long?? You didn't read the 100+ words below that? That's shitty on your part. Seriously.
kiminikaeru 26th-Dec-2012 01:14 pm (UTC)
i stopped taking this "article" seriously when i read the title

i think it's cute how you try to point out non-existent racism because you need attention though ♡
failingxsmiles 27th-Dec-2012 04:05 am (UTC)
I'm sorry, but non-existent racism? HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH Girl, you just lost.
af_fx_tion 26th-Dec-2012 01:17 pm (UTC)
wow some people are really clueless on reappropriation lol
lightframes 26th-Dec-2012 01:33 pm (UTC)
every_journal 26th-Dec-2012 01:18 pm (UTC)
As if black people never act racist towards other groups (ethnical or otherwise)
Just remember that everytime you point a finger, there are three pointing back at yourself
lightframes 26th-Dec-2012 01:33 pm (UTC)
You can't excuse racism toward a group by saying "I'm sure someone in that group was racist at some point."
shintotchi 26th-Dec-2012 01:34 pm (UTC)
Taeyang tweeting a cartoon picture of his nappy hair is not racist. O_o Have you seen it? In many a clip, his hair is indeed nappy.
sadistic_dance 26th-Dec-2012 06:49 pm (UTC)
His hair is NOT nappy.
mjspice 26th-Dec-2012 02:15 pm (UTC)
Ugh! I can't even with the way those people treated you guys. How horrible! >_<

& Ugh! Those WonderBoyz & 4Minute videos. At first I was laughing @ 4minute for trying but then I got pretty angry when I heard they made the Bollywood video because one of the members was into "BELLY DANCING" (Which is not even Indian but ARAB/MIDDLE EASTERN!! *facepalms*). & what's worse, the video wasn't even based on a Bollywood video but a TOLLYWOOD video. THERE'S A FUCKIN DIFFERENCE PEOPLE! GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER! XPPPP

And Wonderboyz I just couldn't even. I was headdesking as soon as the video started. GRRRRRRRRR!

Adding more to this. Even Japanese celebs aren't as ignorant when it comes to Indians. Proof from these videos:

There's no stereotyping in these videos because they're representing true Bollywood style. They didn't mix in Arabs or did belly dancing. Heck in Kimtaku's CM they even casted Indians for the authenticity. Shows the difference in racial appropriation right here.

Edited at 2012-12-26 02:31 pm (UTC)
sakura_holic 26th-Dec-2012 03:49 pm (UTC)
Yeah, IA
That video was 4minute was just bad. They tried hard but I don't see how you get that opinion about India! I mean it's not all about exotic belly dancers!
(morning musume and curry cup add got it right :D )
It's the same thing as the difference between a Japanese and Korean (and then they get angry about how some ppl consider all asians the same and all that!)

Edited at 2012-12-26 03:50 pm (UTC)
moronicus_kyla 26th-Dec-2012 02:17 pm (UTC)
OP, I'm sorry about your experience but that title is just as bad as all the stuff you're bitching about. No matter how noble your cause is, no one's backing you up if you're trollish and just as ignorant.
cherrypop 26th-Dec-2012 11:09 pm (UTC)
See this comment here sucks. You know why? You completely ignored the content and failed to feel what she went through. You instead just looked at the title (we can ALL see that it's a shitty title). The title is not the point! Why did you ignore the point??
ashiva 26th-Dec-2012 02:32 pm (UTC)
This OP's trollish posts don't bring in anything useful into discussion.
thomaswilmoore 26th-Dec-2012 02:37 pm (UTC)
I seriously think everyone is a little racist. We like to joke about stereotypes and different cultures but there's a fine line between a joke and offense. I guess what 4minute did is not really a harsh, offensive thing, or even what BIGBANG did with the Indonesian clothes and instruments... but the "N" word incidents or the things the fangirl called you at the concert are uncalled for.
I guess the offense is a mix of self-pity and so-called freedom of speech. Sometimes it's not meant to offend, sometimes it should have not be spoken. I remember the incident involving Steven Tyler and Nicki Minaj where she assumed Steven was being racist when he was not. And it also reminds me of cases of Brazilian comedians (I'm Brazilian, BTW) talking about black people as they were gorillas or could only succeed in life as soccer players. I mean, as a gay guy, I find it hard to find the limit between a joke and an offense. but I guess that's the point where, once found, it makes us live equally and with less discrimination because of our differences.
lightframes 26th-Dec-2012 11:42 pm (UTC)
Everyone's not a little racist.

And it also reminds me of cases of Brazilian comedians (I'm Brazilian, BTW) talking about black people as they were gorillas or could only succeed in life as soccer players.

How is this even funny, though...
xbrokenbabydoll 26th-Dec-2012 02:43 pm (UTC)
This thing is so badly written and so laughable at... (the article not the topic)

Nowaday anyone can write any piece of crap and call themself a journalist

And KKK-pop ? Seriously ? So pathetic....

Better luck next time.

Btw, putting Koreans down because they are racist... how is that any better than what they are doing ?

Edited at 2012-12-26 02:46 pm (UTC)
starsinshapes 26th-Dec-2012 03:38 pm (UTC)
There is so many anti-black people in omona. Not surprising since so many in here think Korea/k-pop lives in some kind of bubble so they can't be held accountable for the ant-black things they do, but stay appropriating black culture. How do they do that, I wonder?

Edited at 2012-12-26 03:40 pm (UTC)
eccentricvibe 26th-Dec-2012 04:11 pm (UTC)
flumes 26th-Dec-2012 03:41 pm (UTC)
wow at the apologism in this post.

although the op is very...weird but lol you're all dumb, damn
cassie_cloud9 26th-Dec-2012 06:11 pm (UTC)
ia I can't even believe some of the comments I've read up in here...

Also I just have to point out how incredibly freakin precious ur dongwoo icon is :3
itskimbitches i see u omona26th-Dec-2012 04:25 pm (UTC)
first off, it was approved so go with it and stop complaining. the mods love this and so do i.

every so often omona shows their true colors and it's marvelous! i want to see some of y'all in ontd, you'll get eaten alive.

that being said, some of you just don't care, so why are you here? anyways these posts are the highlights of omona so keep up the good work op.
miuratenshi 26th-Dec-2012 04:36 pm (UTC)
OMG I can't with this shit.

If you are not Black, you cannot use the n-word. You just can't. Some people in the Black community still use it because they are trying to reclaim the word and though you might not agree it is NOT YOUR business to tell Black people how to use a word that has oppressed US for hundreds of years. STFD.
mizzyoung 26th-Dec-2012 10:31 pm (UTC)
logic? what the hell is it to some of these people?
mjspice 26th-Dec-2012 04:39 pm (UTC)
It was the same over at ONTD if I remember. Everyone kept on dissing the OP which is sad cuz they're right when it comes to racism.
jia_zhang 26th-Dec-2012 04:44 pm (UTC)
Well of course there would be signs of racism (like duh, old news) in KPop culture, but I doubt any of it is truly malicious like how the KKK would use the N word. Not to say it's appropriate, because it's super wrong, but it is understandable WHY people think it is okay--they simply don't understand the history and stigma. They don't know about lynchings or the Klan or the history of "breeding". They don't teach that, so how can one expect them to know any different? All they know of the words is from rap songs. Like, for example, when Zhang Ziyi was learning English, she learned by listening to a lot of rap songs and repeating them back (including the n word), and it wasn't till someone explained what a lot of the songs said that she understood how bad the lyrics can be and what they mean and why she shouldn't be saying it.

But really, what do you expect of an entirely homogenous culture like Korea? It is an entire society made of people who look the same and have the same values and history, so like really what do people expect? There is no understanding, education, or appreciation of the dark past that Africa Americans or other minority groups went through. Countries with more than one ethnic group in their history is always known to be more tolerant and able to adapt. Korea is not an ethnically diverse country; they don't even know the very idea of racial diversity. Hell, I've gotten racism from Korean people and I'm Chinese and we look the same.

Can we say things like "Hey, it's the 21st century, and they should fucking know better". They should, but once again, there IS no education there about racism. It does rest on the shoulders of us Westerners who tell them why it's wrong to say it, why it's inappropriate and the history behind those horrible words that will change things. Education is the only thing that can defeat racism and prejudice.

The OP did not help her cause with this article pointing out the obvious. Hell, this is back-handed prejudice in itself towards Koreans and grouping them all in one category without logically identifying that this has to do with a lack of education, not Koreans being intrinsically racist somehow--that would be a pretty racist thing to say, ironically. The OP's intentions of pointing this out is valuable, but I do find she did it in the wrong format, and with a hint of prejudice in her own language and choice of words. Maybe not her intention, but sadly, that is how it came off.

I do still think this is a very important topic that the KPop community brings up more often because racism is not excusable anywhere and we should be educating more and talking about this more than making excuses for these artists. Like a lot of the way Big Bang approaches black culture has always made me super uncomfortable but Japan is a lot worse with approaching black culture.

omg this was tl;dr.

Edited at 2012-12-26 04:51 pm (UTC)
kanbinayume 26th-Dec-2012 08:20 pm (UTC)
IA with this comment, especially "Can we say things like "Hey, it's the 21st century, and they should fucking know better". They should, but once again, there IS no education there about racism"
loverboy 26th-Dec-2012 05:37 pm (UTC)
I'm always surprised, and sad, at the racist comments that some people post. jfc.
sydderz 26th-Dec-2012 05:39 pm (UTC)
First of all, let me say I'm sorry that you had such a horrible experience with the girls sitting in front of you.

As for everything else, I was there and it was a completely different experience. From where I was (the moshpit), I was surrounded not only by Asians, but black people, Latinos, white people and different European people and had got along with everyone I spoke to. Including a group of 5 Koreans who actually helped me and my friend get a good spot to stand (next them) for the show. (I guess I should state this being that this post is about racism - I am black - well, mixed. I'm not American either.)

Yes, they did sing Empire State of Mind while in New Jersey (which I also thought was strange for a second) but I don't think it was because of their "ignorance" but it was for their love of the city. They do love NYC (as do many people) and A LOT of people at the concert were from NYC anyway. As for Daesung saying "What's up New George", yes, it sounded like that... because of HIS ACCENT. It was obvious that he was trying to say "New Jersey" but the pronunciation was hard for him. Seungri pronounced it the same way. They obviously aren't as good at English like GD or Taeyang. Now, I wasn't there for the first show on the 8th but I do remember watching fanvids of them addressing Hurricane Sandy. On the 2nd night (which I did attend, VIP tickets and all), Taeyang DID mentioned the storm and how hard it was from them to get to NY because of it, and that he was praying for everyone who was affected by it.

Lastly, at the end of the show, my friend and I also waited for BIGBANG to leave the venue. I do remember security trying to get people to move away from certain places but I do not remember the security moving black people to the back while letting white people stay at the front, seeing that I was one of a number of black people (including my friend) at the front waiting. Not to mention that the security staff that I saw were black men.

So... I'm not sure if you attended the same show as me, but my experience seems to be completely different. Again, I'm still sorry about the experience you had with the girls. I would've hated to experience that too.

88keyz2nun 26th-Dec-2012 05:51 pm (UTC)
if i could kiss you, i would.
istalkalert 26th-Dec-2012 05:50 pm (UTC)
I think the post was taken down cause it caused a lot of arguments and stuff between members (?)
88keyz2nun 26th-Dec-2012 05:49 pm (UTC)
sooo i guess nobody has seen photo of taeyang with a braid out...i mean he did have cornrows AND then took out his braids...i guess that's inappropriate too
cassie_cloud9 26th-Dec-2012 05:58 pm (UTC)
Omg wtf are some of the comments up in this post?!! Are ppl actually defending the use of the n-word by their faves??? And sit the fuck down with ur bullshit argument of "oh well black ppl should stop saying it too if they don't want it said in the first place..." Every one of you apologists need to go do some serious reseach smdh. If black ppl wanna claim that word back as our own then guess what WE HAVE EVERY FUCKIN RIGHT TO!! My god this entire post is making my blood boil because the majority of yall would rather get on the op instead of discuss the actual issue at hand. Ugh side-eying the majority of omona forever... yall are sad >_>
88keyz2nun 26th-Dec-2012 06:06 pm (UTC)
The back handed prejudice in the article is so breath taking. The generalization's in the article is relaxing as well
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