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.

Member Lime of the alleged "girl group" Hello Venus uploaded a video of her rapping Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now”, and she clearly says the word NIGGA loud and proud. The company attempts to cover up the racist act upon realization of the aforementioned racist act by bleeping her out. Bleeping it out doesn’t change the fact that she had the nerve to say it as clearly evidenced by her mouth, once again showing the insensitivity of KKK-POP.

In an even worse instance, LE of the girl group EXID uses the n word in CONVERSATION during a talk show, thinking she’s cool for saying it. Though the hosts tell her it’s bad for her to say that word, they laugh along with her. Truly disgusting. Check the video at 13:49 for the chilling footage.

Top tier girlband 4MINUTE released a “Hindi” version of their song “Volume Up” which was in all actuality, them singing in gibberish. Moreover, look at all the stereotypical and racist imagery in the video.

Indie boyband WONDERBOYZ also released a music video for their single open the door which had racist potrayals of Indian and Bollywood culture. We shall not let our Indian brothers and sisters’ culture be exploited by these uncultured hooligans.

The most popular boyband in South Korea BIG BANG, who is usually known for their appropriation of black culture, shows off their racial insensitivity to Indian people as well.

It doesn’t stop there with BIG BANG as well. Look at one wannabe black man member (Taeyang)’s twitter icon. It’s a drawing of him in black face with nappy hair.

Now last month what had happened was is I had found out a friend was a huge big bang fan who had two extra tickets to their show in Jersey. I jumped at the chance to go out on the field and do my first on-the-scene report.

The concert venue was empty. Seungri and Taeyang tried to explain it off as because of the blizzard but the snow had already melted by that afternoon so they were lying.

So these four korean girls came half way into the show and had their seats in front of us. They were wearing ugly home made big bang tshirts with the korean flag on them. Me, and Shadavia (my cousin's girlfriend) were sitting behind them. They got up to dance stiffly and we couldnt see the concert because they were in our line of vision. I asked them nicely to move or sit down so we could see and they said "No, I don't care if you can't see" and started snickering to each other in Korean. So I stretched out my foot because my new gforce (some kind of jordans or whatever) were too small for my feet (they were the only ones in my size at Champs) and rested my foot on the back of her seat. All of a sudden she slams my foot back and tells me to TW: RACISM "take (my) nasty jungle bunny feet off (her) coat" I was stunned and if it weren't for me carrying an eighth on me and Shadavia's probation I would've whooped her ass. She started calling me and Shadavia apes and said she didn't know why they let monkeys into a concert for humans. (First of all that bitch looked more like a monkey than I did cuz my new sneakers were spotless and I had just hot combed my hair an hour before the concert) I was surrounded (more or less cuz I told y'all the venue was empty as hell) by other asian and Korean people and they didn't say anything to me but a lot of them snickered at the verbal hate crime I had just endured. SECOND OF ALL THOSE NIGGAS WERE IN JERSEY AND THEY SANG EMPIRE STATE OF MIND FOR US! Which some may find humorous but looking deeper it's just a sad reminder of how ignorant they truly are to the countries they're so desperately trying to overtake. Thirdly, Daesung said "What's Up New George" and ALL 5 OF THEM failed to address Hurricane Sandy, showing a disgusting lack of concern for the very people they were making hundreds upon hundreds of dollars off of for that concert.

At the end of the concert on the SECOND night we waited outside to see Big Bang before they left, but their racist staff members pushed all of us dark skinned folk to the back and let the white people in the front. I guess they didn’t want Big Bang to be “scared”!! Truly horrible experience.
My TWO ticket stubs showing I was at the concert:

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
turdferguson 26th-Dec-2012 07:47 am (UTC)
ahhh yeah i knew it was batik when i saw it. although i think the issue the OP is addressing is whether or not big bang is reducing these traditional garments to just a costume with no respect to the country's tradition and culture but to just take a silly picture which can be argued as disrespectful? not trying to start shit im really just wondering
gigabytexx 26th-Dec-2012 07:54 am (UTC)
I didn't see it that way (the no respect picture), because it's just usual to see foreigners doing things like that (i've seen a lot in Bali) it's not like they're spitting on the garment or tearing them up or like, throwing it away like rubbish and other horrible stuff. I do think it's cute.
asth77 26th-Dec-2012 08:49 am (UTC)
but they might think it's funny
which is disrespectful in itself, isn't it?
marisu_dono 26th-Dec-2012 10:52 am (UTC)
I think like kinks, it's a YMMV type of situation honestly. There's PC and there's being thin-skinned. Honestly though, until they start spewing hatred or burning down batik, eh, I'm good. I can see how those poses may seem racially insensitive to some, but again YMMV, it doesn't ring offensive to me.

Now the black face incidents, that doesn't fly with me. It has no redeeming value or cultural backstory in Korea at all.
liarose 26th-Dec-2012 08:01 am (UTC)
I can't use the "I'm Indonesian, I'm not offended!" argument here because its my personal opinion.
but as far as my knowledge about my own country cultures we do have this poses because our traditional cultures were heavily influenced by Indian at some point of the history.

and they didn't do it in a mocking way....
turdferguson 26th-Dec-2012 08:18 am (UTC)
for future reference: invoking "personal opinion" isn't a pass against criticism btw so you can't use that either
liarose 26th-Dec-2012 12:02 pm (UTC)
I'm just stating the fact that whatever I said was not mirroring everyone and their mother in my country. that it's just my opinion, I'm not trying to pass against criticism.
who know if someone out there get all offended by the way Taeyang appropriately holding a suling bambu or GD doing basic tourist pose while wearing balinese barong shirt.
orenji13 26th-Dec-2012 08:19 am (UTC)
just like other said, GD can be seen as trying to imitate Indian cultures in the picture, and I'm pretty sure he do that with India in his mind, but this dance do exist in Indonesian cultures..
Not to mention, all the things that they're wearing are casual clothes and nothing symbolical (not like the head gear on the native american). Just like when WG dance using kebaya when they have concert in Indonesia..
ullielvidina 26th-Dec-2012 11:38 am (UTC)
I think the pose and the clothes aren't insulting at all. BB got those stuffs from fans. They just wantws to show some appreciation/gratitude for having a great concert in Indonesia.
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