1:15 am - 12/27/2012

Kara’s Han Seung Yeon Tells Anti-Fans Exactly How She Feels

Kara‘s Han Seung Yeon recently let anti-fans know that she’s had the last straw.

On December 24, she tweeted, “Netizens who hide in anonymity and claim to represent the masses, do you feel powerful and all-knowing just because you become part of this group?”

She went on, “After standing by and watching, I couldn’t help but say something because it’s just embarrassing to tolerate it any further. If you find something offensive, you don’t have to watch it. If you don’t like it, you can just let it be. Do you always have to express how you feel in order to be satisfied? Well thank you for letting me know.”

She ended her rant by saying, “Look here. You’re wasting your time when you try to ruin the mood of someone you truly dislike. I’m going to be spending my precious time with good people and working hard, so no need to worry about me. Just think about it. Who is the one that needs a reality check?”

Netizens who saw Han Seung Yeon’s tweet commented, “She’s right, lately anti-fans have truly crossed the line,” “Live up to higher standards. Enough with cursing people out,” and “Don’t worry too much anti-fans, they like it more when you give them attention.”

source: soompi

I'll never get sick of idols actually sticking up for themselves, and not taking crap they shouldn't have to.
sunshine2163 27th-Dec-2012 08:43 am (UTC)
about damn time! more idols need to stand up for themselves. I understand if you don't like something. Sure you can comment on it, but don't be a dick or a cunt about it. idols are people too!
sadistic_dance 27th-Dec-2012 09:02 am (UTC)
I mean she could always ignore anonymous netizen comments. I'm sure no one forces her to read them.
lenkaxchan 27th-Dec-2012 11:22 am (UTC)
she can take her own advice "If you find something offensive, you don’t have to watch it."

I applaud her for sticking up for herself, but she kinda contradicted herself with this sentence.
sadistic_dance 27th-Dec-2012 04:47 pm (UTC)
That's basically how I feel as well.
pon_pon_pink 27th-Dec-2012 12:34 pm (UTC)
i think the difference is, if she gets tweets from fans and wants to read them she has to go through all the negative ones as well. but those anti fans could easily avoid her tiwtter or everything because she is not spamming their feeds if they don't want it :/
I get what you mean but i think it's hard to try and ignore negative comments if there are so many...
geniebsmart 27th-Dec-2012 12:56 pm (UTC)
annhh 27th-Dec-2012 01:22 pm (UTC)
okadarei 27th-Dec-2012 01:39 pm (UTC)
This. They're also cowardly hiding themselves under annonymous messages, while she has to face them not hiding all the time. To me, what some antis do is just another type of cyber-bullying.
mjspice 27th-Dec-2012 02:25 pm (UTC)
ex_vampirew765 27th-Dec-2012 03:25 pm (UTC)
shueisha 27th-Dec-2012 04:50 pm (UTC)
sadistic_dance 27th-Dec-2012 04:51 pm (UTC)
They don't have a fan club or fan mail? I don't think she's having deep meaningful long lasting conversations with fans on twitter. And there's no limit on the amount of people you could block. I mean I get what you're saying as well but if she wants to ignore it she could and still have a close relationship with her fans.
flumes 27th-Dec-2012 05:48 pm (UTC)
If you get inundated with hate everyday you're bound to see it. That's like saying all celebs can ignore negative comments. I think you are setting yourself up for a fall with having an open space for replies and I think people who constantly complain about it have a hand in what happens but as far as I know this is the first time. If it's really getting to her she should delete her twitter but critique is everywhere and yea it sucks so can you really fault someone for saying anything.
sadistic_dance 28th-Dec-2012 03:24 am (UTC)
Well no one can ignore EVERY negative thing that's said about them so yeah. I'm not sure she's talking about simple criticisms, I imagine as and idol that went through training she can take those fairly well.

It seems she's complaining about the public voicing their opinion. She's a public figure. It's going to happen forever and always.
purekpopology 27th-Dec-2012 11:38 pm (UTC)
Why should she let herself be pushed off twitter or waste her time blocking dozens of antifans, because some people want to be jerks? I think that's how she was feeling when she said "After standing by and watching, I couldn’t help but say something because it’s just embarrassing to tolerate it any further. If she just keeps ignoring it, she feels like she's just taking the abuse, and letting it happen.

Honestly, I think she's smart enough to know that posting those messages isn't going to stop any anti-fans. It's more about her pride, and showing she's not afraid to speak up against them.
sadistic_dance 28th-Dec-2012 03:38 am (UTC)
waste her time blocking dozens of antifans
Is that really a waste of time though?

I get that she's frustrated and venting and I never thought that her message was meant to actually CHANGE anything but if she can't take people voicing their feelings about her shes in the wrong line of work.
purekpopology 28th-Dec-2012 05:02 am (UTC)
It's part of her very limited free time she could be spending doing something she actually enjoys, if people weren't being such jerks =/.

I understand what you're saying, and I definitely agree that to be a celebrity/artist, you need to have some strength against that stuff. The question is how much should they be expected to take? Hopefully her venting gave her some peace of mind to keep ignoring the antis at least!
sadistic_dance 28th-Dec-2012 05:54 am (UTC)
The idol life is especially hyperbolic and overwhelming, I would surmise that she has to take a WHOLE lot.

I can't imagine that it'd take too long. And if it's that much of a problem her company should be in her corner and do something about it a la JYP and the Sohee twitter thing.
mad_nux 27th-Dec-2012 09:49 am (UTC)
you go gurl
illustratedd 27th-Dec-2012 10:03 am (UTC)
she shouldn't give them the attention imo. they only feel even more justified.
purekpopology 27th-Dec-2012 11:41 pm (UTC)
I think it was more about her personal pride. By ignoring them, she felt like she was just taking the abuse, so she said something just to make it known she's not afraid to speak up.

I agree she shouldn't argue with them anymore though. It's like trolls on Omona, they LOVE when you respond to their bait.
fantaesticbaby 27th-Dec-2012 12:29 pm (UTC)
good for her.
fuckyerdoder 27th-Dec-2012 01:19 pm (UTC)
"Who is the one that needs a reality check?"

Lbr. -.-b
annhh 27th-Dec-2012 01:21 pm (UTC)
I think it's good to speak up. for better or for worse at least she broke the continuum
obeytheempress 27th-Dec-2012 01:24 pm (UTC)
I hope she isn't referring just to the comments of random people on news articles and forums, because those can be easily avoided (though they can be quite nasty). While I do think idols should have a thick skin to a pint, the anti fan behavior really gets out of hand sometimes, and its nice to see an idol call them out. I hoe she can find a way to block/ignore all the negative messages she gets on twitter or wherever so she can only respond to her fans.

I really don't understand what creates these anti fans. Most idols are the most inoffensive brand of celebrity there is: they don't have scandals, they (mostly) don't say stupid things, they don't run their mouths about politics or social issues, they're just harmless celebs.
turtles_tszx 27th-Dec-2012 02:48 pm (UTC)
Lol, i remembered reading someone's comment in omona that that a certain idol like a douche based on his face. So i guess even if the celeb doesn't do anything, their face can ignite people hateness towards the celeb.

steelsigns 27th-Dec-2012 05:08 pm (UTC)
People could get anti-fans (or haters, they're the same thing, right?) just coz' they HAVE fans. I mean, look at Justin Bieber and One Direction.
lightframes 28th-Dec-2012 01:33 am (UTC)
I agree. There are some people who hate things just because they're popular.
noneko 27th-Dec-2012 01:38 pm (UTC)
I like this. And her.
mjspice 27th-Dec-2012 02:25 pm (UTC)
GO GIRL! About time idols took a stand at the crap that trolls write about them.
ex_vampirew765 27th-Dec-2012 03:26 pm (UTC)
honestly i think it's kickass when idols stand up for themselves put yourself in their shoes
uniqlos 27th-Dec-2012 03:26 pm (UTC)
honestly, after reading the comments on netizenbuzz i wonder why kids even want to be idols these days. i know netizen comments aren't indicative of skorea as a whole but still, why would they want to put themselves through harsh training, and then under the even harsher public spotlight, considering most of them probably won't make it to snsd-level relevance? surely young trainees have access to the internet and know what's in store for them once they debut.
kazu_kumaguro 27th-Dec-2012 03:58 pm (UTC)
because they have a dreammmmmmmmmm

nah but some of them also from low income families, and this is their chance to upgrade their living standard and if they're good at being pretty/singing/dancing, why not?
___varying 27th-Dec-2012 04:10 pm (UTC)
I guess you never really know how hard it will hit you emotionally till you actually get there? Or maybe they do know and just don't mind (or think they won't mind) paying the price, for the love of performing, fame, $$, career, etc.? Even if you're pretty realistic about your chances of debuting/shelf-life/potential relevance (after all, you see idols fading into obscurity left and right), you might think it's worth a shot anyway given the success stories.
uniqlos 27th-Dec-2012 07:19 pm (UTC)
yeah, but right now korea is so saturated with kpop, the success stories are few and far between. i'd maybe understand if it was 2008-2009 and kpop was doing pretty well (maybe all the kids debuting now decided they wanted to be idols then, that's why they're so many), but right now it just doesn't seem worth it anymore.

somacomatose 27th-Dec-2012 03:37 pm (UTC)
you go girl, good for her for voicing out.
goldynchickie 27th-Dec-2012 04:01 pm (UTC)
I like that she is standing up to these bullies.
thebluemonk 27th-Dec-2012 04:34 pm (UTC)
this is exactly what i say to haters on the internet who get mad at me for posting korean celebrities on a video game message board!

shueisha 27th-Dec-2012 04:49 pm (UTC)
Just wondering...why do you post pics of K-celebs on a video game message board?
thebluemonk 27th-Dec-2012 06:46 pm (UTC)
i... dont.. know... hm. ill have to think about this.
craver199103 27th-Dec-2012 05:05 pm (UTC)
I think it's really stupid that people would try to imply that she's a hypocrite for not also ignoring the hateful messages she's receiving. The playing field on that is NOT even, for an idol whose career is BASED around and can often change extremely fast depending on netizen/fan feedback and a group of fans who for some reason dedicate themselves to making SURE their hate messages are read. It obviously goes much further than a few posts on a messageboard. Good for Seungyeon for sticking up for herself like she has the right to do.
purekpopology 27th-Dec-2012 11:45 pm (UTC)
sadistic_dance 28th-Dec-2012 03:41 am (UTC)
The playing field on that is NOT even, for an idol whose career is BASED around and can often change extremely fast depending on netizen/fan feedback
So a pop idols' career is at the mercy of the public? That's not a new concept, and since rampant haters whose only goal in life is to bring down one particular idol seem to be the in minority albeit the vocal minority I don't get it.
_union180 27th-Dec-2012 05:23 pm (UTC)
antis dgaf but tell 'em, gurl
fancifury 27th-Dec-2012 05:56 pm (UTC)

Edited at 2012-12-27 05:56 pm (UTC)
chunsakuma 27th-Dec-2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
~slow clap~
trancexperiment 28th-Dec-2012 06:42 am (UTC)
preach gurlfran
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