11:59 pm - 04/25/2011

"BE AWARE OF US, WE KILL OURSELVES" What Malaysian Kpop fans were raging about.

 BE AWARE OF TEENAGE KPOP FANATICS
3 reasons why Korean artists are the craze


The development of entertainment industry in East Asia especially in South Korea or referred as K-pop, not only affects the country’s creative and entertainment industry growth, it is also feared that they spread negative influence and over obsession.

For the time being, concern upon the craze of the society towards Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong artists are more to the commercial aspect of local entertainment industry against social problems.

The greatness of Korean artists is said, not only from perfect physical aspect but also offer attitude content and identity based on three factors: ethos (character), pathos (emotion) and logos (logic).

Among the Korean artists that succeeded in making a name in Hollywood is Lee Byun Hyun (GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra), Rain (Ninja Assassin) and Daniel Henney (X-Men Origins) while Wonder Girls is phenomenal in Asia, America and Europe through the song Nobody.

In terms of social negative influence, over obsession with artists can bring to violence and suicide because among the radical actions Korean artists like to do are, including the latest case, Winter Sonata’s popular actor Park Yong Ha who hung himself.

On the contrary, South Korea is one of the countries with highest suicide cases, approximately 14 to 15 cases out of 100000 residents. Malaysia is not excluded as our statistics show 7 out of 100000 Malaysian residents die of the same away in the last 15 years.

Korean entertainment influence also becomes the reason of violence if taking into account a previous case last year where a 15 year old girl accused was raped by her father’s friend after she was decoyed by the man to watch a latest Korean film.


AVOID SUICIDE CASES FROM OBSESSION OF KOREAN ARTISTS
(Repeats and similar contents from previous article)

Physiatric expert, University Malaya (UM) Medical Faculty, Prof Dr Hussain Habil said parents need to monitor their children because over fanatic towards artists can lead to an individual losing control of himself.

“Most teenagers are crazy over Korean artists and this inflicts concern in the community, moreover Korean artists are synonym with suicidal cases. Although there’s no suicide case relating to Korean artists yet, parents still need to monitor their children as it is already happening abroad.”

Besides that, extreme promotion of Korean artists to fans leads to negative influences such as excessive spending of money to purchase and collect their favourite artist’s merchandise, free socializing and inappropriate way of wearing clothes.

“To control these parents need to play their role and keep an eye on their children’s spending and encourage them to concentrate on other things which are more beneficial. Interest cannot be blocked but it should be in a controlled way.”


FANS ARE WILLING TO SPEND MONEY
Fanatic fans of South Asian artists are willing to spend all their money to buy collections for their idols, and there is who claimed they have already spent RM15000 (5013 USD) in only 2 years.

Farhana (not real name), 26, said her interest towards Korean artists have started after knowing SS501 two years ago and is willing to spend thousands of money just to get merchandise of the group like CDs and DVDs imported from Korea.

“I also purchase photo books, posters, magazines, socks, pillow cases, pens, cups, shirt, phone straps, fridge magnets, calendars, and many more. There was once I was travelling in Korea while getting SS501’s things.”

“Other people may think what I do is wastage, but I think it is worth it to have a big collection of things relating to SS501. Not only are their looks, but their songs and dance the main attraction.”

A shop in Times Square that sells Kpop merchandises here are not only focus of attention local fans, but also foreign fans from Singapore, Pakistan and Arab Saudi.

Siti Sarah Izzaty, 18, tells she have once spent over RM150 (50 USD) just for the items of her favourite idol and so far her RM600 (200 USD) pocket money has gone and replaced by Super Junior merchandises.

Alongside admitting lack of interest towards local artists that are still influenced and counting on creativity of foreign artists, she said the quality of video clips, drama, films and personality of local artists are much left behind compared to Korean artists, where their video clips are like short dramas that catches attention easily.

For Nur Irza Shahdarul Mardhiyah, the content of local variety shows is not interesting enough to bring the community closer to local artists while in Korea, there are lots of variety programs such as Oh My School, Music Bank and Two Days One Night, which bring out the real character of the artists and attract fans to continue following the respective icons.


(Unnecessary comments emitted)
Source: 1, 2. Berita Harian dated 24 April 2011, Sunday.
Translated by jaebi, link.




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It’s like, OH KPOP FANS ARE DANGEROUS WATCH US BEFORE WE KILL OURSELF
IRRELEVANT ARTICLE IS IRRELEVANT.
What is free inappropriate wearing in Kpop. WHAT IS LADY GAGA.
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taeconme 25th-Apr-2011 04:09 pm (UTC)
Korean entertainment influence also becomes the reason of violence if taking into account a previous case last year where a 15 year old girl accused was raped by her father’s friend after she was decoyed by the man to watch a latest Korean film.
clearly kpop's fault

free socializing and inappropriate way of wearing clothes.
wot?
crystalheng 25th-Apr-2011 04:24 pm (UTC)
free socializing and inappropriate way of wearing clothes.
wot?


Malaysia's pretty conservative 'cos it's a Muslim country. My friend said Pussycat Dolls had to cover up their body before they could perform.
wingmyway 25th-Apr-2011 04:12 pm (UTC)
W.H.U.T.

This is precisely why I don't read the local news anymore.

WTF.
inudela 25th-Apr-2011 04:12 pm (UTC)
captainmarvel 25th-Apr-2011 04:13 pm (UTC)
what did I just read? LOL
831panda831 25th-Apr-2011 04:51 pm (UTC)
mte
yesungholic 25th-Apr-2011 04:15 pm (UTC)
some people take kpop WAY too serious....
can't they just enjoy it and be happy?
ballad 25th-Apr-2011 04:17 pm (UTC)
whoah this is crazy enough D:

For Nur Irza Shahdarul Mardhiyah, the content of local variety shows is not interesting enough to bring the community closer to local artists while in Korea, there are lots of variety programs such as Oh My School, Music Bank and Two Days One Night, which bring out the real character of the artists and attract fans to continue following the respective icons
*cough* for me too; my country had cheap soap opera/soap opera that pretty much imitate/adopted Kdrama/Jdorama sadly :( also nice TV shows in my country won't last long or will be infected what the trend is~

for money things, wahahah it's what get me stressed out too, most of fangirl always collect them all like Farhana said, and I always end up feel like not a fan because I just have a very few stuffs from them :( but maybe what happen to me is better? I don't think fan always had to have the stuffs but just their love as a fan to their artist ...? LIke just buy their CDs?
jesymphony 25th-Apr-2011 04:24 pm (UTC)
I think buying their CDs is way good enough to show your love for an artist :)
jesymphony 25th-Apr-2011 04:21 pm (UTC)
Article seems very anti-Kpop and biased against it. I mean "Korean artists are synonym with suicidal cases" then saying "Although there’s no suicide case relating to Korean artists yet" right after it? Come on.

However that part about people becoming so obsessed with Kpop that they can start to lose the plot seems real enough to me. Some people take fandom waaaaaay too seriously. But Malaysian Kpop fans still have plenty to rage about in this article. Shaking my damn head.
synykiss 25th-Apr-2011 04:26 pm (UTC)
just here to say.... LOLWAT?

+

Park YongHa R.I.P ♥
aishriena 25th-Apr-2011 04:26 pm (UTC)
I'm a Malaysian so I know how conservative can the people, especially the older ones, can be. Mostly, it have to do with religious restrictions because the main religion in Malaysia is Islam. There are some restrictions in the religion especially regarding clothes and behaviour. And I'm not saying that it's a bad restriction. It's just that, some people in Malaysia tend to be totally conservative on something that they consider is harmful to Islam without doing a further research.

I'm a Muslim myself but I'm a crazy k-pop fans. And I find zero negative influence from it. I don't go to clubs or wear revealing clothes just because I listen to k-pop. Actually, in my opinion, it all depends to the individual and they way they are raised and their way of thinking. For example, even though I'm crazy about everything related to k-pop (especially MBLAQ and SNSD), I'm not influenced by the way they dress or the way they dance because I myself know that in my religion, I'm not allowed to wear clothes like that or dance like that. And k-pop RARELY have negative influence! There are many more singers and actors from America & Hollywood that emits bad influence.

Sorry for the long comment but I'm quite sensitive about this issue because I'm a Malaysian myself. I hope people in this thread can read my comment and understand about the situation in Malaysia.
aishriena 25th-Apr-2011 04:33 pm (UTC)
And I am actually REALLY disagree with the suicide article. It just shows that there are some conservative people in Malaysia who are really ignorant to the current issue and did not do further research on Korean entertainment. They just look at it from the general view. They only see it as: suicide cases of Korean artist (which is only few, by the way) will lead to teenagers in Malaysia to commit suicide. What a bullshit of crap. That article is actually only finding excuses to cover up about the moral problem of teenagers in Malaysia which ACTUALLY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH K-POP AT ALL.
baboboy 25th-Apr-2011 04:27 pm (UTC)
Siti Sarah Izzaty, 18, tells she have once spent over RM150 (50 USD) just for the items of her favourite idol and so far her RM600 (200 USD) pocket money has gone and replaced by Super Junior merchandises.
what a waste of money
complexflowers 25th-Apr-2011 04:34 pm (UTC)
It isn't just Malaysia and SK lol. Even in Japan suicide rates and amount of people obsessed with things are high but it isn't due to k-pop.

Fans are willing to spend money
Well if you're a fan of something and you want to support the artist of course you spend money. Even more if you are extremely fond of the artist. Not to mention, fans are also people and are willing to spend on other things, so saying that they're just willing to spend money and leaving it open like that is sorta obvious.

she have once spent over RM150 (50 USD) just for the items of her favourite idol
lol then I must be batshit.
yamapi96 25th-Apr-2011 05:05 pm (UTC)
lol mte, 50 USD at one go...concert tickets itself are already like 3 times that or something orz, plus CDs and photobooks aren't cheap either lol
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