There are claims that Block B's interview has been misrepresented.
Looking at the situation during the interview, this is a clarification of parts of Zico's comments regarding "monetary compensation" and "7,000 won".
A post from one netizen's own twitter explains that as the interview progressed the interpreter asked about donations which led Zico and Park Kyung to talk about the contributions they normally make.
During the interview, Zico told Kyung to, "Tell us about the donations you usually make." And Park Kyung answered, "Normally, every month I take 200,000 won from my account."
In continuation Park Kyung explained his own views on donating and said, "The money goes to kids in Africa.. yes. Because donating is helping, I think making donations is something indispensable in life."
The interpreter made mention of the Thailand floods once more, saying that "This (show) is for the benefit of the victims of those damages," explaining that proceeds from the show will be donated. (They may also be pertaining to half the amount of the salary of members who planned to donate theirs.)
Hereupon Zico said, "Ei of course we do, we know it. We think that everyone must have suffered greatly due to the floods, and we hope that this monetary compensation can help them recover. We have nothing but money..." and when asked for an estimate of how much he had replied, "About 7,000 won...?"
This shows that the the staff members present understood the comment as a joke.
The netizen which posted this said that if one looked at the details of the interview, "No matter how I look at it, 'monetary compensation' seems to pertain to the donations which will be collected through the show. Even the 7,000 won comment seems to purely be a joke (a joke that may be about how their overestimation of their contributions backfired (T/N: it turned against them because it doesn't correspond to the money they actually had presently))." The netizen added that, "It feels as if people have been severely misled."
Netizens were not knowledgeable about the particular details of this matter, however, the response is that for them things make much more sense after seeing the circumstances surrounding it.
There were even comments left about how their manners with regard to donating are inimitable.
It has been of interest whether the misunderstanding regarding Block B's "7,000 won" scandal would be straightened out.( Collapse )Translator’s Notes:
This article does not serve to excuse how the boys behaved and the jokes they made, but it was translated and posted at the request of fans and to show the context in which they made the particular joke.
+ translated by: kroongho