Even European fans manage to make micro-achievements. Sometimes.
Shocking, isn't it?
One of Italy's national channels, Rai 3, hosts a news program aimed at teenagers and the like: GT Ragazzi (a pun on "TG" which means "flash news" and "Ragazzi" which stands for "teenagers" in this occasion).
This program offers the audience the chance to propose topics to be shown on TV through their facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/gtragazzi).
Some weeks ago, Italian ELFs and SONEs had began flooding the FB page with suggestions of doing a press report on Super Junior and/or SNSD.
In the end, GT Ragazzi asked the fans to create a video about Kpop as a general trend (but somewhere along the way it translated to "SME and YGE" apparently) and promised to air it.
On the 10th of February, at 3 PM, the program aired.
Summary of what's being said:
They refer to 2NE1 as "flexible little girls" (*le gasp*) and proceed to say how Kpop is gaining thousands of fans in Italy.
Yari from Salerno tells her experience as a fan and explains the basics of Kpop (music genre, boy- and girl-bands...) and the lenghts Italian fans went in order to meet Super Junior in Venice to get photos and help them with train tickets.
Yari obviously hadn't a script with her and made some mistakes:.
She says that Kpop is "Pop with characteristics from the places they come from". She probably took S.Korea for the Asian continent in its entirety.
Then states she really likes SHINee and that there are "many other groups". Biased much? Probably just nervous, BUT STILL.
Lastly she reveals she has a whole hard-disk full of CDs. O_O! You shouldn't reveal that on TV! Last I checked it was still illegal.
I was going to be kinder towards her and just be grateful for this event, but some people on my TList were RAGING.
Overall not really noteworthy and sometimes pointless, but YAY! Kpop in Italy is good.
The entire episode can be watched here (but everything else is regular Italian flash news talk, so it's useless).
Luckily for Italian fans, this time GT Ragazzi managed to get (most of) the facts right.
Here a clip from last year about DBSK.
In plain words: obscenity.
They had dared to say that "Tee Voo Eex Koo" were inspired by Justin Timberlake and wanted to be like Backstreet Boys
The commenteer just spews huge amounts of
Credits: I wrote this. Lameness and mistakes are mine entirely.
Links: thelilnela @ youtube
Kikio912 @ youtube
kumakanaful @ youtube
GT Ragazzi on Facebook
Probably the first and last post I'll make on Omona, bear with me :D I also have no idea how to tag this post.
2nd time's the charm?