KOREABOO

anonymous asked:

Its upsetting that influential kpop media/news outlets (international and Korean) only focus on a select few of groups/idols and don't bother with all the other groups. I mean if you're lucky they might post news abt your "not so popular" fave...but like a week or two after the news actually happened. *Cough*BAP*cough*carnival teaser*cough*didnt even bother about jongups birthday ahemm sorry I have something in my throat.

This. Thank you, Nonnie.

It’s one of those things that everyone knows, but no one really talks about. I’ve noticed certain media outlets supposedly dedicated to delivering recent news about all K-Pop *coughing fit*, but when it comes to certain groups, e.g. B.A.P, they either don’t update, or they update ages later when it’s no longer news.

However, when it comes to reporting about their personal biases, they’ll be sure to let us know every time he farts, burbs, or just breathes. I was stupidly gullible at one point when I actually believed that ‘emailing’ them politely would help xD But as it were, I finally wrote a pissed 24th email with a ‘I’m unsubscribing your biased af media outlet’ as my signature.

I have stayed far away from their websites ever since and only bother to spread a link if I stumble upon it through other BABYz’ accounts. 

Because. B.A.P. You gotta.

Something else that used to bother me endlessly about their articles was how even the headlines were so frigging biased. When they eventually did bother to deliver news about B.A.P, it was something ice cold and uncreative like ‘B.A.P wins, congrats’. Meanwhile, when it was their personal biases, it was more of a ‘CALLING ALL [insert fandom name], AREN’T [insert group name] JUST CUTE’.

The favoritism would be so obvious that I’d just be sitting here like:

I distinctly remember articles about absent groups consisting of gifs. Discussing how adorable they were. I mean… how am I supposed to take this media outlet seriously at all?

But of course that’s just one of them. The others are equally lacking in terms of reporting unbiased news. Just to name a few: KPopStarz, Soompi, Koreaboo – and my all-time favorite allkpop *throws up*

Things k-pop/k-culture fans should avoid

1. Eat Your Kimchi (Simon and Martina)

2. Chad Future

3. Justifying your idol’s racist, sexist or other discriminatory comments/ actions and labelling them as just ignorance

4. Bashing girls who interact ( breathe the same air)with your ‘oppa’


5. Bashing other groups/ being salty when your faces don’t win

6. Developing a ‘sasaeng complex

7. Babbling random Korean words to people who don’t even understand it or want to hear it.

8. Equating Korean culture as just K-pop

9. Perpetuating the image of international fans as wannabe Asians or Koreaboos

10. Insulting new fans who don’t know about every k-pop scandal, idol, song or back story and telling them they’re ‘not real fans’

Koreaboo and Their EXO SLANDER

In the last 24 hours, Koreaboo has reported 3 EXO-related stories that were obviously biased and out for blood. I have always been rational and fair when stating my opinions in the comment threads, however it seems they have now banned me from their facebook page. EXO-L’s should be furious with them after the kind of slander they’ve been throwing around today and in general.

Today alone:

1. They reported that Tao left EXO because he was being bullied by the other members.Their “evidence” was a string of random gifs of the guys messing around on stage, them slapping Tao during the 007 game they played on Showtime etc etc. Gifs that were taken totally out of context.

2. They reported that Sehun was in a drunk driving accident with his “girlfriend” earlier in July. The only “evidence” of this is a blurry, dark-ass video that a random girl posted on instagram. There is no evidence the man in the video was drunk, there was no evidence that the girl who was with him was his girlfriend, and most importantly, NO EVIDENCE THAT IT WAS SEHUN AT ALL. The guy in the video never speaks and never shows his face. The only thing you can see is a shadowy figure of a slim guy with a dark bowl cut. Which may look sort of like Sehun, but it also looks like half of freaking male population in Korea in general.

3. Finally, they reported that Chanyeol made a “vulgar” hand gesture by using a still photo from a video. We have no idea if the hand gesture is actually as vulgar as they claim seeing as how it’s “only used in Korea” and we also don’t know what he was actually doing since it’s a still shot. Even if he was actually doing this hand gesture, how do we know he wasn’t doing it as a joke to another member? Finally, why does it matter? Are we going to tear apart every idol that flips up the middle finger now, too?

I made a statement on the Chanyeol post that Koreaboo was really harsh towards EXO lately and none of their reporting was based on fact, and they not only deleted my comment, but banned me from posting at all. They’re the shadiest kpop news source out there, are clearly anti-EXO, and more fans should be aware of it. Share this please to get the word out because too many people are swayed by those kinds of rumor-mill new stories and it’s ridiculous.

BTS ANNOUNCES U.S TOUR: EPISODE II: THE RED BULLET IN AMERCIA

American A.R.M.Ys, be prepared because the lovable boys of BTS (Bangtan Boys) will be bringing their latest concert series your way this summer!

Managed under Korean agency Big Hit Entertainment, it has been announced on March 16th PST that Korean group BTS will be stopping at four major cities with Episode II: The Red Bullet in the United States under American production company SubKulture Entertainment. While this is not their first trip to America, having participated in KCON andMAMA last year, it certainly is the first time they will be bringing a concert tour through the country.

BTS will be visiting New York City (New York), Dallas (Texas), Chicago (Illinois), and Los Angeles (California) this July.

Consisting of seven members — leader Rap Monster, Jin, Suga, J­Hope, Jimin, V, andJungkook — BTS made their debut in June 2013 with “No More Dream,” and has since then released additional albums that has gained attention from fans all over the world. They have proven to be quite the fierce group and already has several major awards under their belt, including those at the MelOn Music Awards (2013),Golden Disk Awards (2014, 2015), Seoul Music Awards (2014, 2015), as well as the Gaon Chart K­-Pop Awards (2014, 2015).

The seven-member group reached an all-new high when they starred in their own reality show via Mnet called BTS American Hustle Life, where they met and worked with hip-hop legends Coolio and Warren G during their stay in Los Angeles.

Most recently, Warren G and Rap Monster worked together for the track “P.D.D (Please Don’t Die)” with the former taking charge in its production. Rap Monster is also set to release his first public mixtape, unveiling the music video to “Awakening” ahead of time, and had worked with hip-hop project group MFBTY (Yoon Mi Rae, Tiger JK, Bizzy) on a track in their upcoming album, Wondaland.

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[★TRENDING] Netizens praise Zico after discovering hidden message in his songs

Posted on February 22, 2015  
Source: KoreabooChannel A News and Freestyle Town

Although the clues were placed right in front of our eyes, many K-netizens have only just placed the pieces together, realizing the special reason why Block B‘s Zico has been making his songs 4 minutes and 16 seconds long.

On February 22nd, a popular online community page on an SNS outlet uploaded a post titled, “Do you know why Zico’s songs are always 4 minutes and 16 seconds long?” with several screen captures of tweets made by Block B’s Zico.

Two of the three tweets made by the artist were regarding his two solo tracks “Tough Cookie” and “Well Done,” and the third tweet was a short message remembering theSewol Ferry tragedy that occurred in April 2014.

The first tweet, which was posted on November 3, 2014, reads, “The completed version of‘Tough Cookie’ has a running time of 4 minutes and 16 seconds,” as seen below.

Many netizens just speculated that the artist was teasing his fans with the length of the song to build more anticipation. Others even thought that it was because many would say a 4:16 long track would be considered a fairly long song.

However, in the following month on December 31st, Zico tweeted a photo of a yellow ribbon, the official support campaign symbol for the Sewol tragedy, with a caption that read, “Even if sewol(time) passes, let us not forget that one Sewol. Don’t forget, never forget. 4.16.”

By this second tweet, many fans were still unaware of the connection between the length of the song and the date of the Sewol Ferry accident. Many netizens figured that Zico was only looking back and remembering the most heartbreaking incident of 2014 since he posted this tweet on the last day of the year.

The third and most recent Twitter update by the idol star was a message regarding the length of his newest single, which reads, “My new single ‘Well Done’ has a running time of 4 minutes and 16 seconds,” an uncanny resemblance to the first tweet.

By now fans have realized that there was a special meaning behind the 4:16 running time and researched a connection to the Sewol Ferry tragedy, in which they found out that one of the female victims (name left anonymous; surname Yoo) from the incident was a strong fan of Block B.

According to an interview back in May 2014 with the father of the 17 year old victim from Danwon High School, Yoo was an avid fan of Block B and was also an active member and administrator of the group’s fan club.

Yoo’s father stated in the interview, “She was really looking forward to attending Block B’s concert after coming back home from the high school science [Sewol Ferry] trip because we promised to let her go as a birthday gift…”

Mr. Yoo further commented that the news of his daughter’s passing during the tragedy was somehow reported to the Block B members. He then stated that his daughter’s favorite member, speculated to be Zico, paid a visit on the day of Yoo’s funeral with a handwritten letter to her.

“He [Zico] stayed for about an hour and a half. He and I talked and cried together for the whole time before he left. He said that he lost a very valuable and precious fan and shed a lot of tears… he cried a lot,” said Mr. Yoo.

Yoo’s father also told the interviewer that when Block B’s concert was postponed due to the tragedy and was rescheduled for several weeks later, he and his wife were invited to attend the concert as special guests. Yoo’s father and mother attended the concert with a framed photo of their daughter in their arms and enjoyed the show.

“My daughter was able to watch her favourite oppas at the concert she’s been dying to go to,” stated Mr. Yoo, “By the end of the concert, in the photo we had of our daughter, she looked like she was smiling.”

Upon hearing this heartbreaking, yet passionate story, many netizens have begun praising Zico for his hardworking efforts in trying to remember his most important fans and all the victims of the tragic Sewol Ferry incident by leaving comments such as, “Zico is so cool!” “This makes me like him so much more!” and “What a top class citizen… he should be proud of what he’s done. This makes his songs a lot more meaningful.”

A few other fans even posted several accounts that they experienced at the said concert, saying, “I went to that concert and Zico even called out into the audience saying, ‘Are you watching, Yoo (name omitted)? Are you enjoying the show? I hope this next song will be able to reach out to you…’ It was so sweet!”

reasons to avoid koreaboo:

• they lie
• they post super petty articles (ex. 9 idols with severe acne)
• they always talkin shit
• they slut-shame girl groups (ex. 10 kpop girls who’s skirts were WAY too short)
• the site is literally called koreaboo what more do u need

All of these kpop blogs that pretend they’re diasporic korean folks to write off their obviously koreaboo level understanding really sicken me.

It goes beyond just “oh they’re pretending to be something that they’re not” even though that’s terrible and there are tons of posts out there explaining why you are a racist shit head for pretending in the first place.

There are many diasporic koreans who are not good at korean - myself included. Some of us can’t speak it, some of us can’t read/write, and some of us don’t know any korean at all. And at every turn there is a struggle to understand and come to terms with identity - both with being ethnically korean and as whatever nationality that person might have.

There are times in the past where korean people have said to me, “how can you call yourself korean when you can’t even speak it properly?” and then in the same day or week or so, when i let some non korean person know that I’m American, i get frowned at.

And this time they say, “but you’re not American. you’re not white.”

And keep in mind that this happens when we’re young. I say “we” because i KNOW i cannot be the only one who has experienced this.

A lot of diasporic koreans can speak well but we can’t spell for shit. Yes, i do use google translate - not to know how to say some koreaboo shit - but because i question myself every time i type a word. Because i don’t know if i should use ㅔ or ㅐ. Because i dont know if my tense is correct. Because i hate it when family or friends who are korean laugh at my terrible spelling and grammar. They don’t do it to be hurtful. But i feel so dumb and so small.

I am 23 years old and i can’t even differentiate simple spelling shifts a 7 year old knows in my mother tongue.

You know i found some really great people on tumblr that are around my level and understand. We make konglish jokes together, carry out conversations… Etc. And I’ve gotten better because of this.

When diasporic koreans don’t know for sure how to say or write things, they very rarely try and teach it because of the culture of shame surrounding our “ignorance.” And. We. Dont. Like. To. Advertise. It.

I have literally never met a diasporic korean kid who teaches korean unless they were good at it.

So cheonsaseoul - i saw your posts and you are fake. You are disgusting for trying to wear our identity. Fauxreans like you are shameful. People flock to ppl like you bc hey look! A korean person who caters to the whims of koreaboos like me!!

Gross.

But it’s the internet, right? You can get away with it, right?

Whatever. You’re still a fake. And you still have to live with the fact that you’re not an actual korean person.

이걸 이해할 수있을까?
넌 짝퉁이야.
자기 이름두 모르면서…
누굴 가르쳐?
니가 한국사람 아닌거 넘 뻔에.
쫌 웃기지만 그것보다는 날 화나게 만들어.
잘먹고 잘사라 이 무식한년아.

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“Why do people feel the need to tell me I’m a “weeaboo” or “asian- wannabe” all the time? Why does it even concern you? #뿌잉뿌잉

I dare you guys to watch this with a straight face.