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*