eat your kimchi

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’

This is something that I wanted to mention to everyone. This exact moment out of this entire interview. (If no one knows of this interview, they were talking about hairstyles and Key pointed out her hairstyle and she was like “I like pink.” But he wasn’t talking about color. He’s had crazy colors. We all know he was bashing her hairstyle.) He was definitely speaking in English when it was directed at her and it was very short and to the point. He is literally laughing at the fact that she misunderstood what he was actually implying. Everyone at this part was literally just wanting to get the fuck out of there. Jonghyun wanted to roll his eyes so far to the back of his head that it looked like something from a horror film. Taemin didn’t really ‘understand’ what was happening. And I mean in the sense of why they were there. Minho was keeping professionalism and kudo’s to him, but EYK also forgot that Onew is also completely fluent in English. Everything that she was saying made him even more irritable than he already was. And the fact that she wasn’t speaking in Korean entirely, but spoke the language of ‘koreaboo’ clearly made him even more irritated. Also the fact that she didn’t even give them a choice whether or not to speak English for their fans was rude of her; even more so when she shoved the mic (basically) in his face after clearly hearing him say ‘no’ just goes to show how much they don’t give two shits if kpop idol’s speak English or not. It’s either do or do with them and that it’s only a matter of discussion when they feel it needs to be judged and critiqued by two people that are no longer English teachers. 

Why is this EYK shitstorm still a thing.

“They pretend to know everything about Korea”

PLS.

THEY DON’T CLAIM TO KNOW “EVERYTHING ABOUT KOREA”

THEY’RE DOCUMENTING AND SHARING THEIR EXPERIENCE FROM A FOREIGNER’S EYES.

THEY’RE SHARING THEIR OPINIONS.

PLEASE REMOVE THAT CACTUS OUT OF YOUR ANUS AND GET OFF THE INTERNET.

I admit, I enjoyed EYK videos when I was first getting into kpop, they helped me get into a lot of bands.

But I grew up and moved on after I saw how problematic and shitty they and their jokes are.  It’s not that I’m a hater, I simply got educated and matured enough to realize they’re horrible, ignorant, and unfunny people.

And in all honestly, if you refuse to acknowledge the problems they’re contributing to and continue to support and defend them despite the lack of respect they treat idols, South Korea, their fans, and themselves with, then you’re just as bad.

I'm actually done being nice when it comes to EYK

I’ve tried to make rants as calmly as possible and as nice as possible, but it’s just not possible when it comes to these two specific people. So feel free to unfollow me if you are a fan of EYK and take their side in the situation because this is just the first of (probably) more to come.

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