Meet the J-Pop Group Consisting of Homosexual Men.
I get that this is like “Representation of the Gay Community”, but this representation isn’t necessarily a good one.
They’re selling this as a concept and not really promoting the normalization and acceptance of the LGBT Community as everyday people. This concept exists purely for profit. They’re capitalizing off of it. It’s not really “sexual” because it’s like… whatever they’re just kissing, who cares. But it exists because Yaoi and boy x boy pairings are SUPER popular and it sells.
I don’t think the creators made this with the benefits of exposing homosexuality to a conservative nation/continent in general in mind. I think it’s purely for the pleasure of those who fetishizes romantic/sexual relations between two men and that’s just not good exposure for an already struggling and over-sexualized community. I think a better representation of the LGBT community is actually FFC-Acrush, because it comprises of androgynous women who uses “they/them” pronouns. They aren’t over-sexualized, they don’t put emphasis on their sexualities or gender or draw much of any attention to it either. It’s simply a group of people who just so happen to be a part of the LGBT Community. They focus more so on talent than their sexuality and THAT’S good exposure.
This is what I’m trying to say; Frank Ocean, for example, is a bisexual man, right? People know he had sexual relations with Willy Cartier, and it’s known amongst general pop culture media that he is apart of the LGBT Population, however, when you hear the name “Frank Ocean”, do you think of him being gay or his music?
You think of his music right?
That’s because he is known for his talent. His talent is why he’s so popular. And because of that, other bisexual men who also just so happen to be singers can look and him and say, “wow, I could be like that one day!”
Another example, Laverne Cox. When you hear the name “Laverne Cox” you don’t think of her being transgender first. You think of her being an actress first. She doesn’t sell her transgender experience, she sells her talent. And other people of transgender experience can look at Laverne and say “wow, I could be like that one day!”
That’s what representation should be.
I wish this J-Pop group didn’t sell their sexuality. They’re known for being gay. Their album sells and their music video streams because their audience fetishizes their homosexuality more than they actually enjoy their music, dancing, and the hard work put into them creating and releasing content.
And that sucks for not only them but the gay community as well.
Why Massara Blue Jeans is the Most Significant Song of My Life.
I wrote a long reflection on how my life has changed due to one song and one J-pop group. I would really appreciate it if you could take the time to read it. I just wanted to get my feelings out there. Thank you all very much.
I feel like this a shot in the dark, but are there any other CHERRSEE fans on Tumblr? They’re a J-Pop group produced by Brave Brothers and they trained with AOA in Korea and they’re really cute and have catchy songs but they only debuted a few months ago so they’re still kind of unknown (yet still getting a lot of hate online for being “a horrible k-pop parody” honestly smh). They have 4 Japanese members (Nene, Sayuri, Miyu, and Hikaru) and 1 Thai member (Lena). They even have an English subtitled introduction video!! Here’s their second single that was released in September (and the intro video)! You guys should check them out if you haven’t already!
Headcannon: While Mondo would never admit it and hides it diligently; he's into J-Pop and Idol groups. He had to use all his strength to resist fangirling whenever he saw Sayaka, who is one of his favorite idols.
Honestly Mondo, Togami, Kirigiri- all the real stoic/uptight characters in public keep their persona, but I bet when their home alone its full:
I listen to instrumentals, from jazz to classical to techno. I rarely listen to songs with vocals anymore.
- Mod Evie
I have a wide array of taste tbh. It can go from Panic! At The Disco to Hamilton or Heathers. Sometimes I listen to synthwave/techno types too if I’m feeling it. But I prefer songs with vocals.
- Mod Lex
See above with Mod Lex. We may both be Heathers and Hamilton trash. I also love Starset and Imagine Dragons. Marche Militaire, Elfin Tarentelle, and Dance of the Marionettes are great pieces. Chopin and Schubert are great composers. Debussy has amazing dreamlike pieces too.
- Mod Waffles
I like a wide variety of artists, but I tend to favor J- and K-pop groups (Asian tendencies activate), Porter Robinson, P!ATD, Amy Winehouse, and plenty more. Not a fan of rap, heavy metal, or stuff like that, but otherwise I’m pretty open to different genres.
I’m a huge fan of music that’s from the 1950′s to the 1980′s! I listen to just about anything but I always drift back to Hall and Oates. Other things I listen to include ANYTHING from the Fallout franchise. Also I like Arctic Monkeys.