from your (questionable) bath robe, curly hair, full cheeks & huge smile to your silent but observant personality, we’re so happy to have you back as b.a.p’s leader! i hope this day you realise how special you are & bask in all the praises that we give you! ♡
“Asian eyes makeup.”
Warning: Rant ahead, proceed with caution.
I’m not even touching this as a Bang Yongguk fan, no matter how much i want to.
I’m calling this out as an Asian woman who, during a brief stint in an american high school, got ridiculed by then Caucasian schoolmates because of my ‘chinky eyes’ and called me and my cousin asian prostitutes when we wore kimono in school.
Look at how the tides have turned.
I guess it wasn’t as famous back then because if it is, i would have been asked tips on how to make their eyes look like mine instead of just pulling it at the corners.
Seriously. Asian eyes isn’t even a thing. Do you know how diverse Asia is? How much people’s looks vary from one region to another?
I’m not going to go too deep because this will turn into a 10 page rant.
Sigh. The type that carries all the disappointment and frustration that I felt, and still feel, about this.
[Article] Is TS to blame why BAP is not as big in K-pop?
Highlights of the truths laid down in this article include:
“B.A.P. is able to change and adjust to more than one dramatic style”
“Now B.A.P. has come back with ‘Wake Me Up,’ a title track song that is far more sociologically driven than any other song I have ever heard in K-pop. They are unafraid to perform about topics and issues that would be “unpopular” in K-pop but once again, it reaches out to a more international fan base as it touches their hearts and their minds.”
“So what happened that prevented B.A.P. from becoming big? I believe it is TS Entertainment.”
“In the case of B.A.P., TS Entertainment had ‘clauses that violate civil rights and go against what is outlined in the Fair Trade Commission.’ Not only that, the distribution of profit was unfair as it was stated that since their debut, B.A.P. made over $9 million, but only gave each member a measly $16,000. That is not even minimum wage!”
“Sadly, a whole year of no promotions, no music, no fan interaction hurt B.A.P. As for their reconciliation with TS Entertainment, K-pop fans were happy but cautious. It is possible that TS Entertainment would backstab B.A.P. and go back to their old ways that drove the wedge between musical artists and agency in the first place.”
“K-pop fans got to listen to some of the most entertaining and innovative music they have ever made..touching on subjects with a deeper meaning, we can only wonder how B.A.P. will continue to grow. For me, I will say just one to two more years. Give B.A.P. just that amount of time and they’ll be big if TS Entertainment doesn’t screw them over again.”
For complete tea spillage, read the full article here
@Regrann from @singleactionfanatics - #fastshootingfriday
Been a little busy but got to go practice today at the range. Thanks to @801gun for the shirt go check out their page, they post some really nice stuff!👍 #801gun #check #out #cool #shooting #practice #nice #day #bang #fast #gun #cowboy #dontmiss #molefty - #regrann
You know what? I’ve only got into b.a.p during these last few months but I fell in love so hard with them and with their fandom, like seriously, babyz are one of the most chill and lovable fandoms I’ve ever got the pleasure to get in. Also, b.a.p are criminally underrated and honestly I don’t get the reason? They are fucking amazing under every point of view: they produce their own music, vocal line on point, rap line always spitting fire and their unique sound is unmistakable, all summed up in one word quality. God bless this group, these sweet sweet boys who always give everything for their fans and always work hard.
kpop is making me so happy right now. i feel like as a whole the genre is taking huge steps and western artists/media outlets are finally appreciating it, especially with bts being on the bbmas last night. i see big bang on the what’s popular page on youtube and gd is in every other instagram ad. i can’t go one day without seeing an idol or group trending at number 2 or 3 on twitter. someone who doesn’t listen to kpop came up and asked me if i had heard kard’s new song a few weeks ago. people at my SOUTH TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOL are listening to music that features namjoon or chanyeol or solo artists without even batting an eye because they like it. it isn’t ‘weird’ anymore. we’re getting somewhere, guys. we’re doing it.