Can I say something about this Got7 'scandal'?
Okay lemme start out with an intro.
While in LA Mark’s family threw Got7 a private pool party for friends and fam. Younghae did not attend said party, he was back at the hotel.
While at this (private) party Mark’s friends recorded some things and put them on Snapchat. These things were
A.) BamBam saying nigga
B.) Yugyeom allegedly being drunk
C.) Mark’s (new?) tattoo
Now me as a young black girl surrounded by other black people, I am used to the word being used in all different kinds of contexts.
I have heard on several different accounts that one of Mark’s friends told him the word meant friend or buddy or something along those lines.
Lets stop right here
Mark’s friends are telling BamBam what the word nigga means. This CLEARLY INDICATES that BamBam had no prior knowledge as to what this word means. Don’t you think if BamBam knew what that word meant before hand he wouldn’t have used it?
BamBam isn’t 100% fluent in English and I’m pretty sure he doesn’t really know American history enough to realize where that word derives from, so is it his fault for ignorantly using a word he doesn’t know the full meaning of?
I didn’t think so. Lets move on
Yugyeom and his underage drinking.
The legal age to drink in Korea is 19. The legal age to drink in the U.S is 21. With Yugyeom being 19 years old, it’s very normal for him to drink alcohol and such in Korea. But because he is not used to American customs he probably didn’t know or doesn’t remember that what he was doing was illegal.
What I mean when I say he probably doesn’t remember is that Got7’s managers should have told all of Got7 what they can and cannot do in America. Like, you know when you go somewhere with your mom and your told to behave and act your age when you go somewhere with her so you song embarrass her? Its kind of like that. Got7 should have been guided through what’s right and wrong and what legal and illegal (like drinking under the age of 21). But I won’t blame Yugyeoms drinking on management, because everything comes back to Snapchat. I’m 100% sure that Mark’s friends knew that Got7’s party was a private party and they are old enough to know not to put these foreigners (besides Mark) in jeopardy like they did. They shouldn’t have snapchatted but they can’t take back anything they did so lets just drop it okay?
As for Mark’s tattoo, I haven’t seen the tattoo and I personally don’t give a shit what Mark does to his body. He doesn’t have to ask our permission for every little thing he does. Mark Tuan is 22 years old, he is old enough to make his own decisions so leave him alone.
Another thing about Mark, some of you guys are saying that he should’ve told BamBam that the word he said is a ‘bad’ word and he shouldn’t have said it but whose to say Mark didn’t tell him that? We all know that Mark is a quiet person so if he told BamBam what he said was wrong he wouldn’t have told him in front of others.
You guys are also saying that Mark should drop his friends immediately. But I don’t think you understand what you’re asking him to do. Mark his been friends with these people for a long time, asking him to stop talking to them just like that would be like asking him to drop Got7 and JYPEntertainment. He can’t do that because he has a connection with these people the same way he has a connection with Got7 and JYP. If Mark left Got7 it would take us FOREVER to stop hurting and stop thinking about him and how Got7 would get along without him. We would hurt, we would cry, we wouldn’t know what to do with ourselves, and I imagine that’s how Mark would feel if he listened to us and dropped his friends just like that.
Phew that was a lot. And with that being said Got7 are humans. JB, Mark, Jackson, Jinyoung, Youngjae, BamBam, and Yugyeom are all humans who make mistakes and we have to forgive them because they’re still young and they don’t know much about the World yet. If we threaten to leave them every time they do something wrong or do something imperfect in our eyes, they’ll stop trusting us. They’ll stop talking to us like we’re their friends, like they’ve known us for a long time. They’ll become distant and we don’t want that. So let’s all find a way to move on and get past this peacefully. Lets keep supporting Got7 in all they do, through all of their ups and downs okay? Got7 needs us like we need Got7 so lets give them our support like we never have before!!!!