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[TRANS] BTS to perform for Seo Taiji’s 25th Anniversary concert
Seo Taiji will be holding a concert for his 25th anniversary since debut. BTS who performed Seo Taiji and Boys “Classroom Idea” at 2016 KBS song festival, that was praised highly by Seo Taiji himself. Seo Taiji has said that juniour groups to perform at his concert were recommended directly from him (BTS being the first to be decided to participate). The music and arrangements etc will be decided with one another to suit the artists best
I really wanna give a big hand to all the trans performers around the world, especially the young, inexperienced, up and coming, and sometimes closeted trans performers out there.
The trans actors who get miscast and try their best to be comfortable with roles that make them dysphoric
The trans singers who have incredible voices but they just aren’t in the right range to make them feel proud
The trans dancers who feel disrespected by the roles given in their choreography (especially partner dancing or sexualized choreography)
Just the trans performers who, whether out or not, really do have to adhere to strict gender roles to be respected when they perform to make sure they get the parts they deserve. Those who feel like there is no real place for them in the art world, and who still have to face the same struggle cis performers and artists do on top of that.
You are all incredibly talented and the hands you get dealt by those who don’t respect you do not at all reflect your abilities or talents. You will get to where you want to be soon and you will flourish and prosper as the best you possible. You are astonishing and deserve the world.
1. A song that he sings for his grandma xD (probably has something to do with the reality show that he is doing with his grandma? xD) 2. Soba song.. or not lol he said he forgot how it went xD;; 3. Home (by Michael Buble), but it started with “please watch my show, please watch my show” xDD 4. Sakura (by Shimizu Shota) 5. Marry Me (by Goo Yoonhee, original song) (video part 2) 6. Only Human (by K)
Seunghyun basically said that this time, for their 10th anniversary album, all of the songs are good, and all of the members are especially putting in a lot of efforts into it, for example, as Hongki himself said on Hongkira yesterday, he is currently busy writing lyrics.
He said lately all of the members are really busy practicing that they haven’t got any proper sleep. He also talked about the fanmeeting that he is going to do with Minhwan, he said since its only the two of them, we should look forward to their performance there. :)
[INTERVIEW] MONSTA X - “If we are nominated for first place, we will be satisfied”
MONSTA X released their first full-length album, “THE CLAN PART 2.5 THE FINAL CHAPTER,” on the 21st.
On that day, MONSTA X released Mnet ’M Countdown’ comeback pre-recording stage and met with reporters.
MONSTA X comes out wearing a suit in the title track ‘Beautiful’. Meanwhile, street fashion and uniforms are emanated from men’s charm. Hyungwon said, “I wore the suits I wore at awards ceremonies for a long time and the reaction is explosive.“
In the second year of MONSTA X, he started laughing with a good start. Hyungwon said, "The company says that this comeback is better than last time. I do not know the figures, but I want to be able to respond twice as much as I did before.” Jooheon said, “We returned after a long time. There was also a long period of time, in which the fans waited. I want to have a lot of fun when I’m working on this album and finish it without getting hurt.”
MONSTA X also did not forget to say thank you to the fans. Kihyun said, “There were about 200,000 people watching the comeback show. We received 54 million hearts, which is twice as much as last time. We were so amazed.”
The thing to watch out for this comeback, is the amazing appearance change. Shownu took off the title ‘Bear Shownu’ and came back with a sharp image. In relation to this, Shownu said, “I focused on dieting with this comeback. I am very grateful that many people like my sharp shape.”
What was the comeback stage of MONSTA X like? They gathered their mouths and said, “It was too bad.” Jooheon said, “It is always saddening to have to come down from the stage all the time, and I am going to practice today because I have no schedule for tomorrow.”
On the other hand, MONSTA X, who made a real comeback, showed enthusiastic titles 'Beautiful’ and 'Ready or Not’ on 'Mnet Mcountdown’. 'Beautiful’ is a song that expresses a love that can not be expressed as a red rose and expresses a love that is hard to resist. 'Ready or Not’ conveyed a message of comfort to the world through lyrics expressing strong pushing. On this day, the dynamic sound unfolds on both stages and captivates fans with a spectacular performance.
Hi!! Please can you explain performative allyship for me please? Googling hasn't helped much...
Hey! There are actually a lot of solid resources on what performative allyship is along with good examples of what it looks like in action on the web if you search “performative allyship,” but:
Performative allyship basically refers to any type of “allyship” (demonstrating support for a marginalized group) that prioritizes the emotions and work of the ally. It describes an action that is purportedly about marginalized people, but actually ends up being more about the ally and them feeling good about themselves/looking good to others.
It’s the kind of action that screams “Look at me! I’m good! I’m not like them! I deserve a reward and all of your gratitude for just being here! I’m so great!”
Performative allyship is basically about posturing, about naming yourself as An Ally ™ but not doing the real work, the dirty, ugly, background, unspectacular, unrewarded work that has to back that up.
I personally think that the entire process of naming yourself as an ally is wildly performative and dangerous. So much harm has done by people claiming to be allies who were actually prioritizing their own ideas of decency and success and solutions onto issues they didn’t fully understand.
It’s also really commonly used to ignore critiques and call-outs of your own behavior. ‘I can’t be homophobic — I’m an ally!” But taking lots of photos of yourself with a piece of tape with ‘NO H8′ written on it over your mouth doesn’t mean you can’t and don’t embody and enact heterosexism and homophobia, It generally just means you’ve got a lot of self-satisfaction and complacency about the “work” you’ve done, like you’re excused from further efforts because you put in the time.
So I just… don’t have the patience for people who message me like “I’m able-bodied, but I really care about supporting disabled people. In fact, I went to the prom with a handicapped [sic]” like what the fuck do you want me to say to that? What are you hoping to accomplish besides getting a pat on the back? What’s your goal when you say very loudly that you would have taken in “victims of the Holocaust” but you do nothing to support people marginalized and threatened right now and you ignore the continued anti-Semitism in our world? Or when you reblog the selfies of (thin, white, nondisabled, conventionally attractive) trans people on TDOV with tags like “queen” and “celestial being of light,” “a goddess,” etc. but you do nothing to address, like, workplace discrimination and medical maltreatment of trans people?
That’s performative allyship — showing everyone what a great ally you are at the cost of amplifying the voices of people in need and doing the ugly, unfabulous work behind the scenes. Like I don’t think “ally” is a label you can call yourself. Allyship is something you gotta do, not something you can just be without effort and intention.
Pentagon, we are filled with 10 colors, 10 charms. It is our strength for being able to show the combined synergy of 10 colors. Our secret weapon lies in the fact that all 10 of us can write and compose. Although we just debuted, and are in the progress of finding our colors, but very soon later, we will fill the stage with our very own distinctive performance.
Presented at Squirts at La MaMa Experimental Theatre (NYC)
While a supercut of scenes from popular films and television, such as The Crying Game, Ace Ventura, and Family Guy, depicting men vomiting at the sight of trans women’s bodies plays, the artist quickly eats a bowl of jell-o and (successfully) attempts to force herself to throw up.
Drag Kings are not women impersonating men! Drag Kinging is a performance of masculinity which comes in many forms. It’s important to remember that males, females, non binary, trans people etc can be drag kings! I am a non binary person who performs as a drag king, so when you say a drag king is a woman impersonating a man, not only is it very wrong, but also very close minded and offensive. GET IT RIGHT!
I’m still sorting this out in my head, so this may be messy. But I think a flawed piece is that people treat trans as a singular identity rather than a set of experiences or a way of moving through the world. By this I mean, there’s the assertion that trans people are targeted more for violence for gender nonconformity–which is true–but by attaching that violence to being trans as a way of self-identifying, rather than gender nonconformity, there doesn’t seem to be room to talk about the gender nonconformity that gay men and lesbians express, or the violence that results from that. That also limits the way that we can speak about the violence detransitioned people face; since they’re “cis”, then under current thought they are privileged over trans people, but their material experience still maintains a lot of overlap! There’s also a challenge if there is, for instance, a transwoman who is early in her transition and is still gender conforming, visibly male, still using a male name, etc. By the same stroke, people are expected to defer to this person on trans issues and on womanhood, but what depth of experiences is there under gendered/sexed oppression? Should this person be an authority? Why? These are major obstacles and the willingness of people to defer so much has allowed especially white males to steer the conversation, even when there are arguably more pressing issues in the trans community than performative allyship and blacklisting people for being alleged TERFs. Unfortunately, bringing up any of these concerns seems to be frowned upon at best and punishable at worst.
i’m on mobile and have to abide by tumblr’s completely unnecessary photo limit, but definitely check out the rest of jen richards’ tweets from today cause she goes into even more discourse regarding the importance of trans participation in the entertainment industry to not only improve their economic gain, but to just straight up improve the trans community’s overall safety in our transphobic world.
i became aware of these tweets thanks to @harinef retweeting many of them, tho she too helps to continue the issue by starring in TRANSPARENT, which certainly stars/features many other trans performers throughout its run, but only jeffrey tambor seems to receive any legit awards attention or recognition for his work. i love the show and hari, who earned the incredible opportunity to portray a trans woman character in a hugely successful show and obviously wanted (and potentially needed) the important gig for her creative and economic livelihood, but i am also able to recognize the negatives that come along with this partially thanks to what richards’ expressed in her statements earlier today.
maya taylor’s spirit award winning performance in TANGERINE, laverne cox’s emmy nominated performance in ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, and jamie clayton’s leading role in SENSE8 (a show created by two trans women) help to greatly indicate how important and, frankly, easy it is to provide trans actors with roles so clearly designed for them, so hopefully we’re nearing a time when those opportunities become more abundant, without needing the “safety” of featuring a cis actor performing trans alongside them. it’s not only good for art, but ESSENTIAL to the trans community.