“It’s the fact that I could become a part of GOT7. Since I passed the audition, I had spent only 7 months as a trainee and then was immediately added to the members of GOT7 in order to begin the preparation routine for our debut. Up to that time I had never danced once in my life, so it was very hard to keep up with other members who had been preparing for the debut since a long time ago. That’s why I feel really lucky to be as I’m now - being able to do activities as a member of GOT7” - Choi Youngjae
The kinda of shitstorm of hate that will heap upon 2ne1 when they start their debut in the United States will be 100 times worse than anything they get in Korea. The softball questions from the media and cutesy radio shows will be a thing of the past.
2ne1 isn’t stupid, neither is YGE they know this.
The will be hated on for being Asian, for being Korean, for trying to sing “black music” for trying to sound black, for having red hair, for having black hair, for having blond hair, for not writing her own songs, for being so old, for being in a girl group, for singing kpop, for being too fat, too short, too strange, having an accent, for being born, etc etc etc etc etc…
The Entertainment industry is tough, 2ne1 has thick skin, they will manage the haters just fine.
Blackjacks need to use this time to build up our own skin. We gotta get tougher. We have to be strong and not let haters or trolls get to us. If they can’t comprehend the sheer wonderfulness of our four girls, its their loss; simple as that.
I want KPOP to be more famous and for the idols to make more money but I am afraid that once it get to the international level like A-POP there will be some girl who will come up to me and ask me if I know who Super Junior is or if I heard that new SHINee song or who I like more GD or TOP and I will just go crazy on her and tell her that I knew who these people were before she did. And I love them more she will ever have. KPOP is my thing. If more people start to like it then it won’t be special