the thing i love most about this fandom is we have Rhett hoes, and we have Link hoes, we have hoes that like both, we have Rhett hoes that kinda like Link, and vise versa. And we still find a way to put those differences aside because we’re all Rhink hoes together
Allow me to preface this by saying I do not get angry easily.
I don’t care if people dislike kpop artists, I care that they disrespect them.
These boys and girls have gone through more crap to get to where they are, and have put up with so much. If anything, even if you don’t like them, you will respect them.
Allow me to just point to one example, that of Min Yoongi. (There are many I can pull out of my hat. Amber, Jackson, Namjoon, most of EXO, I could go on. But Yoongi’s story is one of my favorites.)
His parents didn’t approve of his dream to become a musician, and if you don’t know about Asian culture, parental approval is a huge thing. They burned his music, and wouldn’t pay for his lessons.
Min Yoongi worked part time jobs delivering so he could get music lessons. He injured his shoulder in the process, and heaven only knows how his parents reacted.
Oh, he has depression and social anxiety as well. His parents took him to a psychiatrist and then told him they didn’t know who he was anymore. He didn’t even know who he was. He hid himself away to make his family happy and tried to do what they wanted, but he was dying on the inside. He would hide in the bathroom and cry.
Did this stop when he became a trainee? No. His depression and social anxiety were still there, and his parents still didn’t approve. He doesn’t speak a lot on what happened during the trainee days, but there were a lot of people that said he wouldn’t make it, and a lot of people that betrayed him.
Min Yoongi went through hell.
Min Yoongi had no one that believed in him.
Min Yoongi started out rapping in front of two people.
Min Yoongi is a person just like us.
Min Yoongi made his dream a reality.
Min Yoongi may not have changed the whole world, but he has changed mine and so many other’s.
And dammit you will respect him for that.
They’re not “pretty boys” or “hot girls.” They’re human beings. They’re people just like us that had the strength to fight for what they wanted. To go through hell and unimaginable pain for what they wanted. People that teach others to believe in themselves, and remind us that the world isn’t all bad.
They have changed my life.
They have saved my life.
They have been there for me when no one else was.
Just because you can’t look past language barrier or the fact that they’re all in a group, you disrespect them? You don’t understand why we love them so much?
Learn to listen to the music with your heart instead of your ears, and then maybe you’ll understand.