psa to my fellow gd stans and like, the vip fandom in general ♡
i, a gd stan, feel the need to make this post personally even tho i hate getting involved in fandom drama, bc others speaking out for us are constantly being shut down and attacked on social media for having different opinions, and honestly this has to stop.
for those who don’t know me, i’m bonezz, i’m 29 yrs old and i’ve been a fan of bigbang since 2008. i’m one yr older than jiyong so we basically “grew up” together for the past 9 yrs. i’ve been w him through thick and thin, i was there for most of his scandals and trust me, going through all the stress, drama and constant worrying wasn’t/isn’t easy.
but i love him, and i believe he can do better and be better, which is the reason why i’m still here. and i’m only sharing this for those who don’t know me, like i’m in no way trying to brag or anything. being a long-time fan doesn’t make me better than any of u who just met bigbang, we all share the same interests and if anything that should bring us together.
anyways, going straight to the point now otherwise this will get too long: lately i’ve been noticing a certain type of behaviour (especially on twitter) that is upsetting not only myself, but a lot of other people as well. and yeah, mostly coming from gd stans.
i feel dumb for actually having to point out the obvious but, jiyong is a person, like u and me, and as a human being, he’s bound to make mistakes. we all are.
so when jiyong screws up, its normal (trust me, it! is! normal!) to get upset. and when i get upset or sad or disappointed in him, i need to be able to share my opinions and my feelings w/o being attacked. this fandom isn’t letting others express themselves on their OWN accs bc they share a different view and that is not ok.
if jiyong does something that upset other people, u let them be upset! if i STILL get disappointed after all these yrs is bc i STILL care. if i didn’t care about jiyong or, if i were “a fake stan” or a “gd anti pretending to be a vip” or a “ot4 stan” (those are actual quotes from twitter trust me its this bad) i wouldn’t give a shit about what he does.
and like, its also ok to stay quiet. there was a time when i had issues w criticising him, so if u rather keep it to yourself i understand and that doesn’t make u less of a fan or w/e.
but we rly, rly need to stop attacking others. attacking others for being upset, attacking others for having a different opinion, attacking others for stanning another group or bias.
i know we can’t always share the same opinions, but we can always respect each other.
and lastly, forreals, if u have been attacked or had ur feelings invalidated by other vips, i am truly sorry. if u ever need to talk or yell or complain, i’m here.