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KwonOfAKind
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●○• Kpop Warning •○●
Joining the life of Kpop with bring stupid people who say things like
"So they're Chinese right"
"They all look the same"
"but they dont even speak english"
"So they're like a Korean version of *insert english band*"
I dont even say anything back to them at this point What are some things you guys get, because this isn't even half of the comments I get.
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I'm the only person I know who is into Kpop. My boyfriend (and I'm using the term "boyfriend" loosely here), doesn't get it at all. He has said all the above things to me. BIGBANG is my absolute favorite. I went to their MADE concert by myself. Of course I couldn't stop talking about it afterwards. I was really excited because it was the best show I have ever been to! Anyway, he finally said "show me one of their videos". I pulled up Fantastic Baby. Instead of actually watching it, he made fun of everything they did, criticized their looks and made fun of GD (my bias) for looking "like a girl". Then he proceeds to tell me he "doesn't get why I like them... They don't even speak English and that he can't take me talking about them anymore." *glares* Hmmm... And I don't have to date you!
While I understand some of the comments people make about kpop groups, the one that bothers me the most is the "they don't even speak English" one. Because the truth is, they don't have to. Their main demographic is their home country; South Korea. They only do some English as part of their marketing process. If it wasn't that kpop sells well and is popular in English speaking countries, producers wouldn't even consider us as part of their now growing demographic. So I completely understand that they don't speak English, and I'm grateful some idols are willing to learn it.
One thing I've gotten is that if some of my music plays out loud and some rude tire gum hears they'll "imitate" them by saying "ching chong". I get so mad!
I had a coworker that REALLY didn't understand ask If I only wanted to date asians. -sigh- Hell, I'd take anyone that understands me in all the languages I ramble in.