So, I need to get something off my chest. I have no idea if anyone else has these struggles if you're black and into kpop but this is my experience.
My family has been darkening my mood whenever I try to show them Kpop. At first, they didn't care at all, but now it must be because of the whole black movement (which I am full supportive on) because they are hating HARD.
Me: hey, check out this new kpop mv/ video (mostly bts cause I'm an ARMY) My mother: I can't support them because they don't give credit to where they got rap from and their styles. Me: Okay... *listens to my mother rant about them stealing black culture* Me: Hey (sis), can you tell her to chill? sis: well, she has a point. Me: *chest pain* Dad: *Explains the history of Black culture being stolen...again*
Okay, I can understand where they are coming from, but my viewpoint is its like how people cover songs and make it their own. Like they don't sing it exactly like the artist. Not only that but, I don't think rap and RnB should only be sung by only black people. I know that's crazy right? I'm not saying anyone can do it because there have been fails, but I'm not hating on people that love to rap if they aren't black. More power to you because I can't.
Am I insane for wanting cultures to share with each other and appreciate the cool things about each other? The other thing I hate is even if they have this view, they could at least not bash my fun and love for it and watch the videos I show peacefully.
Honestly, is it that hard? Yes, I admit Black culture is loved by most but not many care to admit that it's black culture. Still, there are many groups that look up to black artist as well and like their music. What more do they want? So, I'm basically not going to show them Kpop anymore because of this and they made me so close to not watching it myself. I just don't like how they group all Asians together when I know for a fact they would hate if someone grouped all black people together.
However, I like BTS and many other groups more than hate and ima stay loving. Does anyone else have a similar problem because this is just urking me to no end. It makes me think I should feel shameful for loving it.
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