Think about this for a second. PoC fans (but we’re gonna talk black fans specifically bc I’m going somewhere with this) pour as much love and support into kpop as Korean and white fans. They get almost nothing out of if but blackface, racist comments, and casual appropriation. They get told to not make a big deal out of it bc “oppa didn’t mean it”. Now bts makes a mv with gorgeous black women in it. First of all, the fact that these women took the time out of their day to help a couple of boys off the street they didn’t know at all shows how amazing they are and as far as we can see, bts was extremely grateful. As they should have been.
NOW for once, black fans can see some gorgeous black women killing it in a kpop music video instead of the white girls that pass for ‘diversity’ in mv’s. Instead of blackface and cultural appropriation. This is pretty big. But then other fans go and attack these women for stealing their oppas and for being /black/. It’s deeply hurtful to see someone that maybe for once you can relate to, be attacked like that on the basis of skin color, or any reason. It is sick and racist as fuck. Just fucking shut up.
honestly it breaks my heart when i think about iris stevenson teaching jungkook, taehyung, and yoongi. she was so gentle with them, really loving and open and warm, constantly giving them praise and hugs like an affectionate grandma and it makes me wonder how long its been since any of the boys have been treated like that, with an all encompassing, genuine love by an adult figure in their lives and how they must have felt when receiving that treatment.
Teacher Iris is jjang. She gives us so much love.
Q:I love that the fans have casually forgotten that bts handpicked those girls too
I LOVE THAT THE FANS ARE COMPLETELY DISREGARDING HOW GODDAMN GORGEOUS THESE GIRLS ARE LIKE I HAVE THE BIGGEST CRUSH ON ONE OF THOSE GIRLS AND I’M PRETTY SURE ALL OF BTS HAD TO CUT SEVERAL TIMES TO GO TAKE CARE OF THEIR DING DONGS LIKE GODDAMN I FEEL SO DISRESPECTED THINKING ABOUT THOSE GIRLS THEY WERE SO BEAUTIFUL MY HEART HURTS
Not only were they hand picked they were the only ones who showed up. They asked girls of other ethnicities and races but only the black girls showed up so what now you bitter fuckin geeks
it’s so annoying how people are fetishizing races
like okay you can appreciate them but like these people always expect everyone else to be like a certain person from x group
not all asians are going to be like your oppa or some kawaii ass bitch who’ll dress up in a maid costume and dance for you so stop
and not all black girls are going to be like rihanna or beyonce or some shit
In the past decade or so, Korean entertainment—particularly Korean dramas and pop music—has thrived beyond South Korea’s physical boundaries, drawing…
Update as of August 28, 2014: I just received an email from an associate of Change.org Korea who has offered to translate the petition in Korean to send it to users in Korea! It’ll link to the original petition so that way the number of signatures are totaled! :D
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