Skip to comments.Did Crayon Pop blow it with hate talk? (South Korea)
Posted on 08/21/2013 11:14:26 PM PDT by TexGrill
It wasnt long ago when Crayon Pop, the goofy five-member girl band, seemed like the hottest new act in K-pop. Now they seem all but toast after its members got too cute with Internet hate speech.
The controversy began to build up in June, when Way, one of the Crayon Pop singers, tweeted ''You know you guys were 'nomu nomu (very very) awesome today, right? Were jealous of all your fashion sense. To our nomu cute fans, thank you and thank you. And in an earlier television appearance, Choa was called by another member ''jjeolttuki after coming to the stage dragging a foot.
Neither ''nomu nomu nor ''jjeolttuki are commonly advised for everyday speech, definitely not when youre talking to an Internet or television audience. In the language of ''Ilbe (www.ilbe.com), an online message board dominated by people supporting ultra right-wing politics, these words are disrespectful nicknames for late former Presidents Roh Moo-hyun and Kim Dae-jung, the last liberal candidates to have reached Cheong Wa Dae.
''Jjeolttuk is particularly discomforting because it can be translated as ''a cripple. Kim spent the larger part of his life as a politician with a hitch in his walk after suffering from torture during the military dictatorship.
(Excerpt) Read more at koreatimes.co.kr ...
But it helps plant the meme that ‘right wing’ sites are evil hives of scum, villainy and bad words. One little step at a time....
Leftists in SK are no different than ours, they have just been less successful so far.
Leftism is our greatest export. A while back the German metal group Rammstein put out a song caalled “Amerika” about how our cultural exports have screwed up so much. When I first say the vid It tweaked me good. But then I thought about it in depth. They were right. It’s a good example of how the world sees us. And they aren’t wrong in a disgusting amount of cases.
Vid with subtitles
Well, metal music is bad enough in English never mind German... lol
Ahh. That was...interesting. I think I’ll stick with this Korean gal:
A little more to my musical taste, and all that. :-)
Try Swedish death metal sometime...or better, don’t. Painful even for metal fans ;)
Pretty typical Korean girls of that age group. Lord I miss that place.
Not bad. She should try Red House.
Korean plastic surgery is out of control. They all look the SAME!!!
“Shhhh! Be vewy vwey quiet! I’m huntin’ wabbit.”
“Eh, Doc. Why the hate speech?”
Okay, that’s funny. Glad I didn’t have a mouthful of milk or I’d be looking for a new monitor.
You’re right. They aren’t guilty of anything that I can detect, and I don’t really get the article as it was written or (mis)-translated, but I’m reasonably certain I do NOT want to hear their ‘music’.
Did you find it weird the way they referred to the individuals not by name, but by saying (repeatedly) "one member". Like they have no individual identity.
I don't know anything about "K-Pop" and after reading this article and several comments I know even less. I get the idea it's some kiddie fizzle teenie pop quasi music genre in South Korea. I've got a 12 year old girl at home so I already get more bubble gum cotton candy mind melt than anyone deserves.
I'm pretty sure I'd rather eat barbed wire than listen to whatever this article is about. Throw in some red ants.
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