18 Responses to “[fanmade of the wk] 비 Yourself Open Thread for 11/5 — 11/11.”

  1. It seems like so little is said about Tae Hee and Rain. Love the video, RainRain is the man!!!

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  2. Rain really looks amazing in these pictures! THE HAIR looks so good! 😀

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  3. By the way, have any of you noticed that Kim Tae Hee is going to China?

    I’m just sayin’. 🙂

    Terri :-}

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    • Nope I hadn’t noticed, but there sure does seem to be a lot of activity with respect to China these days.

      That’s so cuuute…..”her” going to China after her boo was just there. So “tweet.” (*do you feel the sarcasm?*)

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    • Now I see it Terri. Somebody has a whole FB page dedicated to Rain & Tae Hee. So, no it’s not surprising. He gets a fashion award and she in turn gets a beauty award in China, both from well known magazine brands (Harper’s Bazaar and Cosmo respectively).

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  4. This is also the major problem with hip-hop and how the art form itself spreads the very language that IS highly offensive. It’s kinda hard to explain to somebody all the way in Korea how there a certain words offensive to Afr-A people, yet certain ones of us still use the offensive word. That explanation would be so lost in translation. My advice to all peoples just don’t use the word. I don’t care what you hear in rap lyrics, the word is offensive and should never be used.

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    • That right there is a HUGE problem that makes us all look dumb as hell. What the wha… ?

      Yeah, let’s take this word that people were LYNCHED and set on fire over like a million times and let’s “embrace” it. No, you’re just giving yourself an excuse to continue using it because you want to. And you wonder why The Man calls you ignorant. Hmph.

      Stephe ^@@^

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  5. See here’s the problem I think I’ve always had with K-pop in general. Korea found this great formula for creating pop groups many of who “mimic” the musical sound of urban hip-hop/pop groups stateside. All of that is fine and dandy, but there’s one major thing some of them SORELY lack and that’s a true understanding of where the Lines Are Drawn when it comes to the sensitivities of different ethnic groups.

    Check out the link below looking at the first video (saw this on Pinkfashionninja’s FB page). The group is called “Infinite” and the offending singer named Hoya. I guess he got so “caught up” in trying to be “hard” in his performance, he truly forgot himself as April said. I’m inclined to agree.

    My advice to Korean management companies is they need to put these artists in check. I have said time and again, the K-Pop audience is no longer just in Korea and/or Asia it’s worldwide particularly in the West. So Hoya, my young Korean “brotha” you can try that mess over here if you want to, but that will be your @ss. You will find yourself calling for your Appa and your Eomeoni. You just THINK you want to be “hood” baby boy.

    http://omonatheydidnt.livejournal.com/12066468.html

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    • Wow, Korea. Stupid is as stupid does, right, Forrest? (Idjit…)

      Yeah, you might have forgotten yourself, but you’d better get to remembering with a quickness.

      Stepohe ^@@^

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      • Well.

        We have all seen examples of racism in Korea stemming from ignorance. But is this one of them? I don’t think so.

        This kid is not stupid. He is simply emulating artists he actually admires.

        If you read up on some Korean history, you will find that Koreans have been some of the most oppressed people in the world for centuries. So, why is it such a surprise that this kid (or other Korean artists like GD and Rain, for example) identify so strongly with African-American entertainers in the musical genres they prefer?

        Like BiAlamode said, education is the key, so I recommend that we all just keep doing that. I believe someday they WILL get it.

        Like others, I sure do wish that American rappers and the like would STOP embracing that word. That sure would help everyone (even Koreans) understand that it is not a word that should be used by anyone.

        Terri :-}

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        • It is ignorant and stupid to emulate someone you admire when that same someone (African-American entertainers) is doing something ignorant and stupid. Racism doesn’t enter into this picture at all for me.

          Stephe ^@@^

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          • I didn’t feel he was being racist either really, but I do know that HE obviously has no real clue as to how big a butt whooping he’s looking for. You and I might not feel this particular incident was racist (stupid for sure…..but not racist), but there are others who may not feel the same.

            Here’s the thing. When I find myself unsure if something I do or say would be considered offensive to Korean people, I just don’t say it. I realized a long time ago what I may consider hilariously funny other people in other countries may not feel the same way. These young Korean entertainers shouldn’t get a pass either. We are on the internet (the information Super Highway). What you don’t know can be researched in a matter of minutes at your fingertips. These singers need to think before they do things. It should be understood Globally that using the n-word is offensive to Black people period. I’m really inclined to believe that these K-poppers know that, they just don’t care. Hoya just didn’t care, he was “feeling” bad ass in that moment and just let it out. In the illustrious words of comedian Paul Mooney (who is VERY raw and I paraphrase)…….”everybody wants to be a “ninja”, but Nobody wants to be a “ninja”….and no he did not use the word ninja.

            The unfortunate part is it would take another Korean to point out the offensive behavior as these groups perform for primarily Asian audiences, but they’d have to care enough to do it. Over here, he would’ve have his rear handed to him and immediately pulled off the stage by his management. This is where I credit JYP for training Bi in his early years. His association with American artists, Afr-A artists in particular meant that Bi learned early how to respect not only their artistry but the culture as well. Not in the 3 plus years since I’ve been following his career have I come across one video, one recording, one anything that captured Bi being racially insensitive or offensive. I say Kudos for that Honey Love. He could have….easily as he cut his teeth on hip-hop as well, but he never has. So these other K-poppers have no excuse.

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            • OMG that video should be censored! Put the “beep” in that word, Jesus! I think that kpop stars should be very careful with their words, I know they want to look and feel from “the hood” but there is a line they should not cross. I find this video offensive, violent and sad. :/

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  6. Did I say this pic was sexy?? I keep scrolling back up to look at it. That come hither look just “kills” me……kills me “dead” I say and he’s not even showing any skin. Those are the deadliest pics! Good Mercy!

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  7. Ahhh, now THIS pic takes me back to the time when you posted up another one like it. We Clouds wouldn’t let you take that pic down for WEEKS!

    Some of his pics are So sexy you just want to “slap” him, mainly because I’m married and there’s not a damned thing I can do But that. *Kekekekeke*

    Oh the life of a married Cloud……….*SIGH*

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