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I'm so hurt to my very core, my eyes are pooled with tears even as I write this. My heart breaks for her family, friends and the members of f(x) as well as SM. The sky has gained another shining star. I'm so sorry you had to suffer all alone. I'm sorry that there wasn't anyone to help you and that you felt like this was the only choice you had. You stayed strong for so long, you fought hard to stay on your feet. It must've been so difficult for you. I hope you're at peace now, surrounded by love and light. Rest well Sulli. To anyone who may be struggling, please don't hold it within you. Please speak to someone and please know that you're never alone. You don't have to struggle by yourself with what you're going through. My inbox is always open, even though you don't know me personally I will be a shoulder to cry on and I will listen to you with an open mind and an open heart. Everyone please take care of yourselves and be kind to each other, your actions have a larger impact on people than you realize, especially anonymously on the internet.
I understand your perspective that she could be "doing it for the aesthetic" but I mean come on, really? We're talking about Mikan here lol. She's the same person who used to avoid questions about her ethnicity and tried to hide behind the Swedish label instead of being upfront about her ethnicity when asked. She literally jumped through hoops in the past to avoid her middle eastern heritage whenever she could. You have to put in all these other factors when it comes to Mikan, given what we've seen her do over the years. It's obvious she isn't doing this for aesthetic purposes but rather internalized self-hate. As previously mentioned she is more confident in mentioning her ethnicity in recent times which I'm happy about, but it's still evident that her skin is something that will take a while for her to truly love.
Even if it's just a filter there are tons of other filters that don't lighten your skin. There is no way you hold your phone up to take a selfie and you don't realize that your skin is being lightened lmao; especially when you have to tap to activate the filter whilst the camera is still on your face (Even if you were editing a pre-taken photo it's the same; you'll see your skin color change when you put a filter on it). You're going to see the drastic difference and for someone who is insecure about their natural olive skin like Mikan, it's what you'd want. Idk how new to the internet you are or how active you are in kpop/jpop related communities, but they are called out pretty much all the time for lightening their skin with filters. Both fansites and the idols themselves. It's still wrong all-around and it's still whitewashing because East asians come in all shades besides ghost-white. No one here thinks kpop stars get a pass for whitewashing, we're obviously not going to call them out in a Mikan thread. I really don't know what you're trying to get at lol.
I'm late, but am I the only one who feels as though the only reason Venus tried to get a job as a bar girl is because she gets free booze and can drink on the job? At this point I wouldn't put it past her lol.
I actually feel... really relieved and happy to see Luna's korean family & how they seem to be really accepting and loving. They seem responsible and like they can care for her more appropriately than Jasmine and her family (e.g when they were at church or something in late winter and all were in long sleeves except Luna; not intervening in Jasmine's public shenanigans etc). At least if something fucks up with Jasmine, Luna will have a proper family to fall back on, and honestly that's what we've all been hoping for her to have.
I doubt it. If they did Jasmine would've taken photos with her to plaster all over facebook like "I mEt hUbBy's EoMmA!! She's KOREAN!!!" He's probably pacing things to see if and when he can introduce Jasmine to his parents, or even at all. I know I would if unknown my baby mama randomly appeared at my doorstep with no warning and I barely know anything about her besides our one night stand.
The reality of this is genuinely so sad because in 3 months, it'll have been 1 yr since Jennie's solo was released. One whole YEAR with no mention of the other girl's solos. Even though most of us knew it would end up this way realizing how long it has been is just so sad.