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"All this aside, using another users race against them to invalidate their opinion is a low blow-- regardless of race anyone can call out problematic behavior; that's why PULL exists. It's not like the member was "getting angry FOR Asians" they were calling out the inherently racist undertones of these desires. " Wut...? I wasn't using their race to invalidate their opinion. They were the one who mentioned their race in the first place, as if it made their argument better. I was saying that their race is irrelevant and doesn't help their argument to mention it. @veganbeacon Obviously the percentage of Asians in America is greater than the percentage of foreigners in Korea. And I'm all for accurate representation of Asians in American media. I'm not saying that K-pop needs more representation of whites or non-Asians or non-Koreans. I'm saying that it's ridiculous that people are getting so upset because a minuscule number of white people trying to make it in kpop, and when there are literally ZERO existing white kpop singers. So, she's exotic and stands out. It doesn't mean she'll get a job just because of that. She speaks Korean really well and sings really well, (not sure about her dancing), that's just my opinion, but I think she deserves a job for her talent. What is so bad about one measly white person (or a few) becoming successful in Korea? K-pop is controlled by Korean people and they will decide who they give the jobs to, and they will still be giving 99% of the jobs to Koreans -__- Despite this people are acting like this Maria girl is committing some heinous crime....
Don't see how being privileged is relevant... and individuals shouldn't be punished for the bias in Hollywood. Asian representation in American media is small but it is increasing, albeit somewhat slowly. If you support that, then it's hypocritical not to support diversity in other countries' media. Even if a few whites making it into k-pop, it'll still be dominated by Asians, at least for a long time. Also the fact that you're white doesn't really help your argument BTW I don't actually think the Korean music industry is racist for not having more non-Asian idols, but I think it is racist according to your standards.
I was wondering why she had deleted the description of her photo w/ Nelson a while ago, which said something like "Can't believe that you're not here with me, I will be an adult and I will wait.." now it makes sense. It's pretty sad tho, they seemed so serious about each other. Hope they can both move on. Or maybe they'll get back together later, who knows.
I agree, she made the video that way for 2 reasons... first to make herself not look so bad for writing a song about stealing a guy, second for people to drool over her HAWT GIRL ON GIRL ACTION OMG ARIANA BI ACTION SO HAWT
Asian representation in American media is increasing though... maybe not very fast, but it's happening. You're acting like a few measly non-Asians making it into kpop is going to cause a white takeover of the Korean-controlled music industry And individual people shouldn't be punished for Hollywood's racism.
So the issue is that society views it as acceptable for a white woman to dress/act like a stereotypical black woman, but looks down upon black women for being ghetto. I get it, but how is that the fault of the non-POC woman in question..? I mean, why is the white woman being blamed for society's views when she may not look down upon "ghetto" black women herself. If anything, I would think that non-POCs dressing/acting ghetto would have a positive impact on society's views. In my opinion Ariana really does try to appear at least mixed, it's annoying to me, because I think she's a self-hating white who wants to be "cool."
She actually answered a question in an insta story a while ago (I was too lazy to post it here, sry) saying that she "can't bring herself" to date guys who are under 6ft tall anymore. So they have to be Korean and at least 6ft. She tries to excuse her shallowness by saying that it's because she's short so she doesn't want her future kids to end up being short too. Well, I feel a little bad that she hasn't been able to find a good stable long term boyfriend, but she'll be hard pressed finding an over 6ft handsome Korean guy who doesn't have a problem with her not being fluent in Korean, having many guy friends, and whose parents would be accepting of him dating a non-Korean. I mean not that I support that kind of thing, I wish it wasn't that way. But I'm just saying that her standards are actually too high and she's going to have a hard time finding the future husband that she really wants because of that.
I don't think any koreaboo's purpose of moving to Korea is trying to "force diversity to save Koreans from their racist ways" lmao that's ridiculous. And funny how Koreaboos of many races and nationalities are moving there just like this girl is, and people of all races could dislike Korea's attitude about diversity, and yet according to you, only the white ones are capable of having this "savior complex." You know what, I thought that people saw diversity as a good thing in general. I tried to say something positive about k-pop groups becoming more diverse, rather than arguing with people here, and of course someone had to reply with that "non-Asians should try to butt of of Asian countries' business" negative nonsense. I'm saying that you all are hypocrites. You rush to defend these homogenous Asian countries who do not desire diversity, and yet I'm sure you whole-heartedly support actual forced diversity like Affirmative Action in the US, something that is actually harmful to Asians because it prevents hard-working Asians from getting spots in universities that they deserve but don't get to have because of racial quotas. You're right, I should click away. Talking with you people is a waste of my time because I will never agree with the underlying implications of your criticisms and you will never agree with me.
I agree with you there. They're against diversity and that seems pretty racist if you ask me I don't think my point about not liking the American industry is BS. Every music industry has its dark side and I'm sure she knows about the Korean music industry's dark side as well. I think she just likes the aesthetic of Korean girl groups more and she actually fits it. How many top American female singers have a cutesy, pale and skinny aesthetic? Not many from what I've seen. I mean I don't know what's going on in the girl's head, but looking at the bigger picture, I don't think she's harming anyone so why make a big deal out of it.
Maybe she doesn't like the American music industry? Maybe she wouldn't be as popular in America or doesn't fit or like the American ideal of beauty (tan skin, sexy etc) ? There are all sorts of reasons why she could want to try it in Korea. Are Sana, Momo, Tzuyu of Twice etc "butting into Korea's business"?
I think the fact that younger idol groups now have half Korean, and full Thai/Japanese/Chinese members shows that times are changing and will continue to do so. While it may be far-fetched for a non-Asian to become a k-pop idol now, I believe it will be very much possible several generations from now. At the present moment, I think that a non-Asian foreigner who is actually really talented and speaks Korean fluently has a chance of gaining a following as a solo artist.