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I swear some people like to deny that companies have favouritisms. We know it, they know it, the whole world knows it. It's obvious. In this situation, the artist's is having to face this issue by themselves because this company chooses when and how to help when convenient. God forbid If this was their precious G-Dragon it would have been a different response 🙄
Exactly, didn't want to say anything but there are some random topics. Most of the things said on here are just discussing anything kpop in general and not discussing unpopular opinions, lol but anywho I don't wanna derail this any further And I do agree with this too, people are quite sensitive
Oh there's no doubt that they knew, with the vids on yt about them warning Seungri, they for sure knew about it (or at least knew the outline). I would be happy knowing that they did all they could to help him etc than just leave him to do what he was doing (if that's the case they're more of an enabler and should be questioned also). Even though the rest of BigBang are responsible for him (as it also affects them as a group) but aren't at the same time, he's his own individual, there's only so much you can do for a person. He's not a baby, he's a grown man, so I would never get why people are still defending him, he knew what he was doing. Edit: I would much like for them to continue as OT4, since I really do like BigBang's music. Seungri didn't really add anything spectacular to the group anyway so it's not a complete loss.
Lol I don't think you understood what I was saying, Along the lines I basically said what you just said. I was talking about if people don't use it as a concept. Example, If a person was taught the history of how braids came to be and was taught the techniques etc and they seemed interested and well educated and then had their hair braided afterwards, without associating it with any "imitation" (and there are some people like this) then I don't think that's cultural appropriation. If they use it in a hip hop concept like you said then that's a problem. Edit: And as I said, it's just a hairstyle, as long as you're not disrespectful.
I agree about it being unecessary for someone to be mad at an individual for not saying the word, with the urge thing...lol idk, replacing nigga with ninja...I don't mind it as long as they're not saying the word. But it depends on the person's intentions, which can or can't be clear at times. That topic is a bit of a sticky one. I would have to say about kpop using black culture as costumes, specifically black American culture...are we actually surprised here? Here's an unpopular opinion, wearing braids (and I mean box braids/single plaits) or dreads isn't cultural appropriating or using black people as costumes, it looks weird af on non-blacks most of the time, but i wouldn't go as far as to say it's cultural appropriation (or racist lol). It's just a hairstyle. BUT, if you wear that hairstyle to portray a concept or mock and imitate a certain group, that's when it becomes unacceptable.
Some *good vocal coaches would be nice. That's one of a few faults I have with them. It's not good that their rap line and choreograpgy is up there but their vocal line are not matching (Jimin especially, I couldn't listen to his line in Boy With Luv, too damn high pitched with the auto tune and I know he can do better than that)
Ngl, if she had that hairstyle when performing overseas, they'll defo be mixed reviews and judging from the black kpop reactors, there's gonna be more people that don't mind it (or love it) than those that do. That's why I try not to speak too much because I kinda do mind but Idgaf at the same time. Besides, that company is a fan of appropriating black culture (to an extent).