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As a Swede, I have to add that jokes similar to the ones PDP makes would not be accepted in majority of cases in Swedish society. Such jokes are mostly made by men flirting with, or part of right-wing communities and the "anti-PC" communities rampant among Swedish internet forums( like r/sweden or Reddit-like communities). Sweden is not the "political correct" "has no problem with racism or inequality" country some here seem to think, it has a widespread issue with populism and xenophobia, as do most European countries nowadays. Him being Swedish does not isolate him or excuse him from shitty, insensitive jokes and producing content flirting with internet communities linked to radicalizing young men. Swedish people are not ignorant about Jordan Peterson and the like, they are usually at least to some part up to date with American politics and popular culture, and Jordan Peterson was even on one of Sweden's most popular talk-shows "Skavlan". Him being the internet personality he is, would also make him more educated on who these right-wing personalities he followed are and how they are perceived by others.
And to add to the facts on forced strerilization: Sweden did not lift its law on the forced sterilization of trans people until 2013. If trans people wanted to juridically or medically reassign their sex, they had to, by law, be sterilized for the duration of 1972-2013. Sweden has a deeply flawed history when regarding the treatment of minorities, even if they mostly didn't take part in things like colonisation and slave-trade. (fun fact: jews weren't allowed to be part of the higher ranks in the Swedish army until 1951, and a lot of Swedish society sided with the Germans in the war)
I have to be honest and say this hit me pretty hard. I was never a superultrahuge fan of neither Shinee nor Jonghyun, apart from a small Shinee phase when I first got into k-pop. Nonetheless, it's just so hard to just imagine someone you knew of and could have acess to via a screen just disappearing from earth. Jonghyun was so young, and this is so unfair. It's also served as a personal wake-up call - he's still attributing a positive force.
I have nothing against people who say things like that, hell, I say it myself lol. But I've just found it more fake than before, like it's him trying to be relatable. I still watch his videos because I like that humour, but there's something about the whole facade that just doesn't feel genuine to me.
What do people think of them now? Imo Daniel has startd pandering to his audience immensely since he switch his name. Also seems done with a lot of his fandom, like the phan people. The whole "lmao kill me, lol i hate myself, i havw no friends" seems so teenish. Not something an almost 30 year old says.
As a daughter of a university professor who goes on business trips frequently, what mimei has done is nothing unusual. I'm actually surprised someone takes offense to this and thinks of her poorly because of it? This is a norm in businesses, employees a lot of the time take vacation before/after their business is done in a certain place. The company/university doesn't pay for travelling and accommodation for family nor the private time spent, so I really don't understand the issue.
I actually think her latest bday seems more fun than the bday party last year. I would way prefer being with the person I love the most over being pampered extensively by people expecting similar treatment back.
Ever since I saw this thread blow up with allegations of Shine and seeing you all get possibly manipulated I've been wanting to say this. Ever since this incident I've started to seriously dislike this website, your credibilty has went down the drain for me. So this will be last thing I probably post here.
I love Martina. She's so inspiring. This really did give me inspiration to do more stuff apart from some of the pain I experience (even though it's not even close to the pain Martina experiences). It also made me close to tears, gave me a realisation as to why I should judge people less. If they're not hurting anyone anddo whatever makes them happy why should I judge them?
I have to agree with some others and say that I don't think they have presented any evidence to make their stories feasible thus far. We unfortunately can't assume people on the internet speak the truth, and false sexual harrasment claims are not unknown (look up Seo Jisoo's case for example) I will personally not pick any sides until further evidence is presented.
I personally don't get why people are so upset about the video when they said multiple times that was their personal experience. I feel lile people often can't handle hearing negative opinions on their country... unless they're ones saying it. I too, am someone who prefers Japan over Korea, my friend prefers Korea over Japan. Somehow, we go on with our lives and like each other just fine. It's amazing how we do it, really!