Hara's suicide attempt really does remind me how much people underestimate online harassment and bullying; legitimate and unbridled, repetitive hatred towards a person by a mob of people that will lead them to develop complexes about themselves that manifest as actual mental hardship. It upset me to think about as someone who's been harassed by a slew of people at once, to think of Hara's psychological state as she read comments blaming her for her ex boyfriends abuse broke my heart. It's often underestimated how brutal online harassment has become in the digital age, calling online harassers cowards, without realizing that hate comments can easily take a toll on a person with a vulnerable mental state. In this case, Hara, an abused woman, who already blamed herself for her ex's abuse, was negatively reinforced by online posts to continuously blame herself for his abuse. when I was an eating disordered newbie kpop fan I used to not like hara because I envied her and because she was "skinny", but as I outgrew that and I looked into the type of person she was, I felt bad for judging her based on the way she looked out of my own insecurity. she and jiyoung were shamed for something they said to two dickbag MCs on a show long before the incident with her abusive ex boyfriend. I applaud her for standing up for herself, and I was horrified by the reactions to her not standing for abuse any longer. I only can imagine what her ex did to her combined with the hate comments and god knows what else have put her in a mental state detrimental enough to drive her to suicide. I hope she recovers and is able to help overcome the pain this has caused her.
NCT should've been subunits, the group is even larger than loona and I can't keep track of them all, the only ones I really know are Lucas, Taeyong, Ten, Jaehyun, Yuta, Winwin, Johnny, and Mark. The preferential treatment of certain members over others is pretty obvious too. Are they going to keep adding more members? I've lost track of how many they've added. I'm afraid it might end up like another EXO situation with winwin, SM doesn't have a great history with treatment of their male Chinese idols
them continually targeting him is killing me, he's probs my new fav English dub male voice at this point, and he doesn't deserve this. They just hate him because of the bathroom video and feel they can continuously use it against him, they keep falling for his continuous trolling, for people who proclaim to not be easily triggered, Vic's fans really can't detect that his banter is to purposely rile them up.
wooow this guy is obsessed with spamming the tag, is that a fake account
"stop milking the subject for money" Lickers, y'all gotta stop projecting. Milking the subject for money… that's what your livestreaming scammer boi is doing, not us. Nobody is requesting money except Rackets, dumbasses. And you guys continue to fall for it.
TUG doesn't get the joke. DC is the dad of anime voice actors to me, I love this man. He's so filled the the brim with snirk. He gives no fucks. He says what he wants. People keep trying to piss him off and he just fires back with wit. And frankly, why should he? As long as people hold stupid shit over his head, he should be able to keep mocking them, and he does so beautifully.
I don't think that there might be a ring involved, but at least a small group of abusers, I doubt everyone who worked on these shows was abusive but there were probably quite a few who were. I am hoping someone calls him out openly by going to a new outlet, like the two women who came out against John K did.
The real kicker is the "REAL ARTISTS" comment. pristin wrote a bunch of their own songs too, or did they forget that? these groups should not be pitted against one another when they were all under the same awful management company, Pledis's mismanagement has helped kill multiple groups and artists
seeing this happen with niche nerd media depresses me deeply. I've never been more ashamed to be a "nerdy" girl than now, because nerdom is now so populated by hateful rhetoric that I can't make one move without running into a shit spewing alt righter. I would've liked to think that most animanga, game, and comics fans were normal people. Until gamergate that seemed to be the case. The uptake in indoctrination and hateful rhetoric using niche media is startling, particularly the fact that they aim it at young teens. Some probably aren't doing it by will at this point, some of them have merely been made into propaganda type machines to espouse rhetoric. But there's still plenty of people behind the scenes who are intentionally doing this and it disgusts me, who want to convert kids to these mannerisms. Antisocial, often bullied, young kids. i have been through the extremist wringer myself and I can't say that it didn't ruin years of my life to cling so desperately to a hurtful rhetoric, which is why I really don't want to hate some of these people, the young kids, as much as I do. It is the adults like Rekieta who openly scream "freeze peaches" at the top of their lungs, people who are old enough to be parents or are parents, god forbid, that petty manchild has FIVE, who anger me, because they're passing hatred to a new generation of children. And while children with a hateful parent can distance themselves from their parent and their hateful rhetoric, it will psychologically scar them to grow up with that hatred being ingrained in them. i really feel horrific for all the underage teens and kids who get indoctrinated into alt right bigot rhetoric over the internet because they're often too young and volatile to be able to identify what a poor choice they're making. I know many of them end up regretting it later, it's those who never outgrow it and become the new mouthpieces for hatemongering that worry me.
I think there was other behind the scenes stuff going on with pristin besides Kyla. Xiyeon had some kind of injury, and the other girls were apologizing to fans for not having comebacks and vlives, in korean & english, its probably a combination of pledis's shitty mismanagement and possible infighting since there's so many members im kind of hoping that one of them might spill tea on the incident. Kyla ain't happy about being blamed
Am curious to see whether Rekieta will attach himself to something else when this is all over, whether he'll keep milking this, or will fade into obscurity. He is certainly a cow and a half so I can't imagine he'll shrink from the spotlight quietly
he might actually lose subscribers defending Jared because almost nobody is defending Jared at this point. even if Felix is phoning it in and knows nothing about the drama outside of superficialities he should know better than to take such an unpopular stance on the argument because it will blow back in his face later, nobody likes it when u defend creeps dude esp when there's overwhelming proof said guy is a creep and you conveniently choose to refute it
my friend told me that chick fila allegedly gives some of their money to gay conversion therapy so I really want to stop eating there but I keep eating there… I haven't really looked up if there's any evidence to corroborate this, though, I'm wondering if it was just something that my friend heard on tumblr or something