Idol: *takes time out of their booked schedule of meeting fans, practicing dances until they almost collapse, driving from place to place, etc, to study english for no other reason than to cater to english speaking fans* International fan: “lol he said ‘her’ funny”
I’m going to pretend the ostrich and the little fox thing from Dashidorawa are friends.
There is probably a little “pets for Kpop videos” shelter or zoo somewhere in Seoul.
Mostly filled with dogs and cats, the occasional other animal. Then one day that Ostrich shows up and the other animals just go: ok, what group is completely over the top and crazy enough to get an Ostrich? And it’s like they just KNOW that this one is on Block B.
I just watched King of Ratings with got7 and all I really got from it is that BamBam is even more adorable than I thought, Mark is apparently totally fearless when it comes to his flips and Jackson is not only a shameless flirt but apparently totally down with filming porn…
i’ve been thinking about all those posts about “we need female heroes who do girly things”/”why is the female hero always such a tomboy” and then the response posts that are like “uhhh actually we don’t really have any really masculine female heroes either” so i was trying to figure it out—what do we have, exactly?
and really what we get is women who eschew “girly” things while still managing to look like society’s ideal woman. they would never touch eyeliner (they’re too busy with Important Things), but their eyeliner is immaculate. they have a huge, varied wardrobe, but wouldn’t be caught dead actually shopping for clothes. and it reminds me of the expectation that women must be effortlessly beautiful. don’t wear makeup or you’ll seem self-absorbed—but god forbid you look like you’re not wearing makeup. it’s interesting to me, that the impossibilities imposed on female characters are the same ones imposed on real women.
Almost no one was upset that the girl was blonde or white.
People were legitimately upset because she was grossly objectified and the whole camera work and editing was a prime example of male gaze and was simply gross. And if you honestly can’t see whats wrong with a women being treated like a piece of meat I weep for you.
And that point still stands. It is great and I am glad that the mv had nothing to do with that - but that makes the gross teaser even more unnecessary.
imagine VIXX getting home from a concert one day and all of the members corner Ken. ”Remember your aegyo at the concert today, Ken?” they all ask in a loving tone. They proceed to promptly BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF HIM.
I take it none of the black people they’ll be hanging out with are, like, Donald Glover or Lupita Nyong’o or Eserpanza Spalding or Jessica Williams or something.
that would probably work against the “let’s make this a stupid and stereotyped and prejudiced as we can”-premise of the show…
u’re talking bangtan, right? how MESSY is that preview for their show? HOW FUCKING MESSY?!
i’m always so amazing by ppl who claim to love and respect hip-hop but r only interested in projecting one part of the black experience because they so desperately want to be ~*HOOD*~. no wonder rappers like common and kanye west struggled so much at the start of their careers—-they werent gangsta rappers and the industry had no idea what to make of them. things have changed stateside but i stg kpop stay stuck in 1999.
i’ll NEVER understand the korean music industry’s narrow view of what hip-hop should look/sound like. at least in the japanese industry we get acts like charisma.com and FEMM who dapple in the genre but invest very much in making their own identities without straight lifting from existing artists.
see also the treatment of black women where this imitation goes. WHY don’t we see black women in ~*hip-hop concept*~ kpop videos? and when we DO we get shit like skull’s ridiculous attempt to seem ~*down*~ i could write for DAAAAAAAAAYS on that shit, ugh omg.
i’ll NEVER get over big bang going to film MVs in one of the blackest neighborhoods in NYC and legit importing white/white passing asian girls to play their love interests. how much of this is them or YG i dont kno. but as individuals, this why TOP’s interpretation of rap music will always supersede GD and taeyang. he GETS IT—-he totally fucking gets it.
i’m gonna give bangtan’s new show a try but i KNO i’ll be stepping on toes because i plan to call out whatever fuckery is bound to happen.
Reblog for the commentary because my own understanding of hip-hop culture is way to superficial to even be able to make those points.
As someone pointed out to me: It is probably way too much to hope for that they’d go into the direction of actually subverting tropes and dismantling that narrow view - but I am not getting my hopes up.
there is nothing we, collectively, as the star trek fandom, could do or put here on tumblr that would in any way surprise william shatner, because i mean this is a fandom in which somebody cosplayed a giant vulcan penis and did an interpretive dance while in the costume and this happened decades before tumblr began tumbling. i think the real question here is, can tumblr handle william shatner
wow, they just sentenced someone to jail with NO EVIDENCE on the account of one single cop and even said that “letting him go free wouldn’t have sent an impaction warning message”. All in public, on record! Are you fucking kidding me?
Because apparently being a dedicated left-wing politics supporter and demonstrating for your rights and against war is crime enough…
as far as I know it didn’t? He told people off on IG for hacking stuff earlier though. and later posted Donghae’s message for him about DH’s new account, and some people took that as proof he got hacked but that is indeed DH’s new account and Eunhyuk posted the same thing.