30 Day K-Pop Challenge - Day 13: A k-pop group you dislike and why
Chocolat is a group I dislike because their voices sound nasally and whiny, and their company forces them to do overtly sexual dances while wearing skimpy outfits despite the fact that some of the members are only 14 years old. The fact that they were also marketed with all the stress being on their half-white members seemed to be added pressure to like them in order to not seem racist. You may disagree with me, and I do concede that a lot of it is not their fault, but I cannot support a group marketed that way. If people reward companies that market artists in that way than groups will continue to market underage girls as sex objects rather than talented singers and I won’t stand for it. *Rant Over*
30 Day K-Pop Challenge - Day 12: The very first k-pop song you’ve ever heard
비 - Rain Is Coming
The year was 2006. Stephen Colbert and Rain were having a feud over who was more influential, and my stepfather and I were trying to figure out what the big deal was. This didn’t get me hooked on K-Pop, but it was my first impression of it.
30 Day K-Pop Challenge - Day 7: A k-pop song that makes you cry
This technically isn’t “K-Pop,” but it is a Korean song that comes from a popular artist in Korea so there. Whether or not you understand all the lyrics, you can feel the emotion in the song. Especially after you read his story (I know it’s lengthy, but it’s definitely worth the read! Soooo moving). This man was the victim of the most brutal example of cyber bullying I’ve ever heard of, and I’m surprised he came through the other side. You know it’s bad when Ashton Kutcher tweets to tell people to stop, and he didn’t even know the guy.