Korean Men’s Association, the same one who flipped out about “You’re My Pet” (must have been a double whammy for them: it originated from Japan and was about a male pet), recently petitioned against Baek Ji Young‘s “Good Boy“, saying it degrades men.
The Korean Men’s Association claim that Baek Ji Young’s “Good Boy” has a theme of an older woman dominating a younger man and it is degrading because it makes it seem like a relationship between a dog and its owner. They requested for a ban of circulation.
Surely this has to be a troll organization, right?
They have a problem with the lyrics of a song talking about an older woman using a younger man, but where’s this outcry in reality for the vice versa situation?
They continued to say, “The song expressed a man going against a woman’s wishes as ‘barking about,’ or ‘biting his owner.’ The music video actually has dogs in it, as if it is trying to tell the audience that men should be tamed and trained like dogs.”
Well, to be fair, that sounds like TEEN TOP‘s Chunji‘s ideal relationship.
Part of the lyrics from “Good Boy” entail, “Aren’t you past puberty? This is so immature. Stop barking about / You’re like a piece of ice under my feet, I’m getting tired of this now / Huh… I treat you well and this is how you repay your master?”
Regarding this, the Korean Men’s Association stated, “Men might have that fantasy of dating older women but normal, healthy men will definitely feel serious discomfort at this song.”
You know, in a vacuum, I don’t have a problem with groups like this for the same reason I don’t have a problem with rights organizations for white people in America. Hypothetically, the point of these groups is supposed to be about protecting people against injustice, much like what unions are supposed to do for workers.
Unfortunately, the stark reality is that most of the groups like these that represent the power structure (male in Korea, white in America, whatever it is) end up coming off like elitists and supremacists more than anything else. While the goal is supposed to be protecting people against injustice, these groups ironically seem to end up advocating injustice against all other groups except them instead.
That’s their twisted version of protecting themselves and I don’t think it needs to be stated how ridiculous and pathetic it makes them appear.