So in case you haven’t heard yet, 2NE1‘s “I Love You” was played on BBC Radio 1, which allkpop gleefully pointed out.
Earlier today, 2NE1‘s newest hit single “I Love You” was heard playing on the radio airwaves in England through British national radio station ‘BBC Radio 1‘.
Although the song is in Korean, the English radio station played the track through their radio show “#R1Review Show with Edith“.
The BBC Radio 1 Official Facebook page recently put up a poll asking listeners, “What track do you love the most on tonight’s #R1Review Show with Edith?” As of this writing, 2NE1 was leading the poll.
Once again, winning a poll represents nothing about their overseas popularity and everything about how K-pop fandoms will spam polls and other meaningless shit because they think it’ll give them market penetration.
Anyway, you know what the article fails to mention? The song sort of got fucking blasted.
It was introduced by Peter Robinson, who obviously loves the song and the group since it was his “Blogger’s Choice” or whatever.
However, most of the exchanges weren’t so kind.
On their connection with will.i.am:
“No, not will.i.am!”
“Thing about will.i.am, right? Is he does two good songs every 18 months, and that is, that is his thing.”
Exactly. Fuck that. I don’t get it.
I like 2NE1 far more than I like will.i.am, especially since he’s been on this tip where he thinks he’s some fucking social/cultural/political guru and that I give a shit about what he feels on the issues.
After the song finishes playing, a review of the track presented begins around 34:45.
“I think it’s super cool to bring in a K-pop track … but I will never have a listen to that again.”
“The attitude I appreciate, but I can’t give anybody any credit for producing any music like that … it’s like building a house out of Lego.”
Well then. That went swimmingly.
As one would expect, 2NE1 fans got to reacting logically and reasonably to this analysis.
And herein lies the hypocrisy of one of the greatest complaints from K-pop fans.
They have an intense hatred and disdain for everything Western pop, but if you express an opinion about a K-pop song that isn’t glowingly positive, then you are automatically close-minded, ignorant, and racist. So who is being bigoted again?
While I’ll be the first to admit that there are complicated biases against Asian artists in the West, jumping to conclusions and using the race card or the xenophobic card or anything of the sort at EVERY FUCKING TURN does nothing to advance the cause or the movement. And that goes for just about everything in the world.
Note to K-pop fans: GET OVER YOURSELF.
This shit is why I love K-pop and hate everything that fucking comes with it. And whether you like it or not, the more reactions K-pop fans have like this, the more random people will be exposed to the psychotic idiocy that comes along with the fandom. Guess what? The end result isn’t going to be positive.
Hint: You know how Beliebers are widely mocked in the West? Psst … that’s you.