IU recently made a mistake in Japan on Fuji TV‘s “Mezamashi TV“, but instead of being criticized for it, people said it was cute.
The singer was originally scheduled to sing four songs, including the Japanese version of “You & I“, and give a final commentary before returning for an encore song, should the fans request it. Unfortunately for IU, she had to sing and dance in the heat, and by the end of her performance, she had completely forgotten her closing commentary.
She stated instead, “My head’s gone a bit weird because it’s so hot. I had a commentary specially prepared… This song is my last song. I’m supposed to leave now… I’ll go now.”
IU then hinted to the crowd that she also had an encore song prepared by shouting as she left the stage, “I want to hear you all say encore! Encore! Encore!”
So basically, she fucked up, yet managed to salvage everything by being adorable.
So everything is cool, right? I mean, who gives a shit? It was, after all, quite cute.
Well, one commenter at allkpop (the top rated one, mind you) wasn’t having ANY of that IU shit:
Cliffs: “OMG IU GET AWAY WIT EVERYTING CUZ SHE COOT SO MEDIA BIAS WHY MEAN TO OPPAR FUCK IU HYPOCRITES DOUBLE STANDARDS BIAS!”
Well … yeah.
1) Attractive people get away with shit ugly people don’t. Welcome to life. Bet you wouldn’t like oppar as much if he looked like Steve Buscemi, so give up the act, shitface.
2) Young people get away with shit that older people don’t. Peeing in your dad’s face while he’s changing your diaper when you’re three months old is HILARIOUS for story time later. Peeing in your dad’s face when you’re 25 will probably get you killed … or if not then you just found out your dad likes instinctual golden showers and there are far more issues to deal with here.
3) If all celebrities should be treated the same, then shouldn’t we be going in the opposite direction here? Instead of whining that the media/netizens aren’t fucking blasting IU like they do to other idols who fuck up, why not … hell I don’t know … NOT GIVE A FUCK WHEN OTHER IDOLS MAKE SUPERFICIAL MISTAKES TOO?!
Unless it’s Super Junior‘s Shindong, then it’s okay.