Hyosung did her ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and it was a normal thing. I watched it on Instagram hours before an article was written on it and didn’t think anything of it. But people found shit to get mad about, because she was wearing a white shirt and black bra, which meant she was an attention-whoring slut and didn’t care about ALS and *RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE*.
1. [+985, -34] Seems she did it on purpose
2. [+952, -64] This is honestly wrong. Wearing a black bra under a white t-shirt! It’s obvious what her intentions are. What a disappointment. This was started with good intentions overseas and all of our celebrities are hopping on board, please don’t distort the meaning of the challenge. Jun Hyosung, please realize how wrong this is.
3. [+917, -37] Obvious what her intentions are
4. [+82, -5] Was this on purpose? It doesn’t seem genuine.. I never took her for this type of person
5. [+81, -5] It’s because of kids like you that Lee Kyun is mad!!!!!!!!
6. [+80, -5] Obviously on purpose. Everyone knows what happens when you get water poured over you in a white t-shirt. Is she really trying to promote herself through this cause… What a disappointment, should’ve known with the Ilbe controversy.
7. [+70, -3] What a sly fox
8. [+69, -2] Every woman knows what happens when your white t-shirt gets white, especially with a black bra underneath…
Not to worry though, this wasn’t just about Korean reaction, one glance at the comments on Netizen Buzz (or anywhere else) and you can see idiots from everywhere chiming in and being dumbfucks.
This echoes other tryhard contrarians on this issue like Lee Kyun, who whines that they aren’t doing it “the right way” or whatever. Or Nichkhun, who tries to moralize via a tweet but fails to even mention ALS (way to go!). And everybody from random assholes on YouTube to the Los Angeles Times to Slate (so edgy!) have written pieces against it for one reason or another.
Here’s the thing: they’re all fucking wrong. Like terribly wrong.
For Hyosung’s case, it’s easy.
1) I’m not convinced she actually did this on purpose. I like Hyosung, but … um … I don’t think she’s gonna be splitting the atom.
2) She does mention ALS in her Instagram post on the side, which means she has already done better than Dickkhun.
But those two respectability justifications DON’T EVEN MATTER.
3) Even if she did it for attention … she did her job.
Yes, that’s right.
I’m tired of people bagging on this charitable cause because they think they’re bringing some new viewpoint to something that’s being bandwagoned and popularized. You’re not bringing anything new, every cynical asshole has had similar thoughts (look at me, I’m in that category), but some of us can recognize when things are having an undoubtedly positive effect and either join in (donate here, even I did) or shut the fuck up.
Look, I get it. We’re on the Internet a bunch and we see it going around all the time. For that reason, as I said, I’m not covering every single one like others because it gets fatiguing. But you know what? As I also said, on the list of fucking hardships that I have to go through, NOT watching somebody dumping ice water over their head and ignoring it in my Twitter timeline and/or RSS feed is a minor thing compared to say … this:
“People are getting frustrated about seeing the ALS Ice Bucket challenge, and that’s fine, that’s fine, that means our awareness is working. It wouldn’t be successful if we weren’t irritating a few people, right? I promise your news feed will go back to cat videos and ‘Let It Go’ covers. But right now the ALS community has the main spotlight, and for once in my entire life I’ve seen it in the forefront.”
“This is the first successful advocacy that we’ve ever really, really, really had, and I am so, so, so grateful. You have no idea how every single challenge makes me feel. Lifts my spirits, lifts every single ALS patient’s spirits. You’re really truly making a difference. We’re so, so, so grateful.”
So considering the wider picture then, for all you “special flower” concern trolls, what exactly do you claim matters? ALS, right? Well, deal with the fact that you have no point then.
“ALS and the people are what matter, not celebs!”
Except the people affected by ALS love this thing, and the people supporting them are the primary people leading the charge.
So if they’re fine with it, and people with ALS are participating themselves, then what the fuck are you griping about, exactly? Who are you defending? Or is it just a chance to shit on charity (that’s what you’re doing) cause it’s popular so you can feel like a special flower?
Who’s being selfish now?
“But people aren’t donating! They’re just being silly!”
The $42 million raised that’s growing daily says otherwise.
“But people are only attention whoring/bandwagoning!”
Yes, that’s exactly what the creators of this thing wanted.
THEY WANTED CELEBRITIES TO ATTENTION WHORE
How do you think this caught on in Korea, for example? Cause they started it or cause a bunch of American celebrities bandwagoned this and all your unnirs and oppars who love said American celebrities started doing it as well?
The fact that you’re annoyed by this is evidence that it’s done its job extraordinarily well. Humans are social creatures, we like to be social with each other. That’s why this type of shit works and doing nothing but bitching about how “people should just donate” doesn’t.
“Other charities are losing money because of this!”
No, there’s minimal opportunity cost. People aren’t choosing between this and cancer or starving children or whatever. Most people, including me, weren’t considering doing this before, but now we are/did.
This isn’t an argument unless you think literally millions of people were sitting around before this thinking about how to donate for ALS. If you are arguing that, then may I recommend lobotomy?
“But they’re wasting water!”
Yeah, an insignificant amount. Like percents of a percent.
Indeed, there are many ways to look at the math. If it’s 5 million gallons of water wasted so far in three weeks, that’s a tiny amount compared to the 320 gallons of water used by an American household per day. Then, given 117,538,000 households according to the last census, that’s 37,612,160,000 gallons used in one day. Five million out of more than 37.5 billion gallons equals about .01 percent.
The executive director of the Soil And Water Conservation Society says concern trolls should look elsewhere to help conservation, like leaky faucets (seriously). The information officer for the California Department Of Water Resources says people should worry more about their fucking lawns. The Environmental Protection Agency also gave their support to the challenge. And a gaggle of other people in charge of conservation agree, basically saying it’s not a problem because it’s not a meaningful amount of water being “wasted”.
But you know better than them about conservation, I guess. Keep beating your dick.
So in conclusion, please just shut the fuck up.
You don’t like it? Wonderful. Plug your mouth with a log of your own shit then, because you have no logical rebuttal at this point and you’re humiliating yourself.