DKDKTV are YouTubers whose channel seems to primarily revolve around reacting to K-pop music videos and other stuff in that realm. I was linked to a recent video by them about Taeyeon‘s “Fine,” which they didn’t like, calling it “cliche” and “lazy”. That’s remarkable in itself since reactors rarely are that forward in criticism, but mainly it was amusing to see K-pop fans predictably show why react channels aren’t honest.
As somebody who has posted a review of that effort and also didn’t enjoy it, how stans reacted was rather predictable.
So in short, they need to apologize for insulting Taeyeon and the staff, they are the reason “Koreans don’t appreciate talent”, and most importantly liking TWICE‘s “Knock Knock” instead makes them disgusting.
There’s currently a negative like/dislike ratio, and in their reply in the comments, they seemed a bit confused.
Yup, that’s the K-pop fandom for you.
Fans do this all the time, of course, but I’m writing about this instance because it’s something I’ve wanted to find a way to work in on the site anyway. Like this basically shows exactly why the throng of K-pop reactors do nothing but dickride everything released and rarely serve up any real criticism. To me, that’s why most of the reaction channels are utterly useless. After all, what’s the point when you basically know going into it what the reaction will be and knowing that they’re probably faking it? Might as well stay in the fandom bubble on Twitter or OneHallyu or something and get your jollies that way, because at least then you don’t have some annoying idiots yelling at you on video.
This carries over into other realms of YouTube as well, with YouTubers seemingly randomly mentioning popular groups or asking about K-pop or making a vid about it just to get views or attention, pretending to give a fuck so fandoms who crave recognition by anybody with a public voice flock to their channel and praise them. It’s so transparent to me.
Anyway, back to DKDKTV, I’ll just say I’m glad they’re apparently willing to give their honest opinion if they dislike something and hope they don’t stop doing that. The fact that just giving your personal thoughts on a subjective piece of work can have people flipping out at them is honestly just sad and says a lot about how the K-pop fandom usually operates.
Wait no, one of them liked Lovelyz‘s “WoW“ … THEY ARE FUCKING DISGUSTING AND HAVE NO TASTE! DO YOU ONLY LIKE BUTTPLUGS? FUCKING DISGUSTING DEGENERATES!!! STOP MAKING VIDEOS AND APOLOGIZE! KOREANS DON’T KNOW GOOD MUSIC!