10:43 pm - 02/29/2012

K-POP or KKK-POP? Covert Anti-Black Music Scene Sweeping America

2011 saw an expansion of the music industry into once completely unknown generes. K-Pop, as its been labelled by its stans, has literally exploded all over the scene. Supposively catchy tunes, dazzling stage costumes and precise choreography invaded our eardrums and brains at a rapid pace. But after seeing these Korean names on theatre marquees or even the Billboard charts, do we really know what they're here for? What is the message Korea is trying to convay to us? What do they stand for??

It takes just a quick Google search to uncover some shocking racially offensive incidents these companies work so hard to mask from the public. Sordid histories full of black face, racial slurs and other forms of negative anti-Black stereotypes have plagued the Korean music industry. Yet with the current Asian invasion, the severity of these moments has been smoothed over by the puppet-masters behind these acts and their rabid fans alike, in order to provide a safe passage from East to West. And right into our wallets. Before you purchase a K-Pop album, you might as well save your time (and your ears) and just make a direct deposit into the bank account of the KKK.

A sad pattern has developed surrounding two of the industry's biggest groups; SNSD and Big Bang. Both groups somehow remain hovering at the top of music scene even with the racially-charged odds stacked against them. The girl group SNSD are notorious repeat offenders, crossing offensive boundaries with derogatory exclamations and even stereotypical impersonations. 

Big Bang has also been caught in the crossfires of for their racist moves against Blacks, much to the disgust of the general public. These include blackface, dropping the n-word, and cultural appropriation. Lead vocalist Taeyang even went so far as to do an entire music video dressed in what appears to be Omarion cosplay, bad tan, cornrows, wifebeater and all.

Girls' Generation members Yuri and Hyoyeon happily participating in a grotesque racist parody (the comedienne in the centre is in BLACKFACE) :

Girls' Generation member Yuri shows off one of her famous imitations mocking stereotypical "black" behavior on national television, fellow group member Sunny also laughs boisterously at the racist impersonation :

One doesn't even have to mention the infamous story about Girls' Generation's leader Taeyeon saying alicia keys is "pretty -- for a black girl".

Gikwang of K-Pop group BEAST/B2ST in FULL BLACKFACE eating some damn WATERMELON :

G-Dragon of BIG BANG does an alleged "tribute" to his favorite black artist Andre 3000 -- WITH BLACKFACE :

SOL (Taeyang) of the group BIG BANG uses the N-WORD on a social networking site :

V.I (Seungri) from BIG BANG is well known for saying he's glad he didn't encounter an African American in America, or he would've been SHOT.

The "My Girl" music video by BIG BANG's Taeyang is a MODERN DAY MINSTREL SHOW:

"Singer" Brian Joo does a racist impersonation of BLACK WOMEN ON NATIONAL TELEVISION:

Gag Group Super Junior laughing and playing along in a RACIST, ABLEIST imitation of Stevie Wonder, with malleged comedian Boom in BLACKFACE :

And Last but not least, plus sized girl group Bubble Sisters uses BLACKFACE AS THEIR SELLING POINT!

Written entirely by ME, Tay Symone (ifuaskedmeto).
Video source: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4
beatlesluv 1st-Mar-2012 04:34 am (UTC)
No, there is a simple explanation for this:

They are racists, pieces of shit and they need to GTFO.
eveluvden 1st-Mar-2012 06:19 am (UTC)
beatlesluv 1st-Mar-2012 02:30 pm (UTC)
gjee 1st-Mar-2012 02:55 pm (UTC)
i think its sort of unfair to say ALL of them are racist though. like taeyang who is mentioned in the post for saying the N word didn't say it in a negatively way (i think). i mean they're always praising black people, and consider them so talented, they always want to "dance like usher, sing like beyonce", etc.

they should know the whole blackface thing is dumb though, which is why they apologized for it. i just don't get why they would mock black people at all when they praise them so much as well?
beatlesluv 1st-Mar-2012 03:56 pm (UTC)
What I mean is the people involving themselves in this come off as racist to me. I just don't see any reason why anyone would do this unless they find themselves to have that ideology. Someone interviewed in the program commented something about how black people don't eat watermelon like that, they eat/are "like animals." But perhaps you know more about their way of thinking/motivations then me. I can't say I'm an expert on K-POP, I only know I'm deeply offended by this.

I don't know the answer to that question either. What is the point of saying sorry when you're continuing to mock and create/support stereotypes. IDGI either.
gjee 1st-Mar-2012 04:31 pm (UTC)
ugh i saw the watermelon thing after i already wrote to you. thats just such a disgusting to say. someone wrote to me about how korea is just overtly racist while people in the US are more subtler about it and i think its very true. asians are made fun of daily here, not to the point of blackface, but are still made fun of on tv but so many ppl don't see anything wrong with that.

basically, IDGI period.

/random but also since we were talking about the billy crystal blackface too - another reason why ppl should have been upset by it is what would other countries think of blackface in america today? like what are koreans supposed to think when they get criticized for blackface but then hear it happened during the oscars and no one cared? can't believe blackface is still going on .
beatlesluv 1st-Mar-2012 05:53 pm (UTC)
Yea it was extremely offensive :/ I think with Korea - in regards to people who are racist, (I hate to paint everyone with the same brush), you KNOW when they're racist, they don't seem to hide it. In US it's like some people are covert about it, and sometimes you see the big examples.


There is no accountability here. In some ways, someone could argue that they're led to believe it's OK. And that in itself is disturbing (a follow the leader kind of culture/ideology), but it does make me disgusted that nothing was really said/done in a major way about Billy Crystal. He is an ignorant, and stupid individual.
scotchsour 1st-Mar-2012 11:52 pm (UTC)
Billy Crystal? I don't watch the Oscars, what happened?
beatlesluv 2nd-Mar-2012 12:45 am (UTC)

Opening act, he performed in BLACK FACE


He said - after Octavia won the oscar - "After I watched the help, I wanted to hug the first black woman I saw...which in Beverly hills means it's 45 minutes away..." And he's CLEARLY referring to Compton, California, which IS 45 minutes drive from Beverly Hills. Think of all the implications he's making there. SMH

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