I wasn’t going to really say anything and drop it. However I’ve seen some commentary that seemed confused to why he felt like he needed to make an apology for his actions on the “100 points out of 100
” show. Some even say it’s stupid or ridiculous. (I can’t say I’m preaching to the choir or tweeting to my followers either, because I saw what I saw)
He did the right thing, he owned up to his actions like the decent guy he is and showed some respect and showed he actually cared and took to his twitter to say what he said.
No offense, but if you are not
a black person, you can’t say he didn’t have anything to apology for. Fellow fans, I love you, but some things you just think about a little deeper before you judge.
Sometimes for AA women and girls, Kpop is an abusive
boyfriend we continue to love and support after being slapped around time and time again.
Add that to the general stigma that we share with even native kpop listeners, that we aren't thin enough or have the right appearance to be attractive to the people like the ones who sing these songs.
Slightly his defense, I’m not calling Brian a racist; I think other people like me aren’t saying that either, a lot of us know of his American background. He didn’t mean
to offend. I believe in him, but damage is done. I will continue being his enthusiastic fan and support him as usual. I’m glad he was exposed to the feelings of other black fans and realized the fault.
But, I saw some of the tweets sent to him, and I don’t approve of the overly defensive or threatening tone used to expressive their dismay. I’m not sure if they knew much about him before making the tweets, they probably did. I just encourage you to be more diplomatic in the way you express your anger or disappointment. (You know, not enforcing the stereotype you felt so offensive in the first place? Okay?)
In the past 5 years or so that I have been listening to kpop and watching variety shows. I know that, that is part of Brian’s display of humor, as the diva and, some viewers and some fellow artists expect that behavior from him. (where I usually find it cute and funny, I am not sensitive to it) This case was no different for me here watching this first part.
I haven’t watched episode of the show yet, and I am still wondering why they were like that in the first place, because the first video starts of, with Tony greeting Brian with “hey gurl~” They are pretending to be foreigners for some reason. Is that part of the script? I have to wait for the subbed version of the show to come out. ( Read more...Collapse )