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Thursday, August 23, 2012

KARA slammed for their silence on 'Dokdo Island' issue + outfit controversy


 I know political issues have no place in K-Pop, but it's important to Korea and to Korean netizens, so please keep that in mind before placing your own cultural views on another country's culture and calling them out for it. Dokdo Island is an especially sensitive issue.

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Article: KARA "Dokdo is our land" was it that hard to say?

Source: Newsen via Nate

TN: The article basically bashes KARA for not being able to answer a reporter who had asked, "If you receive a question regarding Dokdo Island in Japan, how will you respond?" at their comeback showcase. The girls remaining silent and failing to say that "It's definitely Korea's land" enraged netizens.

1. [+1,673, -234] I can understand somewhat because you're promoting in Japan but don't forget that you're Korean singers. I want you to say it confidently the next time you're asked this.

2. [+1,447, -311] Do you like the Japanese that much? Are you that crazed for money? What was so difficult for you to say that our land is our land? It's because our public figures give unclear responses on stuff like this that the Japanese are running around claiming it to be theirs. WAKE UP.

3. [+1,300, -200] It's definitely our land so why can't you say it? Say it loud and clear, because the more unclear you are on this, the more they start to think it's theirs. Dokdo Island. Is. Our. Land!

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The rest are a compilation of articles on their outfit controversy as per request by a reader.

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Article: KARA "New song's point is our back exposure"

Source:
OSEN via Nate

1. [+941, -168] The fact that both their front and back look like their back is the trap (TN: flat chested)

2. [+758, -149] It's nice that they took of their bodies but let's focus on raising our vocal skill level since they're singers and all...

3. [+440, -111] I just want KARA to stay cute..

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Article: KARA, outfits deemed worthy of '15+ rating'

Source:
TV Report via Nate

1. [+514, -103] Sorry, but their bodies are rated G

2. [+385, -109] I don't think this is right... Kind of disappointed ㅜㅜ

3. [+276, -67] Make sure to protect our Dokdo land~~ KARA, fighting~~^^

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Article: "Looks like underwear"... KARA, 'sexually suggestive' outfit controversy

Source: Sports Seoul via Nate

1. [+538, -179] The level of exposure in the outfits among idol groups is getting more severe by the day, and as a man, I love it

2. [+334, -168] Love it~~~~

3. [+345, -232] Hm... It is a bit short, but it is an outfit meant for the stage so we shouldn't judge too harshly. Their comeback song sounded great and they all seemed to have worked hard. Fioghting...

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22 comments:

  1. "The level of exposure in the outfits among idol groups is getting more severe by the day, and as a man, I love it" DYING LOLOL.
    I don't understand the need for the outfits though, their great the way they are.
    oh man, I love K netizen comments are beyond hilarious. Thanks for this.

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    1. I agree. But it seems like revealing outfits are the trend now among idol groups. They are doing it to attract more fans and are trying to follow their Western counterparts who prance around in their undies to seduce the male audience .
      I want a bit more modesty in my Asian groups please and I hope more people will embrace and stay true to our Asian culture

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  2. If I were KARA, I would have kept quiet too because no matter what answer they provide, they will be bashed.

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  3. It's better they stay silent about the dokdo island.... if they replied it wrongly they might get bash hard from k netizens or j netizens

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  4. I feel like that Dokdo question from the reporter was unnecessary in the first place /: I understand it's a sensitive issue and all, but the Japanese media never mentioned it in the first place, so why did this reporter have to even bring it up... If I were KARA I would have stayed quiet as well. But damned if you do, damned if you don't.

    Also, "The level of exposure in the outfits among idol groups is getting more severe by the day, and as a man, I love it." LOL omg idek.

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  5. Korean definitely care about Dokko more than Japanese. On Japan's side, I think only the group of nationalistic douchebags care bout that, not the general public.

    It's better for Kara to be quiet about this. Chill y'all. Not everyone have to go and scream DOKKO IS KOREAN LAND.

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  6. Idols are milking Japans for all its worth but they are still expected to go to Japan and claim Dokdo Island as Korean when everyone knows that is a sensitive question for both sides. I'm honestly really scared about Korean over nationalistic attitude over most stuff. I don't even think the general public in Japan cares about this issue nearly as much as Koreans do.

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  7. Korean netizens are the ones being insensitive about the issue, they look more and more like spoiled brats to the rest of the world every day. Any mature adult understands it is not courteous to behave like nationalistic retards for the press. Netizens are never happy with anything and will always find an excuse to bash and hate anyway. KARA did the right thing by shutting up - don't give the 10 year old computer warriors ammunition, or the power-mad little scum will try to ruin your career like they are trying so hard with T-ara.

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  8. i dunno about the japanese gen public on not caring as much as koreans but if so to koreans it's because the japanese were the aggressors and they were the victims. man, that part of korean history was...difficult, just as much as w the experiences of other colonized nations.

    im not korean but i've read on the dokdo issue and i understand (not necessarily agreeing) the netizens' reaction. the issue is beyond political. in fact, it's very personal to every korean, hence it's not even a matter of whether the question was even appropriate in the given event. as koreans, kara is expected to answer 'dokdo is our land'.

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  9. i believe the dokdo question came up because particularly as of right now some right-wing groups in japan are raising issue over it.

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  10. What year is this? Such prudes.

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  11. Excuse me for my ignorance... I know this is a huge controversy between the two countries (South Korea & Japan), but really now... who does it really belong to? Please no BIAS opinions....

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  12. to ANONYMOUS above me: There are lots of historical facts, maps and pictures that show Dokdo belonged to Korea and Japan even calls it a "foreign territory." also noted that Japan annexed Korea, and stole their land. They claim they stole the Dokdo back. Is there morally sound? Furthermore, Japan has been known to burn history textbooks in Korea to cover this evidence. However, Here is the article showing all documents of the past to prove it, enough still stands . https://sites.google.com/site/byeongjupark/articles/why-is-dokdo-a-korean-island-and-takeshima-a-fiction-1

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  13. Why do they even have to ask such a question so girls who they know are making money from Japanese people?? They are not politicians for God sake. Even if they have an opinion about it, they showed respect to the people who are giving them their money by keeping their traps shut.

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  14. K-Netizens are such idiots. If they said dokdo island was in Korea, then they would get bashed in Japan along with many hallyu stars. They are top figures in Japan, they shouldn't get bashed for this.

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  15. "I know political issues have no place in K-Pop..." - article should have ended right there.

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  16. I think if that question is asked to any girl group/ boy group they wouldn't know what to say! If Kara can just "live" off Korea, you think they'd need to go to Japan?

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  17. I dont understand why this reporter do not have the courage to ask this question to a politician or a president but is coward enough to ask it to a teenager in a place that has nothing to do with political problems. That question had to be done to a politician in a court, a congress, etc not to a teenager in a kids concert. Asking these kids to defend an island is totally insane, that work belongs to politicians not kids and the place to fix it is in court, congress with diplomacy not in a teens concert

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