Jimin and Seolhyun criticized for lacking basic history knowledge

Source: Herald Econ via Nate

1. [+4,424, -108] How can you claim that kids like them are representing Korea and raising awareness about Korea in the world. Their agency needs to work on teaching them Korean history before teaching them foreign languages.

2. [+4,188, -91] I'm pretty dumb myself but as a Korean even I know who Ahn Joong Geun is. That's so bad... please study..

3. [+3,280, -287] People are going to take this opportunity to hate on them but they really should know their historical figures by now

4. [+30, -2] Wow, there's a level to being dumb but how could you not know Lincoln or even Ahn Joong Geun?? But then again, what would celebrities know other than playing around and looking pretty. So pathetic~

5. [+30, -3] How dumb do you have to be to say that? There is no future to a country of people who have forgotten their history. Be embarrassed... seriously.

6. [+23, -0] This makes me so angry... what's inside their heads? Nothing but dances and song lyrics?

7. [+23, -2] This is... really bad... even fans can't shield this.

8. [+17, -3] I'm a Seolhyun fan but I can't shield this... she's super stupid...


Pann: AOA Seolhyun and Jimin's knowledge level

Basically couldn't recognize historical figures like independence activist Ahn Joong Geun or Ito Hiro.

1. [+134, -0] Why are comments even arguing over double standards between male and female idols ㅋㅋㅋㅋ This is Ahn Joong Geun, I don't logically understand how they couldn't recognize him

2. [+105, -0] ... This isn't staged, right...? I can't believe this...

3. [+100, -0] They're so f*cking dumb

4. [+35, -0] It's like they gave up being Korean the minute they were born

5. [+27, -0] Wow, I'm so f*cking embarrassed for them;;

6. [+24, -0] Goosebumps...

7. [+22, -1] I don't know about Jimin but wasn't there talk about Seolhyun studying well in school? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ And it's not even like these are obscure historical figures, how do you not know them...? Are they really that empty headed?

8. [+21, -1] That's really bad... this isn't even basic knowledge, it's knowledge so basic that you're treated like an idiot if you don't know them. How can you even say you graduated elementary school without knowing them? I hope they're embarrassed

9. [+18, -2] I'm not even surprised because they look like they're that dumb

10. [+14, -0] Why leave out that they didn't recognize Lee Soon Shin either when he's the first on the list???? Do kids not learn history nowadays?? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ


Source: Pann

1. [+33, -0] I understand somewhat because they were training while others were studying in school but this is basic knowledge... this is Ahn Joong Geun and Ito Hirobumi we're talking about, two people that every Korean person should know..

2. [+23, -0] That's really bad that they don't know even something basic like this

3. [+14, -1] Come on ㅋㅋㅋ this has to be scripted ㅋㅋㅋ

4. [+8, -0] All three of them are in elementary school history textbooks... I understand that they gave up their education for the trainee life but how do you not recognize them?

5. [+8, -0] I like AOA but this is a bit gross